Purim Sameach!! Happy Purim!!
My kids and I just got back from delivering our mishloach manot, but I remembered to snap a picture of one to share with you all.
Think of it as a virtual shalach manot!
You see? It’s an ice cream sundae-to-go! The idea came to me at Target, when they were having their crazy freezer sale event.
Those single servings of ice creams were just $.30 each, when you factor in the gift card. I bought 25 of them, which came to about $7.50 after gift cards.
We grabbed the teeny tiny fake Tupperwares at the Dollar Store ($6 for 60), which are filled with chopped nuts, chocolate sauce and Maraschino cherries. We had the nuts and sauce on hand, but bought the cherries – 2 jars for $1.65 each.
The disposable bowls came from Walmart ($2), where we also bought the cellophane wrap (4x$1). The ribbon and plastic spoons we had at home.
All together, we spent less than $23 to make 25 mishloach manot. And, if I do say so myself, I think they turned out pretty cute.
The most time-consuming part was the cellophane. I think that takes a certain skill set, which I obviously don’t have.
Our card reads, “You are the cherry on top of our Purim sundae. Thanks for being our friends through all of life’s sweet smachot.”
Hope you are having a wonderful Purim. Did you snap a shot of your mishloach manot? I’d love to see it! Share it by uploading to the KOAB Facebook wall.
P.S. The only drawback to the ice cream sundae-to-go idea is that your mishloach manot can melt very easily. We stored the ice creams in the deep freeze, so they were nice and solid. Then as we assembled each one, we stored them in a freezer chest – which is how we transported them for delivery as well. We also went out a bit later in the day than usual, hoping to catch everyone at home – which we were mostly fortunate to do. Perishable mishlaoch manot definitely adds stress, but I’d do it again, as these really were fun and frugal.