Party Idea: Sterno S'mores Buffet

Party Idea: Sterno S'mores Buffet

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 6, 2011

There isn't a single food that defines summer more than S'mores. If you don't have access to a fire pit or a grill, making them can pose quite a challenge. This idea makes things easy, even if you only have a small balcony or no outdoor space at all!

This photo from a recent wedding is a great way to take from a big event and turn it into a dinner party activity. This Sterno S'mores buffet provided guests an easy way to interact with each other and their food, without a bonfire blazing away in the wedding hall.

Turning this idea into something that could be done at home wouldn't be too difficult, all you'd need to do is come up a few cans of sterno (or even just one if your party is small) and the accompanying S'mores accoutrement to go with it. It could be done on a patio, or small balcony without any issues and if you're daring — used inside.

Yes, there would be some char and smoke that goes with it, but as long as you request that guests don't fully char their marshmallow, you should be just fine without smoke alarm worry. As an added bonus, your home will have a wonderful campfire smell without having to purchase any scented candles!

Is this an idea you love for small spaces or would you rather be S'more-less and just wait until you have a real open flame?

More S'mores Inspiration at The Kitchn
Nutella and Banana: Dressed Up S'Mores
Marshmallows on a Stick, But Better: S'Mores Pops
Found: Mega Marshmallows For Your Summer S'mores
Look! Individual S'Mores Bags

(Image: Jolynne Photography & Assaf Friedman Photography)

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