Passover starts this Saturday at sunset and along with it comes the most important celebration of the holiday, the Seder dinner. The Seder is a traditional gathering in which friends and family come together to commemorate the Exodus and freedom of the Israelite Jews from ancient Egypt. At the dinner, a strict diet — no foods with yeast or baking powder — is followed and many dishes have significant, symbolic meanings. All this week, I'll provide you with tips to make the most magnificent Seder dinner. To get things started, I've made a simple but elegant invite; to see how I did it,
To make an invitation similar to the one seen here, you will need the following supplies:
- shiny paper
- translucent paper
- single hole punch
- satin ribbon
- computer and printer
To assemble the invite:
- Start by creating a new document in Microsoft Word. Write out the details of the dinner. For mine I wrote — in Monotype Corsiva size 16, dark blue text — the following message:
Miss PartySugar requests your presence
at a modern Seder dinner to observe
the second night of Passover.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
7 o’clock pm
PartySugar's House, San Francisco
Center to the middle of the page. Print out on a plain white piece of paper and check for grammar and spelling mistakes. Once satisfied with the text, print out on shiny white paper.
- Cut down to size. Cut the translucent paper down to the same size.
- Punch a whole in each corner of the invite.
- Decoratively run the ribbon through each of the holes to create a smooth border.
- Tie the ribbon closed in either a knot or bow. Slide into an envelope and send.