December 28, 2011 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #601355
Believe it or not, Purim is ONLY 2 months away!! Dig up your costumes, polish your groggers…just kidding 🙂
Anyway, i’m looking for a unique Shalach Manos theme for this year. Anyone with a weird, strange, or just different ideas would be greatly appreciated. (It could involve cooking, baking, carving, etc…)December 28, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #850653
I have to digest the latkes before even thinking about this. lolDecember 28, 2011 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #850654
BTGuy: Hurry, Pesach’s around the corner.December 28, 2011 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #850655
Hi sem20, BTGuy: Funny you should mention this …
I was actually looking over my Megillah before Chanukah started in case it needs corrections (by the Sofer). As for Pesach; I have been thinking about that since Shabbos Bereishis.December 28, 2011 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #850656
Wow! Some people are just super organized!!! It’s still Chanukah!!December 28, 2011 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm #850657
im still checking hadassim.December 28, 2011 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #850658
in years past I tied my mishloach manos into a theme with my costume
one year my wife and I were mexicans (my kid was a chili pepper) so we gave hot peppers, salsa, guacamole spicy chips and water
one year we were Israelis so we gave out bamba and bissli, and magen david cookies
one year when I was a bachur I dressed in a Brady jersey with a red sox cap and gave out candied Boston baked beans, Sam Adams Boston Lager
one yearDecember 29, 2011 3:06 am at 3:06 am #850659
Nobody else has any creative ideas?December 29, 2011 3:25 am at 3:25 am #850660
Maybe these will spark some creative ideas for you –
*I once did a bag of stuff that all had ‘light’ on the label or in the name.
*Stuff that had all become recently kosher (oreos, m&m, gatorade)
*Different things that were all corn in the name (popcorn, cornbread muffin, candy corn)
*My favorite was when I had a machine that you used to put gifts in balloons and I gave out a balloon with a plate of nosh in it.
*I think a friend once gave us a makeshift airplane meal.
Why don’t you do black and white things, like a keyboard?December 29, 2011 3:29 am at 3:29 am #850661
My wife once dressed the kids as bananas and gave out the ingredients packages up to create your own banana split. was so cute!!!December 29, 2011 3:29 am at 3:29 am #850662
somehow in my house i have to come up w. the theme and poem
last year we did a whole coffee break theme-coffee packets, coffee cake-cupcake, coffee candies and a small bag of coffee beans. smelled delish
one year we did “have a berry happy purim” with small berry crumbles and something else
one year we did around the year in mini’s-lady apples and a small jar of honey, choco coins and a dreidel, red jelly fish (mazal adar dagim), potato chips (pesach) and then something for shavuos.December 29, 2011 4:28 am at 4:28 am #850663
Cute stuff. I just remembered, I once passed out graham crackers, marshmellows and a chocolate bar and instructions for smores.December 29, 2011 7:05 am at 7:05 am #850664
The latest from Japan are cat ears that perk up when you are thinking and flop down when your mind is relaxed.December 29, 2011 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #850665
lol. Its true about Pesach, too. It is very easy to over eat as a Jew with all this good food around, BH.
Seems like folks posted some nice ideas.
😀December 29, 2011 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #850666
our neighbors dressed up like skunks with their theme “Mishenichnas ‘Oder’ marbim B’Simchah”
I have no idea what was in their Mishloach Monos. do I want to?? LOLDecember 29, 2011 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #850667
you can dress up as a bee and give only sweets things with honey.December 29, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #850668
I’ve always wanted to(but never did it) Save a box from Shmura Matza and put a pizza in it for shaloch Monus. And of course a wine bottle with beer in it.December 30, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #850669
keep em coming, im bound to use one of them!!December 30, 2011 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #850670
sem20 – i’m thinking…i’m thinking.. i just haven’t come up with an amazing idea yet. i know that’s hard to believe but it’s true!
hey! how about something to do with parking at fire hydrants with your blinkers on? LOL
you can dress up as a car with lights blinking and walk around carrying a fire hydrant. for the shalach manos, you can give out “tickets” to a “concert” – together with a beer and popcorn.December 30, 2011 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #850671
LOL!December 30, 2011 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #850672
I’m already on IV (my home’s pesach’dig), and here you’re still thinking of themes? I don’t know if you’ll get to purim on time… you should’ve started preparing right after pesach.December 30, 2011 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #850673
fyi, tom brady is a huge yankees fan.
he would be wearing a yankees cap, not red sox!!December 30, 2011 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm #850674
Rainbow theme- 1) everything is rainbow, like rainbow cake and jelly beans, etc. or 2) each food item is a different color
Make one really cute food, like purim cookies, or a really fancy, nice thing, like baked goods or chocolates, and put a bottle of wine or something as your second food.
Buy glass/plastic vases, layer candy inside, and stick a few fake flowers in (of course, I don’t know your budget, but it sould probably work).January 1, 2012 3:21 am at 3:21 am #850675
One year i did bakers! gave out in a measuring cup, mini bag of choco chip cookies, choco milk, and put in a red checkered napkin! also can be flight attendants . Give out mini sprite, gum, little rolls, tuna can, etc…If you have boys they can be the pilots.!gluck and have fun!January 3, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am #850676
If you like Blue Man Group, wear a blue bathing cap, color your face, neck and hands in blue paint (maybe get blue rubber gloves like EMTs wear), dress up in all black, and pass out (kosher)marshmallows, red Leiber’s jello snack packs and and Cap’n Crunch in a white PVC pipe/cup with blue fingerprints on it. (According to the Star-K website, regular and Cap ‘N Crunch Crunch Berries are dairy, but Peanut Butter is pareve.) (Add drumsticks if your budget allows.)
Borrow/rent/make the PVC pipe instrument that shoots out streamers and walk around your neighborhood playing “Al Hanissim”. Leave streamers everywhere.
Leave blue fingerprints wherever you go. I wish we were organized enough to pull just some of this off, although I’m not sure how many people in our crowd would ‘get’ it. You did ask for weird, strange, or different!!February 12, 2012 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #850677
I once gave out a plate with crackers, a scoop of tuna in the middle and a celery stick coming out- all in the shape of a flower and wrote a whole poem with it.
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