I love to entertain, and Chanukah is the perfect time to invite friends and family over for a holiday party. It’s so much fun to decorate the house and table in festive Chanukah attire.

In keeping with the traditional Chanukah colors, I stuck to a palette of blues and golds.

For a centerpiece I used a contemporary gold menorah. This is just for decorative purposes, since the menorah is usually lit by a door or window.

The white hydrangeas are sitting in a clear glass vase, with gold plastic dreidels acting as a vase filler.

Each place setting had a small Chanukah gift tied with gold floss and a chocolate gelt candy.

Even the kosher rock candy kept with the blue color theme!

The dinner table was set up in the living room right in front of our fireplace. That gave me even more places to continue the Chanukah theme.

The gold coins are plastic from the party store.

Using a hot glue gun, it was easy to glue them to some string a create this garland.

The top of the mantel was the perfect place to spell out the essence of the holiday with the word “miracles.”

It was easy to create: pick up some chip board letters (I found mine at Hobby Lobby). Glue them onto wood skewers and spray-paint gold. When dry, insert each letter into votive cups filled with salt.

And, don’t forget to send your guests home with a gift bag . . .

These Star of David pretzels are covered in melted chocolate and topped with blue candy nonpareils!