For young and old, Chanukah parties are the highlight of the season. If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to host, you know that it can be daunting to crey of bars means that each person can have things just the way they like them! An excellent way to assure that your party is the best one, bar none!
I made these cheese trifles in square acrylic boxes with lids made by Simcha Collection. BP Print Group made a 1.75” label which was a perfect fit for the top of the box. The chocolate cream cheese nestled between the chocolate cake make these trifles go from delicious to decadent!!
It always amazes me how, with a little creativity, the ordinary can be transformed into extraordinary.
In an article I wrote for Family First Magazine in the Fall of 2015, I featured this recipe as a log cake. It's a popular recipe that I have seen served at many parties since. I recently attended a party, hosted by a close friend of mine. Each course was a masterpiece. When I complimented her she said, "wait till you see what I made for dessert-even you will be impressed."
Impressed I was! She had used aCuisipro Ice Cream Scoop and Stack to cut out individual portions of the ice cream log and placed them on plates garnished with dessert sauce. But the best is yet to come. She had personalized each portion with the initial of the new couple's last name by cutting it out of fruit strips. The results were so outstanding that I couldn't resist sharing them with you. Enjoy!
Making Challah Baking a focal point of this simcha gives the Bas Mitzvah girl the opportunity to do the Mitzvah of Hafrashas challah for the very first time in her life in the presence of her close family and friends . To "top" it off everyone can braid and spice their own challah, choosing from the whole array of seeds and spices. Teaching the girls a new way to brade can be part of the activity. Send home baked challah in beautiful labeled box.
Of all Simchas, a Bas Mitzvah celebration is the least defined. As a result, each individual family celebrates this milestone in its own unique way. As there is little in the way of protocol, many families tend to follow the example set by their community. Whether that involves a large affair or one that is celebrated by close family ,the sky's the limit to the many ideas that can be adapted for this occasion.
Here is a sampling of ideas for a Bas Mitzvah Party. As I've said in the past, this is not an “all or none” presentation; there’s something here for every taste and budget. Plan ahead and look to make the preparation itself a fun family project in the days (and weeks) leading up to the party.
The quiet beauty of winter. The snow so magically falls, the everyday hustle and bustle comes to a slippery halt, the children are busy making snowmen and sledding down the hills, and.... school is closed! With the children home from school (due to a snow storm or mid-winter vacation) here's a winter themed activity that will entertain your children while bringing this beautiful scene indoors (without the wet boots and gloves!).