I have two amazing sister-in-laws, Erin and Chelsea. When Chelsea got engaged, Erin and I threw her and her fiance an engagement party! The theme was Rustic Chic and we had a lot of fun with our Pinterest board. I fell in love with the idea of a S'Mores Bar! Below is how it came to be.
I bought a TON of marshmellows, some small and some jumbo, to give our guests a choice. I filled two large vases with coffee beans (which smelled delicious!) and then added the marshmellows stuck onto wooden skewers. I tied twine onto the vases to match the theme. Extra skewers went in a slender, tall vase and the extra marshmellows I placed in two of my white servng dishes from Crate and Barrel. I love the unusual shape of them as opposed to plain ol' round.. Erin purchased the fun navy blue striped napkins, simillar to these from TomKat Studio, and had the cool horseshoes we used to keep them from blowing away in the wind! She also bought a burlap table runner. The beautiful s'mores banner was designed by Nicole, Erin's sister-in-law on her husbands side. She did an amazing job on all of the signs, tying them into the rustic theme. You could do this yourself similar to what I did with the "soda pop" sign for my daughters Alice in Wonderland party (see previous post).
We waited until it was cooler to put out the chocolate. Nicole made the cards announcing each type of chocolate; dark, milk, and (my favorite) peanut butter cups! I bought the chocolate in big bars and then broke them up into squares. The peanut butter cups I bought in King Size and then unwrapped them individually. I put those in square white serving dishes, also from Crate and Barrel. The graham crackers I bought in bulk and purchased the generic brand in order to save some $ (they taste just as good right!?).
From left to right: This is an awesome aerial view of the backyard. Erin had a fire pit (essential for s'mores!) in the center of a few hay stacks and she threw a few pillows on each. She strung white lights across her balcony and placed candles on all the tables. Once night fell it was very romantic! Nicole made the cute labels for the mason jar glasses and attached them with the same twine I used on the S'Mores Table. These could easily be done in Microsoft Word with a little creative flare! The cute striped straws, simillar to these from TomKat Studio, added the final touch. I hope this gives you some inspiration for your next party!