This is a table that will welcome your family and friends alike. It beckons, it enchants, and it promises to serve Chanukah treats in a way that it will ensure a de"light"ful Chanukah. A guaranteed win!!
Unleash lots of creativity at your Chanukah party by having each person design a chocolate bar wrapper for someone else! Watch the smiles spread across your family's faces as they decorate and present their masterpieces. An easy, fun and oh-so-delightful activity.
These cupcakes remind me of an adorable story I once heard.
A mother of a large family was seen, by one of her older children giving a younger sibling a full ice pop. Upon seeing that, the older child said “Mommy, in my days we only got a half of a twin pop” to which the mother replied-“yes- in your days you had a full mother with half a twin pop, he has a half a mother with a full twin pop!!”
There are some parties that are prepared out of habit, sometimes even out of duty. Jobs are divvied, menus created, the party comes and the party goes. Then there are the simchahs we create to commemorate a milestone, perhaps the birthday of a family matriarch, who has shaped us in so many ways, from how we’ve raised our children to how we stuff our cabbage and host our guests.
This party is about so much more than about grosgrain versus satin, live music versus stereo, or fleishigs versus milchigs. It’s about the celebration of a mother’s full life, and the attention we pay to planning it is just a representation of that appreciation.
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.