Last year when we made our Fall Bucket List tree, there were a few things that I really wanted to do more of. Roasting marshmallows and making s’more was one of them. As my friend, Ashley, and I were discussing things to do this Fall with our families, I was thrilled when she suggested a s’mores party. We got to planning immediately.

Fall S'mores Party

While we have a fire pit in the backyard, we haven’t had a chance to make good use of it lately. We considered having the party here, but we found something better. We rented a covered picnic area at a local park complete with a playground, picnic tables, and built-in double barbecue pit. Everything we needed to keep both kids and adults continuously entertained.

Fall Party Kids Activity Table

The kids had their own activity table. We were going to do a Fall Nature Walk/Hunt with them, but the weekend we planned our party for ended up reaching 80° (just 2 weeks ago). Being so warm, we decided to reschedule that part of the party so could include Fall temperatures (that post will come next week).

Fall Party Kids Pumpkin Painting

Luckily, I also got some small pumpkins for the little ones to paint. The kids were all about 2 to 5 years old, so painting outdoors was a perfect idea. We did that first thing at the party so the paint had time to dry before it was time to go.

A little tip: Having a tub of wipes on the middle of the table was probably the best idea ever. With 7 kids and a ton of paintbrushes, the messes were unavoidable and plenty

Playing on the Playground

Then the kids played on the playground while my husband barbecued burgers and hot dogs. They took a short break and (sort of) ate before returning to the playground for more running around. Being the end of October, they were taking full advantage of the nice 80° weather while waiting for their s’mores.

S'mores Party Menu Board

We set up everything for the s’mores on both sides of the built-in barbecue pit.

To have a successful s’mores party, it must included plenty of different flavors and varieties. We included 3 different graham crackers & marshmallows, and 5 different chocolates.

  • Graham Crackers: cinnamon, chocolate, honey
  • Chocolate: caramel chocolate, mint chocolate, peanut butter cups, milk chocolate, cookies & cream
  • Marshmallows: strawberry, vanilla, and toasted coconut.

With all the different flavors, the taste combinations were endless. We gave three ideas on a chalkboard (and the samoa was my favorite).

S'mores Party Setup

S'mores Party Graham Cracker Varieties

S'mores Party Drinks

S'mores Party Large Marshmallows

S'mores Party Marshmallow Varieties & Roasting Sticks

Sunset

As the sun started to set, it was time to get the roasting sticks out.

S'mores Party Roasting Marshmallows

S'mores Party Fun

S'mores Party Large Marshmallows

I think the kids could have just eaten marshmallows (roasted and not) all evening and been satisfied.

S'mores Party

Even though the weather didn’t feel like Fall, it was still a great outdoor Fall party with plenty of laughs, chats, and full bellies.

Fall S'mores Party Treat Bags

I also made some cute treat bags for everyone to take home. You can download this printable PDF to print out and make your own treat bags! I just folded the cutout label over a full 4×6 plastic bag (100 for just $2 at Walmart). The treat bags were a huge hit and also got everyone asking when our next themed party is going to be.