Thanksgivukkah Dinner & Decorations

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, but we can't forget about Thanksgiving first. I will admit that I started listening to Christmas music weeks ago, but I limit myself to only that. Until November 28th, I'm all about Thanksgiving. I'm sure you've heard that there is something very special about November 28, 2013... Thanksgiving & Hanukkah!! For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. Since it won't happen again in our lifetime (or for another 79,000 years after that), my friends and I took this holiday very seriously and planned the ultimate Thanksgivukkah dinner party.
We're talking a full on turkey dinner with sides of latkes, challah apple stuffing, sweet potato noodle kugel, pecan rugelach and a pumpkin pie with the Star of David frosting.  I'll be sharing the recipes with you later in the week. 
This is a close-up of the whole table. I chose gold to represent Thanksgiving and blue/silver to represent Hanukkah. 

I set these "I am thankful for..." cards on top of each charger and bought clear glass plates to set on top. Not only is it a fun table activity, but it adds extra colors and great detail to the tabletop. 

I wrapped jute around some blue sparkly tulle and laid it out in somewhat of a figure eight shape around the table. There was lots of glitter everywhere, but it added the perfect final touch that tied everything together. 

We used my friend's silver leaf menorah as a centerpiece. I'm not going to lie. Lighting those candles over the jute really stressed me out. I kind of have a thing about fire. 

Half gallon mason jars were filled with dry beans which held gold, silver and blue glittered leaves & sticks (from Michaels) in them to surround the menorah.  

Close up detail: I used my Silhouette to cut out pilgrim hats, turkeys and Star of David confetti. 

Of course, no party is complete without some themed paper straws!

This was the first time that I have celebrated Hanukkah and really put effort into learning about the religion. I loved spending time with our friends and learning about their culture. I tried lots of new foods as well, which is a big deal for me! 
I'll be sharing recipes later in the week, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are some great articles & websites to help you start planning for 
Thanksgivvukah on November 28th.
How to celebrate Thanksgivukkah,
the best holiday of all time.
So much fun-ukkah to celebrate... Thanksgivukkah?
Thanksgivukkah Blog
Don't forget about my Pinterest addiction. Click here to find my Thanksgiving board and my Hannukkah board.


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