Sweet, gooey, and quintessentially summer, s’mores make for an excellent treat to enjoy on warm days by the pool. And in honor of National S’mores Day on August 10th, we’re taking a look at some of the best ways to do just that!
See below for our five favorite ideas.
Go backyard camping
Going camping brings back a sense of nostalgia for those endless nights under the stars, camping amidst the great outdoors where s’mores, chili and franks were your standard fare. You don’t need to brave the elements to get the same great experience! Simply go camping in your backyard. You can pitch a tent overlooking your pool for a great view and easy access when you just want to cool off or enjoy those classic activities on the water—cannonballs, water games, and more. It’ll feel like a day on the lake after a night of camping!
Host a s’mores party…
Want to get a big crowd together? Nothing will beckon friends and family quite like the promise of the classically sweet treat of s’mores. You can make it a poolside dinner party and save the star of the show for last: a s’mores station, where guests can pick their own graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows, then toast them to perfection on a flame. You can even provide additional treats like sprinkles or pieces of fruit to make the s’mores that much sweeter.
… or an impromptu bonfire
Sometimes, the opportunity for fun arises when you least expect it. If you have an outdoor fire pit and a few easy ingredients, you have all you need for an impromptu bonfire with friends, family and neighbors! Kick back by the pool and enjoy the cozy nature of the fire as an easy way to soak up these last few weeks of summer.
Mix it up
There’s more than one way to enjoy the delicious treat of s’mores! Mix things up by trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, like s’mores kebabs or a decadent s’more-inspired mousse. Take these treats poolside for a great summertime backdrop to your evening.
Create a cozy spot for pool snacks
So you’ve got the sweets… now create the perfect place to enjoy them! Now is a great time to design a swim-up snack bar in your pool, or put that snack-and-drinks float to good use, making delicious treats as easy to enjoy in the pool as they are outside of it.
Your Extreme Pool is the perfect backdrop to summertime s’mores and other sweet adventures. We hope you enjoy yours to the fullest this season!