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Title: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 02:22:05 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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 17, 2011, 03:16:57 PM
squares
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 17, 2011, 03:25:49 PM
One of the best I've ever seen was crash dummies :D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 17, 2011, 03:44:12 PM
what was in the shaloch manos?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Bp on February 17, 2011, 03:52:02 PM
Painters jumpsuits get it in Home Depot for the whole family very cheap & very cute
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 17, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
i want to do curious george and the man in the yellow hat but i cant find a decent man in the yellow hat costume. any suggestions?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 04:38:03 PM
i want to do curious george and the man in the yellow hat but i cant find a decent man in the yellow hat costume. any suggestions?
a can of spray paint  :D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 17, 2011, 04:41:12 PM
i want to do curious george and the man in the yellow hat but i cant find a decent man in the yellow hat costume. any suggestions?
a can of spray paint  :D ;D ;D ;D
No joke. I did that costume a few times. Lived in different places so was able to reuse. I never found a good pre-made costume so i just bought clothes from a thrift shop. I never found a yellow hat that looked even remotely like the real one. In the end, i spray painted a hat that was of similar shape. After a few bottles of wine, i couldn't tell anymore nor i could i tell if anyone else could tell ;D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on February 17, 2011, 04:48:14 PM
i want to do curious george and the man in the yellow hat but i cant find a decent man in the yellow hat costume. any suggestions?
I did that last year (my baby dressed as a monkey). I was considering buying this costume (http://www.amazon.com/MAN-YELLOW-HAT-ADULT-COSTUME/dp/B000W1TORC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297979112&sr=8-1) But I ended up just getting a yellow tshirt and for pants, bec. I had a hard time finding bright yellow pants, I bought scrubs- they come in all colors!! My hat didn't look anything like the real thing, but as David said, when you're drunk it doesn't really matter.

Mishloach Manos was inside a yellow hat with Banana laffy taffy, banana muffins, banana baby food, banana shaped candies, and mini bananas with the message:  Go Bananas!

Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on February 17, 2011, 04:56:05 PM
This year my son will be a shark  (http://compare.ebay.com/like/110619159771?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=211227569415&crlp=1_263602_304662&UA=%3F*I8&GUID=3383b1cc12d0a040b0e16f61ffacde4a&itemid=110619159771&ff4=263602_304662) and I will be giving out a small fishbowl with tuna, fish shaped cookies and chocolate (both homemade), jelly fish, and I was considering including a little bagged goldfish!

I would dress up as a fisherman if I could find a decent looking costume.  Any Ideas?  Could be basic clothing (old navy?) that when worn together fits for a fisherman impression.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 05:11:44 PM
what was in the shaloch manos?
polkies=anything and everything  black and white
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/IMG_0043.JPG (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/IMG_0043.JPG)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/Copy%20of%20purim.jpg (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/Copy%20of%20purim.jpg)

Jamaican= checked out wiki on Jamaica read what they have there; made a little guide book  and put  together things tht fit in.... coconut, coffee, banana, cap gun, cotton etc.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/IMG_0905.JPG (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/IMG_0905.JPG)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/Copy%20of%20SS.JPG (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21332272/Copy%20of%20SS.JPG)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 17, 2011, 05:11:51 PM
dress up like a russian tourist with shark bites
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 05:14:30 PM
This year my son will be a shark  (http://compare.ebay.com/like/110619159771?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=211227569415&crlp=1_263602_304662&UA=%3F*I8&GUID=3383b1cc12d0a040b0e16f61ffacde4a&itemid=110619159771&ff4=263602_304662) and I will be giving out a small fishbowl with tuna, fish shaped cookies and chocolate (both homemade), jelly fish, and I was considering including a little bagged goldfish!

