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Crispy and Silky English Donuts


I was talking to my friend Rivky Manies, author of the cookbook “Recipes Unplugged”, a superb and handy recipe collection, that uses no machinery (other than an oven or stove top) and asked her about her favorite donut recipe; Rivky, was thrilled to share … Continue reading



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Rainbow Band Stand


Here’s yet another activity to keep your children entertained over Hanukkah. With all the Rainbow Loom craze going on, I figured that loom bands would certainly be the perfect idea to keep the children busy at your Hanukkah party.In honor of Hanukkah, I … Continue reading



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18 Great Hanukkah Activities


One of the high”lights” of Hanukkah is the opportunity to get together with friends and family. With eight days of Hanukkah (and lots of time off from school for the children) many of us find ourselves doing lots and lots of entertaining. Of … Continue reading



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Play it “Right” on Hannukah Night!


Here is a Hanukkah game that is sure to keep all players laughing and giggling. My sister came up with this idea a few years ago, and it is always a blast to play.I hope that you will enjoy this game as much as my family … Continue reading



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Colorful Chocolate Dreidels


These colorful and cheerful  Chocolate  Dreidel Pops, which really do spin, are sure to be a big hit throughout Chanukah. Supplies: Candy Mold-3D Square Wonder melts Wooden dowels or Lollipop sticks Directions: Begin by melting your chocolate in a double boiler, … Continue reading



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Hanukkah Party Menorah Contest


Each year by our family Hanukkah party, aside from the standard routine, we try to bring a new activity to keep it exciting and fun for the children and adults alike. Last years addition (which was a huge hit) was … Continue reading



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The Re”marker”able Menorah


No more dried out markers for you with this Re”marker”able Menorah! What a genius idea! For this menorah, marker covers are set in Plaster of Paris, creating a fantastic marker organizer.You can be sure you wont ever lose a marker cover again! … Continue reading



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Magnetic Bracelet Kits


As a craft stylist, I often get requests for ideas for craft activities suitable for parties. Although I’ve been directing craft programs, and writing craft related articles for quite some time now, I have found this request somewhat tricky. As  … Continue reading



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Edible Jello Menorah


Here’s another idea for these sleek looking shot glasses that I used to create the pearl hanukkah-candy-menorah/ . As with the candies, they create simple, yet striking (and certainly sweet) centerpieces for your Chanukah parties! Striped Jello Menorah With a couple of simple … Continue reading



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Spin-Art Dreidel


Here is a fantastic idea for the children to make and use at a Hanukkah party.This will remind you of Spin-Art  It’s very simple to make ,and it will put to good use all of those old CD’s laying around. Supplies … Continue reading