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Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »
OK were about a month away from purim, and the wife needs ideas for  dressing up + mishloach manos - theme
lets here.......
originals
creative
different
or anything else you can think of!!!!!!!

married 2 yrs
1st year  Jamaican theme,
2nd year polka dots
3rd year w/ a kid ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ?

Zookeeper with any animal?
Curious George & man wit yellow hat?

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Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2012, 11:18:00 PM »
Zookeeper with any animal?
Curious George & man wit yellow hat?
I sure hope he found something by now...that post was made a year ago ;)
He may even have 2 kids by now :o ;D

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Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2012, 07:56:46 AM »
Zookeeper with any animal?
Curious George & man wit yellow hat?
A year late!!  But quite on target,  was actually Curious George & man wit yellow hat!!

I sure hope he found something by now...that post was made a year ago ;)
He may even have 2 kids by now :o ;D

He does  ;D

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Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2013, 04:18:54 PM »
So, you know the drill...
The wife needs to sit down with the husband to discuss mishloach manos for this year... (costumes for the kids is a whole other thread ;D )

You have to give to every neighbor who might pass by our doorstep and don't forget every 14th cousin, the "shadow" who works in your daughters classroom, who takes care of a special needs kid in the class who happens to be in the same class as your kid, in addition to all teachers and assistants who add up to 9 people and whoever is going to be at the Purim meal this year etc etc..
Don't forget the 17 two year olds in your son's playgroup and the Mexican maid who might see and be sad that she didn't get.

It has to be a theme or something "cool" and go break your head trying to figure out what to put in it that won't make you look "nerdy" or "nebbish".

So you sit down and start brainstorming and, no matter what options you choose, it comes out to literally hundreds of Dollars...

Can anyone relate?..

OK, so since people around here like saving money, I thought it would be a good idea to exchange ideas for mishloach manos to fit everyone's budget.

I'll personally share the one I gave out last year which was "cool" and relatively inexpensive (of course I cannot repeat the same thing this year cause that would automatically render it "uncool"), but I hope someone out there can benefit from the idea and I hope this could become a good brainstorming session and be useful for myself, as we as others who can use the info.

This is what I gave last year, I hope someone out here can use the idea, IIRC it came out to about $5 per mishloach manos.

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2013, 04:27:42 PM »
Gosh, the middle one looks like bath towels.
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
So, you know the drill...
The wife needs to sit down with the husband to discuss mishloach manos for this year... (costumes for the kids is a whole other thread ;D )

You have to give to every neighbor who might pass by our doorstep and don't forget every 14th cousin, the "shadow" who works in your daughters classroom, who takes care of a special needs kid in the class who happens to be in the same class as your kid, in addition to all teachers and assistants who add up to 9 people and whoever is going to be at the Purim meal this year etc etc..
Don't forget the 17 two year olds in your son's playgroup and the Mexican maid who might see and be sad that she didn't get.

It has to be a theme or something "cool" and go break your head trying to figure out what to put in it that won't make you look "nerdy" or "nebbish".

So you sit down and start brainstorming and, no matter what options you choose, it comes out to literally hundreds of Dollars...

Can anyone relate?..

OK, so since people around here like saving money, I thought it would be a good idea to exchange ideas for mishloach manos to fit everyone's budget.

I'll personally share the one I gave out last year which was "cool" and relatively inexpensive (of course I cannot repeat the same thing this year cause that would automatically render it "uncool"), but I hope someone out there can benefit from the idea and I hope this could become a good brainstorming session and be useful for myself, as we as others who can use the info.

This is what I gave last year, I hope someone out here can use the idea, IIRC it came out to about $5 per mishloach manos.


i've never seen a better system than montreal: there's no mishloach manos dilemma. Tomchei Shabbos charges 2$ per name, the more people that give you the bigger your mishloach manos is, and all proceeds go to tzedaka. Dilemma solved. I don't know why it isn't implemented in other communities, I guess it can only work in smaller out of town communities
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2013, 04:37:58 PM »
You also just don't have to give everyone.
I'd rather give the money to tzedakah. Things got very out of hand with Mishloach Manos.


Meanwhile back to what the OP was asking.

How much do you want to spend for each one?
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2013, 04:38:55 PM »
Gotta go with smuffins this year
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2013, 04:39:25 PM »
This is my first yr with a kid. Bh. So wife decided hes a baker and shes making mini devil dogs and giving a shoko. Simple cheap and nice. :-)


But nice job on last yr

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2013, 04:39:50 PM »
You also just don't have to give everyone.
I'd rather give the money to tzedakah. Things got very out of hand with Mishloach Manos.
+1

No kids, but my wife is making chocolate cover pretzels, which usually cost $8 for 12 and I think we spent a little less than $10 for 90, but we're not sure what else to put with it. Any ideas?

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2013, 04:42:02 PM »
+1
+1 (Not that I agree, I just added 1 person to my shalach manos list)
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2013, 04:42:20 PM »
coffee theme - or morning after theme
coffe mug with coffe samplers, sugar...
chocloate bar and danish or cookie
if u want u can add in some comics

lunch
a container with 4 compartments
with eggsalad, tuna, cream cheese... and some bagels

someone once came dressed up with their kids as cows
gave small metal pail with choc milk and danish

nice two i got was - healthy theme
nice basket with cut up veges and dips

container with layered cut up fruit
had some sort of poem/letter about dumping the nosh route...

buy small pizza box and make a takeout menu

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2013, 04:44:31 PM »
Gotta go with smuffins this year
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2013, 05:01:13 PM »
Gosh, the middle one looks like bath towels.
It's not THAT big! :)
You also just don't have to give everyone.
I'd rather give the money to tzedakah. Things got very out of hand with Mishloach Manos.
I agree 1000% but still need to make actual mishloach manos.
How much do you want to spend for each one?
I guess around $7 max?
I need 10 of them to include something REAL like a dish or something to that effect.. I'll listen to ideas for that too...
coffee theme - or morning after theme
coffe mug with coffe samplers, sugar...
chocloate bar and danish or cookie
if u want u can add in some comics

lunch
a container with 4 compartments
with eggsalad, tuna, cream cheese... and some bagels

someone once came dressed up with their kids as cows
gave small metal pail with choc milk and danish

nice two i got was - healthy theme
nice basket with cut up veges and dips

container with layered cut up fruit
had some sort of poem/letter about dumping the nosh route...

buy small pizza box and make a takeout menu
Thanks! This is a start! Will suggest it..
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2013, 05:06:09 PM »
I guess around $7 max?
I need 10 of them to include something REAL like a dish or something to that effect.. I'll listen to ideas for that too... Thanks! This is a start! Will suggest it..

That's a nice sum of money per each one. You could probably get away with spending less for some people, no? Does everyone need to get a super nice one?

Why not do simple but shtark? I saw a small bottle of flavored Vodka with an apple wrapped nice. I always like the less is more approach.
Looks nice, less $$.

I agree 1000% but still need to make actual mishloach manos.


Just one. :)



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