Jewish holidays can be expensive. You need food and decorations, but during Passover, you need a cheap or free Haggadah and special food that’s Kosher for Pesach. Then, there’s all the glasses of wine and special desserts. In addition, you’ll need afikomen money. Now you can celebrate Passover on a budget.
Here’s a little guide on ways to get Passover free stuff and cheap things to help you save some money.
Passover on a Budget – How to Find Cheap and Free Passover Seders, Passover Haggadah, Food, Crafts, and More
Cheap and Free Passover Seder Plates
The seder plate is an important part of the Passover meal. Yes, it’s great if you have Grandma’s seder plate, but what if this is your first time hosting a seder. You just realized you don’t have a seder plate. What are you going to do? You can make your own Passover seder plate easily and cheaply.
Check out Make Your Own Passover Seder Plate – Free Passover Seder Plate templates and instructions for more info and details.
Amazon really does have everything. There are a wide range of seder plates at good prices. Prime members can even get free shipping on lots of them.
For just $9.67 shipped you can get this Passover Kid’s Melamine Seder 9″ Plate.
Or, get a 12 pack of Paper Seder Plates, Passover plates for kids for $8.64 shipped.
Discounted and Free Passover Haggadahs for your seder
If you want Passover on a budget and are looking for free, short Passover Seders, check out Short Passover Seders – Free Online Pesach Haggadahs. There’s a short online Passover Haggadah template, The 2 Minute Haggadah for the impatient, free family Haggadah, and even sites where you can make your own Haggadah for free.
If you don’t mind spending a little bit of money then take a look at these fast Passover seders for purchase.
Fast Passover Seders
30 minute seder – It got good review on Amazon though I have not tried it out myself. Buy the book, 30 Minute Seder.
Passover Haggadah on Kindle – As a last minute resort you can always download a Passover Haggadah here on your Kindle or Kindle supported phone or computer, but I haven’t found any free Kindle Passover Haggadah yet. The cheapest I saw is $1.99. Or, Prime members can find a few free Passover Haggadah for the Kindle.
Passover for Kids
There’s nothing that says Passover has to be boring. Here are some ideas to help make Passover fun and easy for children. You can get tips on how to have a fun Passover seder, Passover lunch ideas for kids, and last minute Passover ideas.
On a Budget During Passover? Tips to Save money on Passover Food
Yes, it would be nice to order your whole Passover meal from the store, but that’s expensive. If you can make Passover food at home and divide up tasks. Ask for help and delegate. Have each person or family in charge of the food for a different part of the seder.
Go vegetarian or don’t make meat as the main course.
Use a fake shank bone. I’ll admit, one year we didn’t have long to prepare and ended up using a dog bone as the shank bone.
Leave the Pesach section. Passover foods tend to more expensive. Depending on how religious/strict you are, certain food items don’t need to be Kosher for Passover. You can check out a Shopping Guide from the Chicago Rabbinical Council, page 24 for information on foods that are Acceptable without Passover Certification, Must bear reliable Passover Certification, or Not acceptable for Passover.
Pack Your Own Lunches for Passover. If you make your own Passover lunch, you will save time, money, and the headache of trying to figure out what you will eat.
Passover Recipes Online
Save money and cook at home with these Pesach recipes. Check out Passover recipes on Allrecipes.com, Martha Stewart, and more.
Healthy Passover Recipes
Easy Passover Recipes | Eating Well
Vegan Passover Recipes
Vegan Passover Recipes | PETA.org
Dairy Free Passover Recipes
Passover Recipes – Dairy-Free Passover Recipes
Allergy Free Passover Recipes
Allergy-Free Passover Recipes – Kosher Recipes & Cooking
Passover Allergy-Free Recipes
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