There’s no better way to celebrate spring than by having an amazing outdoor gathering with friends and family - especially if it involves delicious food and drink options! No matter what kind of party or gathering you’re hosting, s’mores are always a guaranteed success. Check out these amazing ideas to create your very own s’mores bar and impress all of your guests!
Firepit or Roasting Station
First things first: we have to think about the firepit. If you already have one in your backyard, then you can skip this step! If not, you can make your own firepit very quickly and give your backyard a boost. All you’ll need are bricks and cement or non-combustible adhesive. Check out this step-by-step tutorial! If you want something less permanent, you can make a simple roasting station using ethanol gel cans on planters, and place it on the table where the ingredients will be.
S’mores Bar Table
To display the ingredients, you can use any table or cart that you have around the house, but it would be even better if you had a slim bar table to use. If you don’t have something in your garage or shed to use, you can make your own bar table using wood pallets and stone pavers or square concrete. Click here for more details.
There are many ways to display the ingredients, and you can choose the one that works best for you. You can use big glass jars, trays, bowls, mason jars, small buckets, cake stands, etc. You can leave the ingredients already “undressed” on trays or leave the wrappers on while providing a place to dispose of them.
The Best Part
The traditional s’more recipe involves graham crackers, dark chocolate, and marshmallows, and no doubt it is a crowd pleaser. But to make the party even more fun it’s good to provide a creative array of options where the guests would be able to try different combinations and flavors. Along with the basics, you can also offer:
- Ritz crackers
- Pop tarts
- Assortment of candy bars
- Peanut butter cups
- Sliced strawberries
- Sliced bananas
And for topping choices, you can include some creative options like:
- Peanut butter
- Cinnamon powder
- Crushed peppermint
- Candy sprinkles
You can choose to make a more traditional s’mores selection or a more creative one, depending on what you and your guests want.
Be sure to have all the needed supplies in handy, near the ingredients. That includes skewers, barbecue sticks, toothpicks, plates, tongs, and lots of paper towels, to make the s’mores assembly and eating as easy and mess-free as possible.
If you’re going to make your s’mores with a firepit, the layout would usually be placing chairs around the firepit and providing some plates so the guests don’t need to get up too often to make more s’mores. If you’re using a roasting station, then you can just place the ingredients around the station.
Decoration and Organization
Don’t forget about the decorations! You can make a few signs, garlands, or even use a chalkboard to display some interesting s’mores combinations. Use matching bowls and utensils and have a place for everything: a glass jar for skewers, a tray for the chocolates, a receptacle for wrappers, etc. This way, everything will be mess-free!
What do you think of this simple guide? Do you prefer a traditional s’more setting or a more creative one? Let us know on our Facebook Page or in the comments below!