Sunday, April 8, 2018

A Handmade Holiday




Our Passover this year was quite
casual and very child friendly.
I wanted to share some things I made:

1. Yogurt drink bottles made into little vases

2. I used empty tea packets to draw
these little characters

3. And wrote names on them to use as
place cards

4. I filled drink cups with festive choclates
and artificial flowers

5. And put giant marshmallow lollipops
in little bottles

6. These went on the table and at the end
of the evening every child got one of each.

7. The adults got a roll of date delight
(recipe below, if you'd like to try it)

8. And a jar of my grandmother's
traditional holiday cookies

9. Finally, I made a felt flower garland


Recipe for Date Delights:
Warm up 500 grams of pitted dates
with a little butter to soften them.
Let cool and add 3 cups of goodies -
granola, quinoa puffs, broken cookies,
nuts, dried fruit, whatever you like.
Mix well, make little rolls
and roll them in coconut.
Easy and quite healthy. Enjoy.

88 comments:

  1. What a wonderful selection of crafts and edible goodies; I bet everyone loved them. The date delights sound yummy - a bit like Deliciously Ella's energy balls. xx

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  2. Lovely things you have made. Definitely going to try the recipe

    Julie xxxx

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  3. What a lovely selection of goodies and crafts, thank you for the recipe for date delights I must try it out. :) x

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  4. Oh I love all your makes Amalia......so glad you had a lovely Passover! :)
    V x

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  5. The sweetest makes. Love how you upcycle things.

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  6. Such a lovely photo’s. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try it. Love Manon

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  7. Hello, cute craft ideas. I love the flowers and vases. Pretty decorations for Passover! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  8. Wow - you always put on such an amazing display. You make everything such fun - love the clever use of the yoghurt pots and tea packets :) Have a delightfully creative week.
    Wren x

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  9. Hi Amalia!What a delightful post,makes me feel like a happy child with so many goodies and darling creations!Amazing!

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  10. Amalia, you put so much care into the lives of your family. I know they feel surrounded and blessed by your love. My Mom used to make a date roll and I hadn't thought about it in years! So good! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. Have a lovely week! blessings ~ tanna

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  11. Everything is always so uniquely you:) And charming.I agree with Tanna..everyone must feel your love and care:)

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  12. I love your beautiful heart! What a gracious hostess you are. I like the Date Delights roll recipe. I just bought some dates too. Happy Passover.

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  13. A beautiful setting. You made it so special, I am sure everyone felt loved.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  14. I am definitely not a child but I love every single one of the child-friendly decorations you made; what a happy celebration you created! The little mermaid is my favorite. (Oh and I love the adult treats you made too -- the date rolls sound wonderful).

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  15. It all looks very spring-like and pretty Amalia. I'm sure everyone was delighted with the care you took in the decorations and gifts. The date rolls sound yummy!
    Wendy

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  16. So bright, cheerful, and creative!

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  17. all thes elooks cute and lovely dear Amalia!! always you make the best things ! hugs ! xoxo

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  18. Love it all. K like Joe you decorated the table. The date delights sound pretty tasty

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  19. The Date Delights sound wonderful! All your preparations and decor are very festive as well as terribly creative!

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  20. Those giant marshmallow lollipops are something else! And your grandmother's holiday cookies look Yummy. Oh, you have the sweetest posts, Amalia. Love coming over to visit. : )

    ~Sheri

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  21. Your artwork is cute and fun! I like how your repurpose stuff into art. :-)

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  22. Beautiful, Amalia!!!!!!!! You are so talented!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  23. Absolutely charming and gorgeous Amalia. Who would not enjoy such a pretty party, and the date rolls sound delish. I love any recipe involving dates :) x

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  24. Aren't handmade parties the best? Everything you made is darling and I am sure everybody enjoyed it - not only the kids!

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  25. What a beautiful celebration Amalia. I love the recipe for the date rolls, and all the decor is gorgeous! I bet it was a lovely time.

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  26. How special for the kids and adults to be part of your creativity. The character name cards are the sweetest. Thanks for the recipe....that is my kind of treat!

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  27. Lindo!!!
    Adoro artesanato infantil.
    Parabéns!!!

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  28. Oh Amalia, thank you for the recipe. The date delights sound so delicious! And the cookies so pretty. I especially love how you did the lollipops in the glasses -- they're so cute and the chocolates for the kids so pretty! Lots of creativity on show here, but I'll bet the best part was being together!

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  29. Cute and lovely creations!:)

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  30. Such pretty decorations and very kid friendly, I bet they thought it was so special!!
    Love your flower banner, very sweet!

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  31. Oh so lovely Friend... what a wonder you are with all of your talents and creativity! I'm sure there was much delight as young and old relished their special gifts. Have a lovely week and many many thanks for the inspiration. Life is good! Read your profile... Johnny Cash is classic and Persuasion is one of my favorites as well! and I also believe that God is in the small things.

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara xoxo

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  32. Very cute and thrifty. So glad you had a lovely holiday.

