Purim is almost here and from the pure chaos I witnessed yesterday in a local plaza parking lot that housed a seasonal closeout Purim costume store; the kids are getting ready for Purim NOW!
This is a kid’s holiday no doubt, between the costumes and the candy, they are loving every minute of prep for this fun chag. Sure, let’s not forget that Purim has a deeper meaning and the miracle that occurred through Esther and Mordechai’s interference is a beautiful one. Our kids should really learn and know the true meaning behind this holiday(and subconsciously they really do I believe),but costumes and m’Shaloch manos OH MY!
Whereas, I know I am an adult, and getting dressed up in costume on Purim should be out of my system, BUT I must tell you all – I reallylove getting in line with the kids and dressing up every year.
But it seems, every year I am always last minute with my ideas and some of my homemade concoctions have been better than others. However this year I decided, since my daughter is old enough to enjoy the festivities, to really put my mind to making something fun and creative for us this year.
What I really admire and love seeing are the familes that dress up in theme. Every year I have a girlfriend that really goes all out with her 5 kids and husband, to make great homemade costumes that she usually connects to her m’shloach manos. Last Year she and her husband were zoo keepers, her kids were the animals (ha ha) and she gave out a very inexpensive and very creative package of homemade spicy & sweet gourmet peanuts with a glass bottle of water, that was tied beautifully in zebra and leopard print bows. Fun, elegant, & classic!
I scoured the web and have found these great no-sew costumes. They all look really pretty easy to do with not that much intricate work involved. I am excited to get started…. Now what will we be?
Below are pictures of me and my husband and daughter on our first Purim together with Tunie. She was 3 months old at the time and really had no clue what was going on. Unbelievably enough she wore that baby wig (babytupee.com) the whole time with no fuss. The idea behind our costumes was a little corny but fun – We named our beautiful daughter Fortuna Bracha afer my great grandmother, we call her Tunie – (insert obvious joke tunie fish HA HA) so I decided to make her the TUNIE of the sea – she wore a little mermaid fish costume and me and Dov were Fisherman. I gave out homemade Mulligatawny stew/soup that I made with my own fish crackers.
I went to walmart the day before Purim and bought plastic poncho rain gear and a fisherman’s overall and hats for me and my husband. I saftey pinned some fishing lure onto the hats and wahlla – Fisherman costumes for under $20 each!