Etsy Journal

Explore ideas and inspiration for creative living

How to Set a Colorful Hanukkah Table

by Katie Hawley

Nov 22, 2018

Natural materials, bright accents, and a showstopper menorah come together for a cheerful tabletop tableau.


The latkes are sizzling on the stovetop. The menorah is polished and primed for its annual performance. The dreidels are out of storage, poised for their first spins of the season, and the gelt is flowing. Hanukkah is just around the corner, and there’s plenty to celebrate—after all, the only thing better than one night of presents is eight.
This year, as you’re setting your Hanukkah table, don’t be afraid to branch out from the traditional blue and white color scheme in favor of something a little brighter and bolder. We tapped into a mid-century-meets-Mediterranean vibe for this sunny tablescape, which incorporates faux greenery, real citrus, and a fresh, unexpected palette. And you can too: Just watch this video to see how the magic unfolds, and check out our celestial- and woodland-themed tutorials for even more holiday table inspo.

Get the look:

Pick a palette. Mixing and matching is highly encouraged!
>
Insert pops of color—the more the merrier.
>
And for the finishing flourish: a sculptural modern menorah.
>

Explore more holiday entertaining ideas

Katie Hawley

Katie Hawley is a senior editor at Etsy. She's also an aspiring weaver, a perpetual snacker, and head-over-heels obsessed with her dog.