I would dress up as a fisherman if I could find a decent looking costume.  Any Ideas?  Could be basic clothing (old navy?) that when worn together fits for a fisherman impression.
tan vest (puffy or pockets) and  floppy hat
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 05:20:53 PM
how do you post a pic??

marks is this you  :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfruhling/285429668/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfruhling/285429668/)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on February 17, 2011, 05:28:03 PM
google any basic website that can resize pics like this (http://www.shrinkpictures.com/). When you are typing a reply on the forums, under the text box there is an option to add attachments.  Upload your resized pic there (max of 128KB)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 05:32:14 PM
google any basic website that can resize pics like this (http://www.shrinkpictures.com/). When you are typing a reply on the forums, under the text box there is an option to add attachments.  Upload your resized pic there (max of 128KB)
thanx but how do you add a pic from your computer when theres no link??
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw on February 17, 2011, 05:33:34 PM
sorry found it!!
tnx
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 17, 2011, 05:37:36 PM
google any basic website that can resize pics like this (http://www.shrinkpictures.com/). When you are typing a reply on the forums, under the text box there is an option to add attachments.  Upload your resized pic there (max of 128KB)

i find it easier to just download the image resizer powertoy. when you right click on a pic one of the options is to resize
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on February 17, 2011, 05:43:18 PM
how do you post a pic??

marks is this you  :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfruhling/285429668/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfruhling/285429668/)
Lol, no. I saw that last year when I was looking around online. Btw there is a group on Facebook that ppl share their ideas for costumes and mishloach manos called : "purim themes and ideas for shalach manos!"  You could check that out. There are tons of pictures too.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: rm on February 18, 2011, 12:27:12 AM
Once ur gng with the fish/fisherman theme, mayb add a small bottle of oil.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on February 18, 2011, 12:30:42 AM
Once ur gng with the fish/fisherman theme, mayb add a small bottle of oil.
What does oil have to do with fish??

As in BP??
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on February 18, 2011, 12:34:51 AM
What does oil have to do with fish??

As in BP??


Fish oil?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: rm on February 18, 2011, 12:37:07 AM
As in bp, I think its neat when u can incorporate current things or just in general add a little creativity!
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: how on February 19, 2011, 02:24:55 PM
When u have to start explaining your theme to evreyone you need to make sure you weren't a little too creative!
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on February 19, 2011, 02:42:23 PM
As in bp, I think its neat when u can incorporate current things or just in general add a little creativity!
I wouldn't call BP current
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 19, 2011, 06:20:24 PM
He meant fish oil ;D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on February 27, 2011, 01:48:44 PM
i want to do curious george and the man in the yellow hat but i cant find a decent man in the yellow hat costume. any suggestions?
See the attached pic. I saw it in BMG.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 27, 2011, 01:54:10 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on February 27, 2011, 01:59:50 PM
I'm still trying to figure out in what universe was Jamaican original?

With the amount of ppl who I've seen do it, I'm convinced Mordechai and Esther used it in the year after the purim story
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on February 28, 2011, 04:16:41 AM
What are the Chuchems dressing up as this year?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 28, 2011, 05:12:04 AM
What are the Chuchems dressing up as this year?

(http://www.nmtrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/thomybillboard700x350.jpg)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 28, 2011, 05:44:06 AM
ROFL!!!
Summing up Switzerland beautifully!

Super, I'm impressed by your self control. I thought you were gonna post something else, much more sinister, which you hold Switzerland for..
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 28, 2011, 05:54:27 AM
I did hold myself back.

Unfortunately, I'd wish those sinister thoughts were based on science fiction...
Title: Purim Master Thread
Post by: moto on February 15, 2012, 06:04:36 PM
This should be a thread where everyone posts deals on costumes etc.etc.
Title: Re: Purim Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 15, 2012, 07:21:46 PM
This should be a thread where everyone posts deals on costumes etc.etc.
In that case it should probably be in the deals thread... One of my favorites was a friend of mine who dressed as cloudy with a chance of rain. Basically he had a bright blue shirt with cotton balls glued to it. When some one asked what his costume is, He'd say sunny with a chance of rain, and spray them with a squirt bottle (you can also wear one of those squirting flowers...) It is cute for kids :)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 15, 2012, 11:45:06 PM
That time of year again.

