Philadelphia favorites are the theme of this Mishloach Manot, complete with a map of City Center, you won't want to miss out on these great ideas.
Inspired by my hometown, Philadelphia and my daughter’s favorite chocolatey treat, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, this year’s mishloach manot is an ode to both my city and my first born. We put together this gorg gift basket with the uber talented Chavi Chase from Pret a Partee. She’s imaginative, innovative and has impeccable taste - you SO need to book her for your next simcha!
The inspiration for the colors of our edible gift box come from the GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS® packaging, so classically Philly. Romanian immigrant David Goldenberg first introduced the chocolate-y, chew-y, peanut-y candy in 1917. Romania is where my parents were born. And Northeast Philadelphia (the location of the PEANUT CHEWS® manufacturing facility) is where I was born. Given the insanity of all these coincidences the burning Q is really what took me so many Purim holidays to pull this all together?
Fear not, I’ve finally done it and I’ll breakdown how we assembled this cutie patootie mishloach manot box right here, right now.
Start with a lucite container. Here we used a tray lined with white paper to hold all the goodies. Print out a postcard or picture featuring your city sites or skyline and paste in the center. We got this “I Love Philadelphia” print from this website.
Pick up a lunch box style tin and cover it with a city map. Find your favorite on google images.
Then fill the lunch box with… lunch. (People will be SO psyched for real food amidst all the Purim nosh!) I just couldn’t resist the urge to include Philadelphia Cream Cheese. So what if it was actually born in New York? It’s the best and has my city stamped all over it.
Custom cookies, while not a must, take this misloach manot to the next level. Thanks to Pick A Cookie for creating them. Contact her directly for your own custom confections.
I have the sweetest memories of sucking on salt water taffy while walking the Jersey shore boardwalk with my parents. While not officially Philly – this is where all Philadelphians go to enJOY the sun, sand, shows and casinos. My mouth is just salivating thinking about salt water taffy.
I rounded out the basket with more Philly faves like TastyKakes and Herr’s cause you can’t have something sweet without a little something salty.
I hope my Philly faves have inspired you to make a mishloach manot as an ode to your hometown or favorite candy.
Chag Purim Sameach!
Photo credit: Esti Photography
Designer: Chava Chase from Pret a Partee
This post is sponsored by GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS® as part of an ongoing partnership.