As you plan to celebrate Chanukkah this year, we have some decorating ideas for you. You can gather (or your children can gather) sticks to be part of a special centerpiece. The sticks should be about 20 inches long and have smaller branches on them. Paint your branches silver using spray paint. Put the sticks together like a bouquet in a blue jar, can, or other container. Hang chocolate gelt chocolate and dreidel ornaments from the small branches using ribbon. Tie a silver and blue ribbon around the container and you have a lovely centerpiece for your table or mantel.
Decorate your dinner table using a mixture of blue, white, and silver linens and dinnerware. White or silver candles in blue-colored candle holders can give your table an elegant look. For a more winter-weather look, paint pine cones in blue, white, or silver and place them on your table in wooden bowls.
When it is time for dessert, children enjoy marshmallows. Use cake-pop sticks to dip a marshmallow about half-way into blue candy melts, and then dip the tip of the marshmallow into white or silver sprinkles. You can prepare these ahead of time and place them on a decorative plate, or you can have everyone make their own when dinner is done. Everyone enjoys seeing a full dessert bar! Place blue place mats or table cloths on your dessert table. Candy bowls and other glassware display dessert items beautifully, including candy, cookies, and cake-pops decorated in blue and white frosting. Consider wrapping up gelt chocolate inside a little white box wrapped in blue ribbon.
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Here at The Paint Cellar, we wish you a Happy Chanukkah and a year filled with many blessings.