Poofy Cheeks: Birthday S'mores Bar - Summer Birthday Celebration

July 10, 2015

Birthday S'mores Bar - Summer Birthday Celebration

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Throughout summer two of my sons, my husband and I celebrate our birthdays. Our family is practically in celebration mode all summer long! I rarely ever do anything for my birthday and always feel blah about it all day long. This year I decided to invite some friends and family over the night before my birthday for a S'More celebration, fun and games. I sent out a group text inviting everyone and told them kids were welcome but I wasn't going to be responsible for any of them.
 
I turned the big 2-8 on Wednesday and thanks to my friends and family it was one of the best birthdays I have had in years. We played a charades game through a charades phone app and laughed the entire night. The kids ran around pulling out every toy in the house and everyone had a great time. Since we were celebrating birthday style I threw together a S'Mores Birthday Bar complete with sprinkles where everyone could create their own S'mores concoction. Again - a hit among all ages.
 
 
Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores
 



 
Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores


We don't have a fire pit or a charcoal grill so we made terracotta pot fires to heat the marshmallows. I shoved aluminum foil around the inside of each pot and added a few charcoal bricks. I sprayed a bit of lighter fluid over the charcoals and lit them with a long lighter. At first I was skeptical but they actually worked great. I put chalkboard labels onto the pots and wrote 'hot' to match the printables I created.

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

I set up a table with saw horses and a salvaged pallet top then decorated it with an old frame that had black poster board with chalk writing. I secured wrapping paper around the edges of the 'table' with tape and then set out all the necessary S'mores ingredients. You can't have S'mores without Hershey's chocolate bars, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows and Honey Maid graham crackers! I picked up all of the party supplies and S'mores ingredients at our local Walmart. At Walmart they also had the square graham crackers which made things nice and easy. We had the gathering later in the evening so everyone had eaten dinner before arriving. I like to keep things budget friendly and I couldn't see spending a bunch of money serving a meal so a S'more bar was the perfect solution!

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores


When I made the printables I wanted them to incorporate a celebration and campfire S'more feel so I made a logo type design that included both. To get the free printables scroll to the bottom of the post! You could use these for an actual celebration or just on a regular ole' day because S'mores are reason enough for celebration. Any day can be a S'mores day!

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores


Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Growing up we camped a lot and my mom always bought chocolate frosting to add to our S'mores so I knew I wanted to have it as part of our S'mores bar! I filled ramikins with Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Crème and Hershey's Chocolate Spread.

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

To wash down the S'mores I had sprinkle rimmed milk shooters ready on a little table next to the S'mores bar.

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Call me crazy but my favorite marshmallow is one that is very well done. I'm talking burnt like a crisp. Mmmm! I cooked my marshmallow just the way I like them and then made a birthday S'more.

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'more Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Hershey's Chocolate Spread
  • Jet-Puffed Marshmallow - warmed over a flame
  • Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Directions:
  • Spread chocolate spread onto one graham cracker square and add sprinkles (especially if it is YOUR celebration).
  • On another graham cracker square layer a few pieces from a Hershey's chocolate bar and a toasted marshmallow.
  • Turn the square with spread over and smash the two halves together to make the ultimate Birthday S'more!

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores

Birthday S'Mores Bar - #LetsMakeSmores


 
I really couldn't have asked for a better birthday. I haven't laughed as much as I did in ages and I was surrounded by most of my favorite people. Considering I hated my birthday last year and was feeling really down - this year was a total 360!

FREE PRINTABLES


-Banner Printables
-4x6 and circle Printables

Have you celebrated with S'mores this summer? Why not make S'mores tonight!?

Enjoy,

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