Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hanukkah House Centerpiece

I have always loved little houses- doll houses, gingerbread houses, bird houses, and of course the best Hanukkah present that I got when I was little- the Barbie townhouse!
Since Hanukkah is a time when families usually gather together in homes, I thought that a cute little Hannukah House would be a great centerpiece for my Hanukkah party dessert table.

As a side note, because Hanukkah is the holiday that celebrates the rededicating of the Beit Hamikdash  (Holy Temple) people who move into a new home, often host a Chanukat Habayit (house dedication/house warming) party on Chanukah. This house would be a perfect centerpiece for just that occasion.

Here's a peek at the Hanukkah party styled primarily with Crafting Jewish Style  Hanukkah papers and stickers, Frog Prince Paperie labels,glass jars (Michael's and TJ Maxx), buckets (Target Dollar Spot), and white serving platters and cake stands that I love and buy at discount stores whenever I come across a nice piece.

I found 2 cute paper mache houses in Michael's clearance section a while back. I decided to decorate one for Hanukkah and use it as a centerpiece. The top lifts off and it can be filled with chocolate gelt. This is a quick and fun project that can be finished in about and hour and requires a minimum of supplies.

Here's how to do it:

1. Trace the sides of the house on to the back of scrapbooking paper and cut out.
2. Adhere the paper pieces to the house with glue stick.
3. Spread Martha Stewart glitter glue on the roof's surface and coat it with MS glitter (my favorite).
4. Use a hot glue gun to attach sequin trim to the roof perimeter.
5. Add embellishments and stickers.

Isn't it cute? I love how it anchors the dessert table and provides it with an eye catching centerpiece.
 Lucky you, we will be including a paper mache house, Crafting Jewish Style scrapbook paper, Martha Stewart glitter (-my favorite!) and other embellishments in our Great Giveaway!
See below some more shots off the dessert table and the hot cocoa and toppings table.

 Don't you love the cute cupcake wrappers (get the template here), popcorn cones, tags and decorations all made with the Hanukkah line of papers?

The hot cocoa/coffee drink station was so much fun!
The kids (and adults) had a great time playing "barista" and made some yummy and warm concoctions that looked and tasted delicious! It was definitely the hit of the party!

No Hanukkah party is complete without sufganiot (donuts)!

 Little paper sacks were provided for the kids to take home some extra goodies.

Will you be hosting a Hanukkah get-together this year? How do you celebrate the holiday? Leave  comment and/or become a follower and you will be entered into our Great Hanukkah Giveaway! 

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Have a Happy Hanukkah!


  1. WOW! What a fabulous looking party! I don't know how to did all those pieces but they look fantastic!

  2. Great party and I love how the scrapbooking paper really dressed everything up!

  3. that looks amazing. Maybe I'll skip my party and come to your house! Maybe I'll copy of some of these ideas.