How to Design the Best Passover Table Ever

Mar 16, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Passover is all about that special dinner we call the Seder, so make it unforgettable for your family and guests with our top tableware and décor tips!

To learn more about the Seder and everything you’ll need see our Passover Seder 101 post and the Passover 2022 Seder Essentials Buying Guide.

And check out our bonus printable recipe sheet at the bottom with 4 easy-yet-decadent Passover desserts to really upgrade the holiday experience!

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1. Make the Seder plates - or plates! - the centerpiece

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Jewish tradition already gives us the perfect holiday table centerpiece: the Seder plate. It’s filled with the six colorful, on-theme foods that help illustrate the Passover story, and you can get it in any style or artistic theme.

So choose one that expresses your personal style and make it the star of the show!

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Seder plate with the traditional foods

And if you have a large table with many guests, they’ll appreciate multiple plates throughout the table so that everyone can see. You can get identical ones, but it can be even more fun to mix it up with different pieces with a common theme – like Armenian ceramics, antiques, colorful spring motifs, or Middle Eastern mandala designs.

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Seder plates with mandala designs
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Passover table in greys and reds featuring matching pieces from Dorit Judaica

2. Pick a theme or unified color scheme for the table

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Between the Seder plate, matzah plate and cover, kiddush cup and Elijah’s cup, and of course your tableware for the meal itself, that’s a lot of things on the table!

It’ll be a lot less overwhelming and more visually appealing if it’s tied together with common design theme such as pomegranates or Jerusalem motifs.

Or, go simple-yet-classy with a unified color scheme, like elegant golds or fun blues and purples.

Matching Passover Seder set in blues and purples
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Passover table set with matching Jerusalem designs
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Passover table with contemporary designs featuring pomegranate motifs by Dorit Judaica

3. Don’t be afraid of the modern or unconventional

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Make your Passover Seder your own, no matter your style! Contemporary or unique designs have their place at the Passover table as well, and can make the tradition feel more relatable, fun, and engaging for the modern Jew.

Love sleek contemporary elegance, a modernist look, or even cartoon designs? Your Passover table can be anything you want it to be!

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Colorful printed matzah holder by artist Barbara Shaw
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Seder and matzah plate set with a modern twist
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Matzah cover and afioman bag set covered in Passover-themed cartoon designs by Barbara Shaw
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Unique Seder plate in an elegant, modern design
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Passover Seder table adorned with traditional and modern pieces

4. Mix the old and the new

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Combine your family heirloom Judaica or your tried-and-true favorite haggadah from childhood – or even that traditional-looking but new-to-you Seder plate – with modern Passover tableware pieces and accessories from contemporary designers like Dorit Judaica, Barbara Shaw, or Yair Emanuel.

It’ll give your table a meaningful personal touch and an exciting modern relevance that’ll wow your guests!

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Passover set seamlessly combining traditional and contemporary designs
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Elegant wine glasses and Armenian ceramics Judaica to make the Passover wine shine!

5. Highlight the wine

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The wine is a big part of the Passover Seder experience, so consider beautiful accessories to give it the prominence it deserves: wine glasses, decanters, corks, bottle holders, kiddush cups and an artistic Elijah’s cup.

And of course, make sure you and your guests have the best wine drinking experience with delicious, top-notch kosher wine from Israeli wineries!

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Artistic bottle holder by Shraga Landesman
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Elegant kiddush cup by famous designer Yair Emanuel
Perfect gift set for Passover wine lovers: bottle of wine along with a vibrant table runner and artistic bottle cork!
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6. It’s the small details that count

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Tie the entire table together with a beautiful tablecloth – a solid neutral color with subtle designs goes a long way, such as this elegant white pomegranate tablecloth.

And you can add more eye-catching detail with decorative accents like a table runner, colorful napkins, or placemats, and fresh or artificial flowers – it is spring after all!

Don’t forget that you’ll also have your haggadahs at the table, so feel free to incorporate them into your design scheme as well.

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A tablecloth with a subtle floral design matches the pomegranates and florals in the tableware pieces, while the red haggadahs make the entire table design pop!
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Upgrade your Passover Seder with amazing recipes!

Now that you have your Passover table ready, download our printable 4 Easy Dessert Recipes for Passover to make your holiday celebration the most delicious ever:

Get everything you need for a meaningful and enjoyable holiday with our Passover Judaica and gifts straight from the Land of Israel! 

And check out amazing Passover table sets and Seder essentials guide for the best items that’ll wow your family and guests.

You’ll have the most amazing holiday table ever and wow everyone at your Seder with these gorgeous, coordinated sets from Israel’s top artists!

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