It's safe to say I love decorating. Specifically this time of year! I mean, who doesn't!? My mom always made such a big deal of putting up our homemade and store-bought Hanukkah decorations and I love that my boys get just as excited when they see the Hanukkah box come down from the closet. Side note: I have such an idealistic view of how decorating with the kiddos is going to go every single year, and without fail it becomes a memorably comical and stressful experience. We all have the best intentions going into it, like it's going to be this magical experience hanging things up together with smiles on our faces. But the reality is that mid-decorating I'm screaming "please don't touch that....let mommy do the rest!" Anyone else relate?
Anyway, I'm happy that our Hanukkah decorations are finally up, so I thought I'd give you a peek into our coastal modern Hanukkah decor this year.
Unlike Christmas decorations, that come in a plethora of options year after year, Hanukkah decorations are more limited. I've slowly been acquiring things throughout the years from places like The Land of Nod, Crate & Barrel, CB2, Pottery Barn, Target, and Etsy (just to name a few), and I finally feel like our holiday decor reflects our everyday style better than ever.
My feeling is, how can you ever go wrong for a holiday with a color scheme of blue and white, with hints of metallics?
Last year I decided to add these ornaments to the mix, and while at first this Jewish girl felt rebellious buying Christmas decorations, I'm so happy to include them into our Hanukkah arsenal. They add such a fun, festive, and colorful pop to a few tall glass vases.
I also decided to decorate our staircase this year with some glittery star + pom pom garland that I found in the $1 bin area of Target (for $3 each mind you!). I can't find this specific one online to share, but I have no doubt your local Target has them available in the small Hanukkah area.
I'm happy with the simplicity of this year's decorations, and look forward to adding a few new items to the mix. Check out these good looking (and far from cheesy!) Hanukkah finds I recently came across: