Yum. S’mores

This is a bit out of order as far as the relationship, engagement, and wedding planning story goes. I mean, I haven’t even told you about the theme of the wedding yet (I’ll get there, I promise). But, for now, I’ve got a bunch of random ideas stuck in my head and I want to write them down before I forget.

Today’s random idea: S’mores

I don’t really want to do favors or anything for out of town guests, but I think gift bags are cute, I’d like to try and do some sort of DIY project, and I somehow really want to find a way to incorporate s’mores into the wedding. I LOVE s’mores – I grew up making them at campfires at my grandma’s lake house, but I’ll even make them in the microwave when I’m desperate. And, you can be assured that at every camping trip Mr. Gingham and I go on, these delicious little treats make an appearance. I even have my own special s’more stick (real metal, not just some tree branch). Another thing to note: I’m a burn-that-marshmallow-’til-it’s-super-black-and-crispy kind of girl. None of that light, golden brown stuff for me. And I like them with peanut butter. If you haven’t tried them that way, you must. It is amazing. Although, don’t try PB on them when having a beach bonfire… you’ll just get a mouth full of sand.

OK, back to the actual blog topic. I’ve been thinking about putting the s’more supplies in cute little bags with maybe a candle or something? I don’t think we can have outdoor burning at the barn, but we are hoping to get down the beach with everyone at some point (maybe after the rehearsal dinner).  Anyway, here’s a cute bag idea that would work:

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The bags come from this site. Then you just buy some stamps, ink, and voila. Mrs. Cowboy Boot said it only cost her around $60 to make 50 5×8 bags. FYI, I copied this entire idea from her post. (Note – they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.)

I’ve also seen some cute bucket and box ideas like these, which I also love. But some of those projects seem pretty ambitious to me.

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I definitely have time to mull these ideas over but I have a feeling I’ll go with something a little more simple—like putting all the ingredients in a cello bag and tying them with some sort of twine-type ribbon.

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I found this tutorial and I think even me and my limited DIY skills could handle this. Check it out to find out how you go from ordinary grocery store ingredients to fancy looking favors.

Are you giving out a small sweet treat to your guests? How do they represent you?

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Miss Gingham

Location:
Portland, OR
Wedding Date:
September 2010
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    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:42 pm

    whoa, sign me up for your wedding, gingham! *love* the s’mores idea. and look at you all professional with the metal marshmallow stick. will have to try PB the next time i have s’mores.

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    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:44 pm

    I seriously love s’mores like it’s my job (I feel like I say that a lot). I always end up making them in the microwave all the time if I don’t have a camp fire to cook them over.

    I love this idea, seriously!

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    Keladry 294 posts, Helper bee @ 2:50 pm

    I love love love s’mores. I think every wedding should try and incorporate s’mores somehow!

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    Stephanie Russell, Guest @ 2:53 pm

    OMG! I love this idea! We are having a s’mores station at our wedding. It’s at my parents house and they have a stone fire pit in the back yard. It really is one of the things i’m most excited about.

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    Miss Biner 1101 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:57 pm

    mmmm. Smores.

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    OurFutureIsBright 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:03 pm

    what a cute idea! now i really want a smore! i had it a new way this summer – we toasted the marshmallows and then used those peperidge farm cookies that have chocolate on the back of them. it was a little different, but really good.

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    Miss Topsiders 78 posts, Worker bee @ 3:06 pm

    @ gingham – try adding both peanut butter and bananas! my little sister is a chocoholic and her favorite new treat is what she calls “nanner pies”… smores with peanut butter and bananas

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 3:13 pm

    Yum! Your guests would love these!

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    sambasoo79 76 posts, Worker bee @ 3:15 pm

    You’re speaking my language! I also make s’mores at home in desperation – except I “roast” the marshmallow over the stove burner using a fork. Soooo yummy!

    I totally wanted to have s’mores at my wedding – but our venue crossed that off the dream list pretty quick. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea though and can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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    naangel55 2804 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:15 pm

    Such a cute idea!! Id only be worried about the graham crackers breaking but even if I was a guest and got it id be so excited! The station for its so cute too :)

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    sewing 2649 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:30 pm

    mmm smores! what lucky guests you have..

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    pinky44 2262 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:32 pm

    We had a s’mores bar (our outdoor wedding included 6 firepits on the beach), and it was a hit! People love s’mores. I had also originally thought to make individual bags, but it was just so much easier to buy glass jars and put it on display.

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    10.10.10 118 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:38 pm

    LOVE me a peanut butter s’more! In my family, we put peanut butter on EVERYTHING (you must slather it on pancakes). I like an open face s’more. I used to always make them at my grandparents’ house. If it was too hot for a fire, I’d put PB on a graham cracker, sprinkle it with mini marshmallows, and set it in the oven (set on broil) for a minute. SO GOOD.
    Another yummy treat used to be a Chunky Chips Ahoy with a marshmallow on top in the microwave for 20 seconds. Delish!

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    Snowflake Brit 78 posts, Worker bee @ 4:06 pm

    ohmigod i love these! they’re not that well known over here so when i introduced them to the cub scouts they went cra-azy! love the idea, may have to steal it!

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:15 pm

    NOM NOM NOM! I am in love with s’mores. FI and I frequently use our creme brulee torch to make them.

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    MissMichele 134 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:40 pm

    That is such a cute idea!

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    gingham 13 posts, Newbee @ 5:10 pm

    @naangel55: Very good point. I have not thought about how to keep the crackers from crumbling hahaha. Hmm, I’m going to have to think about this one.

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:47 pm

    whoa, i’d love to get s’mores! i’d like to make whoopie pies as our favor

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    cowboyboot 434 posts, Helper bee @ 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the props! The bags were SUCH a huge hit with out guests, I highly recommend making them a part of your wedding. Everyone loved how personalized they made their welcome!! Good luck. LOVE s’mores. PS. Have you tried to S’more cookies from Williams Sonoma? Divine!

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    Magenta 1860 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:18 pm

    love the idea, love the packaging, everything is so cute

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    sefditz 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:32 am

    Great idea! And what a delicious treat to share with your wedding guests!

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    Mrs. Mouse 4918 posts, Honey bee @ 3:22 am

    Love the s’mores idea–and I love that red-and-white twine!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 10:27 pm

    looks so cute and delicious! do it, do it!

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    Berkeley_Bride 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:11 pm

    These are all so cute! I made a version of these s’mores I saw on Twig and Thistle(http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/11/diy-smores-kits/) for my Wedding Bee Valentine’s swap!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 10:24 pm

    Mmmmm s’mores are so good! They’d be really cute incorporated into a wedding!

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    conniejo, Guest @ 4:38 pm

    am interested in doing a S’mores bar at my wedding reception. Can anyone tell me if they’ve done this and approximately how much the cost.

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    Any idea on what to use as a flame source ondoors? I’m wanting a s’mores bar for my baby girls first birthday, but can’t figure out how to let the guests roast their own marshmallows. I’ve seen pictures w people using sterno, but I’m not convinced that is safe! Any suggestions?

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