Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hanukkah Theme Nights

Ok, you guys.

I am killing myself trying to avoid the trap of buying too much stuff but also having Hanukkah be a delightful string of surprises. 

This year, I decided to theme it out.

In no particular order we'll have
Crazy slipper night (this one is self explanatory)
As-seen-on-TV night ( sham wows for all-- not really, but kind of)
Game night (I think this one is going to be mega-cheap because I found one game we can all play and plan to also do an ice cream sundae bar)
Book night (can't all be winners, kids)
Dinner and a movie night (the kids might ask how is this night different from all other nights, and I will tell them to SAVE IT FOR PASSOVER)
Water park night


Anybody have a good idea for another night or two? 


  1. Sabrina7:34 AM

    Scavenger hunt around the neighborhood night? In teams?

  2. Anonymous8:39 AM

    spa night (face masks? hair dye? fancy dog shampoo?)

    sibs night (draw names from a hat and let them each pick a gift for one of the other kids)

    sharing night (give a donation in each of their names to a charity they'll care about)

    summer night (new swimsuits/goggles/pool toys/a week of camp you were going to sign up for anyway and turn the heat up and sit on towels and make smoothies with umbrellas in them)

  3. Lisa R.9:08 AM

    Pajama night!
    Maybe an Arts and Crafts night? With Make Your Own Pizza or Tacos or Subs/Decorate Your Own Cookies and crafts for all!

  4. Hanukkah makes me think of light (duh!) - so what about flashlight or night-light night? As a kid, we all got flashlights one year (each a different color) and we LOVED them!

  5. Craft or maker kit night?

  6. I love this!! What about a Gingerbread House night or an Ugly Sweater (goofy t-shirt) night? My kids love tiny things, so maybe a Gullivers Travels night with the movie and blind bags?

  7. Indoor camping: S'mores over candles, tent forts, audio book instead of TV/movie...