As we near the end of August [and summer], I decided to gather some friends for a summer send off reminicent of one of my favorite childhood memories: S’MORES. I’m sure many of you also grew up going to the beach and making these delicious summer sandwiches, but for this party, I wanted to do it sans-sand, and throw a twist on the traditional method. Enter, S’mores Galore S’mores Bar.
I wanted to set the mood for this party as being bright, happy and full of color. Tiny Prints has SO MANY different stationery options that made customizing this party a total breeze. I selected this geometric printed invitation that became the theme for the rest of the party. Not only was it simple to design and customize for my party, Tiny Prints is so easy + wonderful to work with.
Since I chose to set up s’mores in a yard rather than the beach, we stayed cleaner, and ate s’mores without the added crunch of sand. I wanted my guests to be comfortable, relaxed and in close range to the food. I set up a short table, colorful blankets and pillows in a semi-circle. I don’t have a fire pit, so I used a mini-BBQ to roast the marshmallows. It worked perfectly, and fit right in to where we were sitting. It is an awesome option to bring your s’mores to your backyard if you don’t have a built in fire pit in your yard, or don’t feel like building a camp fire. Instant “glamping.”
These pillows were awesome to have. Tiny Prints just started selling customizable pillows that not only make excellent seat padding, they are also oh so cute! Even better, the outside cover comes off and is easily washable. I was concerned that chocolate/grass/dirt could ruin the pillow, but the removable cover makes cleaning a non-issue. They now offer a wide range of colors, designs and customization options to fit any party, decor or gifting need.
Here is a full list of all the s’mores options and toppings I had.
Outside/Shell of S’more:
• Honey Graham Crackers
• Chocolate Graham Crackers
• Ritz Crackers
• Gluten Free Cookies
• Plain, simple, original marshmallows
• Milk Chocolate Bars
• Dark Chocolate Bars
• Cookies n’ Cream White Chocolate Bars
• Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
• Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate + Caramel Bars
• Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate + Mint Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Caramel Sauce
THE ROASTING + CREATING
No pit, no problem. Using a mini-BBQ was easy to light, clean and move. I know what I will be doing next time I need some s’mores.
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Next to the s’mores bar, I had the drink station. I offered, water, juice and sangria. Instead of using overly sweet Moscato for the wine, I opted for Chardonnay, and added more tart fruit to offset the sweetness of the s’mores goodness. Big hit!
To label each drink cup, I used Tiny Prints return address labels, but left them blank while ordering. They became perfect labels for everyones drink’s and their goodie bags.
THE RECIPES + GOODIE BAGS
I thought it would be fun to have everyone write down their s’mores creations. People came up with some amazing ideas. Tiny Prints personalized stationery cards were the perfect size, and come in so many customizable options. I selected these cards, and made some customizations to totally fit the colorful, geometric theme I had. Check back tomorrow to see some of the delicious s’mores recipes we came up with!
Since I knew there would be left overs, everyone got a bag and made some s’mores to go!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the mind-glowingly delicious recipes!
All photos by Sam Zachrich
[This post was generously sponsored by Tiny Prints, however, all ideas, opinions and concepts are my own. Thank you Tiny Prints!]