Friday, September 17, 2010

YUP... I'M "THAT" MOM

As most of you know, last weekend was my oldest son's birthday... he turned 3!! On the Friday before his birthday, they were going to do something a little special for him at school, so of course I offered to bring treats for his classmates.
I was so looking forward to putting something together that I just knew would be a little over the top, because for those of you who know me personally, that's just what I do. I was about to become "That" Mom... you know, the one who overdoes it on simple things and makes the other Moms look bad... now that I have kids... that's totally me. But please know, I don't do it to make other people look bad, I do it because I LOVE doing those sorts of things, and because I LOVE my children!!!

So on Wednesday night, I worked late into the wee hours of the morning creating the "Decorative" side of the treats. Thank You Dad for that Xyron Personal Printer you got me a few months ago. It really came in handy for this project.
Then on Thursday, I did a few trial runs to see if I could pull it all together. The "Smores" Pops were a HUGE hit with my two little testers, so I knew they would go over great the following day with Luke's classmates.
Then, sadly, my poor little Luke developed quite a high fever during the night, so going to school the next day was totally out of the question. No school meant no "Smores" Pops. I know you're thinking that I'm sounding like I was more upset about not making my debut as "That" Mom, than I was over the fact that my little Birthday Boy was sick... so not true.

Luke's next scheduled day of school was this past Wednesday, but unfortunately, he was still not feeling well... still no "Smores" Pops.

Then this morning, the day dawned Bright, Sunny, and Fever Free... YEAH!!!! Luke was feeling better and gets to go back to school, and I get to make the "Smores" Pops.

I'm not sure where exactly I originally got this idea... I do know it was one of three places: 1). Somewhat Simple's Strut your Stuff Thursdays, 2). Tatertos & Jello's Weekend Wrap-up, or 3). Under the Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase. These are three blogs I follow regularly who host weekly Link Parties. I always take the time to browse through all the links for inspiration. When I saw the "Smores" Pops a couple of weeks ago, I knew they would be perfect for Luke's Preschool Birthday Celebration.


These are so very simple and so very Yummy. I think from now on, I will always have Marshmallows, chocolate chips and Graham crackers in the pantry, so that whenever my sweet tooth is a callin', I can answer the call quickly with this little treat. These are on a stick, but they can also just be Popped in your mouth... mmmm, "Smores" Poppers anyone??

You need, Large Marshmallows, Chocolate Bark or Chips for melting, Crushed Graham Crackers, and sucker sticks. Melt the chocolate per packaging instructions. Stick Marshmallow on end of sucker stick. Dip Marshmallow in melted chocolate. Roll in Crushed Graham Crackers... VOILA... "Smores" Pops!!!!

My "Over the Top"-ness was with the little Birthday Banners and the Orange candy liner cups. Totally not necessary, but TOTALLY Cute!! Sorry other Moms.

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10 comments:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Those are adorable!

Red Head said...

I LOVE these! My baby's first birthday is just a few days before Halloween. These would be perfect!!! Thanks so much for the idea!

I'm sure tons of other Moms were inspired by your great idea!

Randi said...

Those are so fun ... what a great treat to take to school!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a fun treat - we always have these ingredients on hand! You are "the" mommy!

theyoungjunker said...

Good idea! We always have tha stuff around the house...hmm maybe ill have one now ;)

check out my blog if you get a chance.

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

Simply adorable!! I can totally relate I am one of those moms too!! But because I LOVE it as well!! Thanks for sharing..my son turns 8 week after next and this is perfect to bring to school.
Laurie
Whimsy Cookie Co.
whimsycookieco.blogspot.com

Megan said...

I can so completely relate to the "THAT" mom thing. I love doing things big and special for my kids and friends and family...or any one that asks me!)

I think I'm going to be making these for our community fall festival this year.

Penny said...

Good idea, Kristi! They are easy and look delicious! Very kid-friendly! You go "That Mom"!

Megan said...

New to your blog, but I'm already smitten. You're definitely "that Mom" but every class needs their own.

Sky said...

This is my first visit to your blog and it is adorable! I love your realism and your ideas both :) Looking forward to keeping up with you. Thanks for sharing yourself :)

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