Kwanzaa Decorations For Baby's First Celebration

kwanzaaI love that Kwanzaa is a holiday that invites all people to celebrate African culture. It’s the perfect opportunity for my family to reflect and honor the heritage of my black daughter. I have to admit, Kwanzaa snuck up on me following the quick succession of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. I didn’t have time to find and purchase the key decorative Kwanzaa items, such as the candle holder and unity cup (see photo in my last post). However, I thought it was important to begin celebrating this year, even if not done perfectly.

Luckily, I live only a few blocks from a store that exclusively sells foods and arts from Africa. There, I purchased a few Kwanzaa gifts for my daughters–beaded necklaces, percussion instruments and wooden spoons with a zebra and giraffe carved on the handle. The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red and green and a table setting with these colors, African art, harvest symbols and patterns should be included. I picked up a simple woven mat, carved bowl and Ghanian foods familiar to me–fufu flour and groundnut.  The black and red cloths are simply fleece scarves I found at the dollar store. It’s a work in progress and I look forward to watching our Kwanzaa table setting grow over the years.

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