Posts Tagged ‘Purim’

Mishloach Manot for Purim

Monday, February 18th, 2013 by by

I love Purim, it has always been my favorite holiday.  Put very very simply; Purim is the story of the deliverance of the Jewish People in the 4th century BCE. It involves a King and a Queen {who was Jewish} and an evil man that plots to kill the Jews. All of the makings of an incredible story.  It is not just your  traditional meal with family, but rather a time that you can dress  up and party  {read more here} .  One of the traditions is making Mishloach Manot- baskets with food to give to friends. The foods are given on Purim and have at least 2 different types of food in them.  Since Purim is so close to Valentine’s day, I pilfered Target and Michael’s for some good quality items to use in my basket and make it a part of the basket theme.

This is what I found to use.  I originally found some great pink and red striped acrylic baskets, but on the way to the check-out, I spotted these stuffed animal backpacks! Much cuter and then I didn’t have to worry about packaging it up with ribbons.

The butterfly lollipop kit we will use to (more…)