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Ramadan Drummer Seashells

One of the interesting things about Islamic holidays is that they follow a fully lunar calendar. This means that, through the course of some 40 years, we can experience Muslim holidays in all 4 different seasons. With Ramadan transitioning out of summer and into spring, embrace the season while you can and make some Ramadan […]

Eid al Adha Paper Pouches Calendar

This post is sponsored by Kid Made Modern.  When I first came across Kid Made Modern’s Black and White Paper Pad I immediately thought how great this product would be for Eid al Adha crafting. Black and white is very representative of the stories and traditions of Eid al Adha. Read more on my thoughts […]

Festive Goat Gift Topper

Giving gifts on Eid? Of course you are! Get the kids involved in the gift giving tradition by making this festive goat gift topper! Beautiful bejewelled leaves flanked with a mini goat will add a touch of sparkle and whimsy to gifts wrapped in kraft paper. It’s a simple and chic way to elevate your […]

Eid Al Adha Sheep Photo Frames

Love to take pictures of your kids during the holidays? Then, you’ll love this craft for Eid Al Adha photo frames! Shaped like sheep, these photo frames are an easy craft for children to make on their own. You can even add magnets onto the back of the sheep for displaying the craft on your […]

Simple Eid al Adha Sheep Wreath

What’s a holiday without a wreath? This simple Eid al Adha sheep wreath takes next to no time to make and it will look so good hanging on your front door come Eid al Adha! For easy hanging, use a wreath hanger to display this simple yet chic wreath.  As guests walk in your door, […]

Eid al Adha Eggs

When I was a little girl, my grandma and I would paint eggs as a fun indoor activity. We also used to love to paint rocks. We especially loved painting eggs and rocks to look like cute little dolls for me to play with. I guess for this reason I grew up seeing painted eggs […]

Hajj Bus Craft

Don’t let the pilgrims miss their Hajj bus! Make this Hajj bus craft to help pilgrims get from one Hajj destination to the next! There are many different destinations pilgrims need to travel to in order to complete their Hajj. The city of Mina, the plain of Arafat and the area of Muzdalifah. No matter […]

DIY Eid al Adha Jewelry

Do you have a child that loves to make jewelry? They are going to love this DIY Eid al Adha jewelry! I have a 10 year old niece, Ayesha, who loves to make jewelry. When she comes over, particularly when she comes over for sleepovers, one of the things she frequently wants to do is […]

DIY Eid al Adha Calendar with Fabric Bags

I’m excited to announce my recent partnership with Kid Made Modern where I’ll be using Kid Made Modern products in my craft tutorials! Today, I’m sharing with you an awesome DIY for Eid al Adha. It’s an Eid al Adha calendar with fabric bags! Here, I used Kid Made Modern’s textile spray paint to make […]

DIY Pompom Kaaba

If you’re looking for a great Eid al Adha craft for 8-12 years old, this DIY pompom Kaaba is the perfect activity! Each pom pom takes about 30 minutes to make so this is a craft that can keep older kids busy for a good amount of time. Once, you’ve made the pompom kaaba it […]

Popsicle Stick Hajj Tents

Hajj is fast approaching and to get little ones involved in learning more about the occasion, crafts are always a great idea! Try these popsicle stick hajj tents with kids aged 2-5 years for a super easy activity that you can do with minimal craft supplies. Make some foam pilgrims to go with the tents […]

Ram Treat Bags for Eid al Adha

These adorable ram paper bags for Eid al Adha are practical party favors that will surely delight kids. If you’re familiar with the story behind Eid al Adha, you’ll know that a ram is central to the story. For me, when it comes to decorating or crafting for holidays, I like to come up with […]

DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes

Every year for Eid al Fitr, my family hosts an open house party. For this year’s party, I decided to make some DIY paper lantern favor boxes for our guests. I filled each one with cookies from one of my favorite local bakeries. I’m really glad I picked up the cookies instead of baking at […]

