When it comes to Passover, there are a couple things that are truly for the kiddies of the bunch. I’m referring to “The Four Questions” (the youngest is supposed to recite those) and finding the afikoman (a traditional usually reserved for the kiddos). However, what if you and all your friends have a Seder together and none of you have kids? Or maybe your family doesn’t have any young children who will be attending; then what do you do?
You don’t have to do away with those traditions because no little ones are present. You can still follow through with all the Passover traditions, even if it’s an adults-only affair. For starters, just pick the youngest person who is at the Seder (even if the youngest is, say, in their 30s) and have them recite the questions. They might want to drink a glass or two of wine prior to help with their stage fright, but it’ll work. You can even Snapchat it!
And when it comes to finding the afikoman, don’t fret. What grown-up Jew hasn’t wanted to get back in on this fun tradition? Have the host or hostess hide it earlier in the evening prior to their guests’ arrival. Before dessert, have everyone look for it, but turn it into a fun game – maybe a drinking game, perhaps? Each place you look and it’s not there, you have a sip of wine. Or maybe you turn it into a game of charades; each time someone fails to find the afikoman, they have to act out a scene from a movie or TV show. Make it silly, have fun with it, and just enjoy being a kid again for a night!
In terms of the prizes, be a tad creative with this one. Typically, kids might receive a toy or some money if they find the afikoman. For adults, go with something a bit different, such as lottery tickets, a gift card to dinner or movies or a yummy-smelling candle.
As it’s asked, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” Well, make it different, make it fun and make it something your friends and family will remember for years to come.