For the past few months, Muffin has been traveling a lot for work (I don't know what couples did before facetime) and we have been making a concerted effort to have more date nights at home when he is here. It is often hard to do something special at home when the laundry and dishes are sitting there looking at you, begging to be done. This leads to the common problem of going out and spending time together that isn't necessarily quality time because we are out at a restaurant people watching, seeing everyone we know in our small town, and not really focusing on each other. This is when it is time to get creative and make date nights at home fun!
Enter S'mores night!
Nothing says fun in the summer like cooking S'mores on a campfire, but going through the steps of actually building a campfire kind of kills that whole feasible/easy date night thing for me...so instead, I opted to set up a mini S'mores bar near the back porch fireplace. If you don't have a fireplace you can use, don't worry! There are really great S'more's kits you can purchase HERE and HERE that will give your marshmallows a perfect golden glow. Another option would be to purchase a sterno at your local grocery store. Set up your kit/sterno on your porch, dining table, coffee table, etc. and you have an easy date night all ready to go!
If you really want to get creative, add some fun candy varieties like Reese's Cups and Rolos to make gourmet S'mores! Daniel loves peanut butter, so the Reese's Cup versions were a hit!
Lastly, no Farm to Fête fun is complete without a free printable! To complete our S'mores Date Night I made a "I love you S'more" chalkboard print!
CLICK HERE to download it for yourself!
Can't get enough S'mores? Here are some more ideas for you:
How to make S'mores in the Oven
S'mores Grilling Basket With Handle
S'more Maker for Oven/Toaster Oven
This post is linked with Jennifer, Karly, Ginger, Robin and Kristin.