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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our Purim

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Purim, a Jewish holiday! You can read all about it here.

Purim is one of those holidays that would be CRAZY if more scrapbookers celebrated it. There are just so many opportunities to be creative and artistic, so I really had to reign myself in!

One of the traditions we have on Purim is to create gift baskets  (called "shalach manot") to give out to friends and family. The baskets/bags/you name it are supposed to contain food items that you say two different blessings on, but besides that, it's fair game.

This year's theme was ice cream!  I made cake ball "ice cream scoops" and put them in mini cones, then wrapped them up to place in the containers.

I found ice cream cartons on Amazon and ordered some stickers on Etsy!

A shot from my Shalach Manot prep mode--living room floor, ipad, and lots and lots of ice cream containers.

In keeping with our theme, Ellie was a baby ice cream cone!!  How cute is this?

Another shot (the top scoop pulls back like a hood--helpful for keeping babies less angry:))

And because I can't resist this face...

After going to hear the Megillah read, and walking around the neighborhood delivering Shalach Manot, a group of my high school friends came over to enjoy the festive meal with us.

Ellie's buddy was a cow!

You can see how enthused they are:)

S and I went as ice cream servers, 50s style:

And a group shot after the meal...

It was such a fun Purim! I loved our theme and tying it in to everything. Now to plan next year's.....

If YOU had to pick a Purim theme (costumes + gift baskets) what would you chose?


  1. That is really a fantastic theme. Where did you find the ice cream server costumes?

    1. Thanks! Got em on Amazon! And I would love to see a photo of your baby ampersand, even if the face is fuzzed out:)

  2. Oh my goodness, those cake ball "ice cream cones" and their packaging are so cute! I'm sure you made a lot of people happy with those treats. And, of course, the costumes are all adorbs, too.

  3. Given that my husband is a Lego fiend, I think we'd do Legos for our theme. We'd each be a different color Lego and give out boxes of Lego candy. I could see Trevor making Lego baskets to put it all in!

    1. Oh my gosh, that sounds so fun! My friend's son was a Rubix cube one year, and they made matching boxes!

  4. Your baby girl is growing up fast! Love the community that you describe!

  5. I could think of a ton of themes we could do, but if my daughter had her way the theme would be pink. Or maybe stickers!

    It looks like a lot of fun, love your cake-ball ice creams and the outfits are super cute! x

  6. I had never heard of this before. TFS. Love what you made and your dad is adorable

  7. Man I love reading about your Purim celebrations! What fun. Such great attention to detail! I didn't do a Purim basket (obviously) but I did make a basket this week that you and Ellie would enjoy (on my blog). And my all-time favorite Halloween costume was in 3rd grade when I was a Rubik's Cube. : )

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