Looking for some fun ideas for Purim decorations? How about Japanese koi kites and Chinese paper anterns? The koi kites are perfect for Purim which falls in the Jewish month of Adar, which is the astrological sign of the fish! And the Chinese lanterns are just downright fun and festive!
I also added some cupcake liner garlands to the mix at this recent Purim gathering, as I was only able to hang the lanterns near the columns where they wouldn't be too intrusive, height wise. As you can faintly see, I also made some large clown hat centerpieces, which I hope to share with you soon, gotta find a few moments in my over the top busy schedule to photograph them properly!
Today we're working on costumes, tomorrow mishloach manot, and Friday, cooking! So as you can well imagine things are just a bit crazy around here, and I'm already sleep deprived, but what's a creative Jewish mom to do before one of our craftier holidays? Smile and take shortcuts where you can! The main thing is to enjoy all the craziness.......... be back soon with more Purim ideas, and in the mean time do take a look in my Purim archives for tons of ideas you can use now!
A Note To My Israeli Readers: While the round paper lanterns were purchsed on Yaffo Street in Jerusalem, the koi fish kits and Chinese lanterns came from the United States. If anyone knows where to buy Chinese lanterns in Israel, please let us know!