Ramadan Yogurt Bark Recipe

My Ramadan yogurt bark recipe is a great healthy treat for kiddos during Ramadan and for Eid al Fitr too. Made with probiotic packed blueberry yogurt, fruit cut in the shape of moons/ stars and an added sprinkling of oats, this recipe will be sure to please even the pickiest of eater. Plus, kids will […]

Ramadan Foam Lanterns Craft

These Ramadan foam lanterns are a great craft for children ages 3+. The craft is easy to set up and kids will have a ton of fun customizing their own purple and yellow lanterns for Ramadan! Whether you do this craft at home or in a classroom (for educators looking to teach about different holidays) […]

Poem – The Ramadan Drummer

Today I’m introducing a poem about the Ramadan Drummer. If you’ve been following Hello Holy Days! for a while and/ or recently purchased my Ramadan Drummer banner from Crate & Kids, you’re probably starting to become familiar with my concept of the Ramadan Drummer. I invented the idea of using the Ramadan Drummer as a […]

Simple Ramadan Rice Krispies

One of my favourite things when I was a kid was rice krispie treats. Back in the 90’s when my family didn’t know the gelatin in marshmallows was a commonly derived pork product, I loved devouring rice krispies. I particularly loved holiday themed rice krispies. I remember once for a Christmas potluck at school, one […]

Ramadan Calendar with Ornaments

If you’re looking for a DIY Ramadan calendar idea, make this pretty Ramadan calendar with ornaments! Although Ramadan doesn’t fall anywhere close to Christmas in 2018, you can purchase plastic ornaments online from Oriental Trading year round. Inside each ornament is an act of kindness written on a small piece of paper. However, to make […]

Pretty Pipe Cleaner Ramadan Lanterns

These pretty pipe cleaner Ramadan lanterns are a great craft for children ages 8+. All you really have to do is shape the pipe cleaners to look like a lantern then add on some decorative details! I’ve used simple, everyday craft supplies like pom poms and beads to add decorative details so this is also […]

Ramadan Drummer Paper Plate Craft

If you have a preschooler on your hands – or if you’re a preschool or kindergarten teacher – this is a great craft to do with the kids to celebrate Ramadan and Eid al Fitr. It’s a Ramadan Drummer paper plate craft! It’s super simple to do, though you may need to pre-cut certain pieces […]

Ramadan Drummer’s Hat Countdown Calendar

Do you know who the Ramadan drummer is? He’s a jolly old fella who pays a visit to your home at night playing music and singing songs as a way to wake you up and eat your pre-fasting meal. Although based off a real tradition, the Ramadan drummer is a fictional invention of mine particularly […]

Healthy Ramadan Smoothie

If you haven’t heard by now, Ramadan has a set of colours. (An explanation on that here.) When even our food is made to represent holiday colours it makes the holiday feel extra festive and fun, particularly for little kids. To embrace the purple and yellow colours of Ramadan, make this healthy Ramadan smoothie featuring […]

Paper Tube Ram Craft

With Eid al Adha coming up, grab the kiddos and try your hand at this paper tube ram craft! (This craft has small parts and requires a hot glue gun so it’s definitely the kind of craft that needs adult attention – best suited for ages 6 and up!) Materials Cardboard tube Pencil Scissors Acrylic […]

Easy “Eid Mubarak” Garland

Here is an easy “Eid Mubarak” garland that you can make in under 10 minutes! This post is sponsored by HomeSense and here I’ve made an “Eid Mubarak” garland in Ramadan and Eid al Fitr’s colour scheme and paired it with HomeSense’s console and lanterns. The console is perfect for displaying gifts and with the […]

Ramadan & Eid al Fitr Trail Mix

One of the best things about having colours associated with a holiday is that you can put together festive ideas so easily. A trail mix is always a crowd pleaser at any party so for a Ramadan or Eid al Fitr party, make a purple and gold themed trail mix! (For more info on Ramadan […]

