How to make a S’mores kit wedding or party favor

Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Don’t these look delicious? …and so cute too! These s’mores kits make perfect wedding and party favors, especially for those on a budget. With Memorial Day coming up, these are perfectly in season, so invite your guests to break out the roasting sticks and enjoy some company around the fire. In this post we will show you how we make the s’mores kits in our clear boxes and bags, and then we will go over the cost for each of these favors.

How to make the kits

Option 1: Box Kit




Items Needed:
1 - A 3” x 3” x 3” Clear Box (FB58)
3 - Graham Cracker Sheets
4 - Marshmallows
1 - Chocolate bars
Twine/Ribbon

Step 1: Assemble clear box by folding along the soft folded lines. Leave top of box open


Step 2: Break the graham cracker sheets in half and place 6 graham cracker squares into the box


Step 3: Break one full size chocolate bar in half

Step 4: Place the two pieces of chocolate into the box next to graham crackers


Step 5: Take 4 standard size marshmallows and place on top of graham crackers


Step 6: Close box lid and secure with a piece of twine, string, or ribbon

Ta Da! Done. Wasn’t that easy? Here is the finished product:



Option 2: Bag Kit




Items Needed:
1- A 3” x 2” x 6 ½” Clear Bag (FGPB6)
2 - Graham Cracker Sheets
4 - Marshmallows
1/2 - Chocolate bars
Twine/Ribbon

Step 1: Open bag and make sure that the seam is in the back

Step 2: Break the graham cracker sheets in half and place 4 graham cracker squares into the bag


Step 3: Break one full size chocolate bar into quarters

Step 4: Place 2 of the pieces of chocolate into the bag on top of the graham crackers (You will notice that we put a full bar into our bag, but you can easily get away with a half bar. Remember, you only have enough grahams in there for two s’mores.).


Step 5: Take 4 standard size marshmallows and place on top of graham crackers


Step 6: Gather the bag at the top and secure with a piece of twine, string or ribbon

Now we have a little carry-home bag that was just as easy to make as the box (and a little cheaper too):


So, how much do they cost?

We ran through some quick numbers to help serve as a guide. These are estimates, so don’t forget about the cost of shipping or adding on any embellishments such as ribbon or twine.

S’mores Box Cost

For the s’mores box you will need the following:

3 – Graham Cracker Sheets

1 – Chocolate Bar
4 – Marshmallows
1 – FB58 3x3x3 Crystal Clear Box

Here is what the cost comes out to be (Click on the links above to see where we got everything):




So the total cost for the s’mores box is $2.10/ea (+ any shipping or twine/ribbon costs).


Still too much?

The bag kit is a great option that can cost about half that of the box.


S’mores Bag Cost

The S’mores bag uses a few less ingredients than the box:

2 – Graham Cracker Sheets

1/2 – Chocolate Bar
4 – Marshmallows
1 – FGPB6 High Clarity Flat Bottom Gusset

The above assumptions change the price a little, mostly from the cost of using half the amount of chocolate and a bag that costs about 1/4 the cost of the box (again, you have clickable links above to see where we got everything):





So, breaking things down this way you will see the cost of the bag s’mores kit to be $1.07/ea. (again, + any shipping or twine/ribbon costs).

Not too bad, eh?

Note that for our s’mores bag kit, we used the full chocolate bar (we really like our s’mores to be extra chocolatey). Feel free to do the same, but it will increase your cost slightly. With only enough grahams in there for two s’mores, you can easily get away with a 1/2 bar per bag.

Please note that these prices do not take into account any broken graham crackers. Be careful with the crackers! We found that after making quite a few of these s’mores kits that you will come across one or two broken pieces per box.

These s’mores kits are cute, economical, and sure to leave your guests remembering your wedding or party the moment they begin roasting the marshmallows over the fire (or stove!). Let us know how you embellish your kit to make them look great. Mention us on Instagram (@clearbags) or leave a link in the comments below. 

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3 comments

  1. How many days ahead could you make the kits (using the boxes) for the marshmallows to stay soft? I will be making these for my wedding and would love to know! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Madison, so sorry for the delay here! Using the bags with a tie will keep them the freshest because it creates a fairly air-tight seal, but of course you are asking about the boxes. The boxes are not air tight, so thing will start to go stale after some time. I would say you need to worry more about the crackers than than the marshmallows. The best thing to do is to test it. You can order some free samples from us at http://www.clearbags.com/sample - Get three samples of the box we recommend and try leaving them out to see. My guess is that they will stay fresh for a few days, but not much longer. It also depends on the climate that you live in - so many variables! This does seem to be working, as the trend is picking up. Let us know how it goes for you!

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  2. I love the idea of using boxes instead of clear bags! I have been looking for different ways to do S'mores Favors and possibly update the kits that I sell in my Etsy shop to offer boxes or clear bags.


    I'm not sure what your rules are on here about posting links but I just wanted people to know I sell S'mores Tags for S'mores favors in my Etsy shop. You can purchase the tags with the phrase "Sending You S'more Love" on one side and names and wedding date on the other side. You can see the tags here:
    S'mores Tags

    I also sell complete kits that include the tags, bags, and twine ties! You can see that listing here:
    S'mores Kits



    Come check out my shop to see if my tags might work for your needs!

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