Hanukkah arrives early in the holiday season this year, beginning on December 1. While many families have already planned their parties, those who have children in college may want to wait until their kids come home for winter break to celebrate the festival of lights.
A belated-Hanukkah party is perfect for those who won't be together during the actual holiday. Luckily, planning the shindig is almost as fun as attending!
Hang blue and white decorations to create a festive feel. While you may not be lighting the candles after the holiday has passed, be sure to prominently display your menorah on the mantle or in the center of your table.
While many Hanukkah parties revolve around a large meal, you don't have to host a sit-down dinner to enjoy one of Hanukkah's most delicious dishes – potato latkes. Prepare bite-sized latkes topped with a dollop of apple sauce and sour cream.
Stock up on dreidels and Hanukkah candy so that guests can play games throughout the night. Have a camera on hand to snap photos of your family enjoying the holiday celebration.
Remember, just because you may not be apart from loved ones during a holiday doesn't mean you can't celebrate it at a later date. A belated-Hanukkah party is a great way to commemorate a meaningful holiday when your family is finally able to come together.