Hanukkah Scratch Off Game

Photography by Dan Engongoro

Scratch and Win:

Everyone can hit the jackpot with these lottery inspired scratch off games. Let scratch off paint “cover” a good part of your Hanukkah program.

These instant winner cards, handed out to your guest as they arrive will start your party off with a buzz (Game A)

Or try playing Fun Family Facts game when your company settles down and makes themselves comfy. (Game B)

Supplies

If you are looking to make your life simpler, you can simply purchase 1″ Scratch Off Labels Stickers.

How to make the scratch off game:

1- To make 36 circles, combine two Tbs. of metallic acrylic paint and one Tbsp. dishwashing liquid in a disposable container. Mix. With a foam brush, paint a thin coating of the mixture onto the non adhesive side of a 13 inch square of clear contact paper. When the coating is dry add two more coats, letting each layer dry thoroughly.

2- Next, enlarge game templates onto cards stock and cut out.

For free printable template go to OMG Design.com

Customized printables can also be ordered from OMG Design.com

3-Using a 1” puncher- cut out circles from the painted contact paper (or you can trace 1” circles and cut out)

3-Game A

Write the letters נגהש in the correct order on as many cards as you would like to have winners. On the rest of your cards- randomly write the letters נגהש

Peel the backing from painted circles and stick over letters.

Game B

Write the names of family members in the circles- try to include as many as possible. Each card should include different names.

Peel the backing from painted circles and stick over circles.

Game A :

How to play:

Scratch off all circles.

How to win:

Player who’s נגהש is in the right order wins!

Game B

How to play:

Appoint a caller who will call out prepared family facts one at a time.

*While preparing the list of facts try not to get too specific – try to keep questions  general- for example: a high school boy, an aunt, an uncle, someone who has at least one initial A-K, oldest in family, youngest in family…After each question or fact is called out, everyone scratches off one circle. Player who has the correct answer gets a check/ ticket.

How to win: player with the most ticket/checks wins!

*Ready  made scratch off stickers can also be purchased.

This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.

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Hanukkah Party Setup

Photography by Dan Engongoro

Symmetry and bold color combine to give your Hanukkah spread balance, and absolute wow factor, and memories of miracles which transpired in those days, in this season .

From the understatement of unassuming children’s Menorahs,to the Peacock Feathers of a proud bird who struts his stuff, from edible place cards, to ribbons to appeal to Jews of all stripes, this is a table of welcome for family and friends.

It beacons, it charms, it enchants, and it promises to serve Hanukka delights in a way to ensure a delightful Hanukkah.

Arrange any combination of these open and airy Square Shelves to suit your requirements  and creativity.(They’re available in black ,white and wood tones).  Alternately, these shelves can be lined up against a wall as a striking backdrop for a buffet table.

Use the power of the flower to incorporate whatever hues you’d like to introduce to your décor .Little splashes of color,in improvised bloom holders wake things up, and shake things up. The focus will still remain on all things Hanukkah.

Combining color and a design element-such as these stripes of ribbon-give decorations a powerful punch .Cover your table with a solid color tablecloth and unroll ribbons…(crepe paper streamers  is an inexpensive alternative)

For  candleholders -use double-sided tape to attach streamers around glass.

Coin Napkin rings

Napkin rings that will literally cost you pennies to make……

Supplies

  • Copper spray paint
  • Empty paper towel roll
  •  Shiny Pennies
  • Hot glue gun

Directions

  1. Spray paper towel roll with spray paint – allow to dry
  2. Cut into 1/2’’  rings
  3. Glue pennies on

(If you don’t want to use spray paint you can glue a ribbon around the ring instead.)

* Makes a cute gift too!

Cookie seating cards

  1. Use  your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  2. For each seating card you will need to cut out 1-3” dreidel and  1-1×1 -1/2” rectangle of dough.
  3. After cookies are baked and decorated,use a toothpick to chisel a groove on the back of the dreidel in a 1”(horizontal  line in the center of the cookie.Lean the dreidel cookie on the short side of the recangle  cookie.I found that  with this method my cookies stood beautifully and did not require chocolate to stick them together .Voila! a dreidel that never falls!

HAPPY HANUKKAH!

This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.

This post contains affiliate links from Amazon, which means I earn a very small commission if you click and make a purchase. Thank you for supporting EstherO in this way.