With Hanukkah beginning early this year (November 27th!), it’s about time to start making your preparations for the Festival of Lights. Before the 20th century, people didn’t really do much decorating for the holiday — aside from a beautiful metalwork menorah, adornments weren’t really an important aspect of the celebration. Luckily, this has all changed! These days, decorating with family and friends is one of the happiest of holiday traditions… and nothing lights up a room quite like a festive and spritely candy buffet! Read on to learn how we fashioned ours!
Tired of the basic spread of latkes and bimuelos? This year, incorporate confectionery embellishments into your buffet layout! Shining with the hues of the Israeli flag, these blue and silver hard candy discs make the perfect backdrop upon which to build any display. And remember to add some blue and silver Hershey’s Kisses to enhance your mix with the taste of delicious milk chocolate!
Treats such as swirled Hypno Pops, dark chocolate nonpareils, Pufflettes gummy bites, and rock candy crystal sticks will round out your buffet nicely — fill glass containers with these sweets in shades of blue and white to really set off the holiday decorations.
Next, spruce up your buffet with some Hanukkah-themed lollipops. Chocolate fans will delight in this cocoa version of the Star of David on a stick, while the more traditional pop enthusiast will devour these sugar-frosted gourmet hard candies, each featuring festive, intricately-crafted designs. Use some milk chocolate lentils to prop the pops up in a candy jar and display their beauty for all to admire.
This year, don’t make your menorah do all the work — let a brilliant candy display light up your festivities! Check out the full list of candies we used to craft this sparkling Festival of Lights buffet and inspire some ideas of your own!