Monday, October 20, 2014

S'mores Party|Deal|Biggest Fear

I have been telling Mic for years that I wanted to host a S'mores Party in the Fall.
And every year we run out of time, are too busy, or the weather in Ohio goes straight from Summer to Winter in a week!

But not this year!
Yes, we have been super busy every weekend (and will continue to be).
Yes, we were literally scrambling around to the final minute to get the food made, drinks prepped, etc.
And yes, the weather on Saturday evening was much more Winter than Fall (think spitting snow and temps were about 35-40*).
But we didn't let any of that stop us!
My first time using/writing on the chalkboard. Next time I will trace! lol!

We provided some seasonal beer and hard cider, pop, water, hot chocolate, etc.

Mic came up with a specialty S'mores cocktail too!
It was yummy :)

I had laid out all the necessities for campfire S'mores as well as having my go-to Pretzel S'mores Cookie Bars, and a crock pot of S'mores Dessert Cake.

I added a couple apps (Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Brown Sugar Smoked Sausage) to what everyone else brought and we had more than enough food to fill us up and keep us warm!

Side note: That smoked sausage appetizer is seriously one of the easiest recipes I have ever made! Everyone loved it too!

The kiddos seemed to have a great time too making S'mores, coloring pictures, and drawing on mini pumpkins.

X made a new friend too :)
KD walked in and saw that X was wearing his TMNT shirt (probably for the third time this week) and immediately took off his jacket and flannel to reveal his TMNT shirt.
They were meant to be friends :)
They even had fun blowing out candles together. lol!
When it came time to go X was not happy. He was actually so sad for KD to leave he was crying :(
I promised him a play date soon to cheer him up!

I decided to add the scarf exchange to the group as well for an extra something for the ladies.
There were only 4 of us that remembered, but it was still fun to exchange new scarves :)
light blue-similar/teal-similar/gray-exact/plaid-similar

I can't wait to do it again next year and have the scarf exchange and S'mores party grow!
I am already thinking the first of October to (fingers crossed) have warmer weather.

All in all it was a great time!
We had good food, conversation, and company.
What more could you ask for?!

Do you host or attend an annual Fall or Harvest Party?
Have you tried any new S'mores recipes?

To see all the S'mores recipes I have pinned on Pinterest click here.

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And last on the docket today is

The topic today is My Biggest Fear.

Oh goodness I have a lot of fears!
Seriously, I am a scaredy cat!
I can't watch a commercial for a horror/scary movie of any kind without freaking out! I will honest to God have nightmares if I watch anything scary! Even if it flashes on the TV screen for a whole 30 seconds! I have always been this way. I blame my parents for never allowing me to watch scary movies as a kid.

Side note: My little brother is the King of horror flicks.
He seriously owns most of them on DVD and has watched every last gruesome, bloody one that has been created!
How are we related? I don't know!

Anyways (Hey Helene! lol!), my fear of all things scary carries over into being home alone or just by myself in general.
If I am home by myself (which is a complete rarity since X came along) I will be scared to go downstairs if it is dark outside.
Unlike most people who proceed to turn all the lights on...I turn them all off! I don't want anyone from the outside seeing me!
I close all the blinds just to the point I can still see outside and make sure all the outside lights are on.
I then crawl, yes I said crawl, all over my house to the bathroom, kitchen, etc. before running as fast as I possibly can up the stairs and back to my bedroom.
Serious chicken sh*t here!

Heights creep me out too, but only if I can see the ground.
Like when you are standing on the open stairs and you can see through to the ground 50 feet below you.
Or when you are walking out on a pier over the ocean and you can see the water through the slates.
My knees go weak!

But my absolute biggest fear would have to be being alone.
Don't get me wrong a few hours by myself won't kill me, but longer than that I just don't like it.
I can't be home alone at night.
I can't go out to eat by myself.
And I can't imagine living my life without any friends or family.
Being alone would be the worst!

The only exception I have to that fear is shopping.
I am SO not a girl's girl!
Yes, I like my hair and makeup done from time to time.
And a mani and pedi once a year doesn't bother me either.

However, shopping is best done by myself or at least with someone who shops like me.
I am the kind of person who likes to get in and out.
Look for what I need, get it, and go.
I don't browse. I am horrible at looking at sales or clearance racks.
I could walk around a mall all day with friends, but please don't make me stay in the same store for hours. I will go crazy!

With that said, who wants to go Christmas shopping with me? ;)

What are some of your biggest fears?


  1. That sounds like so much fun! We are having my son's 2nd birthday party in a few weeks and it is pumpkin/fall theme. I *may* have to steal the idea of drawing on mini pumpkins. SO cute and simple! I may also be stealing some of these recipes just because! :)

  2. I think I gained 8 pounds just looking at that food. And that drink that Mic made looks FAB!!!

  3. what a fun party! I seriously need to make that smores cookie bars. My friend is having a Halloween Party next weekend, maybe I'll ask her if I can make them...

  4. The Smores party/Scarf exchange is such a good idea! Looks like you did a great job with all the party prep! :)

  5. What a great party!!! So glad you had the perfect weather too! :)