Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Flowers: Passover Centerpieces

This month, my "Flowers on First" series falls right in the middle of my Passover preparations. I volunteered to make 32 centerpieces for my daughter and her husband, who are expecting somewhere around 100 students for their Passover Seder, which is being held in a tent in a park in Amherst, MA! (They make up the team of Chabad Nation which serves the needs of Jewish students at four colleges in the Amherst area).
I needed to keep the cost down since I had so many centerpieces to make. I also wanted them to be colorful and fun (after all, it's for college students).  I purchased plastic food containers found at the dollar store to use as vases, and covered them with fun gift wrap.

For flowers, I used whatever I had blooming in our yard (which was not much since the weather in Connecticut is still going down into the 30's at night)! I cut some greenery and Forsythia, then added some baby's breath from the supermarket. Since the containers are the wow factor, so I could get away with greens and simple flowers--one type per vase.


  1. What a cool idea!!! And Kol Hakavod to your daughter / husband - I grew up in Longmeadow, MA and now live in Israel. I know the Chabbad seders are usually very special, and it's an amazing way for students from all over (who often don't get to travel home for the holiday) to get together and celebrate. Love your ideas... happened upon the site in a search for "passover centerpieces." Glad I found you! Will be stopping back!

  2. Hi ilyse, I'm so glad you found my blog...I passed your comments on to my daughter. Thanks for writing.

  3. wow, 100 centerpieces, for a seder in a tent, you're amazing, and they look great! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!


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