While I'm all for the average BYOB night this summer, I'm thinking outside the box when it comes to fresh party ideas and I'm positively in love with the idea of flashing back to the good ole days. Today, I'm in a camper's mindset. Remember those nights around the campfire, wooden stick in hand and marshmallow roasting? Those were the days, the easy summer days when all you had to worry about was heading back to school in September. And yes, I'd like to flashback there, and as often as humanly possible. So this summer party idea is a grown up version of summer camp, with a twist.
Everyone loves a classic s'more. Who wouldn't love the chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker combo? But have you ever considered thinking outside the box? Last night I held my first Dream S'mores Summer party and I must say it was an absolute success. Here's the concept:
Invite all your nearest and dearest for a night in and specify the need to bring your own ingredients. Ask them to bring sweet treats. This can range from brownies to a box of chocolates. Say nothing else. Upon arrival, hand over some spiked fruit punch (remember, this is flashback to camp) and name the game. This is a night of transformation, of thinking bigger and bolder. The ingredients brought by guests will be used to create the classic s'mores combo in a contemporary way. There will be winners, there will be losers, but sure as anything else there will be loads of laughs.
There are two options for creation. You can keep your party indoors and use the microwave or stove for melting the marshmallow, or, if you're lucky enough to have one, gather outside around the fire for a more authentic experience. After each and every s'more is made, place the creations on a long table and give everyone a fork. Dig in and judge the winner! The rest is up to you... but, here are a few ideas from our night of fun:
The s'mores ingredients bowl
Chocolate Doughnut S'more
Poptart S'more (yes, this happened)
Sugar Cookie S'more
Peppermint Patty S'more
Chocolate Chip Cookies S'more
Kit Kat S'more