Here's the story behind Gramma in a Box:
Gramma in a Box is an idea I developed when three of my grandchildren moved to Seattle. I was always boxing up cookies and treats that we could make together when we Skyped. Once I shared this idea with other friends and family, the concept for Gramma in a Box was born! If you are lucky enough to live near your grandchildren, or as a parent you want to have a fun, creative project without all the work, then Gramma in a Box may be right for you. Or, if you are like me, and your grandchildren do not live nearby, then shipping Gramma in a Box may just be the fun, monthly activity for you send.
How Gramma in a Box Works:
Each month you will receive a fun-filled box of treats to make. Your box includes almost everything you need to make and decorate up to 20 cookie and candy treats, including fresh homemade cookies, a variety of sprinkles and colored frosting, two easy candy crafts, a detailed instruction sheet with photos, as well as decorating ideas. Some months will also include holiday theme candy and cookies, such as Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day photos below. This will be a fun memory maker for children who do not live near their Gramma, or as a great activity for when Gramma visits!
Since March is the month for St. Patrick's Day, it only makes sense for that to be the theme of the box! As with the first box, we had received, there were 3 treat projects to make and all ingredients were included! The only thing not included was a microwave-safe bowl, spoon, and microwave - all things most, if not all, homes have on hand already! Along with that were the recipe cards to make the projects: Shamrock Pretzel Pops, Marshmallow Pot o' Gold Cups, and St. Patrick's Day themed cookies.
As with our first box, the ingredients were fresh and the recipes were easy to follow. I particularly like that on the recipe cards they tips were written as Gramma says rather than simply writing 'tip' - it just makes it a bit more of personalized experience rather than a standard recipe experience, to me. Also, on the back of the cards, the ingredients are listed for each recipe. For instance, the St. Patrick's Day Theme Cookies have sugar cookies listed as one of the ingredients and next to it states what is in the cookies (flour, butter, cream cheese, etc). I love this so you can ensure it is okay for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Since I do homeschool, as I often mention, I like to use these boxes as a fun little exercise as part of their lessons. The kids really LOVED getting to make their own treats, especially decorating the cookies! My 12-year-old daughter made her cookies look the best out of all of us as she has a bit more creative skills when it comes to cake and cookie decorating. My 6-year-old son, on the other hand, his cookie looked like St. Patrick's Day just threw up on his cookie with all the icing and sprinkles he added to it. In fact, I mentioned this to him and he thought it was just oh so funny. Regardless of how they came out, they were fun to make but super delicious to enjoy. The only complaint is that we wanted more of those delicious cookies and my son wanted to eat some more marshmallows!!
Basically, Gramma in a Box is a fun and unique experience. Everything definitely tastes homemade. Everything is fresh. Best of all, it was a good excuse to spend a little time together doing something fun as a family. They are definitely worth trying and so far they have proven to be consistent with their quality!
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