DIY Outdoor S'mores Station

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It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. So why not gather up your guests for a dreamy night under the stars? S'mores are on the menu with a gourmet toppings station that will have everyone buzzing with breezy summer vibes. You don't even need a bonfire thanks to a simple DIY fire pit that fits right on your table.

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First, Let’s Get Cozy

Woven rattan chairs and round woven poufs anchor the fireside gathering with texture and style. Blankets tucked into a wooden crate offer warmth when the temps take a dip. Old-school style camping lanterns give off that summer nightglow courtesy of the flickering but flameless LED lights inside.

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Entertaining Essentials

A gauzy linen table runner edged with a beachy boho fringe softens the industrial wood and metal table. Crisp white platters and bowls create a clean, neutral background for your s'mores toppings to shine. Pile your marshmallows high in a tall clear jar, and give your roasting forks a starring role by displaying them in an antique nickel tray.

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A Gourmet Menu

Serve the classic toppings (can't go wrong with tried-and-true milk chocolate!), but also tempt your guests with unexpected offerings such as caramels and peanut butter cups. Also, up the "wow" factor by setting out a simple handwritten or printed menu with suggested flavor combinations to encourage a tasty adventure. Guests will really appreciate these thoughtful details.

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Make a Mini Fire Pit

Things You'll Need

Building a tabletop fire pit is as easy as placing garden rocks inside a ceramic or stone planter and nestling a can of food-safe fuel securely in the center. Boom! Instant fun and summer feels await. It's an unexpected fire pit that will certainly elevate an evening everyone is sure to remember.

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NOTE: Be sure to choose food-safe Sterno cans, like the ones featured in this DIY. These cans are actually meant for cooking s'mores (!) and have a handy built-in chip to tell you if the can is too hot, or cool enough, to handle.

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