Looking for some last minute Purim ideas for Mishloach Manot? Here are some easy ones that you can use for inspiration this Purim holiday. If you are not really sure about the meaning of mishloach manot, just click here, and then continue reading below!
1- Make a ton of mini biscotti and pile into a small or medium mason jar. Tie a decorative ribbon and silk flower around a bottle of inexpensive kosher sweet wine and have your kids deliver the combo to all of your friends and neighbors.
2- Give out warm kosher hot chocolate, skewered marshmallows, pink chocolate dipped rice krispy treats that are rolled into a ball (right after cooking the mixture)in a cute Wilton Striped Cupcake Box. Very cozy!:
3- My niece Shirley who is a professional baker, was inspired by Bakerella’s cookie mix in a jar, and turned the idea into a fabulous mishloach manot. Their entire family stood in an assembly line and filled and scooped until they were done with all of their beautifully filled jars. It really was one of the prettiest mishloach manot that I received last year. You can also find more cookie mix-in-a-jar recipes from allrecipes.com.
Download pretty instructions to attach to your cookie-mix filled jar with this PDF from Bakerella.
4-Bake orange juice cakes in mini loaf pans and send them with a mini bottle of fresh orange juice or a mini Tropicana juice box from your local grocer. You can find fruit themed tissue paper from Bags and Bows and for a real home squeezed feel, use a crate from an empty clementine box, or a Purim basket that was stashed in a storage bin during last year’s Passover cleaning.
5- Last year my sister in-law invited us to her annual gala Purim party with a printed potholder that held a note explaining that all the moms invited were to be united in a cooking contest. What a great way to invite the family over without not actually having to cook anything! (lol…) Each family was given a rolled up note with what main dish or salad to bring. The “judges” chose the winner who received a gift certificate to Kitchen Kaboodles on Avenue U in Brooklyn. All in all, it was so much fun and easy to for everyone to walk in with part of the Purim seuda.
6- Need an adorable Purim card to attatch to your mishloach manot? My very creative friend Erika Sabbagh sent in this unforgettable idea. Dress your kids up in their Purim costumes, take a pic, print it on cardstock within a card making or a label software, print, and you are done!
7- Make an sweet treat, pile into food bags, tie with raffia or a pretty ribbon, add a bottle of kosher grape juice, a fresh daisy, place a decorative napkin inside a disposable
paper loaf pan and deliver!
8-Borrow some of Martha Stewart’s Valentine’s Day ideas and transform them into your Purim Jewish hostess treats!
9- Be inspired by The Kitchn’s skillet toffee and 39 other homemade gifts. It’s a mouthwatering roundup of melt in your mouth treats. Any one of these delectables would make a unique Purim gift to send. Make sure to add two different items in your package so that your recipient can make two prayers according to the Purim custom.
10- My good friend Allison Srour made this healthy mishloach manor: baby spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette,
and veggie burgers with tehine!
Allison also asked me to tell you about her elegant tablecloths that she has for sale for Purim. They are elegant AND washable. Contact Allison at email@example.com
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- The Jewish Hostess Post Purim 2011 Party ReCap (thejewishhostess.com)
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