‘Twas the week before Purim…

Purim is a week away and there is so much to do (Sorry for the cheesy title!). My family is still deciding on costumes, but at least we have our shaloch manos planned (I will share after Purim ). I have a lot of Purim prep for my Hebrew school, too.

If you are still deciding on your shaloch manos (mishloach manot) idea, you have a few ways to choose:

  • Pick a theme.
    1. Color – one specific color, black and white, red/white/blue, rainbow
    2. Meal time – Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
    3. Job – police, pirate, royalty
    4. Movie – Star Wars, Frozen, superhero
    5. Place – carnival, nautical or beach, McDonald’s, movies
    6. Country or type of food – Chinese, Spanish, Wild West, Mexican, Israeli, Italian
    7. Toy – Candyland, several travel games
    8. Type of food – sour, cherries, apples, pizza, fitness, s’mores, chocolate, ice cream sundae in a box, salad in a jar
    9. Make your own – cookies in a jar, explosion
    10. Drink and food pairs – beer and nuts, cocoa and cookies, refried beans and chips, crystal light mix with water bottle and granola bar
    11. Shaloch manos man – there lots of different ways to make one
  • Find a recipe you like and figure out what to pair it with.
    • Some ideas we have done in the past:
      • banana bread and a banana
      • oatmeal Florentine cookies and chocolate candy
      • homemade caramel popcorn
      • apple muffins and an apple
      • butterscotch brownies and cookie bark
      • homemade croutons, cucumber and carrots
      • chocolate covered pretzels, a Clif rope and peppermints
      • poppy-seed cake and chocolate Hershey Treasures
  • Find a container and pick items to go with that.

Check out the following slideshow of great shaloch manos we have gotten (and made) over the years:

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A few places to get more great ideas:

I would love to see or hear about your great ideas! Please comment!


2 thoughts on “‘Twas the week before Purim…

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  1. Dear Rachael,Was unable to access the shaloch manos slideshow you mentioned in this post.Link did not work.Can you please fix it?Thank you.Alice Alice J. Brown

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