Any additional good ideas?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 12:59:42 AM
Our costume this year (as well as another couple in town who we're coordinating with) was paid for by SPG :D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: elizmm on February 16, 2012, 01:13:37 AM
Our costume this year (as well as another couple in town who we're coordinating with) was paid for by SPG :D
Bathrobes from a Starwood hotel room?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 01:23:37 AM
Bathrobes from a Starwood hotel room?
Lol...no.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on February 16, 2012, 01:26:35 PM
Our costume this year (as well as another couple in town who we're coordinating with) was paid for by SPG :D
Were you an spg card ?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2012, 01:31:01 PM
Were you an spg card ?
ROFL...maybe next year.
Title: Re: Purim Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on February 22, 2012, 02:36:14 PM
Anyone have a awesome website they care to share? looking for cute newborn costumes
Title: Re: Purim Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 28, 2012, 10:13:26 PM
Red clown nose for 99cents and free shipping http://www.priceangels.com/Red-Foam-Circus-Clown-Nose-Party-Halloween-Carnival-Costume-s91501.html
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 01, 2012, 03:21:32 PM
Our costume this year (as well as another couple in town who we're coordinating with) was paid for by SPG :D
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9223.0
http://www.store.livenation.com/Store.aspx?cp=13281_16771_21423

Also just had to buy this as a 2nd costume for the little one: www.amazon.com/dp/B000V1ZAU8/?tag=cl03f-20
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Post by: Dan on March 01, 2012, 10:05:13 PM
Also just had to buy this as a 2nd costume for the little one: www.amazon.com/dp/B000V1ZAU8/?tag=cl03f-20
Amazon Prime is just awesome.  Ordered at 3:15pm and Fedex.com says I will receive it no later than 3pm tomorrow.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: rivkyw 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?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma 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
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: sawlw 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
Title: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 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 (http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/11/diy-smores-kits/) 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.

Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: meshugener on February 18, 2013, 04:27:42 PM
Gosh, the middle one looks like bath towels.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: robi 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 (http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/11/diy-smores-kits/) 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
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 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?
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Chaikel on February 18, 2013, 04:38:55 PM
Gotta go with smuffins this year
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: rots5 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

Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: MEIR613 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?
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Chaikel on February 18, 2013, 04:42:02 PM
+1
+1 (Not that I agree, I just added 1 person to my shalach manos list)
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: ganizzy 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
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: meshugener on February 18, 2013, 04:44:31 PM
Gotta go with smuffins this year
+1 :-*
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 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..
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 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. :)



Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 on February 18, 2013, 05:13:17 PM
http://thejewishhostess.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/DSC_04251-300x199.jpg

http://www.estherodesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MG_3921-002.jpg  - still cheaper than $7
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: RoboJam on February 18, 2013, 06:12:42 PM
It's not THAT big! :)I agree 1000% but still need to make actual mishloach manos. 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..
We did a Yerushalmi theme one year. A 2/3/4 or similar cheap plastic sectional (fits right into the theme) filled with sunflower seeds, assorted dips, or any Isreali style foods...
We did a Yersushalmi lukshen kugel as well, which was really the hit, since my wife has the authentic recipe.
Came out to be about $5-$7 a pc
We also got a hold of those shuk plastic woven bags and carried them around in those.


Wasnt classy or all that pretty but authentic and cheap (with some killer kugel) won the show that year.

Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: alexk. on February 18, 2013, 06:48:01 PM
Still trying to convince my wife to do the "leftovers from Shabbos" theme this year...
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Mordy2 on February 18, 2013, 07:06:56 PM
Still trying to convince my wife to do the "leftovers from Shabbos" theme this year...

Good one!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 18, 2013, 07:08:32 PM
Still trying to convince my wife to do the "leftovers from Shabbos" theme this year...
lol what would it have, like some leftover cholent ;) ?
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: MosheP on February 18, 2013, 07:25:55 PM
We like to visit lots of family and friends on Purim. I agree the Mishloach Manos craze has gotten out of control. We put together around 50 pieces and try to keep each one at less then $2 total. They may be viewed as "nebbish", but they are always original with a nice chap. We then put together 3-4 nice ones for boss, Rebby/Rov/R"Y, kids Morah etc.

