Host a Boho Chic Hanukkah Party

Incorporate Hanukkah traditions, but with a twist. Mix things up with bold color pairings and creative takes on your favorite customs and recipes for an unforgettable night.
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Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauret; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauret; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauret; Styling by Paige Geffen

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Set Your Hanukkah Dinner Table

A bold shibori-dyed tablecloth works as a chic updated interpretation of the traditional blue and white color scheme associated with Hanukkah. 

Add Warmth

Add some texture with sheepskin throws and fresh flowers and greenery.

Mix and Match Place Settings

Mixing metallics is a stylish trend that works perfectly for a holiday table setting. Pair a dark blue and aqua place setting with a brightly-colored napkin to bring a touch of the unexpected to the table.  

DIY Decorations

Easily incorporate the boho theme with a DIY yarn wall hanging. It looks like a complicated macrame piece, but it's actually a series of simple knots and braids. Watch our easy instructional video to make your own>>

Light the Menorah

Spray paint empty wine bottles gold to create your own beautiful menorah centerpiece. You’ll need one bottle for each night of Hanukkah, as well as a larger bottle for the Shamash candle, which is used to light the other candles. 

Make the Perfect Hostess Gift

These matchboxes are easy and thoughtful to make for a host. Cover a box of matches with chalk contact paper, and write celebratory messages with a white chalk marker. Pair the matches with a box of Hanukkah candles, and tie with a bow. 

Add a Punch of Color

Make a fun, quirky pom-pom bouquet by simply sticking barbecue skewers into pom poms from the craft store.

Serve Hanukkah Sangria

Use your favorite sangria recipe, but replace the red wine with blackberry wine. Add fresh blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches to amp up the flavor. For a kid-friendly version, use sparkling grape juice instead. 

Make Dreidel-Shaped Appetizers

Cut cheddar cheese sticks into squares, and snip off the ends so they resemble dreidels. Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top of the cheese, and place a small pretzel stick inside. 

Try This Sufganiyot Jelly Doughnut Hack

Fry your own traditional Israeli jelly doughnuts, or take the easy route. Put jelly in a squeeze bottle, and fill store-bought powdered doughnut holes. 

Washi Tape Gift Tags

Celebrate Hanukkah with the kids by making gift tags decorated with washi tape. The kids can use them to wrap presents for friends and family.

Do a Play on Words With a Banner

Have a little fun with Hanukkah traditions with a banner. This one speaks to the traditional game of spin the dreidel. To make, cut card stock pieces into the same shape, and tie ribbon to connect each one. Add glitter letter stickers to spell out a Hanukkah-themed message.  

Bring the Outside In

Use branches and leaves to make an earthy, stylish piece of decor. To make this Jewish star wreath, simply tie branches and twigs together piece-by-piece. To assemble, cut six branches to approximately the same length (ours were 24 inches long). Use a floral trimmer or snap branches to shorten them. Tie the branches together, two at a time along with the twine to create a triangular shape. Repeat to make your second triangle, and tie the first triangle (top side up) to the second triangle (top side down) to create the Star of David. Attach leaves or flowers with thin pieces of wire. Don't worry about perfectly lining everything up, as this piece looks fantastic the more imperfect it is.  

Hanukkah Stockings

Make modern Hanukkah stockings to help kids keep track of each night of the holiday. To make, label each paper bag 1-8 to represent each night of Hanukkah. Put a small gift in each bag, and allow the kids to open the small gift after you light the menorah. 

Set Up a Craft Table for the Kids

If you have kids at your Hanukkah gathering, set up a craft table to keep them busy. Use card stock to make gift tags, or have them decorate dreidel-shaped paper with washi tape, colored pencils and markers.  

Gelt Connect Four

Ditch the checkers for Hanukkah gelt instead, and re-invent some of your favorite games.