Purim teaches the jewish people to see that through the contradictions of life and to realize that they are all part of the plan.
Invite the marching band of a local public high school to lead the parade playing purim songs create your own band of community members who play instruments have them lead join.
The classic purim gift basket.
You can pick up some of the best purim desserts in your choice of apricot, cherry, prune, poppy and even tella at your local bakeries or supermarkets.
At the conclusion of the megillah reading, many synagogues will put on plays shpiels that reenact the purim story and poke fun at the villain.
Many record the date being the 14th of the month, which corresponds the date of purim on 14 adar.