It is that time of year when school is beginning and a hint of fall is in the air. With cooler weather coming, some outdoor fall decor ideas and some pumpkin decorating ideas will almost do the trick, but we have a little something s'more as a treat in this post, so read on to see.
Outdoor Fall DecorOkay, I am not too good at keeping secrets so here is the little treat I have in store for this outdoor fall decor post. This week is National S'mores Day so what better way to celebrate than with family, some pumpkin decorating ideas and more? This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you purchase at no cost to you using the links below. All opinions are all my own.
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas & S'MoreLet's start with planning your fall decor. As always you will need to come up with some outdoor fall decor ideas and smores bar ideas. A few great places for inspirations are my fall posts from last year like my Pumpkin Centerpiece Post, and my Fall Home Tour. And for a great recipe for your s'mores try my friend Mel's campfire sugar cone s'more recipe. Look at how delicious her s'mores turned out!
STAGING S'MORES BAR WITH AUTUMN VIBESNow, this part is rather simple. Take a galvanized tub and turn it upside down. If your fire pit area is on a slope like ours, use some old magazines under one side to level it up. Then add some raffia or hay around the base of the tub. I only needed two small bags of raffia for this project. Next, add the tray and one small mum. I went with white because I wanted a more non-traditional fall look and white wouldn't conflict with my neutral colors. Follow this step by folding some burlap around the base of the mum. The burlap is tied once. The texture of the burlap holds it on nicely. Now, add a kitchen towel that fits your outdoor fall decor, and it is time to start adding edible items like these sugar cones. Add a bowl of marshmallows. Followed by some graham crackers for those traditional s'more lovers. And of course some chocolate. Use chocolate chips for the sugar cones or bring in some chocolate chunks for the traditional s'mores. And last, toss in a candle for when it gets darker. It will help light the area for grabbing ingredients and the autumn leaves scent adds another layer to your fall vibes.
Fall decorNow on to the fun part – adding the accessories! Give your space that old fashion pumpkin patch look. Sprinkle in some pumpkins. You can use real ones or artificial ones like I have in the photo. I painted some of the pumpkins with milk paint I had left over from my chair painting project and then added some felt pumpkins for additional texture. Now toss in an apple basket and some traditional fall flowers like this lovely mum. Add a safe and clean place for your marshmallow skewers like this crock and your s'more bar is complete. Now let's talk about the seating. To make your fall campfire area feel even warmer and cozy add some pillows like this one by Faith and Chloe Designs. She customized this pillow with our last name which was like the ice cream on the apple pie. Just perfect!!! Well, now we have all the pumpkin decorating ideas completed. Our humble fire pit area is dressed up with fall decor and ready to celebrate National S'mores Day! Before we call our friends over to celebrate here are some more posts that will make your day even better. For a great post on preparing campfire s'mores safely hop over to Cub Scout Ideas and read How to Safely Make S'mores with Cub Scouts. And if you're not feeling like making s'mores over the fire try this AWESOME Jello Pudding S'mores Pie by my friend at Not a Super Mom.
DIY FALL DECOR LISTSo now that you have some s'mores bar ideas for fall it is time to create a shopping list. Here is my list so you can see what I needed to throw this outdoor fall decor event and s mores bar.
- Adirondack chairs
- Galvanized tub
- Round tray to hold s mores bar
- Pumpkins and white milk paint (using Miss Mustard Seed paint from chair project)
- Felt pumpkins
- Mums and burlap ribbon to go on one mum
- Apple basket for mum
- Small glass bowls
- Antique Candle Works candle scent Autumn Leaves
- Sugar Cones
- Chocolate chips
- Graham crackers
- Fire skewers for roasting marshmallows
- Old crock
Celebrate National S'mores DayAll the friends have arrived and this s mores bar brings a smile to everyone's face. Our sweet little friend is going to show you the steps to make a finger-licking campfire s'more similar to my friend Mel's. Begin with roasting your marshmallow. Now spoon some chocolate chips into the cone. Gently fold your roasted marshmallow into the cone. Next take a big bit and enjoy all that sweet tasty goodness. And don't forget you have some traditional s'more items, so why not try one of them too? Now it is time sit back and relax and enjoy family, autumn and National S'mores Day!
ConclusionIt doesn't cost a great deal of money or time to create an easy fall atmosphere for your National S'more Day event. Simply gather your items, set them up in a matter of minutes, and enjoy all the treats and folks who come to celebrate with you!
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