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We have a holiday whirlwind in our house throughout December since we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. My 3 year old daughter is more than excited to see the menorah, indulge in potato latkes and chocolate coins while my 18 month old son is enamored by the Christmas tree and lights. One may call this confusing, we call it real life this day in age. So, in the spirit of tradition grab your egg nog and potato latkes and embrace the holidays, whatever you may celebrate!
For this small play date, I designed a printable Hanukkah Play Date Collection that could easily be used for a children’s gathering and then incorporated into a Hanukkah dinner with family. For our play date we created a cupcake menorah to showcase the “festival of lights” using mini-twix as the candles and yellow M&M’s as the flame. The cupcakes were placed on glass votive candleholders turned upside down. This was an easy and inexpensive way to elevate the cupcakes and create the look and feel of a real menorah. We also created edible dreidels using blue sprinkled marshmallows, Hershey kisses, and pretzel sticks. Using the pattern paper included in the Hanukkah Play Date Collection we created a paper chain to decorate our table.