Few things make me happier than staying indoors on a cold winter day. Throw in a few s’mores and I’m sold. So for our next Holiday Escape, we decided to throw a good old fashioned movie party, complete with popcorn decorations and more s’mores than you can shake a stick at. If you want to get your friends or family together for something simple and fun, this is the a great way to gather together without all the fuss involved in a big holiday party. Just swing by your corner store for a few snack supplies and you’ve got everything you need to have a great night. We spent out afternoon watching Love Actually (our team’s favorite feel-good holiday movie) and wearing our leftover craft supplies, but any feel-good movie will do. And don’t worry, if your popcorn wreath is a little uneven, you can just snack on the bits until it’s perfect. Happy movie watching! xo, grace
Click through for 3 delicious s’mores recipes and downloadable holiday invites!
To Eat: S’mores 3 Ways
We lined a baking pan with wax paper and put the marshmallows under a hot broiler for 30 second to get them toasty and brown
-Banana S’mores (Combine graham crackers, dark chocolate and marshmallows, add sliced bananas on top. You can also saute the bananas in a pan with a bit of butter and bourbon- yum!)
-Blackberry Jam S’mores (Combine graham crackers, white chocolate and marshmallows, add one tablespoon of your favorite blackberry jam. We love Bonne Maman. You can heat up the jam in a saucepan if you want things extra gooey.)
-Coconut S’mores (Combine graham crackers, white chocolate and marshmallows, add shaved coconut on top. For a deeper coconut flavor you can toast the shaved coconut in a pan first.)
To Decorate: Popcorn Wreath
To make a simple popcorn wreath, cut a circle out of the center out of a sturdy paper plate. String 5-10 long strands of popcorn using a needle and thread. Wrap the strands around the outer ring of the paper plate, securing with string. When the wreath is full, hang with a colorful ribbon!
To Watch: Our Favorite Holiday Movies
Happy Holidays from Jorge (Amy’s sweetie), Amy, Grace and Max