Mar 30, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Passover

Last night was the first night of Passover and we hosted a seder for over 20 family and friends. For our family, Passover is a big deal. Grandpa leads the seder and we read the Haggadah from beginning to end and sing Passover songs throughout the night. This was our first time hosting and my boys were really excited to play host to their cousins! They decorated matzo covers, handmade place settings, and lots of Passover signs throughout our home. My older son named himself chief assistant of decor {anyone who knows him will totally get this!} and designed Passover signs for our front door…not sure what the neighbors will think about this! We used a pink and chartreuse color palette since it is vibrant and complements our china. For table centerpieces, we used floral arrangements with gorgeous sweet pea, ranunculus and anemones. It smelled minty and fresh and instantly brought a touch of spring into our home. We ate lots of haroset, brisket, apricot-farfel stuffed capons, and kugel. Tonight is the second seder so I’m off to get ready again, but I just wanted to give you a peek into our home on the holidays. Enjoy!

Getting the china ready…

Lots of flowers…

Cutting the flowers…

Flowers starting to come together…

Sweet pea, ranunculus, anemones..just beautiful!

My older son getting ready for the Seder by reading his Passover book…

Placecards and Passover signs made by my kids…

Matzo covers made by my kids…

The full table (my older son insisted that the napkins be placed on the chair, instead of the traditional place on or next to the plate) …

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