The Fizz-tival of Lights

| Friday, December 7th, 2012 |

It’s that time of year again! Did the holiday season sneak up on any of you too? Personally, I’m still stuffed from Thanksgiving, and it’s already Hanukkah! For those of you celebrating, I’ve round up some fun, family activities to help get you in the spirit and start feeling a little fizz-tive!

Decked Out in Dreidel Garland

HGTV has a kid-friendly decoration that will help deck your halls with some dreidel garland. Grab your scrapbooking paper, pencils, scissors, stencils, and glue–and get crafting! String your shapes on either clear craft or fishing line and then tie the ends onto a staircase banister or attach to either ends of a mantel. Tada, it’s beginning to look a lot like Hanukkah!

Decking the halls with dreidels!

Interactive Menorah

Here’s a fun variation on the typical menorah: have the little ones create flame headpieces out of red, orange, and yellow construction paper. With the kids as the candles, they can come together to recreate the story behind the holiday. Sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face this Hanukkah!

Family fun time with a human menorah.

Mmmmmm, Marshmallow Dreidels

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of….treats! Our gal Martha Stewart created an awesome recipe for chocolate-covered marshmallow dreidels that are sure to sweeten up your holiday. These treats are super simple to make and just simply adorable.

Don't these dreidels look delish?

Hanukkah Bubbly Bubbala

If you’re looking for something to wash these sweets down with, here’s a delightful, bubbly mocktail to try. Whip these up by mixing ½ oz. lemon juice, 1 tsp. sugar, and 8 oz. sparkling grape juice. If you’re feeling extra fancy, use a champagne flute. Cheers!

Goin’ on a Gelt Hunt

Gelt (Yiddish for “money”) is traditionally passed out by older members of the family to the youngsters. Try a twist on this gesture by holding a gelt treasure hunt! Hide the coins (use chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil, if you prefer) around the house and let the kiddos search high and low for the hidden treasure.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy (and, of course, fizzy) Hanukkah!

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