I’ve been inspired by s’mores bars, stations, corners, trays, wedding favors, lollipops, and cupcakes, all summer long. For my own s’mores project, I chose to emulate a DIY S’Mores Party/Dessert Table Decor from The Creative Studio.
◻ large, round surface
◻ medium, round surface
◻ small, round surface
◻ 2 risers (for separating the tiers)
◻ graham crackers
◻ Hershey candy bars
VINTAGE S’MORES TOWER (from Love My Little Cottage)
Bottom Tier: I used an Indiana/Colony Glass Harvest chop plate. I collect this pattern, and Hobnail milk glass as well. I don’t have that many pieces, because I prefer to find them “in the wild,” rather than ordering them online. It’s more fun to happen upon a coveted piece in a thrift store or garage sale. The milk glass is the marshmallow color in my arrangement. The honey-brown graham crackers look pretty on the white milk glass plate.
Middle Tier: I stacked a Homer Laughlin Coventry plate on top of a Savannah cake plate. The golden brown color of the Homer Laughlin dinner plate is similar to the color of graham crackers. I loaded this level with small Hershey’s chocolate bars.
Top Tier: The brown bowl on top is a bronze Ambiance Versailles bowl. It reminds me of the Brown Dip pattern from McCoy that I adore. It represents chocolate in this vignette. I loaded it with marshmallows for color contrast. It sets on top of a white Indiana/Colony Glass Harvest Compote. I put some masking tape in between the dishes to prevent slipping-which could result in breakage.
Accents: I used my Sango Nova Brown cream pitcher and open sugar bowl to hold my coffee stirrers and sugar. I also have the lidded butter dish and shakers in this pattern. It’s hard for me to resist anything that looks like the Brown Dip pattern, as I mentioned earlier. I wanted to have coffee with the s’mores, and the Sango set had perfect coordinating colors. I made a sign with a chalk board ornament and some yellow chalk. Signs make everything better, in my opinion. They help convey ideas.
The coffee cups are unmarked. They look well-made, like they were kiln-fired by a potter. I was never able to identify them, but I still love them. Of course I had to include some S’Mores International Delight creamer! I set some Hazelnut Coffee Mate creamer out as well.
I placed everything on top of a gorgeous vanilla-colored tablecloth. I enjoy creating hot chocolate bars, dessert bars, and etc. for the people that live in my little cottage. I will probably leave this one out for a few weeks, and replenish it with different flavors. I would like to use Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate graham crackers once the Hershey bars and regular graham crackers are eaten.
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COUNTRY S’MORES TOWER (from Fluster Buster)
Bottom Tier: I used a galvanized charger plate. I love using galvanized metal, it’s a great texture to use when you’re creating a country theme. I found this particular charger plate at Dollar General for $2.50. I loved they way that it looked, so I went back for more to create a country table setting, and they were gone. I did however find a similar style on Amazon and purchased a couple of sets for future use.
Middle Tier: I used the medium sized cake stand from a 3 tier set that I had. It worked perfectly, I didn’t have to use a separate riser, because the cake stand already had one attached to it. Also, the design that was etched into the glass, of the cake stand, had a bit of a country theme to it.
Top Tier: For the riser, that goes between the middle and top tier, I used an antique, pewter egg cup that I had. It was the perfect height and had a beautiful design that went well with the country theme.
For the top tier, I used a shallow galvanized candle holder. I found the candle holder in the outdoor section of Dollar General. The dish held a 3-wick citronella candle and it was the perfect dish for this country themed S’mores tower.
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Filling the Tower: On the bottom tier, I fanned out a few packages of graham crackers. On the middle tier, I piled on several packages of mini Hershey candy bars. I used more than I probably needed, because it looked good and who could resist walking by and not grabbing one. And, for the top tier, I lined the dish with some parchment paper, then filled it with some large marshmallows.
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UPDATED 7/20/2020: Added new pictures and a new s’mores tower due to lost images from original post.