5 Tips on Hosting a Thanksgiving (or Any) Gathering at Home

All holidays are a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and family, and typically have us paying a little extra attention to our living spaces since we’ll be trying to accommodate more people than are usually in our home. I’ve always loved Thanksgiving, maybe because it’s one holiday that is so food-centered and it’s a … Read more

Corn, Mango and Chile Salad Cups

I don’t know about you, but my time in the kitchen just keeps on getting shorter and shorter and my patience level for long, drawn out dishes and cooking is sort of unmentionable these days. I want fast, but delicious and healthy- unprocessed, non-GMO, organic, etc. etc. Not easy to do but once I find … Read more

Spinach Dip | My Halal Kitchen

Creamy Spinach Dip

The last article I posted was about how to put together and decorate a beautiful ‘Eid appetizer table and I hope you were inspired by the tips and ideas for serving ware and the quick and easy foods you can offer your guests. One of the dishes mentioned still needs a recipe to go along with it, so here it is: Creamy Spinach Dip. It’s so quick to make and can be served with raw vegetables, baked pita chips, and more.

pour into gravy boat

Start with about 1-2 cups whole milk yogurt 

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5 Tips for An Easy ‘Eid Party

This Ramadan has been so much fun. I’ve had a great time soaking up all the great ideas for home décor, party ideas for kids, and meeting the creative women and men behind design inspiration that caters to the way we Muslims celebrate and value our holidays in a colorful and beautiful way. 

 Rana Bacaloni is one of those women. She is the owner of ‘Eid Creations, a party supply company that caters to the Muslim community by providing party supplies with vibrant and pertinent designs for special occasions, such as Ramadan, ‘Eid and Aqeeqa (celebration when a baby is born).   In this article, Rana gives us some practical tips on how we can make our next ‘Eid party easy, fun, and stress-free. Insha’llah… (There’s also a wonderful giveaway at the end) 

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Kid-Friendly Eid | My Halal Kitchen

6 Tips for Throwing a Kid-Friendly ‘Eid Party

I was introduced to Silver Envelope, the Islamic Stationary Company, several years ago and am so happy to see how much it has grown since. Their product line is bright and colorful, kid-friendly and something I like to have around at parties (particularly the decorative cupcake holders).  Creative Director and Founder, Raana Smith, brings us 6 Tips to Throw a Kid-Friendly ‘Eid Party this year, without all the stress.

Silver Envelope Party Tags

After a spiritually charged month of fasting it’s now time to prepare for the celebrations of ‘Eid. You’re feeling a little stressed-out as your kids can’t stop talking about their ever-expanding list of friends they plan to invite to the party. You have to think of food, space, decorations and maybe you’re not sure  if you have enough time to do it all. 

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Tell Your Neighbors About Ramadan and ‘Eid With Homemade Goodie Bags

Nearly ten years ago when I began speaking at local libraries, churches and schools about Islam, Muslims, Ramadan, and/or ‘Eid, I would carry a bag of educational materials like handouts, brochures, power point presentations and more instructional things of that nature. It wasn’t until I started going to public schools with my friends who have children that I realized how fun it would be to pass out gift bags of goodies that would also do their own explaining about Muslim holidays, something the kids could take home to parents. I quickly realized how much fun it was for adults to get them, too.

'Eid ul Fitr explained in a party favor bag

Explain ‘Eid with decorative inserts that talk about the holiday in a concise way

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