Girls Gone Glamping: Dollar Store DIY S'more Station
With Labor Day weekend upon us, it marks the end of summer for most of us. Even though fall doesn't technically begin until the end of September, the holiday weekend has always been the symbolic end of summer for me.
While the temperatures here get a little cooler, fall is still a beautiful time of year to be outside enjoying a little camping, fresh crisp air, and of course a good old fashioned s'more.
Whether you're looking to hold onto summer or embrace the start of fall, there's never a bad time to grab your girls and do a little glamping. I recently had the chance to style the most adorable Girls Gone Glamping party with Meghan of Elva M. Design Studio and Lisa Murphy, a local event planner here in the Twin Cities.
Sometimes all you have to do is re-imagine your backyard to make for the perfect girls getaway. To give you a sneak peek of all of the party fun, I'm sharing how to create a DIY S'more Station.
While I love a roaring bonfire, sometimes you don't have a firepit available, or if you're like me, doing it without the help of someone more experienced in bonfires is a little intimidating! So how do you get a toasty warm marshmallow without the big fire?
Individual s'more stations!
What You Need
Mini Terracotta Pots
Spray Paint (optional)
Lighter or Matches
Wooden Skewer Sticks
I picked up my mini pots at Dollar Tree earlier this summer (3 for $1). You may remember them from my Farmer's Market Girl's Night or my Cinco de Mayo bar! Because these tend to be a seasonal item at the dollar store, you may have to look elsewhere this time of year. Check out a local hardware store or order online. You can also often pick up many of the other listed supplies at your local dollar store as well.
While I love the terracotta color, our glamping color scheme involved some hot pink, so I thought it would be fun to spray paint the pots to match! It took me a few coats to get the entire pot covered. I allowed about 20 minutes of drying time in-between coats.
Once the pots were dry, I lined them with aluminum foil and added in one piece of charcoal. Depending on the size of the charcoal, you may want to add two pieces.
In between two place settings, we added a black paper plate from Dollar Tree and two wooden skewer sticks.
When you are ready to start the s'more action, add a little bit of lighter fluid to each pot. Using a lighter or matches, light the charcoal and begin roasting your marshmallow over the flame. Once the charcoal heats up, you will also be able to roast over the heat without ending up with a burnt marshmallow. I actually like mine a little burnt though!
Meghan setup the most adorable station of s'more goodies with all of the classics and some other fun items as well! Try adding gourmet marshmallows or cookies in addition to graham crackers for something a little different. I used dark chocolate for the first time and it was amazing!
When you are done with the s'more fun, take extra precautions when cleaning up. The pots and charcoal will be hot. I used some silicone gloves (a potholder would also do) to hold the pots and dumped the hot charcoal into a bucket of cold water before disposing of it.
Make sure to check out all of the details of this Girls Gone Glamping party!