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From Sangria to S'mores: Summer Campfire Party Essentials

On a warm summer night, there's nothing better than gathering around a big campfire and toasting up marshmallows.

The white sugary snack turns golden brown and melts perfectly into a piece of chocolate and two graham crackers for a s'more. And while we're in love with this chocolate-graham-marshmallow treat, there are so many other fun and delicious things to enjoy during a campfire party.

Roasting your marshmallows on a plain old stick is boring (and kind of unsanitary), and those skewers you get at the local store aren't much better. To add some glam and personalization to your skewers, try customizing them with these fun DIY Campfire Skewer ideas. With ribbon, glitter and glue, you can have your very own skewer. (Bonus: No kids fighting over sticks!) 


More S'mores

S'mores are basically the reason anyone sits by a fire anyway. The classic marshmallow-chocolate-graham cracker combo never fails, but there are so many delicious variations of this campfire treat. Check out our Kitchen Living Expert Coryanne Ettiene's Saltine S'more Recipe for a perfectly salty and sweet treat. We also have 20 More S'More Recipes to Die For to really add some tasty creativity to your campout. 

If you're looking to make more than just S'Mores, then check out these 5 Family-Friendly recipes to cook over the open fire. With recipes for pork chops, potatoes and chili, you can make your entire meal at the campsite. This S'mores-Inspired Trail Mix and our 8 Must-Make Recipes are perfect for any other snack you are interested in. Brownies cooked inside of an orange? Yes, please!


Campfire Cocktails

And finally, you can't forget about the cocktails. Mixing up a big batch of summer punch is great, but these Frozen S'More Shooters are adorable themed, and great for enjoying a quick shot before the chocolate melts! For something else that's summery sweet and perfect for a crowd, try making this Meyer Lemon Sangria. Nothing says summer campfire like sangria! 


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