Stenciled Glass Lanterns

This post is brought to you in sponsorship with HomeSense Canada. HomeSense has a ton of beautiful lanterns in store, both for indoor use and outdoor use, as part of their summer collection. Since lanterns are also a big part of Ramadan, here’s a simple DIY for taking store bought lanterns and transforming them into […]

Ramadan and Eid DIY Throw Pillows

I’m so excited to be sharing this DIY throw pillow project with you in sponsorship with HomeSense! I often use HomeSense products when styling my photoshoots so it’s great to be working with them in sponsorship for the first time! I love HomeSense because their store is located super close to my home and their […]

Chocolate Lamb Place Settings

If you’re hosting dinner for Eid al Adha, greet your guests with chocolate lamb place settings. In many Muslim cultures, lamb is the choice of meat for the Eid al Adha feast, so these little chocolate lambs act as a nod to the dinner’s menu. Plus you can enjoy this place setting with dessert! If […]

Easy Eid al Adha Cupcakes

Short on time? Try your hand at these easy Eid al Adha cupcakes! Order some lovely cupcakes from your favourite bakery; then top each cupcake with miniature plastic animals relevant to Eid al Adha like sheeps, goats and rams! For an added touch, display the cupcakes on a wooden platter and pair with a green […]

Eid al Adha Children’s Calendar

Holiday calendars are an easy and interactive way for children to learn about any holiday. For Eid al Adha, make a children’s calendar in the shape of the Kaaba! This shape allows kids to visually understand that Eid al Adha marks the end of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. Making this calendar is very simple. […]

Foam Pilgrims Craft

Make way – these foam pilgrims are on their way to Mecca! For an easy Eid al Adha craft for small children, make an assortment of pilgrims using precut gingerbread men foam shapes purchased from Michael’s during after Christmas sales. They come in value packs (32 pieces) and each pack contains gingerbread men in 3 […]

DIY Kaaba Balloon

Many American Muslim moms like to use the Kaaba as a symbol to help their children understand that Eid al Adha marks the end of Hajj. Balloons are always a good choice when celebrating any occasion with kids, so here is a super simple DIY to make a Kaaba balloon! Pair it with white latex […]

Eid al Adha Sheep Centerpiece

Pom pom sheep are fun for kids to make, but hang them on decorative branches and you have an effortless centerpiece for Eid al Adha! This centerpiece works well for a dining table if you’re having a sit-down dinner, or display on a side table in your home, like in the foyer or family room. […]

Follow the Hooves Eid Game

In Muslim countries, it officially starts to feel like Eid al Adha once animals are brought home for Eid. Children particularly love this part of Eid al Adha because they have so much fun playing with the goat/ sheep/ cow/ or camel. You can recreate the same excitement for North American kids with a little help […]

Eid Al Adha Ram Craft

A ram is central to the story of the Eid al Adha; celebrate the holiday with this adorable ram craft using everyday materials like popsicle sticks, felt and pipe cleaners. For small children, it’s helpful to cut out the different felt parts beforehand and simply have children glue the pieces together. At the end, if you […]

Eid Al Adha Cloche

Make a cloche display for a quick and easy way to decorate for Eid al Adha! Here, we’ve featured the animals most commonly associated with Eid al Adha: sheep, goat, camels and cows. For an elegant way of representing the holiday story and traditions in your home decor, arrange cloche and vases into groups of […]

Eid Al Adha Activity Calendar

In the 9 holy days preceding Eid al Adha create an activity calendar for kids to help them acknowledge the holy days and build up anticipation for Eid. Muslim holidays follow a “work hard, play hard” rule, so for each holy day, write out an age appropriate task for your child and place it in […]

Ramadan Fruit Kebobs

One of Ramadan’s traditions is to break fast with dates; for a fun twist, fashion dates into wonderful fruit kebobs! Along with dates, we’ve paired melon moons, pineapple and mango stars, and purple marshmallows and grapes for a themed Ramadan treat. These are especially great to make with kids and a great activity to help […]

