S’mores season is upon us! Thea is super into s’mores, but mostly for the roasting and eating of the marshmallows. Which is funny, because you would think a toddler would be into the melted chocolate as well. We are putting together a s’mores night bonfire as a fall activity to do as a family with Thea. I’ve been seeing cute tabletop fire pits all over Amazon, so I just had to put together an idea for an aesthetic s’mores night bonfire. Also, did you know that you can do so much more than just the traditional marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate? I found ideas way outside of the scope of just those ingredients. Some of the s’more recipes even use butterscotch!
What is a S’mores Board?
You can create a s’mores board as a unique take on the traditional charcuterie board. Instead of different types of cheese, you use unique chocolate flavors, different styles of marshmallows, crackers, berries, bacon, and anything that you can think of to create the most unique style of s’mores that you have ever created.
How Do You Make S’mores If You Don’t Have a Fire Pit?
The first alternative to a traditional fire pit is to purchase an affordable fire pit that fits directly on top of your table. These are lit using a small flame and are easier to use as well as clean up than a larger, wood-burning fire pit. This is a great option if you want to sit at a table or coffee-style table outdoors and enjoy a small s’mores night gathering with blankets and cozy elements.
You will want THIS fluid specifically for the fire bowl featured in my photos in this post. You pour a little bit in being careful not to spill, then light it with a lighter, keeping your hands at a good distance away. It is advised to follow the directions of the fire bowl that you purchase specifically as well as the directions as instructed on the lighter fluid that you purchase as suggested by your specific fire bowl or firepit.
Another popular alternative is to forgo a fire pit altogether and use a blow torch to add a nice browning to the tops of marshmallows placed into a skillet. You can create a s’mores board using one or more skillets filled with slightly charred, slightly melted marshmallows on a tray surrounded by the other ingredients used for making s’mores.
Collect all the necessary ingredients and materials beforehand. You’ll need everything from marshmallows, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and roasting sticks, to napkins or wet wipes.
DECORATE BONFIRE SEATING
Create a cozy bonfire-like area with seating arrangements around the fire pit complete with pillows, blankets, and small tables if you have them.
ARRANGE YOUR INGREDIENTS
Arrange the marshmallows, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and additional toppings on separate trays or platters. You can create a visually appealing setup with various colors and textures.
CREATE AN ASSEMBLY AREA
Set up a designated area where people can assemble and roast their s’mores. Place the roasting sticks, marshmallows, and other ingredients nearby.
Surprise others with unique options outside of the traditional style s’more by providing a variety of options that allow everyone to personalize their s’mores. You can offer different types of chocolate, flavored marshmallows, and various fillings.