The other day, we had our last MOPS meeting for the season. It was definitely bittersweet because I sure do love the ladies at my table and I'm going to miss being at a table with them next year. On the other hand, I'm so excited to see what God has in store for MOPS next year! Changes are coming and change can be a good thing! My role in MOPS will be different next year and while I might not share a table with all of the same amazing women, it will be alright because they are all returning to MOPS in the fall.
To give my girls just a glimpse of how awesome I think they are, I decided to make them a simple and useful gift that hopefully they can enjoy with their families over the summer.
The inspiration for this idea simply came from the fact that I personally, hope to enjoy our new fire pit a lot this summer and I wanted to give these ladies something that would be useful. My imagination is often drawn to mason jars and chocolate so, I just went with it and I think they turned out cute!
The labels that I made say "This summer, live life fully, one S'more (or two!), at a time." My hope is that each one of those ladies really will live fully this summer. Taking time to picnic with their children, time to read (outside), time to listen to music (loudly!), time to light candles for even the most casual of dinners, and time to drive with the windows down and the music up.
S'mores in a jar would be great for party favors, an easy gift idea for a teacher, a rustic and sweet favor for a small wedding or even a fun idea for a backyard BBQ party.
All you need for S'mores in a Jar:
•Wide Mouth Mason jars with lids
•Cute labels for the jars
•Ribbon to tie around the top of the jars
•Paper, fabric or a cute cupcake liners to cover the jar lids
Put the marshmallows and graham crackers into individual zip lock baggies and stick them inside of the jar with the chocolate bar. Decorate the jar lid, add some ribbon, a label and you're all done!
So, how do YOU plan to live fully this summer?