Eid Guessing Game

One of Eid’s traditions is give out money to children. In North America many parents opt to give their children wrapped gifts instead of cash money. If that sounds like you, you can still introduce your kids to the age old tradition of Eid money with our fun guessing game! (It’s a great game for […]

Flying Carpet Game

This flying carpet game is fun for kids of all ages (in fact even grownups will have a great time with this one!) As a non-competitive and active game, it’s especially great for small children like toddler and preschoolers. Be sure to play in a large indoor room with furniture moved out of the way. […]

Ramadan Drummer Paper Bag Puppets

Nearly every Muslim culture has some concept of Ramadan drummers (even if historically.) The job of the Ramadan drummer is to wake people up about an hour before dawn so people can take their pre-fasting meal. For North American children who might not be familiar with Ramadan drummers, we’re introducing them in a ficticious way. […]

Crescent Star Healthy Treats

Are you the mom with the healthy treats? If so, this one is for you! Shape an apple and banana into a crescent and star and serve on large round cookies or crackers spread with peanut butter. For a peanut free treat, cut deli slices of cheddar cheese into rounds with a cookie cutter and […]

Crescent Star Garlic Bread Bites

These garlic bread bites in the shape of crescents and stars will be adored by kids and adults alike this Ramadan and Eid. Stuffed with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese and finished with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley they make a satisfying snack. You can try any kind of filling with these treats such as, ground […]

Ramadan Paper Chain

Ramadan is known as the month of blessed nights; create a paper chain garland with a celestial vibe to fit the occasion. Use removable hooks and drape this paper chain garland off a fireplace mantel or a bannister. It’s a graceful way to add some festivity to your home – and the kids will love […]

Crescent Star Cake

Shaped cakes are great for celebrating holidays with kids. This cake takes the shape of a crescent and a star – perfect for Eid or Ramadan parties. You don’t need any specialty pans to bake this cake – simple round ones will do. Use the leftover scrap to make cake pops or a trifle. The […]

8 Pointed Star Photo Frames

One of the traditions of Eid is to wear new clothes. If you like to take a photo of your child’s annual Eid outfit, preserve it with these 8 pointed star photo frames! Print out previous years’ Eid photos as 5×7″ prints of and in the last few days leading up to Eid, have your […]

Cardboard Tube Stamps

Recycle cardboard tubes into crescent and star shaped stamps! These stamps only take 5 minutes to make and kids of all ages will enjoy crafting with them. Have kids make stamped drawings to hang up on the fridge or stamp on gift tags, greeting cards and favour bags. Purchase a roll of purple kraft paper […]

Magic Carpet Graham Crackers

These magic carpet cookies are a wonderful treat to enjoy in Ramadan or on Eid day – and thanks to store bought graham crackers, they’re so easy to make! The candy used to decorate these magic carpets are sour peach strips with no artificial dyes (hence the white colour) by Canadian company Dare (so they’re […]

Ramadan Sensory Box

Small children, like toddlers and preschoolers, learn about holidays through simple activities. Sensory boxes are meant to help kids learn to count, identify their colours and shapes, practice fine motor skills and develop language skills by describing how things feel or look like. Here are some activities your child can do with our Ramadan sensory box. […]

Paper Bag Mosques

Transform simple kraft paper bags into playful mosques with our free printable clipart. Stuff with tissue paper and these make the perfect gift bags for Eid day. Kids can make these themselves too – pre-cut the parts, particularly the more intricate ones like the minaret, and have kids glue the pieces to make the mosque. […]

Moon Sighting Binoculars

Get kids involved in the tradition of moon sighting with binoculars they can help put together. It’s a great way to encourage pretend play for toddlers and preschoolers and big kids won’t mind a peek through the binoculars either! You can use these binoculars twice – once to spot the crescent moon for Ramadan and […]

