We may only be half-way through Chanukah, but here at the JMM we’re already thinking about Purim. Specifically Purim Pandemonium.
So far we’ve partied like it’s 1942…
Put on a circus…
Had a Night in Noir…
And battled Heroes vs. Villains
This much fun doesn’t just happen. In fact the staff at the JMM brings in outside help. We have an entire committee devoted to making this party work. This past Monday we had our third Purim Pandemonium Committee meeting.
What do we do at Purim Pandemonium Committee meetings? Step one: Eat well.
Once everyone’s filled up their plates, we get down to business. The committee makes decisions about refreshments, tickets, decorations, music, and of course the theme. This year’s theme?
Gin & Jews: Speakeasy style
We are reviving the speakeasies of the Prohibition era and bringing the Roaring 20s back to life.
We’ve been having a blast thinking up the décor for the event and planning our costumes. The 1920s and early 1930s have some amazing costume options. This year we’re regularly tweeting costume ideas at http://twitter.com/#!/jewishmuseummd and when its get’s closer to the actuall event we’ll do a costume blog post as well. But to get you started here’s some period photographs from our own JMM collection.