My kitchen table is full of chocolate, marshmallows and grahams….it must be August 10th.
NATIONAL S’MORES DAY!
I missed out on National S’mores Day 2010…Boo hoo hoo wah wah…then I wondered if it was an annual celebration-I cleared my bleary eyes and went to the magic eight ball of the 2000’s, Google.
“Will National S’mores Day grace my calendar ever again?”
Google answered,”Better not tell you now.”
So I shook my
computer magic eight ball… well my wireless keyboard because it is weighs less and is easier to replace.
Then I asked again in Google language, “National+S’mores+Day+August+10th+2011”
The Google gods answered me “yes.” I began Party Planning!
I have over fifty ideas saved in my favorites tool bar that
I want to share with you will stay in that folder forever. Today, I will share the ideas that I rescued from my favorites tab jail and they are special ideas that am going to utilize in my last-minute party because they are the best, most beautiful, most unique….ok so they are the easiest.
Yes, I did just say that I start planning last year but I did not actually make a game plan until….well I am in the process–I keep inviting more guests every day this week–finding new recipes that I will not use until next year but the blog-o-sphere is full of beautiful s’more images and I have an addictive personality–I made this menu a few minutes before I ran out the door to shop. My more organized friends show up at my parties and iron out the kinks–they are just glad I am willing to host the messy activities at my house.
First, I will prepare the S’mores Bar featuring the toppings I found in the article featuring this Chocolate & Peanut Butter S’more.
I am excited to sample the following S’more combos; Ginger & Caramel , Strawberry & Chocolate, Caramel-Drizzled, Nutella & Banana, Nutty Banana, Fudge Striped, Ande’s Mint, York Peppermint Patty….
A self-serve bar is the way I roll…”Help Yourself” is my motto. It is because I want you to feel welcome in my home…or maybe because I am lazy or because I am comfortable enough with you to share my true lazy self with you….
WARNING: You will hear the following comments at my house: help yourself to a drink…help yourself to a napkin…help yourself to a towel to clean the mess I just made–’cause I know it is driving you crazy…help yourself to the diapers ’cause yes the baby’s diaper does need changed and I know you like babies…help yourself to the phone ’cause we do not have cell phone coverage…oh, your phone rang did it. Go ahead, answer it……………yes, of course, help yourself to the phone! )
Kids love food on a stick…so they can use it like a microphone, or a wand or a weapon.
Men love food on a stick…makes them feel tough. Well, it might.
How easy and fun. Thank you to The Decorated Cookie.
Some people are creative.
Some people are talented.
Enter Bakerella. Rhymes with Cinderella but Bakerella doesn’t need a fairy God Mother to turn basic pantry items into elegant eats…
I, on the other hand, could use a fairy God Mother to make something this pretty.
So, I will move into something less pretty but just as tasty…
Popcorn…I like sweet endings…which brings me to the last recipe I will make for the S’mores Tasting Party.
Nestofposies created this clever snack using–a box of Golden grahams and a box of microwave popcorn and of course marshmallows and chocolate….Easey Peasey…..and I like easy!
I will leave you with Pippi’s favorite S’more picture from the naptimechef. If she knew the name of this S’more creator she would ask me, “Does Naptimechef come while you sleep and leave sweet treats for sweet little boys and girls?” I may try to take a nap tomorrow to see if anything appears–any sacrifice for research. On second thought, I better make like the naptimechef and prepare all these sweet treats for my guests–or search for dry fire wood since it is raining on my fire pit.
And, yes, I am letting my daughter eat a S’more for breakfast (and lunch and snack)-she is delightfully devouring a giant marshmallow right now–I think I will join her.
HAPPY S’MORES DAY!