Ramadan Kids’ Table Crayons

Make Ramadan special at the kids’ table with this fun place setting idea. Use our printable template for the mosque shape – and for the minaret? A crayon! Lay out kraft paper as a tablecloth and let kids colour with the crayons till sunset. Place extra crayons at the table to ensure that there are […]

Magic Carpet Cereal Treats

In North America, we know of magic carpets from Disney’s Aladdin. In Muslim folk tales however, such as those compiled in One Thousand and One Nights, flying or “magic” carpets are an allusion to Prophet Solomon’s mat, which could travel by wind as mentioned in the Quran (commentary of Ibn Kathir 21:81 and 34:12). In Ramadan, […]

Ramadan Fabric Markers Tote Bag

With school out and summer here, little ones may be accompanying you to the mosque for night prayer (tarawih). Have them make a fabric markers tote bag to fill up with activities they can take along to tarawih prayer. If your mosque has a babysitting program, have your child write their name on the tote […]

8 Pointed Star Pancakes

Use our large 8 pointed star cookie cutter to make delightful pancakes for Ramadan. Make them for your pre-fasting meal or for kids on the weekend. They’re a great way to add some cheer to your Ramadan celebrations. You will need: Pancake batter Large 8 pointed star cookie cutter (limited edition) Non-stick food spray Steps: Place […]

Ramadan Food Ideas: Candy Lanterns

In some Muslims cultures, lanterns are heavily associated with Ramadan. Tradition has it, before electricity, lanterns were taken outside to help spot the crescent moon signaling the beginning and end of Ramadan. This Ramadan, combine tradition with this age-old North American candy craft for a holiday that’s meaningful to you. Hang by a window, wear […]

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Setting

Make a pretty date place setting for Ramadan. With a few simple materials, you can make this craft in a matter of minutes for a special touch to your Ramadan table. This craft uses supermarket pitless dates that already have a hole in the center. A sturdy North African honey date is best for this […]

8 Pointed Star Pizza

Make everyday pizza special for Ramadan by adding 8 pointed star salami toppings. Kids will love it for lunch – and they can help make it too! For an older crowd, add touches like fresh basil or asiago cheese and serve as finger food for an iftar party.   Ingredients and Supplies 1 bag bakery […]

Ramadan Balloon Bouquet

Surprise a loved one this Ramadan with an adorable balloon bouquet – it will definitely get the kids squealing in delight. For an airy look, pair a 34″ crescent moon balloon with clear latex balloons. Embellish the crescent moon with a smile and rosy cheeks. On the clear balloons, handwrite phrases like “It’s Here! It’s […]

Ramadan Ideas: Date Pit Napkin Rings

One Ramadan tradition consistent across Muslim cultures is to break fast with dates. As a nod to that tradition, make date pit napkin rings for Ramadan. Their rustic look add a lovely cottage country detail to your dinner table  – and they are a great way to recycle. Materials 90 dates (about 2 boxes) Drill […]

Ramadan Ideas: 8 Pointed Paper Stars

The 8 pointed star is one of the most prominent symbols in Islamic art and architecture. Emma Clark, in her book, The Art of the Islamic Garden, explains that the 8 pointed star represents God’s Throne. This is because a verse in the Quran states that on the Day of Judgement, 8 angels will flank […]

DIY Ramadan Party Crackers

In North America, British Christmas crackers grace holiday tables year round, not just December. From Valentine’s Day, to Halloween to Hannukah, every holiday has its own version of these crackers. Here’s how to make a Ramadan version of these popular party crackers. Use brightly coloured crepe paper, embellish with the symbol of Islam (in gold […]

Ramadan Ideas: Plush Crescent Star Garland

Looking for Ramadan ideas for baby’s 1st Ramadan? Make a plush garland with the emblem of Islam to hang in your nursery room. Easy to make, this crescent star garland will last you through the years. Store away after every Ramadan, and as baby gets older, every holiday he or she can take out this […]