Total cost= $120 maximum

People we get to see and bring smiles to= at least 50
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: alexk. on February 18, 2013, 07:48:30 PM
I like to make fun of the whole theme idea...

Everyone tries to be original... So we did one year an "Original" theme. Everything in the Shalach Manos was labeled "original". Like "Original" Seltzer, original apple sauce etc...

Also did recession themed one a few years ago.

Did a recycled theme: We recycled purim baskets and containers from previous years and even tried to match it up if possible to some of the people who had given it to us in the past. We then put the most common Shalach Manos items; like grape juice, hamentashen, etc... with a nice little poem of how everyone recycles shalach manos and feel free to pass this one on as well.

Also did a morning after theme: 2 Tylenol, melba toast, powerade and rice cakes. All of these had nice little poems as I wouldn't expect most people to get it without explanations...

Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Barryg on February 18, 2013, 08:14:46 PM
We like to visit lots of family and friends on Purim. I agree the Mishloach Manos craze has gotten out of control. We put together around 50 pieces and try to keep each one at less then $2 total. They may be viewed as "nebbish", but they are always original with a nice chap. We then put together 3-4 nice ones for boss, Rebby/Rov/R"Y, kids Morah etc.

Total cost= $120 maximum

People we get to see and bring smiles to= at least 50

Any examples?

Last year kids dressed up as firemen and we gave water, hot tamales and bbq chips in a fireman hat (and we considered but didn't add in a burned pastry). Was less than $2 each!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 on February 18, 2013, 08:17:42 PM
This thread is cracking me up! Right on cue with Adar! :D
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?
$7 is for the people who are getting "our" mishloach monos (people at the purim party we're going to who me MUST give all the same or family members etc. you get my drift..), then there's obviously other people who come and we give them recycled ones..

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 $$.
http://www.estherodesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MG_3921-002.jpg  - still cheaper than $7
LOVE!

Just one. :)
Um... Are you married?
Still trying to convince my wife to do the "leftovers from Shabbos" theme this year...
ALOL!
$2 total. They may be viewed as "nebbish", but they are always original with a nice chap
Would love to hear examples of original with a nice chap for $2, please post!
I like to make fun of the whole theme idea...

Everyone tries to be original... So we did one year an "Original" theme. Everything in the Shalach Manos was labeled "original". Like "Original" Seltzer, original apple sauce etc...

Also did recession themed one a few years ago.

Did a recycled theme: We recycled purim baskets and containers from previous years and even tried to match it up if possible to some of the people who had given it to us in the past. We then put the most common Shalach Manos items; like grape juice, hamentashen, etc... with a nice little poem of how everyone recycles shalach manos and feel free to pass this one on as well.

Also did a morning after theme: 2 Tylenol, melba toast, powerade and rice cakes. All of these had nice little poems as I wouldn't expect most people to get it without explanations...
Yeah, it's either racking your brain with a cute one and having to write explanation or doing E-Z pass and shelling out hard cash.
I'm sure the former is most appreciated, at least from my point of view, but you need to spend more time on it usually.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 on February 18, 2013, 08:23:57 PM

Um... Are you married?

Lol- I just meant according to Halacha.
Even though yes, in the past few years I've cut down tremendously.
 

I send more than one. Probably around 15-20 depending on the year.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: ybeeds on February 18, 2013, 08:50:43 PM
+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?

A drink of some sort...
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: ybeeds on February 18, 2013, 08:56:31 PM
I need 10 of them to include something REAL like a dish or something to that effect...

I saw in amazing savings 6 small nice glass cups (meant for deserts) for $2.99... you could fill them with different small nosh, chocolates, or a mouse stlye dessert with small spoons... etc.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 on February 18, 2013, 09:47:16 PM
amazing savings
My wife is there as we speak... Keeping my fingers magen david until I see the receipt ;D
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 on February 18, 2013, 11:22:27 PM
My wife is there as we speak... Keeping my fingers magen david until I see the receipt ;D
$67... for now...

