Host A Latke-Making + Potato-Printing Party

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The time has come to celebrate potatoes! Gather plenty of friends, plenty of oil, and, of course, plenty of potatoes, and spend a few hours printing and frying to your hearts' content. Make your holiday cards with one hand while eating latkes with the other!

I must confess: I did not come up with the idea for a combination latke-making and potato-printing party on my own. Last year, my dear friends Imin Yeh (artist and printing-teacher) and Leah Rosenberg (artist and pastry chef) hosted a charming event at San Francisco's 18 Reasons in celebration of The Latke Who Wouldn't Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown. They taught kids to make latkes and print with potatoes, there was a dramatic reading, and a grand time was had by all. In honor of all that delightfulness, allow me to encourage you to have a Potato Party of your own!

The Decor:

  1. Burlap Wreath, The Blissful Loft, $39.99
  2. Printable Burlap Invitation, Sunday Design, $12
  3. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, Better World Books, $12.38
  4. DIY Potato Candle Ring, The Flying Quiche
  5. Potato Wreath, Laura Dowling for Local Kicks
  6. DIY Potato and Onion Wreath, Laura Dowling
  7. The Official Chanukah Latke Server, Traditional Jewish Gifts, $5.95
  8. Piles of Sweet Potato Fries Fabric (for tablecloths + napkins), Victoria Lasher, $17.50/yard
  9. Burlap Garland, The Ruffled Daisy, $30
  10. Stars: Sweet Burlap Bunting, Sweet Bennett, $17
  11. Lotta Prints: How To Print With Anything, From Potatoes To Linoleum, Chronicle Books
  12. DIY Potato + Latke Buttons, Leah Rosenberg for 18 Reasons
  13. DIY Latke-Themed Potato Printing, Imin Yeh for 18 Reasons
  14. Loyal Order Of The Latke Cards, Cafepress, $15.99/pack of 10
  15. Burlap Tablecloth, Burlapfabric.com, $22.99
  16. Hamentaschen + Latkes Fabric, Eve_S, $17.50/yard
  17. Latke Apron and Potholder, Challah Connection, $36.99

The Menu:

The Music:

Special thanks to Leah Rosenberg, Imin Yeh, and 18 Reasons for their inspiration and photos!

(Image credits: Tess Wilson; The Kitchn; Emily Ho; Faith Durand; Smitten Kitchen; Sara Kate Gillingham; Smitten Kitchen; The Shiksa; Liquor.com)

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