The One with the Favors

A long, long time ago, in a blissful state of engagement, when my wedding was not right around the corner, I mentioned I was going to do s’mores as part of our favors. So cute, right?

Cut to about four weeks ago, and it was time to shop for ingredients. I went to Target, Walmart, Harris Teeter, & Food Lion, and even checked out Amazon.com to compare prices, but Walmart was the cheapest option. For 125 people, two s’mores each, I needed 250 graham crackers, 250 marshmallows, and 125 chocolate bars, as well as 125 cellophane bags.

So what was the price breakdown on such a task?

  • 10 boxes of graham crackers at $2.34/each $23.40
  • 7 bags of marshmallows at $1.28/each $8.96
  • 11 packages of chocolate bars at $3.24/each $35.64
  • 2 packs of 100-count cellophane bags* at $7.84/each
  • 1 package of kraft paper card stock at $3.99
  • 1 roll of twine at $2.99
  • Grand total: $90.66, which translates to 73 cents per favor

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After assembling all the bags, four graham cracker halves topped with two bars of chocolate and two marshmallows, I tied the bags as tightly as I could with the twine, and topped them with a tag I designed on PicMonkey, my favorite design website.

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The yellow boxes are covering up our names, for privacy’s sake, but it says Cam heart Miss Camera.

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One caveat about these bags—when I bought the supplies a month ago, I decided to be proactive and start getting them done. It wasn’t until I had finished 40 bags and Mama Camera said “What if they get stale?” that I realized it. That was a complete waste of time. Forty bags worth of chewy graham crackers and rock hard marshmallows. So while you may not want to do it last minute, please be mindful that these are food ingredients!

You can’t have s’mores without skewers, right? These will be cooked in a fire pit, in semi-fancy clothes, so I wanted to get extra long skewers to minimize the possibility of burns, etc. I went back to my shopping extravaganza and ultimately found the best price for extra long 18”³ skewers (standard length is between 10-12”³) on Amazon from a seller called ThinkBamboo for $12.88 per 100 skewers.

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Image via Amazon.com

I think our guests will enjoy these. I mean, who doesn’t love a good s’more on a summer night?

Anyone else using s’mores as wedding favors?

*I literally spent an entire afternoon trying to find the best bags for this project. They needed to be large enough to fit a graham cracker, which is a 2 1/2”³ square when you break them apart, but not too big that the pieces weren’t secured. I came across PaperMart, which was selling cellophane bags in bulk quantities. I ordered the 2 1/2”³ x 2 1/2”³ x 9”³ crystal clear cellophane bags and would highly recommend them if you’re thinking of doing s’mores bags too.

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Mrs. Camera

Location:
Charlotte, NC/Charleston, SC
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    Mrs. Mouse 5117 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:32 pm

    These look so cute and yummy!

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 3:02 pm

    PaperMart rules! So do these favors! I’d love to get this at a wedding!!

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:03 pm

    Such a great favor! :)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:33 pm

    Yum! Your guests are lucky to get such a cute and tasty favor!

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    TheBuzz103 23 posts, Newbee @ 4:47 pm

    Can you tell me more about PicMonkey and making the tag? I’m having trouble figuring out how to make cute signage for my wedding. Thanks!

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:42 pm

    Loving this! I want some smores!

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    jessc4343 219 posts, Helper bee @ 6:39 am

    We’re doing s’mores, too & I looove your tags! And mega thanks for the link on the skewers although Mr. Logic shot me down with a reminder that only so many people can fit around the fire and our 12 metal roasters will be plenty. Ahhh, voice of reason!

    I just finished designing, punching-out, and stamping our own tags the other day and am patiently waiting to fill the little kraft boxes with future-gooey delight! I decided to wrap the grahams in their own cellophane bags inside the box, though, to avoid the chewy graham effect – no bueno!

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    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 7:56 am

    These look so amazing! Love the tags! And thank goodness for Mama Camera’s common sense – that wouldn’t have crossed my mind either!

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    Lena Hope, Guest @ 9:38 am

    What is a s’more? Don’t have them in Australia.

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:27 am

    They look wonderful! I love the tag!

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    Rosanna, Guest @ 12:45 pm

    These look so great! I LOVE s’mores!

    I would love to get some info on where you got these tags? And how did you get them printed?
    Thank you!

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    Marci, Guest @ 12:49 pm

    We are doing s’mores but we are going to get tongs and put the “ingredients in separate jars with lids and the guests can help themselves. The venue actually gets and whiddles palm frawns down to use as skewers!

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    foreverbirds 1234 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:53 pm

    @Lena Hope: It’s a “sandwich” of graham cracker halves (to be the “bread” so to speak), chocolate, and marshmallow. The marshmallow is roasted over an open fire to make it gooey and its heat also melts the chocolate. It is a gooey, messy, delicious treat. Generally they’re a popular camp food; making smores generally brings to mind roasting marshmallows around an open fire outside, but it can be done in the backyard with a firepit, inside with a fireplace, or (if you’re deserate, like on a rainy night or something) in a microwave. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend them!

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    Christine, Guest @ 3:03 pm

    We did the same thing for our wedding last year. They looked almost exactly the same except the kraft paper tag said “Sending S’More Love”. We made them about 3 days before the wedding and the marshmellows were a little stale. The cracker and chocolate were find but the marshmellow was stiff. Thankfully we brought a couple extra bags of unopened marshmellows. A couple days AFTER the wedding, I opened up one of the extra favor bags and the marshmellow was hard as a rock.

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    villescasj 9 posts, Newbee @ 8:47 pm

    We ate also doing this!! We are having beach theme so this just fits…we got 75 count of the scewers for $1.99 at bed bath and beyond!

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