Cheap relatively..

Now comes the food part. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: kracked dude on February 18, 2013, 11:40:52 PM
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
In Cleveland, Mosdos has been doing the same thing for years
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Yeki89 on February 18, 2013, 11:49:55 PM
Att all those who know they are getting mishloach monos from me! Do not read this post or you will not be suprised.

Again, this is your last warning.

Here is my idea, I plan on doing a onion garlic theme.

I'm not sure exacly what is going in, but some of these will:

-Onion soup (or a mix)
-onion roll
-garlic croutons
-onion rings
-onion garlic chips
-onion garlic popcorn
-onion bissli
-a bottle of mouthwash!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: MosheP on February 19, 2013, 12:01:12 AM
Would love to hear examples of original with a nice chap for $2, please post!

One year we dressed as cards, queen of hearts for my wife , queen of diamond for my  daughter and king of spades for me. Shaloch Manos was a cellophane bag with cards on it, filled with club soda, heart lollipop, diamond ring pop and a spade shaped cookie and a cute poem about the jack"ace" Haman.

Another year we were Hawaiian themed. My daughter was a flamingo, wife and I were wore Hawaiian themed clothes. Shaloch Manos was  a flamingo inflated coaster meant to float a drink in a pool. We put in a can of Hawiaan Punch and home baked Piña Colada biscotti.

Another year we all wore leopard print and gave out animal crackers and other animal themed snacks in a plastic leopard print derby hat.

Never cost more then $2.00 each!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 on February 19, 2013, 12:21:30 AM
One year we dressed as cards, queen of hearts for my wife , queen of diamond for my  daughter and king of spades for me. Shaloch Manos was a cellophane bag with cards on it, filled with club soda, heart lollipop, diamond ring pop and a spade shaped cookie and a cute poem about the jack"ace" Haman.

Another year we were Hawaiian themed. My daughter was a flamingo, wife and I were wore Hawaiian themed clothes. Shaloch Manos was  a flamingo inflated coaster meant to float a drink in a pool. We put in a can of Hawiaan Punch and home baked Piña Colada biscotti.

Another year we all wore leopard print and gave out animal crackers and other animal themed snacks in a plastic leopard print derby hat.

Never cost more then $2.00 each!
Costumes are a must for those.. Did you factor in their costs as well?
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: yaakov s on February 19, 2013, 12:31:48 AM
Att all those who know they are getting mishloach monos from me! Do not read this post or you will not be suprised.

Again, this is your last warning.

Here is my idea, I plan on doing a onion garlic theme.

I'm not sure exacly what is going in, but some of these will:

