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Party Poppers

Text and Styling by Esther Ottensoser
Photography by Felicia Perretti

Add some pop, dress up your seudah, and pass on the fun with these last-minute ideas.

Clever Clown Lollies

No more clowning around with this adorable lollipop craft, a fun and creative Adar activity sure to create some sweet moments!

You will need:
  • round lollipops
  • scrapbooking paper
  • mini pompoms
  • scissors and tape

Using the scrapbook paper, cut out clown hats and collars. Glue the pompoms to the tops of the hats.

Tape hats to the lollipops to secure.

Pass the Candy

Who doesn’t love the game Pass the Present? Here I adapted the idea for a fun and sweet mishloach manos wrapped to look like a candy. Not only are the supplies inexpensive, but you can also customize the package to fit any price point, size, and shape. And if you’re lucky enough to receive one, turn on the music and play it at your Purim seudah!

You will need:
  • candy and/or other items to wrap (I started with an orange in some of the centers to give the package a round look.)
  • newspaper or plastic wrap
  • box (optional)
  • tissue paper (solid or printed)
  • ribbons
  • label
  • tag with directions for playing

Using newspaper or plastic wrap, wrap the items as you would a Pass the Present game.

If desired, place the package in a box to give the package a square or rectangle look. Wrap the package or box in tissue paper to resemble a candy.

Tie with ribbons on either side.

Add label and tag.

“Divine” Salad Bar

With so many tempting treats around on Purim, it’s hard to think of the healthy foods. Try this festive and appetizing-looking salad display that will make everyone think again!

You will need:
  • salad greens
  • toppings
  • dressings
  • martini glasses
  • empty mini liqueur bottles (available on Amazon)

Arrange the salads and toppings in the martini glasses.

Fill the liqueur bottles with dressing and place inside.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 833)

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