I couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off the second annual S’mores
week here on Kitchen Concoctions.
off my second annual S’mores Week, I hosted a S’mores Party and Backyard
Campout! Uh, can you say I was giddier than a school girl planning and
preparing for my party (if you follow me on Instagram (and I think you should.
Wink. Wink.) you saw some photos of the party).
And while I wish I could have invited each and everyone of
you to my backyard bash, I hope that you have fun attending my virtual recap of
my fun s’mores party and even get some ideas to host your own.
To get ready for my party I first planned my menu and went
shopping for food and all things s’more. I wanted to keep the dinner menu easy
and stress-free, and rather simple because I wanted the s’more to be the star
of the party.
dogs and I set up a table with various hot dog toppings as well as the side
dishes. Classic hot dog toppings we served at the ‘bar’ were ketchup, several
types of mustard, mayo, relish, onions, and cheese. I also made up a batch of
peppers and onions to have as a topping and of course hot dogs wouldn’t be
complete without being topped with chili (I chose to serve this version of AllAmerican BBQ Chili Dogs). I hadn’t planned on serving hamburgers but had a last
minute request for them, and I aim to please, so they were served with all the fixin’s
as well. Side dishes consisted simply of a fruit salad, potato salad, grilled
corn on the cob, and rice balls.
party theme was so simple I kept the décor pretty basic (I apologize but I
honestly forgot to take any pictures of this). Being a backyard ‘campout’ I
just utilized our backyard décor and the natural setting we were in. We pitched
a tent (you can’t campout in the backyard without one) and had our patio furniture,
the food table, the s’mores bar, the grill and fire pit, and of course the
plants and trees. Since s’mores get messy we opted to use paper plates and
napkins for serving and I picked up a disposable tablecloth (I had envisioned a
red and white checkered tablecloth but couldn’t find one).
enjoyed by all. All of my guests could not believe the selection of chocolate
candy, flavors and various sizes of marshmallows and variety of graham crackers
that made up the S’mores Bar. I mean, I am a self-proclaimed s’mores freak so I
spared no candy, mallow, or graham for this event! The party goers were so
impressed with the selection and had a blast coming up with different flavor combinations.
And who doesn’t love standing over a fire pit and roasting a mallow into a hot gooey
use the following list as a guide line:
host your S’mores Party at various times of year where the candy and mallow
choices have larger selections.
You could even take your s’mores bar up a notch and have a
whole slew of s’mores flavored desserts as well. Some of my favorites are S’mores Snack Mix, S’mores Candy Bar, S’mores Doughnuts, The S’more Cookie, ChocolateBar S’mores Pie.
It made me so happy to see all the smiles on everyone’s face
as they experimented with different flavor combinations, roasted their
marshmallows and made a mess. A DIY S’mores Bar would be a hit at any get
together or gathering and would be truly an event to remember. How can you not
love a S’more; it seriously brings out the kid in you! This is surely a
tradition we will repeat over and over again!