-Onion soup (or a mix)
-onion roll
-garlic croutons
-onion rings
-onion garlic chips
-onion garlic popcorn
-onion bissli
-a bottle of mouthwash!
Sounds good how do I get on your list
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: MosheP on February 19, 2013, 12:42:06 AM
Costumes are a must for Purim. We put them together from Ebay, TJ Maxx and some homegrown creativity. They usually cost les then $50 all in, so figure the whole Purim at less than $200
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Yeki89 on February 19, 2013, 01:03:39 AM
Sounds good how do I get on your list
If you go through your records you should have my address. Come on by!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Saver2000 on February 19, 2013, 01:22:05 AM
i've never seen a better system than montreal: there's no mishloach manos dilemma. Tomchei Shabbos charges 2$ 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
They used to have it in lkwd. I'm not sure which organization ran it, but IIRC they called it "send-it-splendid".
The only reason I could think of that they stopped doing is bec it wasn't worth it/they weren't making enough money.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: SavingsBigtime on February 19, 2013, 01:47:35 AM
They used to have it in lkwd. I'm not sure which organization ran it, but IIRC they called it "send-it-splendid".
The only reason I could think of that they stopped doing is bec it wasn't worth it/they weren't making enough money.
or the fact that Lakewood got big enough that it's not called a out of town community
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Saver2000 on February 19, 2013, 02:01:59 AM
or the fact that Lakewood got big enough that it's not called a out of town community
What does that have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Devorah on February 19, 2013, 02:18:57 AM
http://kosheronabudget.com/101-mishloach-manot-ideas/
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: SavingsBigtime on February 19, 2013, 02:25:43 AM
What does that have to do with anything?
well do you think that Lakewood is the size of Montreal ?
All I'm saying is that it got big (b'h) and people just have there themes and everything .
That's it I'm saying that the smaller community's out there can do it but the bigger ones can't .
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: mercaz1 on February 19, 2013, 09:28:23 AM
we also did the smores last year and we dressed up as campers.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: ybeeds on February 19, 2013, 09:30:12 AM
http://kosheronabudget.com/101-mishloach-manot-ideas/
+1
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Yeki89 on February 19, 2013, 11:23:38 AM
It's insane you get a card instead of mishloach manos an ani got tzeddaka.
Maybe you shud send out cards instead of putting on teffilin I gave tzeddaka, instead of eating matza I helped a old lady criss the street.
Or even instead of doing kibbud av viem I davened with extra kavana.

Enough is enough.

The real card should write, I was to lazy to make and deliver mishloach monas, I have no paitence for Purim. Therefore I gave money to tzeddaka (not to have a guilty concience) and they sent you this card (that i don't look cheap, even though I used masser money).

Be normal like the rest of the world, spend the $100 no the mitzva and give out your 20 MM.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 on February 19, 2013, 11:30:47 AM
It's insane you get a card instead of mishloach manos an ani got tzeddaka.
Maybe you shud send out cards instead of putting on teffilin I gave tzeddaka, instead of eating matza I helped a old lady criss the street.
Or even instead of doing kibbud av viem I davened with extra kavana.

Enough is enough.

The real card should write, I was to lazy to make and deliver mishloach monas, I have no paitence for Purim. Therefore I gave money to tzeddaka (not to have a guilty concience) and they sent you this card (that i don't look cheap, even though I used masser money).

Be normal like the rest of the world, spend the $100 no the mitzva and give out your 20 MM.

- 1/2

 I don't agree exactly. People aren't just spending $100. That's the problem. And even $100. Not everyone has that to spend. And it's more of  a mitzvah to give Tzedakah so if someone decides to give less Mishloach Manos and give more to Tzedakah I think that's great.
I do agree that the whole sending out cards business isn't necessary. But the truth is one of the reasons people give out so many Mishloach Manos is because they feel pressured to give, especially if they are receiving from that specific person. If sending out a card helps in saying "hey, I thought of you" then so be it.

It shouldn't be needed, but maybe it is.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: whYME on February 19, 2013, 11:44:27 AM
- 1/2
+1

The mitzvah is to give to one person.

Being mehader in matanas l'evyonim is supposed to have precedence over being mehader in mishloach manos.

That said, I was never a big fan of this "donation in your honor" mishegas, whether it's purim or a simchah or whatever. (for one thing, at the very least give it to the charity of my choice. You're not doing me any favor by donating to help save the baby seals.)
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 on February 19, 2013, 11:56:47 AM
+1

The mitzvah is to give to one person.

Being mehader in matanas l'evyonim is supposed to have precedence over being mehader in mishloach manos.

That said, I was never a big fan of this "donation in your honor" mishegas, whether it's purim or a simchah or whatever. (for one thing, at the very least give it to the charity of my choice. You're not doing me any favor by donating to help save the baby seals.)



One can send out Happy Purim cards with thinking of you messages and  Chag Sameach without an actual Shaloch Manos. And then just give that "saved" money to Tzedakah.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: L'Chaim on February 19, 2013, 05:01:30 PM
+1

The mitzvah is to give to one person.

Being mehader in matanas l'evyonim is supposed to have precedence over being mehader in mishloach manos.

