Wednesday, May 23, 2012

S'mores in a Jar-An easy and useful summer gift idea!


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
•Chocolate Bars
•Graham Crackers
•Marshmallows
•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? 
Angela

32 comments:

  1. Now I want S'mores! Thank for sharing, Angela!

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  2. So cute, please come share these on my linky party!
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks, Marcie

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  3. I am so delighted by mine! Thank you, Angela! Great idea. Your post about the fire pit has inspired me and I've started thinking about asking Eric if he has the time this summer to make us one. I just LOVE the idea.

    S'mores for summer... nothing says NW Summer more to me than s'mores!

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    1. When Jeremiah made the firepit, it literally took him like 2 hours or less. They really can be built quickly!

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  4. What a perfect summer day kit! I love these jars (and of course smores) Just dropping in to invite you to TWO super parties. I am co hosting Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop today and I will be hosting my Freedom Fridays tomorrow. So hoping to see you there

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  5. so very cute, would make a good party gift too

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  6. Ok these are absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! What a great little gift or party favor!!!!!

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  7. Wow, this is really cute! I'm heading to visit my mom at her lakehouse this weekend - that would be a perfect little take along.

    There is some really impressive stuff on the tatertots and jello link up. My goodness! :)

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    1. Hi Bethany! Have a great time at your mom's place this weekend.

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  8. This is a great project! I love smores anytime of year! Would you consider linking up to my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  9. This would be a cute end of the school year gift for teachers!
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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    1. Totally would be! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  10. we are out of town vacationing right now and have friends who will be arriving in a week or two to vacation in the same town. I LOVE this idea as a little welcome them on their vacation! Adorable!

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    1. So glad you like the idea! I'm sure your friends will love their welcome gift!

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  11. This is wonderful! What a great gift idea!

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  12. These would be awesome to send with my husband on a camping trip! Thanks for the idea! I'd love for you to link up to my new link party: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

    Thanks!
    - Sarah
    {http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  13. This would make the cutest gifts!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

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  14. Umm how'd you guess that I have Smores on the brain all weekend long!! These are cute and perfect!

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  15. Oh how I love smores! I even make them in microwave when Im desperate! Haha!

    Thanks for linking up last week Angela! You were the most viewed link.. check it out tomorrow :)

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    1. The most viewed, huh? Awesome! Thank you!!!

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  16. What a great idea for a cute summer gift! This would be a great hostess gift to bring along to bbqs too! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Happy Day!
    Michelle
    www.daydreambelievers.net

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  17. Love it! And you are so right...it is such a useful gift that anyone would appreciate! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

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  18. Oh, how presh!!! I love this gift! Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. I'm your newest follower from Blissful & Domestic Sunday Blog Hop! There was a link on The Grant life. Love your blog. It would be great if you would follow me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/ Thanks!!

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  20. What size jars did you use for this?

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    1. Amanda,
      The large quart sized jars work best, they fit whole graham crackers and whole chocolate bars. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks so much :)

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  21. What a super cute idea. Perfect party gifts at this years summer BBQ. I would love if you came and linked up some of your great posts to my link party @ Show Off Monday on Kampen Lane. http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/06/show-off-monday-9.html

    ~Taylor-Ann

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  22. Cute cute cute!!! Thanks so much for linking up!

    Kelsey
    embracingmessy.blogspot.com

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  23. LOVE it! Such a fun, cute, and clever idea! Thanks for linking up to Summer with a Chance of Link Ups!

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