The holidays have come and gone and lots of money probably flew out the door! Luckily, here’s an idea that’ll keep a few bucks in your pocket that could be great for a wedding favor or even a little Valentine’s day treat?
I was feeling stumped about holiday gifts and favors. Especially since as you know, I’m on a tight wedding budget, Thanksgiving budget, Christmas budget (you brides know the gist); a less than $5 per person kind of budget.
Of course, I’ve thought of all the usual suspects, cookies, candy bars, baked goods etc. Finally, I had my ‘EUREKA!’ moment while getting my twice-daily fix of Pinterest (okay, hourly! Don’t judge me!)
Hot Cocoa in a Jar
Here’s what I used to make the ‘Hot Cocoa in a Jar:
- Mini Glass Jars (I got mine from Ikea. 4 jars come in 1 pack for $3.99×3= $11.97)
- 12 gift tags and 2 spools of ribbon from Michaels = $2.30 (used a 20% off coupon)
- Mini Hershey’s Kisses® = $2
- Marshmallows = $0.99-cents
- Unsweetened Cocoa = $6
Unable to contain my excitement on how great this gift was going to be, I jumped right into the preparations as soon I got home. Here’s what I did, in a nutshell:
Layered the ingredients starting with:
- 3-tbsp. of sugar
- 3-tbsp. of cocoa
- Hershey’s Kisses®
Then, I scribbled the following instructions on the gift tags (totally up to you to change if you like):
- Add hot milk (or water) to
- 1-½ tbsp. of cocoa
- 1-½ tbsp. of sugar
- Top with Marshmallows and Hershey’s Kisses®
Finally, I tied the gift tags around the jar (as cute as they look, they were a pain to tie!), and topped it off with some cute ribbons. FYI, these have been fiancé -approved! Here’s the final product:
In the end, I spent 20-minutes making 4 jars (most of the time was used shooing Kyle away from the Marshmallows).