The weather is cooling down, and we’re eager to invite some friends over. One of our most favorite ways to host guests in the Fall and Winter time is inviting our friends and their little ones for a backyard s’mores gathering. We usually sit on folding chairs surrounding a backyard firepit, pull out our camping gear, and roast s’mores until the kids start crashing, one by one. This year, we’re taking our Halloween party to the next level with a Gourmet S’mores Pairing Party, and we’re including the guide and free printables for you to do the same!
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Halloween Party Idea: Gourmet S’mores Pairing Party
If you remember our Labor Day Chips & Dip Pairing Party and Father’s Day Jerky & Beer Pairing Party, then you may be noticing we’re on to something. We’ve heard from so many of you saying these pairing parties are easy to prepare and are enjoyed by so many! That’s always our goal – to create something that everyone is capable of putting together with ease.
So, if you’re looking to add a fun element to your Halloween gathering this year, we highly recommend hosting a Gourmet S’mores Pairing Party! Below we’re sharing all the details, including where to buy the crackers, marshmallows and chocolate and how to put it all together! And don’t forget to download our coordinating printables!
What You’ll Need to Make Gourmet S’mores
What are s’mores without their main ingredient: marshmallows? We cannot put into words how flavorful these specialty marshmallows are from SmashMallow. All of these flavors can be found at Target! Simply order online and choose the DriveUp option or purchase in-store during your next visit!
Take your s’mores from ordinary to gourmet with the following SmashMallows:
Endangered Species chocolate bars are rich in flavor, smooth in texture and everything you’ve been dreaming up for gourmet s’mores. Add these chocolate bars to your shopping list:
Sweet Cookies & Crackers
Honey Maid Graham crackers will always be a go-to for any type of s’more but we got creative and added a few different cookies to add flavor and variety. Here’s a few of our favorites!
Gourmet S’mores Pairing Guide and Place Cards
What’s a party without some fun, coordinating printables? The best way to host this Halloween party idea is to include a Gourmet S’mores Pairing Guide to help guests choose their pairings and decorative Place Cards.
Need a Pairing Guide and Place Cards to include at your party? Sign up to download our free printables HERE!
How to Setup A Chips and Dip Pairing Party
1. Choose your setting.
This Halloween party idea is perfect for an indoor gathering or set outdoors near a firepit. We opted to incorporate our tasting on our Halloween tablescape, but it could easily be set on a sideboard, coffee table or outdoor table.
2. Choose your serveware.
Elevate your gourmet s’mores display by styling the marshmallows, chocolate, cookies and crackers on decorative serveware. We opted for a large, black cast iron with handles for a unique and sophisticated look.
3. Set your Gourmet S’mores Pairing Guide
Download, print and cut out your Gourmet S’mores Pairing Guide. We like to use a paper cutter to achieve straight edges. Then, display next to your pairings to guide guests through their tasting.
- Frame your Gourmet S’mores Pairing Guide for an elevated look.
HostfulHack: Shop your own home for coordinating picture frames to temporarily frame party printables. You don’t always have to buy new when creating a thoughtful design.
If you love this Halloween party idea, we’d love to see you incorporate our Gourmet S’mores Pairing Party concept into your celebration this year! Please share with us photos and/or videos of you hosting this pairing party by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending us a DM on Instagram. We cannot wait to see how it comes together for you and your loved ones!
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