Summer vacation officially begins this week, around these parts anyways, so I'm sharing a weeks worth of summer entertaining ideas for you. Not all recipes per se, but I have hostess gifts, party favours and Canada Day fare for any of your patriotic party needs.
Jackson wanted to make a s'mores kit for his lovely teacher as a small token of his fondness for her. It's her very first year teaching, and while she receives one large class gift that all the kids contribute to, he wanted to put together a little something just from him.
I found a small (approx. 5" x 7") wooden box at my local dollar store which we painted with a light acrylic green, and used to hold a package of homemade marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate squares. Because we aren't sure of her summer plans, we included a loose recipe for s'mores made in the microwave, oven and over a fire so she would be able to assemble them wherever she may be.
In addition to a teacher gift I would definitely consider this for a summer party favour. Send each of your guests home with a DIY s'mores kit and they will be certain to remember your party. Do you planning on visiting friends at their cottage this year? I would definitely take up a few of these boxes to leave behind as a thank you for you hosting you and your noisy kids.
- Wooden Box
- Marshmallows (homemade or store bought)
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate squares
- Cooking instructions
- Decorative label and ribbon
Paint the box if desired. Make some packages of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate (package everything separately). Type up some cooking instructions and package it all up with a decorative label and pretty ribbon.