Set the Table for Passover
It's not too late to up the chic factor on your Passover Seder; check out some easy table settings, Seder china, and interactive games to make your Seder a festive affair:
The easiest way to class up a Seder dinner: a new Seder Plate, which holds the symbolic foods of the hoilday. Some of our favorites: A hand-painted plate from Etsy seller Virtulyglass, or the Michael Aram "pomegranate" Seder plate, sold at Bloomingdales.
Leave the Easter eggs at the store and stock up on the matzo boxes; Deep Fried Kudzu's easy stencil gets festive with her leftover boxes. Sucre, Spice, & Everything Nice's pillow design makes festive home décor, too — you can make it with nearly any Passover greeting.
Little ones attending Seder? Fun crafts can make the Seder experience more meaningful for kids. Creative Jewish Mom is bursting at the seams with ideas: a doodle frame can encourage spring cleaning with colorful watercolors and paper. To play with the 10 Plagues, try an origami frog craft, or a yummier DIY: "monster" ketchup.
And leave it to Martha Stewart to show us the truly classic Passover Seder table. Try a carafe of wine at each place setting (to avoid passing multiple bottles and possible spillage), and wrap the Haggadah in brightly colored paper and a name tag for a name card. The final touch for a crafty, delicious Passover? Martha's Matzo Munchie recipe: add some chocolate, fruit, and nuts to matzo for a sweet snack.