Ah, Purim. The holiday where we’re commanded to be happy. And to dress up. And to drink ’til you’re pleasantly buzzed. And to take gifts of ready-to-eat food (often sweets, but not always) to friends and family. Purim is the reason I don’t mind depriving my kids of halloween. It’s even better and more exciting because it’s for adults just as much as (or maybe even more than) for kids.
I’ve decided that this year we’ll host our very first (annual?) Purim feast. Just us and a couple of other families, although that’s already quite a zoo (ten small children is a lot of children in a three-bedroom bungalow.) I have some major fun planned for the adults. The kids, not so much. They can make their own fun.
I finished making my scraptastic fabric streamers. Have a look:
You can’t really tell from the picture, but one set has a finished edge and the other set has an edge that is pinked (zigzag cut). I’m trying to decide which one is better. It hardly matters, though. They’re both awesome, in my opinion, and here’s why:
I made them out of scraps that might otherwise have gone into the garbage; I can re-use them year after year (and for more than one type of occasion) instead of driving to the party store and buying paper streamers that will end up in the garbage. Incidentally, not having to go and buy decorations is a money-saver in a non-obvious way, too: I won’t buy all those little impulse items that are adorable but that I can really do without. It’s a win in so many ways – eco-friendly, cheap, beautiful, and always readily available. I think I’m in love.
So, what are you doing for Purim? Leave me a comment!
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