December 04, 2023
8 Hanukkah Family Nights
8 Nights ~ 8 Ideas
1. FAMILY SLEEPOVER
A wild night of family fun and laughter where Chanukkah Matching Pajamas are the dress code! Bring out cozy blankets and have some pillow fight fun!
Camp out in the family room on sleeping bags or everyone pile into one bedroom for a magical night!
Wake up in the morning and make pancakes or waffles for breakfast!
2. SUFGANIYOT TASTING NIGHT
Have each member of the family buy a doughnut from a different store.
Create a donut tasting bar and let the competition begin!
Taste a bite from each doughnut to find out which is your favorite!
3. DANCE PARTY
Turn up the music and dance! Everyone!
Turn your home into a makeshift dance floor. Add some disco colorful lights and let loose!
4. TZEDAKAH DREIDEL NIGHT
Each player chooses a tzedakah organization. All the dreidel winnings are donated to the tzedakah cause of the winner’s choice! All you need is dreidels and coins!
5. GAME NIGHT
Pictionary? Poker? Rummikub? Hullaballoo?
Uninterrupted play time is rare, and treasured!
Play games you have in the closet or order a new game in advance that your family never played with before.
6. VIDEO NIGHT
Get some popcorn and watch something Jewish with friends or family. Don’t know where to start? Head over to YouTube to watch some Hanukkah themed movies.
Check out The Maccabeats’ Perfect Latke Recipe or their other Hanukkah videos.
7. BAKING NIGHT
As long as everyone’s in the kitchen together whisking, measuring and stirring, it doesn’t matter what you make.
We vote for Chex Muddy Buddies, Brownies, Dreidel shaped cookies, Rice Krispie treats, mini donuts… yum!
Take out those aprons and kids recipe books. Make a mess and have fun!
8. MITZVAH NIGHT
Join with another family to visit a nearby nursing home or read a story to elderly neighbors.
Consider making a Berachot Party! Spread out a variety of foods with all the Berachot and have each child make Beracha out loud.
Have your children go through toy closets to pull out toys to donate to those that can use it or for the refugees and displaced families in Israel.
The point is to spend quality time together! (And eat latkes :))