Oh, by the way, my virtual besties and neighbors, from now on,
when we go traipsing on our Saturday excursions,
THIS will be our ride.
Meet Marathon, my new '05 Kia Sedona Rehab Mobile,
with a roomy rear end ready to handle shopping, hauling, and scavenging.
God help us all.
I'd like to take you back a few weeks to this little project.
We made the hurricanes first...
...then this simple little cake stand.
Put them together with fire, and you have this.
Which I seriously dug.
Commenter Susan said, "What I really love about this particular project is that, I think, they would be just as nice if flipped the other way round.
I can see them being used on a platter of chips holding the salsa, holding small snacks set up at nibble stations round the house during casual parties."
If her email hadn't appeared as Anonymous,
I would have immediately thanked her for that little spark!
With several of Savannah's BFFs headed for campuses far flung, we threw a little
pre-dorm invasion Super Hero Movie Party.
Simple lighting with a subtle Freedom in Flight motif.
And classic theater fare sweets at The Candy Bar.
While guests arrived, we put out real cooked popcorn with melted butter,
and nachos with a theater style cheese sauce
(I'd like to think mine is a tad tastier than the movie house glop.)
This was all in preparation for me flipping over
the afore mentioned centerpieces to form...
A S'Mores Buffet!
What's better than a delicious dessert AND fire you can play with?
Three sterno cans were nestled in aquarium gravel for stability
and further fire resistance.
I'm known to be resistant to fire.
The usual suspects were lined up, of course,
like Murray the Marshmallow.
Candy the Bar.
Graham the Cracker.
And Skinny the Stick.
Add teenagers and a fire extinguisher.
We'll let James demonstrate.
Fine pyromaniac technique.
A flaming success.
Savannah prefers to just set the marshmallows on fire,
There's three flames, kids, no pushing or crowding.
You want laughing?
You want hysterics?
You want pleased kids?
You want major cool points as a Mom?
You want open flames waved gleefully on wooden skewers?
No one really wants this.
Simple, no hassle, a quick toss together~
and it all adds up to a new family favorite that's obviously going to get trotted out
again and again.
Total cost if you're just making the S'More set, and you're
using all new purchases?
What else could you serve in this?