Seder Plate. Tip: freeze the lamb shank bone to use again for the following year.



A few years ago, I felt inspired to have my own Seder Dinner. I read some materials and planned a whole meal, and invited one other family to join in the dinner. I even bought a special Seder plate for the occasion and goblet for the occasion (pictured above).



The dinner table… ready for guests! The seder plates are set, the dinner plates are stacked up.We had a feast!


The next year, I did it again… just for our own family. And the following year, I organized a Seder for our homeschool history co-op.


A guest's Seder plate

A guest’s Seder plate, with charoset, bitter herbs, salt water, horseradish


For dessert, I made a special treat, that I called “New Life Dessert”. It was a Martha Stewart recipe — chocolate cake baked in new and clean flowerpots, sprinkled with crushed, chocolate cookie crumbles, to look like dirt. For the “plant,” I used fresh sprigs of mint. If you really want to get creative, try to find some candy rocks. (I couldn’t find those… but I do remember searching for the right sized flower pots that year– it was freezing cold!)

Doesn’t the “new life dessert” look real?


An edible plant! I saved the flower pots to use again! It looked so real... they fooled everyone! :)

An edible plant! I saved the flower pots to use again! It looked so real… they fooled everyone! 🙂


At the end, I served the “new life dessert”, talking about the new life we have in Christ.

For a resource on putting together your own Messianic Seder Haggadah, here is one resource: A Christian Passover Seder by John Pontier. I also found many resources online.

Celebrate the new life we have in Christ!



edited from the archives