Make this DIY Halloween S’mores bar and have some guests eating their hearts out for a well put Halloween party!
How to Set Up an Indoor Halloween S’mores Bar
Party Indoors with a Halloween S’mores Bar
While a Halloween party outdoors is more exciting with all your scary and spooky outdoor Halloween decor, it could rain or snow in your place. So, to be safe, take your Halloween party indoors and take some outdoor party ideas in like this DIY Halloween S’mores bar.
For your indoor Halloween decor, make sure to spook your guests with this DIY haunted Halloween specter mirror. If you even want to be extra playful and over the top, this year, go for this DIY indoor marsh.
From Halloween decorations to food ideas, what we have for you will take your DIY skills to the next level and make your party something guests will look forward to. Without further ado, let’s get this DIY Halloween S’mores bar started!
What You Will Need to Set Up an Indoor Halloween S’mores Bar:
- Foam pumpkins (Michael’s) 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 firepots.
- 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 camping supplies at stores.
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Hot glue gun
DIY Halloween S’mores Bar How-to Instructions:
Step 1. Draw a Flame Pattern and Carve
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. I would have done this because when I put the little battery-operated pumpkin lights inside, it ended up becoming visible from the outside, 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.
Step 2. Carve the Rest of the Pumpkins
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.
Step 3. Make Indoor S’mores Fire Pots
Fill your little metal buckets almost completely full of river rocks. Next, 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!
Step 4. Set Up the Food Items in Containers
Arrange the food into the baskets/buckets and put the bamboo skewers into the tall glass vases.
Step 5. Decorate Your S’mores Bar
Arrange the S’mores bar and decorate with creepy ravens and harvest gourds. Light the Sterno fire pots with a match, and dive in! Happy s’ mores roasting!
This video from YES Spaces with Barbara Miller will show you how to decorate a spooky Halloween table for a party:
Deliciously spooky and fun for your indoor Halloween party, this tabletop S’mores bar will have guests gathering around the flames and roasting marshmallows all night long. Indeed, perfect for those rainy states where Halloween nights are dark and stormy.
Do you have anything to add to this DIY Halloween S’mores bar? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 27, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.