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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Mason Jar Kiddie Picnic!! {and printable recipe too}

Hello, adorable Tatertots and Jello readers!

My name is Kimmie and I blog over at Sugar and Dots.

I’ll spare you my life story…basically, I blog about lots of random things and I enjoy sarcasm.
I am so excited to be sharing “my” idea here today!
So here’s the deal…

For Easter, I was in charge of dessert and whipped up some little lovelies in Mason jars.
After posting, one of my readers said that my Mason jar idea would be great to take on a picnic.
Soon after that, I told my bloggy BFF Rachelle that I needed a fab post for Tatertots and Jello.
Rachelle went a step further with my idea and suggested an entire picnic created from meals in Mason jars.
I decided to go with a kiddie picnic for my trial run.
Not that my kids don’t deserve an uber fancy schmancy picnic under the stars or anything, but you know; let’s try the hotdog thing before I bust out the filet mignon.

For this picnic I made:

  •   Homemade potato salad (printable below)
  • Hotdogs with buns (cut-up and drizzled with their favorite condiments)
  • And some homemade funfetti cake a la mode.
Easy peasy and super yummy.
Sometimes it’s nice to surprise the kids with a special meal and see their faces light up with excitement.
And sometimes it’s nice to envision that scenario in your mind and then try not to be totally disappointed when your three-year-old decides he despises your surprise and wants nothing to do with your picnic.
You can’t win ’em all.

Next time it will be grown-up style:

  • delicious dips with pita bread
  • warm breadsticks with tiny jars of marinara sauce
  • and a dessert under the summer sky that makes my husband swoon.
There are so many “quick and easy” recipes out there you could make!!
Splurge with something fancy and throw a Mason jar picnic playdate that makes you the envy of your MOPS group.


Bring a picnic basket full of jars of patriotic-colored fruit to your neighbor’s 4th of July BBQ.
The possibilities are endless!
Oh, and here is the printable for the yummiest potato salad of all time:

Thank you, sweet Jen, for having me here!
I know we all love reading your site full of ideas and inspiration; and I’m fairly sure this post will be the highlight of my blogging career.

Thanks Kimmie!! 
My girls would love a Mason Jar Picnic!!
Kimmie is full of cute ideas. And, isn’t she adorable?? Really it isn’t fair that she is so cute AND talented.

Her daughter’s room is so cute. Check out the Tutu Bedskirt Tutorial!

Kimmie loves color as much as I do. I love this FREEBIE printable she made!

Kimmie turned her screened in patio into an Awesome Playroom too.

Plus, she has a fun linky party on Wednesdays — you should check it out.

And, she made the button for my Summer Social party. Thanks Kimmie! 

So be sure to head over to Sugar and Dots.
You will love Kimmie and her ideas!!


Have a Wonderful Day!!! 


PS — are you going to SNAP? It’s an awesome new CREATIVE blog conference in April 2012. I just found out that tickets are 10% off all day TODAY :)


  1. HOLLA!!! What a great idea! Go Kimmie. You are "radtastic."


  2. What a great idea. I have to give this a try.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. CUTE idea! :)

  4. Such a cute idea. i love the cakes in mason jars, they look incredibly tasty.

  5. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue says:

    Kimmie… you are ADORABLE!

  6. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea says:

    I love mason jars and use them for everything – the dessert though? How adorable!!!

  7. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue says:

    I'll be there… I am getting my ticket TODAY! So excited!

  8. Ott, A. says:

    Love the dessert in a mason jar idea! Looks fun and tasty!

  9. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That is such a fun idea! I love that there are a ton of different sized jars that you can use too! I'm picturing spaghetti and meatballs in a mason jar…so much fun!

  10. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    This would be way fun! And I'm sure everyone would be impressed! LOVE Kimmie's blog! Great guest post ladies!

  11. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Super cute idea!! Love the idea of doing a dip. :)

  12. Dana from Our Life's Legacy says:

    What a cute idea! I'm a big fan of picnics so I might have to try this out!

  13. Ana from Sweet Serendipity says:

    Love everything Kimmie does. She is adorable! :)

  14. Anthony from CharismaticKid says:

    I love food and drinks in mason jars! It gets that old fashioned feeling. Yesterday the kids had their ice cream in mason jars. So fun!