We lit the first candle of hanukkah during our winter getaway, and now that we are home, the celebration continues.
I always have so much fun decorating and wrapping gifts for the holiday.
I thought I would share some pictures, in case anyone is in need of some Hanukkah inspiration.
Hanukkah decor is actually really hard to find, and if it is available, a lot of times it is ugly and tacky. I have been collecting and making our Hanukkah decorations for the past 3 years, and still do not have more then one bin full.
I keep all of my decorating really simple. I also put out a few winter decorations here and there, which will stay out until Feb-March, or until I start getting the itch to decorate for Spring.
Traditionally the Hanukkah menorah is set in front of the window (which is not possible in our house with a curious little 11 month old)
So I set up the menorah in the living room on my refinished record player.
I did not do very much at all in our main living area. Just a banner across the fireplace and I kept the mantle very simple with whites, silver and blues.
I pulled out the kids hanukkah books, games and even bought the kids a wooden menorah this year.
Here are a few moments I managed to capture on camera:
Em takes her job lighting her menorah very seriously.
Nico "lighting" his menorah
We love playing dreidel
I hosted a dinner party for our family
Wrapping paper: Target
Large Menorah: Pottery barn
Wooden dreidel: Pottery Barn kids
Kids Wooden menorah: Pottery barn kids
Hanukkah banner: Pottery barn kids
Hanukkah dreidel garland: World Market
Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you have found some inspiration.