At the center of the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is the menorah. Each day candles are lit to commemorate Jewish victory in the fight for religious freedom.
The table is a mix of traditional Hanukkah colors: blue, white, silver and gold. At each place setting, a blue lusterware salad plate tops a ceramic dinner plate. A shiny aluminum charger anchors the setting.
The Star of David repeats on napkins, round gift boxes, and silver paper cutouts on each plate. The motif also appears on strings of gold garland tucked in the gift boxes.
Another treat for diners: a silver cone overflowing with candy coins. A wisp of organdy fabric and the words "Happy Hanukkah" decorate the cones. The coins can be used as prizes when the children play games after dinner.