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:
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.
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.
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?