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  • Writer's pictureEstie

Purim Under The Sea

The last time I blogged was before we set off on our epic year abroad. We decided to take something of a sabbatical year and spend it in Europe, learning and exploring together with our young kids. Purim is looking very different this year since we're not home and aren't planning multiple Purim events, massive mishloach manot production, or a community seudah. It's nice to have a break from the pressure of preparing it all and enjoy a scaled back holiday for a change, and I feel like we'll be even more excited to dive back in next year now.

If you're in the thick of it all, I wanted to share last year's Purim theme since we're less than one month away from one of the highlights of the Jewish calendar.

I came up with two options for themes that would work for our family of four kids, and the kids voted for the under the sea theme. We quickly decided on a shark, mermaid, jellyfish, and cute tropical baby fish; and Kovi and I were snorkelers. Check out our costumes in motion here


Mishloach Manot

To go with the Under the Sea theme, I wanted to do something fun and on theme, but also something that people would actually want to use. I went with a spin on a message in a bottle, and it was actually so fun to assemble.

A cocktail infusion with everything needed for a tropical island inspired drink included cane sugar sand, dried orange slices, freeze dried strawberries and mango, and some Scandinavian Swimmers. Plus a mini rum to complete the cocktail. The instructions were printed on handmade vintage-look paper and rolled into scrolls.

All in all, I was really happy with how it all came out. If you do this theme, I'd love to see it! Tag me on Instagram or leave your pictures in the comments below. Chag sameach!




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