I love simple + sweet food kits. They can be used as favors [like our caramel apple kits we gave away for j + Miss E's birthday party, hostess gifts or I-think-you-are-a-great-friend gift [the best kind of gift in my book!]. Food kits can also be quite affordable, easy to assemble and fall under the category of "I would definitely enjoy and use it if I received it but probably would not make one for myself". Last month I was inspired to make s'more kits and as I was brainstorming packaging ideas I came across some cute s'more kits that were given away as wedding favors.
I could have gone the homemade marshmallow + homemade graham cracker + gourmet chocolate [with a package of sea salt] route but I went the around-the-corner-market route. I repackaged the marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate into clear glassine bags and placed them into a glass jar from Ikea. I love using glass containers for packaging because they are attractive and reusable.
I printed out a "wishing you s'more summer fun" label on to sticker paper and placed it on the outside of the jar. I also included "directions" on how to make the s'mores. Have you tried baking them in the oven? I highly recommend this route if you are campfire-less or don't want to roast your marshmallows on the stove. The final touch was tying a bow of gingham bias tape around the lid of the jar. I've given a few away to friends and made some extra kits to store in our pantry [you can place the re-packaged chocolate in the fridge to make sure it doesn't melt].
We will be leaving soon for a family trip to California. I am excited to hold my new niece, spend time with family, see old friends, meet new ones and eat some good food! If you have any recommendations for restaurants/shops in LA or the SF bay area, please let me know. My plan is to squeeze in as much fun + food as possible! Wishing you all s'more summer fun!