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Friday, June 3, 2016

S'Mores Bar, A Fun Party Idea!

Hi everyone, hope your June is off to a good start!
Today I thought I'd share with you a fun idea for your next backyard party or get together,
a S'mores Bar!
I had so much fun creating this project for DecoArt, and couldn't wait to show it to you!
The theme of the project had to be backyard entertaining.
So, after some brainstorming this is what I came up with!
A super fun s'mores bar, which I've set up in our back yard, on my picket fence plant stand.

First I stenciled a pre made burlap banner in a bright reddish orange.
 I made cute little mini chalkboards for signage.  You can't see it, but I hot glued clothespins to the back of the chalkboard, making it easy to clip wherever you want to display them.
 Going along with my yellow-ish orange theme, I painted this neat galvanized caddy, which holds all of the yummy s'more fixings.  I painted just the outside, since I wanted a bit of a rustic touch with the natural galvanized look.  I just love this caddy, it has a total of 10 divided compartments. When I first spotted it, I thought it would be perfect for storing the chocolates, marshmallows, and more.
 Taking a thrift store frame, I painted it this vibrant goldish orange.  I found a really neat "gourmet s'mores" menu on Pinterest which I printed out and just stuck in the frame.  My mouth is watering just thinking of all of the yummy possibilities!

I wanted to think of something that people could use to hold all of their s'mores fixing, so I spent quite a bit of time hunting around Hobby Lobby.  It's amazing what you will find at craft stores when you go down isles you don't usually shop!
As soon as I discovered these "fry boxes" as they are called, I just knew they would be perfect!
I covered them in fun patterned scrapbook paper, using a glue stick.
Here's a look at my caddy empty.
I had so much fun with this project, and creating this little vignette!
We're going to have a party here later this summer, and you can bet I will be setting up my bar for sure!
Who doesn't love s'mores???  Yum!
Want to come over and join me?
All we need now is a bonfire!!
Here's one more look.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, love your smore's bar. You did an incredible job with the design. What a fun element at a backyard party. This will surely be a hit. I know Deco Art is loving this project.
Thanks for sharing. Now I'm craving a S'more.
Have a great weekend. xo

Trisha said...

I love S'mores and your S'mores bar looks amazing! I have all the fuel we need for the bonfire, you bring the fixin's! The colors that you used are perfect and remind me of the fire that you need to roast the marshmallows-so fun! It's going to get hot here this weekend, reaching 100+, hopefully you aren't getting this crazy heat your way. Enjoy your weekend!


Debbie said...

What a great idea for a backyard party, Donna! Love all of your creativeness in this one! The fry boxes are a super cute addition and so smart! Awesome job!!
Have a nice weekend.
I hope you didn't let all of those fixings go to waste..lol.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute!! Love the idea and what fun for a party!

handmade by amalia said...

A cool idea, Donna, and so beautifully styled. Love that caddy!


Que bonita decoraciĆ³n!!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Adorable and very creative! Yum! Love the buckets on your header, I have one like that I got in Paris one time. We always stop and get flowers and once they came with the bucket.....of course I hauled in back in my luggage.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great idea - the table is great with your signage and banner.Love all the colors - so festive.

Have a great week Donna an hugs to Molly.


Okio B Designs said...

Adorable! My boys would go crazy over something like this.


Gail said...

What a great idea Donna and I love the plant stand too !
Gail x

Kent Sommer said...

The food was always great, I think they just updated their menu and it's off the hook. Who would expect delicious pizza at such big events. Not me, but you can get some of the best pizza at venues in NYC. The best place in this area.