Painted Wooden Dolls

Inspired by Russian matryoshka dolls, we created our own little Muslim versions for Ramadan to represent the culture of Russian speaking Muslims living in North America. Complete with skull cap and scarf, the boy and girl are made to look like they’re coming straight from the medersa! Pack the painted wooden dolls into a small […]

Ramadan Lantern Streamers

Before electricity, it was tradition to take lanterns outside to help spot the crescent moon, marking the beginning of Ramadan. Today in some parts of the world, lanterns are still associated with Ramadan. Make these pretty lantern streamers to hang in your home this Ramadan! Materials Glitter cardstock, 3 sheets in any 2 colours Clipart […]

8 Pointed Star Carnation Luminaries

When hosting your sundown Ramadan party, don’t keep your guests in the dark! If you’re looking for fun Ramadan ideas, make these carnation luminaries. Carnations are a common motif in Islamic art and architecture, this particular design is inspired by a pattern seen in Fez, Morocco. It features the 8 pointed star in the center […]

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Card Holder

Ramadan traditions vary from culture to culture, especially when it comes to food. One tradition that seems common amongst almost all Muslim cultures is the Prophetic tradition of breaking fast with dates. If you’re on the hunt for Ramadan ideas for your next Ramadan party, welcome guests to the table with these date place card […]

Ramadan Ideas: Turkish Style Cookie Tins Decoupage

Searching for Ramadan ideas? Empty cookie tins lying around the house? Transform your cookie tins into Turkish art! Using decoupage glue, create designs on your tins by cutting carnations and tulips from paper napkins. Tulips are native to Turkey and its nearby regions. Though we may now associate Holland with tulips the most, it was […]

Perler Bead 8 Pointed Star

Adults and kids alike will enjoy this fun Ramadan craft. Make 8 pointed stars from Perler beads in bright cheerful colours befitting for summer weather. Islamic art heavily relies on geometry and Perler beads are a great medium to explore symmetry. Expand the 8 pointed star to create different flower patterns found commonly in Muslim […]

Hand-Embroidered Chutney Jars

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Geometric Eid-ul-Adha Party

We weren’t sure if it was a good idea to replicate something as holy as the Kaaba. So inspired by modern art and architecture, we designed a contemporary Eid-ul-Adha party featuring a cube. It’s reminiscent of the Kaaba but it’s not a replica of the Kaaba. Keeping it minimalist and modern, we designed this party […]

Holiday Movie Night

In North America, every holiday is accompanied with its fair share of holiday movies. They’re what spread festive cheer. In the spirit of Hajj, host a holiday movie night featuring, “Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta.” This short film, produced by National Geographic, documents the journey of Ibn Battuta, a 20 year […]

Pompom and Macrame Eid Party

This Eid, I’ve designed an Eid theme inspired by my South Asian heritage. I call it, “Deck the Camels.” In India/Pakistan decorating camels is a really big thing. Just the way people wear new clothes and dress up on Eid, camel owners try to make their camels look extra special for Eid. Sometimes dressing up […]

Ramadan Stardust Cake

Celebrate Ramadan with a simple yet beautiful cake! Make any dense chocolate cake recipe (check out the blog section for a roundup of chocolate cake recipes), place the printable template on top (download below), and dust some icing sugar through a sieve. Quick, easy, and festive! The stardust cakes features the 8-pointed star, a common […]

Free Ramadan Printable – Samosa Bags

Every Ramadan I like to hand out treats to co-workers. It’s a Ramadan tradition I made up. Last year, I made M&M cookies which we handed out in these printable bags. The year before that, I handed out samosas to my co-workers at Chatelaine magazine. This year I’m doing samosas again – but with different packaging. […]

