Monday, February 18, 2013

Purim Food Gifts

In keeping with my black and white theme this year, my Shalach Manos baskets are black and white as well! 

These gifts of food or drink are sent to friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers, business associates, and any other acquaintances on Purim day. The mitzvah of giving Shalach Manos derives from the Book of Esther. It is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast held later in the day, and to increase love and friendship among Jews.

It was fun hunting and gathering foods that are black and white.

For the containers, I found these plastic jars on sale at Target. They were filled with chocolate covered pretzels which I couldn't use but I knew that the size and shape of the jars were perfect. The labels were created with black and white patterned paper with the message was printed out from my computer. The lids were spray painted black and I added white sticker dots. A lime green ribbon is my accent color. I always make Moussia and Yosef their very own little basket and these cute polka dot pails are also from Target.

Ready to deliver on Purim day!

9 comments:

  1. Once again, adorable and so creative! We used turquoise/black and white for my son's Bar Mitzvah. The caterers drew a turquoise N, for Noah, on the black and white cookies for the Shabbat dinner. Julie

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    1. Sounds beautiful! I love using black and white with an accent color.

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  2. Beautiful! You inspire me--with all the lovely projects you have going in your home (from redecorating/remodeling to Upshern Parties)--you still find a way to create beautiful Shalach Manos! Impressive indeed. Freilechen Purim!

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    1. Terree--my days are super busy to say the least! Happy Purim!

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  3. Do you happen to remember how you found such a great "container" for the green jelly beans?
    Thanks!
    PS Your blog is phenomenal!

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    1. I ordered those from a shop on Etsy called InTheClear. It was a few years ago. And, thank you!

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