Karen
Devoted October 2016

S'more Questions

Karen, on April 10, 2016 at 2:52 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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I want to have s'mores for the reception, but I'm still deciding on whether to individually wrap as guest favors, or just set it up as a s'mores bar which will let us have different options of ingredients. We will have a fire pit and a picnic table outside to set up if we go the s'mores bar route, so just a question of what will be the least hassle.

But the main thing I'm wondering is how much we need to get.

We're inviting 190 guests (expecting 150) and no kids. Suggestions I'm finding online are enough for 2 s'mores for each guest, but that seems like overkill to me. Would we be ok setting up for 1 s'more for each guest? We're going to have cake too, and given there are no kids, I can't imagine every single guest going out to get one.

Thoughts?

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Latest activity by klimberkat, on April 10, 2016 at 7:27 PM
  • Amanda
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    Amanda ·
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    Good question! I am going to do a s'mores bar as well. I will probably do 1.5 x the amount of people coming. So 225 if I were you Although I'm sure that will be way too many, I'd hate to not have enough!!!

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  • Steffany
    Super August 2016
    Steffany ·
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    Not every single guest will have one, but some will have more than one. I think it'd be fun to have a s'mores bar at a wedding, but the less hassle would be to just not do it.

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  • Karen
    Devoted October 2016
    Karen ·
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    Yeah, I'm wondering if the difference between those not having one and those having more than one is likely to even it out or not.

    @Amanda - That's fair. I guess the worst thing that can happen is that we'll have extra s'more supplies. There are certainly worse problems to have. :-)

    I'm doing s'mores. I know it wouldn't be any hassle if I didn't do them at all, but I want to have them and want to look for the most stress free way to handle it.

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  • I'm Mrs Shuey
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    I'm Mrs Shuey ·
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    I'd say 1 per person, that is what I am planning on since I am having a dessert table and candy bar also.

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  • I'm Mrs Shuey
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    I'm Mrs Shuey ·
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    I am setting it up like this.


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  • M
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    MrsInSeptember ·
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    Was at a wedding this weekend that did s'mores bar and cake! Most people had the smores than cake so they ran out of chocolate. It's such a fun idea so definitely go on the heavier side. Can the caterer stagger filling the chocolate so you can return leftovers? If not - pass on leftovers to make a fun dessert for your family after!

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  • Karen
    Devoted October 2016
    Karen ·
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    It'll be a diy s'mores bar so I'll be providing all the supplies and likely asking my doc to oversee that it's set up properly. Good to know it was a hit!

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  • BicycleBuiltForTwo
    Master September 2016
    BicycleBuiltForTwo ·
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    Set up a s'mores bar. FYI: marshmallows typically aren't vegetarian (they're usually made with gelatin). It would be nice to either provide vegetarian marshmallows, or get fancy marshmallows that don't have gelatin in them.

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  • Karen
    Devoted October 2016
    Karen ·
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    Good call @Lindsey! I'll look into that for sure. Thanks!

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  • Rebecca
    Devoted October 2016
    Rebecca ·
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    We are doing smores and wrapping the set for each person and putting them at the tables at their places

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  • Kels
    Master August 2016
    Kels ·
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    I'm having a fire pit with blankets and a s'mores setup. I'm going to get enough stuff for 1.5 x the guests.

    I'm doing the supplies in large glass jars that have lids.

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  • Private User
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    Private User ·
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    Asthmatic family, here. We couldn't go outside, if there was a fire pit. We went to one wedding, where my Mother had to leave (choking) a few minutes after one was lit outside.

    I'd rather have something to take home.

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  • -R-
    Super September 2016
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    I wish s'mores were the default dessert at weddings instead of cake. And I wouldn't offer all the jazz I see on Pinterest s'mores bars such as sauces, filled chocolate, flavored marshmallows or Graham crackers - I'd stick to the plain Graham crackers, regular jumbo marshmallows and plain Hershey bars. Also, get tongs instead of scoops for the supplies.

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  • Yourlilfig
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    Yourlilfig ·
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    1.5 x #guests is the best way to figure out (most) dessert counts. Some won't have any, others will have 2, and it balances out.

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  • Mrs. Knolle
    Master July 2016
    Mrs. Knolle ·
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    Sounds yummy.

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  • Heather
    Super October 2016
    Heather ·
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    I would do a bar instead of individual and get cute little glass domes to put on top to keep bugs out. I think calculating 1.5 per person is fine. I love them but I can only eat one. My FH can eat 2 or 3 so I think it would even out.

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  • klimberkat
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    klimberkat ·
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    Just be careful with the grahams. They go stale very quickly. We had a s'mores bar at a party 2 years ago, and I set everything up at the beginning. By dessert, I had to toss the grahams and open a new package. I'm going to experiment with how long they will last set up on a plate and wrapped in plastic wrap before my wedding. My plan is to prep all the plates and platters with supplies (traditional s'mores stuff plus GS cookies) in the morning, so my DOC just has to plop and unwrap when the time comes.

    We're calculating 1.5x since there will also be cookies and cake. We apparently want to give our guests a late night sugar rush! ;-)

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