Kilim Lanterns

This Ramadan, wow guests with these easy-to-make Kilim lanterns! Kilims are rugs woven by nomadic people all over the Islamic world; the kilims of North Africa, Persia and Anatolia are especially popular here in the West. Typically, women are weavers of kilims and the knowledge of the craft is passed down from mother to daughter. […]

Free Ramadan Printable – Neon Iftar Invitation

Bright and bold, this free Ramadan printable is perfect for hot summer days. It’s too hot to speak in full sentences so this invitation card just cuts right to the chase, popping the question: “Iftar?” The card is double-sided keeping the design fun and casual. The back is where you write your specifics: when’s your […]

Free Ramadan Printable – Nomad Iftar Invitation

Nomadic tribes in Central Asia weave some pretty cool designs onto textiles. This free Ramadan printable card is inspired by their craft and the common motifs found on their work. Cards fold open to reveal the greeting, “You’re Invited to Iftar!” Add in your party deets on the lines below. Click here to download the […]

Free Ramadan Printable – Nautical Iftar Invitation

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without trips to lake! Break your fast by the marina this summer with this festive nautical invite, a free Ramadan printable! Invitation folds up to reveal the greeting “Let’s Dine Together” leaving room for your handwritten note below. An anchor illustration on the right hand corner completes the nautical look. […]

Istanbul Inspired Cupcake Toppers

Unlike with North American holidays where holiday parties precede the actual holiday, Eid parties always happen after Eid takes place. They can’t take place before, because it would be Ramadan anyway. So because of this, often times it can feel as if Eid stretches out for a while. At least for about two weeks. My weekend […]

Fun Ice Cream Bowls for Ramadan

So today is the last Friday of Ramadan. Personally, I find Fridays really interesting. On my visits to Muslim countries, I’ve noticed that Fridays are a really big deal. Schools will let out early, stores will shut down, everyone rushes to perform the rites of a Friday. In some countries, Friday isn’t even a working […]

Vintage Milk Bottle Suhoor

When I was a kid, one of my favourite things about Ramadan was the pre-fasting meal/ suhoor/ sehri/ whatever you call it in your culture. As a kid I obviously didn’t fast, but I just thought it was really fun to see everyone in the house get up in the night to eat. I liked being […]

Bangles Decoration

So it’s been announced – for many Muslims around the world, Eid is tomorrow! In South Asian culture, the night before Eid is referred to as “chaand raat”, or in other words, the night when the moon is sighted. I remember while vacationing in Pakistan, once Eid was announced, everyone would rush out to the […]

Ramadan Tea Bags Free Printable

Have an iftar party to go to? Not sure what to take for your hostess? Make a little tea bags and cookies package. A box of goodies makes a nice hostess gift year round but since it’s Ramadan, you want to make it extra special. I think customizing tea bags is a really easy and […]

Paper Lanterns Craft

One day, while I was working at Chatelaine last summer, my boss asked me to craft a round paper ornament. She was inspired by a craft she saw at an event hosted by Michael’s (the craft store) in NYC. She gave me the how-to for this paper ornament and I set off to work.The round […]

Ramadan Chocolate Wrapper Free Printable

In Muslim countries, Ramadan is such an incredibly festive affair. Having grown up in Canada though, I never really felt the “holiday spirit” until I was older and genuinely began to have an interest in practicing the religion. I imagine there are a lot of other poor North American kids out there who are going […]

Scents of Ramadan

I think scent has a lot to do with any holiday. Sometimes, we associate particular scents with a holiday and when we get a whiff of that scent, it all of a sudden gives us an extra boost of “holiday spirit.” So to make the month of Ramadan feel more festive in your home, create […]

Ramadan Treat Bags Free Printable

It can get pretty awkward explaining to co-workers and peers that you can’t join them for lunch because you’re fasting. I think it makes a really nice gesture if you bring in treats for your office, letting them know the celebrations for Ramadan have begun. This way, they’ll feel like they’re part of the festivities too […]