1. Hannukah Decor Ideas & Entertaining Roundup

    Channukah Menorah

    Here’s a look at some of my favorite Hannukah decor ideas to implement into your celebrating….

    Channukah Menorahcelebrating Channnukah

    Head to my Holiday Entertaining Section for other festive decor.

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  2. Low Fat Noodle Kugel

    Low Fat Noodle Kugel Recipe for Channukah by Fashionable Hostess_1

    Happy Channukah! Today I am whipping up one of my favorite Jewish side dishes, a healthy Noodle Kugel to celebrate the Holiday. I swapped out the usual heavier ingredients for low-fat cream cheese and skim milk, and seriously it still has all the same delicious flavors! So whether you are hosting Channukah at home for friends or you are planning to head to a dinner party to celebrate, this is the perfect dish to make! Happy Noshing {on something with a tad less guilt than usual!}.

    Noodle Kugel Ingredients:

    • 2 8-ounce packages of egg noodles
    • 1 cup unsalted butter
    • 16 ounces low-fat cream cheese
    • 1.5 cups sugar
    • 2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 8 eggs
    • 4 cups skim milk
    • 3 cups Corn Flakes cereal mixed with sugar
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 4 teaspoons sugar
    • 4 teaspoons cinnamon

    Low Fat Noodle Kugel Recipe for Channukah by Fashionable Hostess

    Preparation:

    1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
    2. In a large bowl, mix butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, eggs and milk. Stir until smooth.
    3. Drain noodles, and add to mixture.
    4. Pour into pan, cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a few hours)
    5. Two hours before the meal preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    6. In a small bowl, crush the cereal and mix with melted butter, sugar and cinnamon.
    7. Sprinkle the cereal mix on top of the cold kugel, and then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 1/4 hours.
    8. Cool for 20 minutes before serving.
     Noodle Kugel Recipe for the Jewish HolidaysHome made Noodle Kugel with low fat cream cheese by Fashionable Hostess

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  3. Christmas Dessert Bar & DIY Popcorn Station

    Hot Chocolate station for Christmas by Fashionable Hostess

    This Christmas I wanted to create a new spin on dessert that guests would remember well into the new year. It was time to think outside of the box… I was bored of the obvious options of cakes and cupcakes and I wanted something that left guests saying, “Wow, now that was cool!” So today is the big reveal… A dessert bar complete with minty Hot Chocolates and a DIY Popcorn Station. These fun desserts combo’d with the festive display should do just the trick!

    Shopping Essentials:

    So first we need to review your list of shopping essentials to put this look together {most of which I picked up at Target}. For decor: A green garland {here}, candy canes, and a few other other fun Christmas trinkets {like this}. Then, two large bowls {here}, coffee mugs, small bowls {for toppings as well as one per guest}, red and white napkins {here}, and candy scoops.

    DIY Candy Bar for the HolidaysTarget Holiday Decorations on Fashionable Hostess

    Candy Bar Decor & Hot Chocolate Station:

    How to assemble: First I laid my garland along the back end of my dessert table… any long bar or console will work for this display, and I then hung candy canes throughout the garland. Next I arranged my buffet, starting with my first large bowl packed with Chocolate Santas. For my Hot Chocolate Bar I filled my mugs and garnished with candy canes. Alongside the glasses I placed a few small bowls filled with marshmallows and other chocolatey toppings for the drinks.

    Hot Chocolate station for Christmas by Fashionable Hostess 700x800

    DIY Popcorn Toppings Bar:

    Now on to my favorite dessert… my DIY Popcorn bar. I filled my second large bowl with lightly salted popcorn. Beside it I set out two sets of bowls, some for guests to use when assembling their creations, and the others for my topping options. For toppings I chose multi-colored sprinkles and M&Ms but I also recommend chocolate sauce, gummy candies, and cookie crumbs. Get guests involved and tell them to bring their favorite topping! The mixture of salty and sweet is heavenly.

    DIY Popcorn Toppings Dessert Bar by Fashionable HostessPopcorn Topping by Fashionable HostessDIY Popcorn Toppings Bar for Holiday Desserts by Fashionable Hostess

    Make sure to have your festive napkins scattered throughout. I always hold down the napkins with candy canes so they don’t go blowing off the table!

    Red and White Chevron Napkins

    And there you have it. Something that will leave the neighborhood talking {not to mention with a sufficient sugar high}! Happy Holidays!!

    This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

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