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On Fire

Text and Styling by Esther Ottensoser
Photography by Sina Mizrahi

Here are some special ideas to enhance your Lag B’omer party this year. All these ideas can be adapted for other occasions as well.

Personalized Marshmallows

I was inspired to try personalizing marshmallows when I saw a bowl of printed marshmallows made by Cookies & Crème at a kiddush I recently attended.

Personalized items make a simchah special, and I thought that using marshmallows was such a clever idea. Children love them, and they’re very inexpensive.

There are so many cute rubber stamps available. You can use an initial too.

You will need:
  • edible markers
  • marshmallows
  • rubber stamps (not the clear ones)

Color the stamps with the edible markers (use the side of the tip to get it done faster).

Stamp the marshmallows.

Allow to dry.

Note: The marshmallows from Cookies & Crème are printed with an edible printer. It’s hard to do a full name on the marshmallows using stamps because there’s too much space between the letters. It can be done with a short name though, or you can have a custom stamp made.

The marshmallows printed in blue were made by Cookies & Crème.




Bonfire Cookies

This edible bonfire craft is super-easy to put together and super-cute too! You can use it for Lag B’omer or for a summer campfire activity.

You will need:
  • packaged cookies (I used Kemach sugar cookies)
  • green frosting (frosting should be thick enough to hold up the pretzels; I used a tube of Betty Crocker frosting)
  • chocolate wafer rolls, cut in half
  • red, orange, and yellow gummy bears
  • thin pretzel sticks
  • mini marshmallows

Frost the cookie. You can either pipe a ring around the cookie or frost the entire cookie.

Place three wafer-roll halves on the cookie to resemble logs.

Place gummy bears in the center of the logs.

Position three pretzels around the logs so the tops form a point.

Cut another pretzel in half and add a marshmallow. Place it near the “fire.”

Aleph-Beis Sefer Treat Box

These aleph-beis treat boxes are an adorable addition to any upsheren party. The concept can be used to celebrate a siyum as well. Just change the cover!

You will need:
  • Mike and Ikes
  • free printable, available at Estherodesign.com
  • double-sided tape

Print the free printable on regular paper.

Cut out the aleph-beis seforim and wrap them around the Mike and Ike boxes.

Secure the paper with double-sided tape.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 894)

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