I've never been into well-planned theme Mishloach Manot, the "food for the Purim Seuda/Feast" packages given out. Some people are very creative.
|Fish-themed Mishloach Manot|
My general practice is to just make sure that there are at least two types of food, needing two different blessings, such as vegetable soup and a chocolate, usually with a few extra items to round it out.
It's actually a relief that I no longer have to create costumes for my kids. I can just enjoy seeing what others have and wear.
I can't follow when it's noisy and got awfully distracted (ADHD) I have to find quiet readings to attend, which isn't always easy.
One thing I do like is the message of Purim, that we must beware that the world doesn't care what happens to the Jewish People. We must remember and take steps. Our only true reliable ally is G-d!
Now that I've finished with this rant, I do feel better. I don't have time for much more. There's lots of work to be done.