The All Saints Guessing Jars have been such a hit at our past All Hallows' Eve Parties. Last year we coordinated the jars to (mostly) match the third edition of our All Saints Scavenger Hunt.
It's always so fun looking for ways to connect yummy treats to saints and their symbols. We also made sure to include the saints who had been recently canonized! We included Candy Watches for St. Louis Martin, Lace Cameos for St. Marie-Azelie Martin, and Chocolate Mission Bells for St. Junipero Serra.
As usual I used my Wide Mouth Mason Jars with White Storage Lids for each jar.
There were a couple tags I made that I didn't get around to filling jars for: candy spiders for St. Felix inspired by the book Saint Felix and the Spider and candy roses for St. Elizabeth of Hungary inspired by Roses in the Snow. Maybe this year!
Here are some pictures of this jars all filled and ready for the party:
St. Louis Martin :: Candy Watches
Together with his holy wife, this watchmaker nurtured the sanctity of all their children, but especially their youngest, a Carmelite Saint known to us as the Little Flower who wrote: "God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth."
Together with his holy wife, this watchmaker nurtured the sanctity of all their
children, but especially their youngest, a Carmelite Saint known to us as the Little
Flower who wrote "God gave me a father and a mother more worthy of heaven
"St. Marie-Azélie Martin :: Lace Cameos
After repeated attempts to enter religious life, she became a highly skilled lacemaker. Canonized in October 2015, she and her husband are the only married couple ever to become Saints at the same time.
St. Lucy:: Chocolate Eyeballs
Virgin and martyr who is invoked by persons suffering from eye trouble. Her name derives from the Latin word for light.
St. Cloud :: Mini-Marshmallow "Clouds"
Grandson of Clovis, King of the Franks. The English form of his name Clodoald is also the patronage name of a Minnesota town.
St. Junipero Serra :: Chocolate Mission Bells
Spanish Franciscan missionary who founded nine California missions.
Sts. Mary & Martha :: M&M's
These two sisters were close friends of Jesus.
St. George :: Hot Tamales
Suffered martyrdom and revered as a patron Saints of the Crusades. He is often depicted slaying a fire-breathing dragon.
Madonna and Child with Six Saints :: Sixlets
Art historians call this kind of painting a "sacra conversazione," a holy conversation, as the saints are seen 'conversing' with Mary and Jesus in heaven.
St. Brigid :: Chick-O-Sticks and Cow Tales
Revered as one of Ireland's three patron saints, she is now for spreading monasticism throughout Ireland.
St. Modomnoc :: Bit-O-Honey
Responsible for the introduction of bees in Ireland.
Sts. Cyril & Methodius :: Alphabet Cookies from Trader Joe's
Two brothers who became missionaries. One of them invented an alphabet, still used in some Eastern liturgies.
St. Benedict :: Lifesavers
The Rule he developed prescribed a life of liturgical prayer, study, manual labor and living together in community under a common father (abbot) and is still used in many monasteries and convents around the world. From his cell, he envisioned a drowning and ordered the victim's rescue.
Sts. Cosmas & Damian :: Twix (The name Twix is a portmanteau of twin biscuits, or 'twin bix')
Twin brothers who suffered martyrdom in Syria during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian.
St. Thomas Aquinas "The Dumb Ox" :: Dum-Dums
Though he was ridiculed for his humility during youth as "the dumb ox", he became a Doctor of the Church.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary :: Candy Roses (not pictured above)
While taking bread to the poor in secret, she was asked to reveal what was hidden under her cloak. Upon unfolding the cloak a vision of white and red roses appeared thereby proving God's protecting hand at work.
St. Christopher :: Big Hunks! ;)
To keep each person's guesses secret I also created little sheets of paper for each contestant to write their name and guess, before folding it in half and dropping it into an empty jar or bag with a matching label.
I ended up having extras so we used some for the party and then had a second round the following evening for our family All Saints celebration.
Here are the links to the free printable documents:
Here are the links to some of our past All Saints Guessing Jars: