Indoor Halloween S'mores Bar | Halloween Party Food
Deliciously spooky and fun for your indoor Halloween party, this tabletop s’more bar will have guests gathering around the flames, visiting and laughing, and marshmallow roasting all night long. Perfect for those rainy states where Halloween nights are dark and stormy, your guests can stay inside and still enjoy the delicious experience of making s’mores around a fire.
-Foam pumpkins (they’re on sale at Michael’s all Halloween season). You’ll need three large, two medium, and one small to do the graduated pyramid look.
-Pumpkin carving tools (Michael’s)
-Fake little gourds (Michael’s)
-Pumpkin lights (Michael’s)
-S’more supplies (graham crackers, Hershey bars, marshmallows)
-Small metal containers from the Dollar Store. I got three cute and varied containers to hold the food, and three identical buckets (pictured on the right) to hold the Sterno fire pots.
-Fake ravens (Dollar Store)
-Two tall glass vases (Dollar Store)
-River rocks (Dollar Store – about 6 of their small bags)
-Bamboo skewers (grocery store)
-Sterno cooking fuel tins (the ones in the picture are two packs of two. Generally you can find them with the camping supplies.
Other Items from Around the Craft Room & House:
-Sharp kitchen knife
-Hot glue gun
Use a sharpie to freehand some flames onto the front of your pumpkins. Take a look at the photo for Step 1, as an example. In hindsight, I would have moved my whole design up just a bit, leaving more solid pumpkin at the bottom, below the cutout – the reason is that when I put the little battery operated pumpkin lights inside, you ended up being able to see them, and I wish they’d been hidden a bit more in the base of the pumpkin.
Use your pumpkin cutting tool to slice around your sharpie line. If you don’t want to buy a pumpkin carving tool, you can use a nice, sharp kitchen knife.
Repeat Step 1 for all 6 of your pumpkins. Stack them into a pyramid as in the picture for Step 2. Mine formed a nice, steady pyramid leaned against the wall behind, but if you don’t have a wall behind, I would recommend using a hot glue gun to adhere them together.
Pop the little pumpkin lights into the bottom of the pumpkins. The flickering ones (from Michael’s and other party stores) will give you a great candle effect.
Fill your little metal buckets almost completely full with river rocks, nestle your Sterno fire pots into the rocks, and fill around the sides. You can see on the right what the pot will look like when it’s lit – you get a wonderfully dramatic blue flame!
Arrange the food into the baskets/buckets and put the bamboo skewers into the tall glass vases.
Decorate around everything with creepy ravens and harvest gourds. Light the Sterno fire pots with a match, and dive in! Happy s’more roasting!