Reminds me of the guy that came to the mir this week, collecting for an אביון מהודר.  ::)

Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: yaakov s on February 19, 2013, 08:24:09 PM
If you go through your records you should have my address. Come on by!
I sent you a gift??
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 20, 2013, 04:56:53 PM
..... I guess it can only work in smaller out of town communities

or the fact that Lakewood got big enough that it's not called a out of town community


I love the reference to "out of town" communities. :-) That reference drives me crazy.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 20, 2013, 05:06:36 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 (http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/11/diy-smores-kits/) 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 could not have said this better myself and I could not agree with you more except for the part about it costing hundreds of dollars. The whole point of actually sitting down and talking about it, is to avoid the hundreds of dollars part. :-)

Last year, since Purim fell out on Friday* - we (the royal we) baked cinnamon raisin and chocolate chip Challos and gave out 2 smallish Challos (one of each) in a nice bakery box with 2 small bags of chocolate chips and cinnamon sticks, bakers twine and a cute sticker.

We of course dressed up as bakers.

*Even without Friday, it is a nice thing for people to use at the Seudah.

The total cost was somewhere in the $16 range FOR ALL 60 Mishloach Manot we made!!!!!

All the flour for the Challah came free from Whole Foods and the only costs were sugar, oil, chocolate chips, cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, twine ($1.86 at walmart), bakery boxes ($.05 each), and bakery wax paper ($5 for the box).

Granted it was a lot of work, and we literally baked for days straight, but they tasted awesome.


Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 20, 2013, 05:11:15 PM
Our guiding light until now has been to do something practical (i.e., no junk), that presents well, and consists of free or extremely discounted sale items (through couponing).
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Barryg on February 21, 2013, 12:34:51 AM
I could not have said this better myself and I could not agree with you more except for the part about it costing hundreds of dollars. The whole point of actually sitting down and talking about it, is to avoid the hundreds of dollars part. :-)

Last year, since Purim fell out on Friday* - we (the royal we) baked cinnamon raisin and chocolate chip Challos and gave out 2 smallish Challos (one of each) in a nice bakery box with 2 small bags of chocolate chips and cinnamon sticks, bakers twine and a cute sticker.

We of course dressed up as bakers.

*Even without Friday, it is a nice thing for people to use at the Seudah.

The total cost was somewhere in the $16 range FOR ALL 60 Mishloach Manot we made!!!!!

All the flour for the Challah came free from Whole Foods and the only costs were sugar, oil, chocolate chips, cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, twine ($1.86 at walmart), bakery boxes ($.05 each), and bakery wax paper ($5 for the box).

Granted it was a lot of work, and we literally baked for days straight, but they tasted awesome.


Funny how the wax paper ended up being about 30% of the cost of your Mishloach Manos!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2013, 01:16:00 AM
Granted it was a lot of work, and we literally baked for days straight, but they tasted awesome.
Yeah, it's either racking your brain with a cute one and having to write explanation or doing E-Z pass and shelling out hard cash.
I'm sure the former is most appreciated, at least from my point of view, but you need to spend more time on it usually.
Time is of essence to some. I'm happy with finding the right balance and not "baking for days straight".
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 21, 2013, 08:23:50 AM

Funny how the wax paper ended up being about 30% of the cost of your Mishloach Manos!


I know!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 21, 2013, 08:24:50 AM
Time is of essence to some. I'm happy with finding the right balance and not "baking for days straight".

