There are plenty of questions associated with Passover. Namely, why is this night different than all other nights? Why do we eat matzah or maror? Why do we dip twice? Why do we recline? The story of the four children also poses inquires: What statutes of Passover has God commanded you? What does this mean to you —and what does this mean more generally?
On a far more secular level, however, there is another important question those hosting Passover should be asking themselves: How do I make my seder table cute?
We’re so glad you asked!!
Below, Hey Alma has gathered a list of the chicest Passover seder essentials (and a few non-essentials) to zhuz up your table:
OK, so this particular seder plate is probably out of all of our budgets. But it’s inspired by incredible Jewish artist Marc Chagall!! We can dream, can’t we?
If you’re going for a minimalist vibe, you can’t go wrong with this ceramic plate.
An adorable and cost-effective earthenware seder plate that’s also dishwasher and microwave safe? Dayenu! (Though I don’t know why you’d be microwaving a seder plate…)
Kate Spade stans to the front!
This placemats may not be from Susan Alexandra’s Judaica line, but they’re still gorgeous.
Bitter herbs? Try funky herbs!
Nothing evokes Jewish springtime more than Passover and pomegranates.
Or try this tablecloth for some understated style.
Hey Alma associate editor Evelyn Frick’s family has used this Haggadah for their entire life. Not only does it include the entire service, songs and additional readings and meditations for your seder, but also the illustrations by artist Leonard Baskin are stunning.
These wine glasses will give a unique chromatic glow to each of your four cups of wine.
Make a statement with these sculptural wine glasses.
Elijah and Miriam’s cups
With an inscription that reads “Elijah the Prophet,” this ceramic, hand-crafted cup is perfect to welcome Eliyahu Hanavi.
Miriam’s cup is a new, feminist ritual object for the Passover seder, which recognizes the importance of Miriam to the Exodus story. Matching the Elijah’s cup above, this ceramic cup bears Miriam’s name and an image of her tambourine.
You could also just get multipurpose Elijah and Miriam’s cups by buying two of these Michael Aram botanical kiddush cups!
*To the tune of “Milkshake” by Kelis* My matzah cover brings all the creatures to the seder, and they’re like, it’s better than yours! This product also comes in designs with a frog and a dragonfly!
Florals for Passover? Groundbreaking.
Even more florals for Passover? Doubly groundbreaking.
In clear, sage and pink, this glassware is giving 20th-century Americana soda fountain vibes (minus the overall racism and prejudice.)
The warm earth tones of this dinner set will both be striking and remind your guests of the mortar used in Egypt!
These vintage gold-finished napkin rings are so lovely you almost won’t want to take them off!
According to CB2, the “neutral colors and organic shape pair well with any tablescape.”
Candlesticks & holders
Already having Shabbat candlestick holders is no reason not to buy more! With their sleek and classic look, these are perfect for any occasion, not just Passover.
Or treat yourself with these more artsy and playful ones.
Ombré is still in, and this is a hill we will die on. AND, these babies have an impressive 15 HOUR burn time.
Coming in exclusively pastels, these candlesticks will bring an airy mood to the table.
While we’re making our seder table cute, why not make yourself even cuter than you already are! Though these fruit slices are definitely not kosher to actually consume, for Passover or otherwise.
It’s like the ten plagues, but chic!