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- Our big family trip to the cabin for my birthday.
- It’s crunch time for Michael’s birthday party.
Outside of Christmas, these are the two events I look forward to all year. Sure, we throw a ton of parties, but they all pale in comparison to Michael’s soiree.
Seriously. You should come.
Since time is a hot commodity during this time period, we tend to favor spontaneous shindigs whenever a window opens up. Spontaneous and typically outdoors so my guests don’t have to compete with the mess that comes with his party. It’s pretty intense, guys.
If you have 11 hours, you can plan this gorgeous burlap and pink bonfire bonanza. I’m so in love with it. Backyard wedding anyone?
Bonfire Bonanza Food:
Party tip: I recommend tossing the potatoes with a bit of vegetable oil so everything is locked and loaded before people arrive.
I knew I was having a bonfire bonanza. I knew I was buying XXL bags of M&M’s®. What I wasn’t sure of was how I would incorporate the two.
Until I realized M&M’s® look like coals. And coals are in fires. And campfire cupcakes are perfect!
Party tip: Stay tuned for the campfire cupcake tutorial!
Campfire Banana Boats:
- Use a knife to cut a banana down the middle.
- Stuff the banana with different types of M&M’s® and marshmallows.
- Wrap the banana with a foil sheet and place it in the fire for about 15 minutes. (I turned mine halfway through because I like an even cook.)
- Carefully remove the foil wrapped banana and set it on something to cool down.
Bonfire Bonanza Decorations:
Trail Mix Party Favors:
- 1/3 cup Peanuts
- 1/3 cup M&M’s® Peanut
- 1/3 cup M&M’s® Original
- 3.5 oz Granola
- 16oz Canning jar (Dollar Tree is the cheapest.)
- 6″ Burlap circle
These trail mix party favors are so stinkin’ affordable and tasty to boot! Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl before putting everything in the jar unless you are going for the layered look. Next, center the burlap circle with the lid and call it a day. That’s it!
I know, right? So easy.
In case you want to pick up some XXL bags of M&M’s® for your own summer parties, Sam’s Club carries M&M’s® Original, M&M’s® Crispy, and M&M’s® Peanut. I like to keep them on hand because bowls of treats are always a hit when guests are looking for something to snack on. You just never know when a reason to party will pop up!
What other summer themes do you think will benefit from the XXL big bag of M&M’s®?