The Easiest Summer Host Gift: A DIY S'Mores Kit

Something about a sultry day makes you want to cozy up to a guy with a a really big… beach house. But if you want to keep getting invited back all the way through Labor Day, I have two words for you: Host Gift. (What did you think I was going to say?!) This S'mores Kit will do the trick—a sweet treat that’s suggestive of late nights and as easy to enjoy in the microwave as it is around a campfire.


S’Mores Kit

  • Materials
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Paper Treat Bags
  • Chocolate
  • Dish towel or bandana
  • Twine
  • Stick


  1. Repackage four graham crackers and four marshmallows in treat bags.

  2. Wrap them, along with the bar of chocolate, in the dish towel and secure with twine. Loop the sticks through the handle.

P.S. Go with your gut on your host’s taste level: Use artisanal versions of your ingredients for a fancier lad (we like to add a spark with chile-infused chocolates) or grocery store staples for your average Joe.


Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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