By Karin Brosnan - Sunday, August 17, 2014
On Sarurday we were in Colorado at my sisters house to celebrate her beautiful daughter Elli's mission farewell. Elli is my niece and has been called to serve an 18 month mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Washington DC! We are so excited for her and know this experience will allow her to grow in so many ways and it will allow her to share her love of the gospel with people from all walks of life.
To celebrate this special occasion my sister decided to host a gourmet s'more party for Elli, family members, friends and neighbors and it was so fun! Tiff got the idea from a friend of mine who did the same thing for her daughter when she was leaving to serve a mission in Chile! Tiff wanted everything to be red white and blue since Elli is going to Washington DC! We reused these darling printed menus that my friend Kim had printed on photo paper that show lots of different s'more recipe ideas. To start with we used lots of different flavored graham crackers and some waffle crackers...yummmmy!
Tiff used all kinds of flavored marshmallows like blueberry, ice cream cone, caramel, chocolate, strawberry and they were all purchased from Walmart.
My daughter Madeline figured out a way to display these mini chalkboards by using a clothes pins clipped to the bottom edge and laying it on its side...so stinkin cute!
Above the table we hung white paper lanterns and red white and blue paper lanterns
I had forgotten that My daughter and I made these red white and blue decorations for Tiffany a few years ago but when she brought out the box of them we decided to use them as little covers for her chandelier...pretty cute huh?!
Our cute mom munching on yummy s'mores
We couldn't decide how to display these menus but then a lightbulb went off when I found a bunch of empty frames...
First I was hoping they would fit inside the frames but they were too big, then my mom said hey what if we clip them onto the frames! Brilliant idea..Tiff had these huge silver clips and they worked like a charm!
A huge glass apothecary jar held giant marshmallows in the center of the table. A friend of Tiff's made these adorable 4th of July pinwheels that we used on the tables as well.
We used sterno cans that we lit and used to roast the "mallows"
Out on Tiff's new Backyard deck we continued with the red white blue theme and her red Adirondack chairs were perfect!
Using this navy fabric with white stars as a tablecloth we set up a simple lemonade stand area to get the flow of traffic to move outdoors
We used small glass bowls filled with different chocolate options like peppermint patties, peanut butter cups, dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate bars, and of course Nutella!!
It was such a fun get together to celebrate Elli's mission farewell...we wish her good luck and know she will be blessed for her sacrifice.
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