6 Yummy S’mores Ideas for Seattle Weddings
From gourmet mallows to chocolate and graham cupcakes, guests young and old will love these tasty treats.
By Tessa Woolf
Earlier this month we celebrated National S’mores Day. (And you thought summer holidays were all about independence and fireworks, pffffffft.) In honor of the of the V.I.D.—Very Important Date—we’re serving up six yummy, gooey, chewy s’mores ideas for Seattle weddings. Whether you set up a s’mores bar, serve gourmet mallows, or forgo the flames and slice into a s’mores-inspired cake, these fun suggestions are sure to fire up guests of all ages. Even grandma will love them, trust us.
1. S’MORES BAR
If your venue has an outdoor fire pit or an open flame suitable for roasting, work with your local caterer to set up a spread of marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate (consider a variety of flavors for each). Treat guests to custom-made s’mores and serve them up on plates, personalized napkins, or picnic-inspired gingham food wrappers.
2. DIY S’MORES
Another option: Rent fire pits, create an area with all the fixins and skewers, and have guests roast their own. Set up chairs or benches—have a few blankets on hand, too—and encourage guests to gather ’round the flames and get toasty.
3. GOURMET S’MORES
Jet-Puff, Honey Maid, and Hershey’s will do, but why not fancify your s’mores spread by using gourmet ingredients from local bakeries and chocolatiers?
Think chocolate-dipped and stuffed mallows from Madyson’s Gourmet Marshmallows (a treat on their own!), honey hazelnut crackers from Beecher’s for a twist on the traditional graham, and sea salt, ginger, chili, and mint chocolate bars from Seattle-based Theo.
Wash it all down with a refreshing Seattle beer or warm hot chocolate.
4. S’MORES CAKE
Work with your local baker to create tiers of ‘smokes like this refined version by Wendy Kromer for Martha Stewart Weddings made with graham cake with chocolate ganache, marshmallows, and vanilla buttercream.
5. S’MORES DESSERTS
The only downside to serving s’mores? Sticky hands. Napkins and wet wipes should do the trick, but if you want to keep your guests’ mitts free from melted mallows, there is another solution: serve s’mores-inspired desserts, no skewer or flame needed. Order a few dozen of Trophy‘s beloved chocolate and graham cracker cupcakes with toasted marshmallow for your dessert buffet. (Or make your own batch—get the recipe here.)
6. S’MORES FAVORS
Send guests home with a s’mores care package. We like this camp-inspired DIY party favor from One Charming Party, complete with a free printable “Take Some S’more for Later” label.
Want s’more? Check out these Seattle restaurants serving up s’mores on their dessert menus.