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Everything you need to know to make and assemble your seder plate even at the last minute.
Are you hosting a seder for the first time? Or do you forget what actually goes on the seder plate every year? Don't have a seder plate?
Here is your guide to what goes on the seder plate and how to craft your own out of household goods.
The seder plate is the focal point of the Passover seder. Set at the head or the middle of the table where everyone can see it, it holds the 6 symbolic, ceremonial foods for the night: matzo, shank bone, egg, bitter herb, charoset, and vegetable.
Matzah: Set three layers of matzah on the table and cover them. It is best to put your seder plate on top of the matzah, there are some seder plates that come with three layers underneath to hold the matzah. If you are afraid of breaking the matzah, put the plate next to them. You can use the matzah box to hold the 3 pieces and set the seder plate over the box.
If you don't have a seder plate of your own, don't worry, all you really need is a plate or a bento box or piece of cardboard and some jars to DIY.
Here, we used a large board painted with chalkboard paint and set out small mason jars to hold the ingredients. We used chalk to label them and added some fun decorations to the sides.
Many seder plates are round signifying the circle of life, but that is not a requirement. Here are the 6 foods to fill your seder plate.