But now the clean up...

We had a Hannukah party tonight. Every year on the first night of Hannukah we have invited people over--but more in an informal way. Sometimes we would have one or two people join us. We cook Latkes and a brisket, play driedal and give the kids gifts (they get a gift the first night of Hannukah and the last night, since we also celebrate Christmas).

But, this year, I wanted to do something a little bit more celebratory. So, I actually sent out an evite for a potluck party, set on the second night of Hannukah (since it was a Saturday night this year). Someone on our list asked if a Yankee swap would be okay, and I thought it would be fun.

We had latkes and brisket, veggie and fruit trays and other munchies. We played driedal with M&Ms; we did our Yankee swap. We played music and conversed and we lit the menorah and enjoyed the company. Michael impressed everyone on not only knowing the rules of the game of driedal, but also understanding its origins.

In short--it was fun and we all enjoyed it.

I think we have hit upon another Tradition....

Used the video camera, but I do have this photo from my cellphone too...


Willow put on Michael's yamaka and walked around with a gift (a baby panda bear that makes growling/purring noises when its tummy is rubbed, snoring noises when it "sleeps" she LOVES it)

Comments

Christy said…
What a wonderful evening of family traditions. So happy for you!
tmt5 said…
Sounds like a lot of fun. We played with the dreidel on Friday. Couldn't find my Hanuka books any where so I got a couple from the library for Monday. I wanted to let you know that the mutual blog friend of ours has finally put up a new post after all these months. She is doing well.
MrsSpock said…
We were just dancing to the Neil Diamond version of the Hannukah Song...

Your new tradition sounds like a lot of fun!

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