Real Jewish Celebrations: An Outdoor Pesach Seder

It is great to be back after such a long break…probably the longest I have ever taken since starting Chai & Home! I went to two seders this Passover, the first night with my family where the table was set with my mother’s beautiful Baroque service and one with my friends on the second night. For the second night with friends we all chipped in, making different dishes and contributing various pieces for the table, which I styled.  In stereotypically Jewish fashion, every expense was spared as we tried to do it all economically.





Can you imagine something so pretty could be so affordable?

I asked everyone to save clear jars to be used as candleholders and I created the seder plate ala my DIY Alternatives to the Traditional Seder Plate with some borrowed trays. I printed my Print Your Own Seder labels on brown packaging paper to match the brown table runner which was simply a $3 roll of packaging paper from Office Max. The place cards were just printed on plain paper and fastened with a plain wooden clothespin.

It is a philosophy I hold dear that you don’t have to be rich to lead a stylish life and this table exemplifies that.



All these gorgeous photographs taken by B&G Photography


  • From someone who was there…it was exquisite. That kind of relaxed elegance allows everyone to feel at so at home, it was a great night. These gorgeous pics need to be published in Martha Stewart or Real Simple:)

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