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How to Make a Traditional Hanukkah Tablescape Your Own

The heart of Hanukkah centers around the gathering of family and friends, celebrating the meaning behind this eight-day holiday, and of course, enjoying delicious, home-cooked meals (mmm, latkes!).   If you’ll be hosting a Hanukkah meal at your house this year, you might be looking for ideas to dress up your dining table. Though this Jewish holiday dates back to the second century B.C., your Hanukkah table decorations don’t have to remain completely traditional.  What’s Inside ReadyFestive’s Hanukkah Boxes? ReadyFestive has created a box of carefully-curated home decor items to make your Hanukkah celebration a little brighter. We offer three box

Liz
Dec 21

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The heart of Hanukkah centers around the gathering of family and friends, celebrating the meaning behind this eight-day holiday, and of course, enjoying delicious, home-cooked meals (mmm, latkes!).  

If you’ll be hosting a Hanukkah meal at your house this year, you might be looking for ideas to dress up your dining table. Though this Jewish holiday dates back to the second century B.C., your Hanukkah table decorations don’t have to remain completely traditional. 

What’s Inside ReadyFestive’s Hanukkah Boxes?

ReadyFestive has created a box of carefully-curated home decor items to make your Hanukkah celebration a little brighter. We offer three box sizes: Mini Boxes, Standard Boxes, and Deluxe Boxes. For example, here’s our mini box:

While the items in the boxes differ based on the size you choose, some of the decorations you’ll find in the boxes include:

  • A needlepoint pillow with a menorah design
  • Kitchen towels with Hanukkah-themed designs
  • A Star of David sign
  • A six-foot felt ball garland
  • A Hanukkah-themed table runner
  • A “Hanukkah” wood block sign
  • Gold and blue candles
  • A themed mug and platter

How to Style Your Hanukkah Tablescape  

If you’re looking to create a traditional Hanukkah tablescape with modern touches, you’re in the right place! In this guide, we’ll share how to make a traditional Hanukkah tablescape your own by adding some modern touches using the items in your ReadyFestive Hanukkah-themed box!   

#1: Put a Twist on Traditional Colors  

While the decorations in the ReadyFestive boxes honor the traditional Hanukkah colors of white and blue, they also feature gold and silver accents that add a modern, chic twist to tradition.

A blue, white, gold, or silver color scheme will bring together a spectacular, eye-catching tablescape for a memorable holiday feast.

#2: Use a Table Runner as Your Canvas 

Lay a table runner along the table as a stylish and modern alternative to dressing the surface with a tablecloth. 

If you’re going for a bolder, more playful look, choose a runner with Hanukkah-themed designs and patterns like menorahs or Stars of David. If you want a more chic, understated appearance, choose a shimmery white or silver runner. Both options create a perfect backdrop for other decorations, dishes, and food. 

#3: Choose a Modern Menorah 

With a traditional Hanukkah tablescape, the menorah typically stands tall in the center of the table, acting as the star of the show. When it comes to menorah design, however, the only requirement is that it has nine candle slots (eight for the eight nights of Hanukkah and one for the “helper” candle used to light the rest).

So, why not get a bit creative with your menorah? From a marble menorah to a blackened cast iron option, there are many creatively-designed options on the market. See this great list of beautiful menorahs listed in architectural digest.

Don’t want to purchase a menorah? Exercise your creativity by making your own

#4: Bring in Patterns and Textures  

Experiment with building a table with lots of detail and texture. For example, you could: 

  • Lay a colorful felt garland around the base of your menorah
  • Incorporate white and blue flowers
  • Scatter blue table gems amongst the table decor 
  • Use patterned napkins, plates, and table runners with consistent scales and tones 

As long as the elements you choose complement one another, they can add flare, movement, and visual interest without overwhelming the eye.

#5: Add Holiday Spirit with Signs 

Adding signs to your tablescape is a quick and easy way to infuse your table with holiday spirit and bring a smile to your guests’ faces. In the ReadyFestive boxes, you’ll find various signs depicting themed words and phrases, such as “Oh, Vey” and “Happy Hanukkah.”   

#6: Shine Strategically 

Take a less-is-more approach with metallic elements by selectively incorporating them into your tablescape. For instance, including candles in a shiny gold container or metallic flatware can add the perfect pop of shimmer without looking gaudy. 

Get Hanukkah Ready with ReadyFestive!

If you’re looking for Hanukkah decorations that fit your personal style, ReadyFestive has you covered! To set up your subscription, simply choose which holidays or seasons you’d like to receive decorations for. You’ll then be prompted to complete a survey to help us determine your favorite themes. Don’t have any specific preferences? No problem—we’ll surprise you!

Join the ReadyFestive family today to get one of our carefully-curated, Hanukkah-themed boxes delivered straight to your door, allowing you to prep less and celebrate more. If you’re already a subscriber, you can add a box to your subscription here

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