Hanukkah is almost here! We’ll soon be lighting menorahs, eating latkes, and spinning dreidels.
The Sew Jewish book includes instructions for making dreidel game party favors, little pouches to fill with a dreidel and pieces of sweet chocolate gelt. The book even includes printable dreidel game instructions to tuck into the pouches (versions for both outside and inside Israel). The pouches stand up straight, so they look great displayed on a side table or tray before you hand them out to guests.
In fact, when grouped together, a tray of the standing party favors suggests a plate of holiday hors d’oeurves, specifically those pouches of filled and twisted phyllo dough purses. If you’re having a Hanukkah cocktail party, have some fun and hand out these dreidel game favors to your guests on a tray as if they’re one of the passed hors d’oeurves. And offer a tray of real, edible phyllo purse hors d’oeurves, too.
Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park have a phyllo purse recipe that’s great for holiday parties: Sweet Potato Pecan and Goat Cheese Bites. It’s from their website, Spoon Fork Bacon, but there’s no bacon in it, and in fact, all the ingredients are kosher. Thanks, Teri Lyn and Jenny. You can see a photo of the savory bites in the pin below, and find the recipe on SpoonForkBacon.com.
Maria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish, available at Amazon.com and in PDF format for instant download in the SewJewish Etsy shop. She teaches hands-on Judaica sewing workshops.
Reblogged this on Backyard Huppah and commented:
I love this idea for a Hanukkah wedding cocktail reception: Serve little dreidel game kits as an one of the hors d’oeurves. They do look like hors d’oeurves when passed among your guests on a tray, and they make cute wedding favors for a Hanukkah wedding.
Great DIY favors for a winter wedding.
This post from our sister site, Sew Jewish, also links to a fabulous hors d’oeurves recipe for sweet potato pecan and goat cheese bites. So yummy!