Oh, we had sooo much fun at Jillian’s bridal shower with this sweet idea–we found on Pinterest. Cooking yummy little s’mores over individual Terra Cotta hot pots. Aren’t they just adorable?
Originally, we set three Hot Pots on each table around the yard for the guests to enjoy. But towards the end of the party, we gathered them up and set them all in one spot, and realized that they were still hot enough to go for round two–so that’s what we did!
These are so simple to make–we kinda just threw them together with 6 inch Terra Cotta flower pots that we bought from Michael’s.
First, I balled up a piece of foil and put it in the bottom–so they weren’t so deep. Then, I lined them using heavy duty foil with the shiny side up, and just scrunched it so that it just barely rolled over the outside edge.
I didn’t worry too much about them looking perfectly beautiful either. Once the foil was in, I stacked them to kind of smooth out the insides.
We lit a busload of charcoal briquettes in the barbecue, then once they were nice and glowing, we used tongs to transfer the hot coals to the pots.
Luckily, April had some stoneware bowls to set them in, because they got really hot and started melting the plastic table cloths. So be ready with plates or trivets and it won’t be a problem. I loved that even the little people could cook their own marshmallows–with adults close by, of course. But there were no flames to worry about–which made it much easier to relax even with a few kids around. Our friends just sat and talked and laughed the evening away, leisurely toasting marshmallows and candy bars and chocolate cookies…and…
is that a Starburst?
9 Replies to “Table Top S’mores”
What a fun idea – haven’t looked Pinterest since the middle of winter semester. Maybe in 3 wks (if I survive spring semester) I can enjoy some of the great ideas again. Thanks so much for sharing.
This is the coolest thing! My cub scouts will LOVE this later on this summer as soon as we’re finished carving soap into could-possibly-be-polar-bear-shapes-if-you-cross-your-eyes-and-look-at-them-from-the-other-room!
Good luck with all that incredible school stuff. You amaze me. :}
Well, they will love it and honestly, it just feels a lot more safe. We used the pots again last night–just three of them for an after dinner treat. It’s nice to not have to make a huge deal out of it and still get s’mores. Your little scouts will love them!
I loved that there wasn’t the smoke that comes with a big campfire or fire pit. WAY more fun than doing them over the stove or in the microwave. *shudder* I’m so glad we got to try this out… I’m sure we’ll keep doing it through out the whole Summer! 😀 Thanks for sharing!
My grandchildren will love this, can’t wait to try…thanks so much for sharing, I love to try new ideas and this one gets an Aplus!!! 🙂
I keep looking at this idea for my daughter’s grad party in a few weeks because we are doing fun theme. One thing is I only have a gas stove so wondering can I ignite the charcoal in the pots to get them started? Has anyone done that? Also did you soak your skewers in water before you used them?
Just a reminder, NEVER burn charcoal briquettes indoors. They emit Carbon Monoxide gas which in an enclosed space can kill. I know all the instructions and pics here are for outside, and it’s really awesome, but I wanted to remind folks in case they want to bring the fun indoors during winter.