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Fall Party Planning: Thanksgivukkah

I'm sure many of you are looking at the title of this post and thinking "What you talkin' about, Willis?" But since we always try to provide you with fun facts, as well as useful content here at the House Party Blog, you can impress your friends with this nugget: for what is likely the only time in history, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will fall on the same day. There is a chance it will happen again in 70,000 years, but since we won't be here to know that and since the Jewish calendar is likely to shift by then, most historians are saying this is a once in a lifetime event. So, if you are one of the lucky ones to celebrate both holidays, or if you just want to spice up your Turkey Day festivities, we've got some ways to integrate the two into one fun and delicious meal. Sweet potato latkes: The traditional potato latke, which is essentially a potato pancake, is a Hanukkah staple. To add a Thanksgiving twist, why not make them with sweet potatoes and instead of topping with apple sauce, use marshmallow fluff. Yum!

Get your Menurkey: Yep, since we light candles on Hanukkah with a Menorah (or a Hanukiah for those enforcers), an entrepreneurial child decided to meld the candle holder with the turkey, thus: the Menurkey. They make a lovely, if pricey, centerpiece.

Like Thanksgivukkah on Facebook: Really. From recipes to events to other curiosity seekers, everything awesome about Thanksgivukkah is here.

Apple Pie Sufganiyot (Doughnuts): Can't have Thanksgiving without apple pie, right? Well this delicious recipe takes the Jewish doughnut and kicks it up a notch with apples.

Pin some Thanksgivukkah memories: Want to truly drool over the possibilities. From chocolate peanut butter acorn cookies to challah stuffing, check out these pinboards for some pinspiration.

Oh driedel, driedel, driedel, I made it out of...pumpkin?: Well not actual pumpkin, but you can play the traditional Hanukkah game with these Thanksgiving-inspired tops.

Still need more? Buzzfeed has the rundown of everything you need to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. So gather your gelt and your gourds and light a candle to Thanksgivukkah.

How are you planning to celebrate Thanksgivukkah? We'd love to hear your ideas.

 

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