For my 30th birthday we had just purchased our first home and we had a birthday party in our back yard. We live in the country. Between the land that we own and the land that surrounds us, we have about 70 acres of vacant land. My birthday is in August. What did we do? You betcha'! We had a giant bonfire.
What better summer event than sitting around a fire with good friends, good drinks (of course) and good laughter and talk?
Of course, if you're having a bonfire, you must have S'mores!
One of our friends set up a "s'mores assembly line," which was all well and good, until someone bumped the log that all the ingredients were on and dumped them into the fire. It was all good and served as a good laugh for the night and stories for years to come. It is a birthday I'll never forget.
You don't need a party to have S'mores. Any fire night is a good night to roast some marshmallows. It always brings back memories of our group camping adventures when I was a kid.
Instead of sticking with the traditional S'mores, why not set up a S'mores bar? Allow everyone to make their own creation?
You can buy different flavor variations of marshmallows, but you can really get creative with the other ingredients.
Varieties of chocolate
Peanut butter cups
If you like nuts, use a chocolate with nuts in it, or a candy like Turtles
Miniature candy bars instead of plain chocolate
Cookies instead of graham crackers
Fudge stripe cookies
Peanut butter cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
Pull out some of the Girl Scout cookies you bought!!
If you want more gooey insides, split an Oreo or Nutter Butter, or other similar sandwich cookie open, and place your chocolate and marshmallow between them.
Get creative with your combination and see what you can come up with. Report back with what your favorite is/was.