Hipster Pumpkin Stencils

Grab your cardigan, pause your cassette tape, and pick a pumpkin that perfectly encompasses your hipster vibe. If you're feeling nostalgic, share this with your friends.

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3-Layer Candy Corn Drink: Perfect for Halloween!

Pretty colors and fruity flavors stand out in this 3-layer drink that looks just like candy corn. Adorable!

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How to Make a Spooky Bat Wreath for Halloween

Watch our nifty orgami-folding technique to turn cardstock sheets into flying bats (free template included). Attach a colony of bats to a wreath and your Halloween door is all set for trick-or-treaters.

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Lazy Girl's Halloween Cupcakes (Shhh... They're Delivered!)

When you'd prefer to prep for your Halloween party by styling your zombie makeup instead of piping cupcakes, look to GeorgetownCupcake.com for a dozen creepy sweets just in time for All Hallows Eve.

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Which Halloween Movie Should You Star In?

Do you belong on a broom with the Sanderson sisters, or is catching the Great Pumpkin top of your list? Take our quiz and find out which spooky Halloween flick you should star in.

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Yummy Pumpkin Bread Truffles -- Make a Whole Patch!

Crumbled pumpkin bread becomes a quick truffle; just decorate with orange, brown, and green frosting. We show you how to make a whole pumpkin patch of these adorable fall desserts.

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Latkes Ladino

Say "Hola!" to Hanukkah and the Sephardic culture.

For over a thousand years, Sepharad, the Hebrew word for Spain, was home to a thriving Jewish community. Formal, with a Spanish influence, this fiesta will make an unforgettable fete.

Tasty Potato Latkes: try dipping these traditional Hanukkah pancakes in salsa. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you will have enough for your guests.

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Sopaipilla Chips: This sweet treat also makes a fun appetizer

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Gazpacho: Begin the meal with this chilled soup abundant in vegetables. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you will have enough for your guests.

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Olives: Boneless chicken served over saffron-flavored rice. Consider doubling this recipe to ensure you have enough for your guests.

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Purchased bakery bread

Matzo Brownies: Chocolate Brownies topped with matzo cake meal.

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Fruity Sangria: any kosher white wine can say ole.

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  • Historic and thematic, the illustration on the Temple Candelabrum note card ($1.95 each) from Pomegranate.com is taken from a 1384 Spanish Bible.
  • Address your invitations to Senora, Senor, and Senorita.


Decorating Tips

  • Illuminate your heritage with the shiny brass Sephardic Branch Menorah ($46) from EverythingJewish.com or the cast brass Moroccan Hanukkah Lamp ($85) from The Jewish Museum.


The Jewish Museum

  • Latkes will feel right at home on red square plates ($22.95, set of 2). Mix and match with black square plates ($29.95, set of 2) for a dramatic setting. Both sets are made in Spain, from Sur La Table.
  • Filled with gelt or dreidels for a festive centerpiece or presented as dramatic serveware, the large red bowl ($26.95) from Sur La Table brings a dash of panache to your table.

Sur La Table

Light up your holiday with this ornament decoration from E-judaica.com.
  • Add a touch of Ladino to your lighting with the breathtaking Jewish star lighted holiday ornament decoration ($65) from E-judaica.com, reminiscent of punched-tin luminarias.


  • A swath of antique gold Barcelona lace ($8.49 a yard, 60" width) from FabricGallery.com would look stunning over an ivory tablecloth.
  • A swath of antique gold Barcelona lace ($8.49 a yard, 60" width) from FabricGallery.com would look stunning over an ivory tablecloth.


  • Be bold -- use red candles in your menorah. The Chanukah candles ($1.30) come 44 to a box from JudaicaStore.com so one box should have enough red candles to fill your menorah, but order two just to be sure.


  • Authentic semiprofessional imitation ebony castanets ($9 for 2) from Flamenco-world.com make great place card holders and lovely party favors.


  • Serve a late dinner as they do in sophisticated Spain.

  • Give great gelt -- try the red foil-covered chocolate coins with embossed Hanukkah designs ($.25 per coin) from The Chocolate Bear.

The Chocolate Bear

  • Turn off the lights and let the romantic glow of red and gold mosaic votive holders ($34.95 for 4) from Sur La Table illuminate your holiday feast.

Sur La Table


  • Delight your guests with passionate Sephardic music from Los Pasharos Sefardis and Hatikvah Music International.

Los Pasharos Sefardis

Hatikvah Music International

Delight and amuse guests with some trivia.
  • With 800 questions to answer with a question, "The All New Jewish Quiz Book" by Barbara Spector ($11.96) from Amazon.com will amuse you and your guests.


  • Children and teens will love the Draydel Pinata ($18) especially if you fill it with milk chocolate gelt coins ($16.95 for 24 sacks) and Elite Bazooka bubble gum ($10.95 for 100) from Jewishsource.com.



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