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  33. עמליה זה נראה מקסים

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  34. I love how you made everything handmade and the date delights sound so good.
    Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week
    Julie

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  35. Amalia, you are so creative. Everything is darling. The date delight treats sound delicious. Have a happy week, my friend. ♥

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  36. I like how you recycle things into fun objects, Amalia. You have a wonderful imagination and I'm sure the children enjoy your creations very much.

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  37. Lovely handmade displays, Amalia! Love all the characters of your stories! The pink and white Popsicle, and am sure the cookies are delicious:) Many thanks for sharing with All Seasons (next time, don't forget, only one post per url - no harm done:)). Enjoy spring!

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  38. you are such a CREATIVE SOUL dear amalia1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    everything you made is so fancy and delightful ,
    i always get inspiration from your mades to utilize simple stuff to create new happy and useful things !

    thank you for recipe ,so delicious it sounds and healthy!
    Hugs!

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  39. Oh the date delight sound so good! Your darling felt garland has captured my heart. May you have a wonderful week of lovely weather!

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  40. What a darling table, Amalia! Your little guests must have been thrilled with all of the details and treats for them. If I had been one of your adult guests I would be be delighted with the Date Delights :) Thank you for the recipe!

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  41. All of it is so adorable. You are so creative!

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  42. I love everything you did for your Passover Amalia. I'm sure your guests had a lovely time. Thank you for the recipe, it sounds, quick, easy and tasty, my favourite kind! x

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  43. What a fun post! Sounds like you had an excellent Passover, too. :-)

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  44. Absolutely lovely!
    Your Date Delights sound quite tasty!

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  45. Oh, these are just the kinds of crafts I like ... I think I am inspired to go out and buy a new box of crayons!

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  46. It looks like a lovely holiday, Amalia! There is nothing better than a handmade holiday where the kids are totally involved. What memories you are making...there's nothing better than that!

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  47. Wonderful Amalia. Enjoy your celebrations. Jo x

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  48. Such wonderful and child-friendly (and attractive) ways to celebrate Passover. I'm sure the little ones loved it all. Those Date Delights sound delicious!

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  49. I think I'll try your date delights too. We use pitted dates to stuff with walnut pieces, pinch shut and dip in granulated sugar. Yum. I like what all you have made, you are a special mom.

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  50. I love your felt flower garland! So nice and "vrolijk".

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  51. Your table decoration is just adorable, Amalia !Such wonderful and creative ideas !

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  52. Absolutely wonderful.
    Times like these provide special memories.

    All the best Jan

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  53. I love all the bright colors! The yogurt bottle vases are my favorite. It's a great idea because they are cute, but safe for little hands.

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  54. This sounds like the perfect Passover. I've never had a marshmallow lollipop, but they sound like a fun treat!

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  55. Estupendo post!!!!!Feliz fin de semana precios@!!!❤💛💙

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  56. That date delight sounds awesome! But I think even as an adult I would have wanted what the KIDS got, lol! Well at least the marshmallow lollipop YUM !

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  57. Such a lovely posting. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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  58. How delightful, Amalia - I'm sure your guests were so enchanted! I love the child theme - so sweet. Everything is so cute and creative and I especially love your felt garland! Sending hugs xo Karen

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  59. How wonderful your table looks with all the pretty things you have made to decorate it. I like the sound of the date delights:)

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  60. Too cute for words! I liked how you incorporated tea packets! Mother Nature appreciates your recycling.

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    1. I love recycling. Beside the good it does, it challenges you to be inventive way more than a trip to the craft store ever could :-)

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  61. Love your homemade crafts and food! They are all so beautiful and cute!

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  62. Such gorgeous pops of vibrant color Amalia! No doubt your guests were impressed!

    xxx

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  63. Wonderful colorful pictures and post Amalia.

    Hugs diane

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  64. Such a pretty decoration!!! The bunting, the drawings, the jars,... I love everything! Fun to make and fun to enjoy, that means double fun!

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  65. You are so creative---such amazing inspiration! And your date delights sound fabulous, too.

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  66. I have missed a few of your delightful posts but have enjoyed catching up with them now! I wondered what was in those little packages - rolls of date delight! Yum!
    Where did you eat that quiche in your previous post??

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    1. Binyamina - they make a mean quiche there :-)

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  67. What adorable and clever decorations, so festive and spring-like! That recipe makes me very hungry - my mother used to make date bars and I absolutely loved them. But I never got the recipe:( Perhaps I'll try your recipe! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  69. dear Amelia,

    Such beautiful Spring decorations and love the colourful and creative creations.
    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  70. Such cute decorations....I use plastic powdered coffee flavor containers for the grand boys to drink from. The containers have a flip up lid and it works great for drinks and if they don't get returned then I am not out of a cup.

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  71. Amalia, what sweet decorations. You are such a talented and creative crafter!

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  72. OMG! so beautiful and cute.. you did and incredible job..

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  73. Such sweetness! Love the handmade crafts and homemade food. You are blessed with such warm and creative talents!
    xo
    Jemma

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  74. How cute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  75. will your date delight work if I substituted some oil instead of butter (to make it dairy-free)?

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