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Hanukkah begins on December 20, which means you have just eight days to prepare for the all the exciting festivities ahead. Are you hosting a Hanukkah celebration with friends and family this year? We have a sparkling blue and white tablescape that’s easy to put together and will dazzle guests with an unconventional menorah centerpiece, Hanukkah gelt and elegant place settings.

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Use mismatched blue and white plates to tie in the traditional colors of the holiday.

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Make your table unique by using a glass cake pedestal to hold the Shamash. Create glittery, three-dimensional Star of David place cards and send your guests home with gelt party favors to end the evening.

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Don’t forget the food! Get recipes for potato latkes and braised Coca-Cola beef brisket.

If you’re looking for more Hanukkah inspiration, these quick and easy decorating ideas can be done in a snap, just in time for the Festival of Lights.

9 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    I love the name tags! Great lookin' table!

  2. @MrGWHunting says:

    Kayla this is beautiful!

  3. hungouttobuy says:

    Love, love, love matching with mismatched items!!! <a href="http://www.hungouttobuy.com” target=”_blank”>www.hungouttobuy.com

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  6. AidelK says:

    What a beautiful table! I love the menorah centerpiece idea–with the shamash on a cake pedestal. Really festive and unusual and such a nice surprise for Chanukkah.

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  9. Arlene Baldwin says:

    I never thought to use my American Fostoria to create a menorah centerpiece or to add the brightness of the glassware to the table. What a great idea. I will re-create this look for next year using my Bennington Cobalt Blue dinnerware and reverse the napkins and other items to give it an elegant "country" look. Thank you.

Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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