I understand that. You generally need to spend time or money or both :-)
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: good sam on February 21, 2013, 02:39:54 PM
Keeping my fingers magen david . . .
love it
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: RT on February 21, 2013, 02:52:50 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 (http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/11/diy-smores-kits/) 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.
Love what you did last year, Great Idea!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Yeki89 on February 24, 2013, 03:53:43 PM
People please post any cute/original/new MM that you get. This way we have it documented.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: jj1000 on February 24, 2013, 05:52:31 PM
I have out trader Joe's pareve chocolate chips :)
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: RT on February 25, 2013, 10:49:37 AM
I have out trader Joe's pareve chocolate chips :)
Where did you get them??
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: WhyAich on February 25, 2013, 12:31:47 PM
People please post any cute/original/new MM that you get. This way we have it documented.
+1

I didn't find anything special this year :(
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: RT on February 26, 2013, 11:03:36 AM
Time is of essence to some. I'm happy with finding the right balance and not "baking for days straight".
We did challah last year as well. We baked them about 3 weeks in advance. Made 3 batches and took our leisurely time baking them and froze them They came out delicious! The freezer is your friend!
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: yitzf on February 26, 2013, 11:15:03 PM
I got a jar of jelly bellys from a dentist.
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: sky121 on February 26, 2013, 11:18:15 PM
I got a jar of jelly bellys from a dentist.
promoting business?
Title: Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
Post by: Lou Bob on February 26, 2013, 11:23:32 PM
I got a jar of jelly bellys from a dentist.
did you give a toothbrush in return?
Its only fair
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on February 01, 2014, 08:41:39 PM
Bump


Any new ideas? For this year?
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: DovtheBear on February 01, 2014, 09:20:41 PM
FYI There are 2 Adars this year. :P
#JustInCaseYouMissedIt
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 02, 2014, 03:50:53 AM
Where did you get them??
Big stash :)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on February 02, 2014, 04:01:00 AM
Bump


Any new ideas? For this year?

Safari theme
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Barryg on February 02, 2014, 04:05:31 AM
FYI There are 2 Adars this year. :P
#JustInCaseYouMissedIt
Someone approached me for Matanos Levyonim already... It's not too early once it's Adar...
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: doodle on February 17, 2015, 01:10:22 AM
BUMP BUMP BUMP
 ;D         ;D       ;D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 17, 2015, 02:13:18 AM
BUMP BUMP BUMP
 ;D         ;D       ;D
Way to early
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 19, 2015, 05:41:03 PM
I can't stand the amount of time, energy and money that some people put into their shalach manos.

IIRC by morning the next day, everyone's already throwing it out, giving it away and figuring out how to get rid of everything before Pesach. 

Yet the craziness continues.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 19, 2015, 05:42:09 PM
Way to early
Not according to the shopping list just handed to me.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 19, 2015, 08:35:33 PM
Mini theme - mini oreos, mini candies and mini pretzels
Made 55 for about $60 including the bags (amazing savings is the best!)
We were going to bake mini cookies or muffins but half of the people we give won't eat it anyway so it's not worth the effort
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: maylei on February 12, 2018, 12:27:24 PM
Hi my wife and I are trying to figure out a good Purim costume that is some what original but also has a couples theme was wondering if anyone here had any good ideas
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 12, 2018, 02:34:54 PM
Hi my wife and I are trying to figure out a good Purim costume that is some what original but also has a couples theme was wondering if anyone here had any good ideas
Its not original if you get it off the internet.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: maylei on February 12, 2018, 02:38:01 PM
Its not original if you get it off the internet.
“Some what original”
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: aygart on February 12, 2018, 02:39:12 PM
TinTin and Captn Haddock (with a baby can also have snowy)
Tompson and Thompson etc.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Definitions on February 12, 2018, 02:48:00 PM
TinTin and Captn Haddock (with a baby can also have snowy)
Tompson and Thompson etc.
Blistering barnacles! I haven't read that in a long time. One of my favorite books.

And, pretty good idea.
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on February 12, 2018, 02:54:50 PM


pretty good idea.

+1
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: ben89 on February 12, 2018, 07:53:51 PM
Is it הידור מצוה if you make a theme? Do you get more שכר?  ;)
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Abebee on February 12, 2018, 10:19:11 PM
Is it הידור מצוה if you make a theme? Do you get more שכר?  ;)
The more people you confuse on Purim, the bigger the mitzvah ;D
Title: Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on March 13, 2019, 02:17:34 PM
Does anyone have a red kiffiya (Arab head scarf) I can borrow for Purim?