Let’s have a backyard movie night with s’mores.

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Spread s’more love this summer with a handmade s’mores sign and use our tips for an outdoor movie night that the whole family will love. This is our favorite activity to do as a family as soon as the weather gets warm.

A wood box filled with ingredients to make s'mores including a handmade sign and bottles for drinks.
Backyard movie night s’mores kit.

Put together a fun s’mores kit for a backyard movie night this summer. The whole family is going to love this idea and it’s so easy to do. Mix and match what you already have at home to put together the box, make our handmade sign in about 30-minutes, and purchase your s’mores ingredients from Walmart.

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If you want to make this kit for a special occasion simply add straws, napkins (or plates), and other decor to reflect the holiday, such as Memorial Day.

What are s’mores ingredients?

Ingredients to make s'mores at home including Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, and Hershey's Chocolate.
Ingredients to make s’mores.

There are only three ingredients you need and you can find them all at your local Walmart.

Hershey's chocolate bars, marshmallows and Graham crackers in containers for an outdoor movie night with s'mores.
A s’mores movie night kit.

How to make s’mores

Put one of the Jet-Puffed Marshmallows onto a long skewer and put it into the fire or on top of the coals. Toast it however you like. Some people like it charred, others just like a little bit of color on it. My daughter loves having hers charred.

Break off three pieces of Hershey’s chocolate and put them onto a Graham Cracker, your marshmallow goes on top of that, and then a second Graham Cracker. This makes a delicious dessert sandwich. I have one child who prefers her chocolate on top of the marshmallow though.

Related: Want to learn how to make smores in the oven?

A hand holding s'mores in front of a backyard movie night s'mores kit.
A table of movie night treats that aren’t popcorn.

Outdoor movie night tips

A box containing s'mores ingredients with an outdoor movie screen in the background for a backyard family movie night.
A s’mores kit for an outdoor movie night.

Here are a few tips for hosting a backyard movie night that everyone will love.

  • Put out skewers for everyone to toast their marshmallows over the fire. The longer the better, especially for little hands.
  • Keep your Hershey’s chocolate bars wrapped so that they don’t melt. You can put the Honey Maid Graham Crackers and Jet-Puffed Marshmallows into glass jars though for quick and easy access.
  • Citronella candles will keep the bugs at bay, not only from your food but also from you.
  • Make sure you have plenty of firewood and a lighter.
  • Test out your movie projector and screen ahead of time so that there are no hiccups once everyone is outside.
  • Don’t forget blankets, pillows, and chairs.
  • Make sure to put out napkins for messy fingers.

How to put together a s’mores box for an outdoor movie night

The first thing I want to show you is how to make our spread s’more love sign. This craft project will take about 30-minutes and we even have the printable words for you.

A handmade wood spread s'more love sign on a s'mores tray for a movie night.
Spread s’more love handmade sign.

Supplies Needed to Make a S’more Sign

  • Plain wood sign (they carry these at Walmart in the craft department)
  • Our printable spread s’more love words (or you can make your own)
  • Marker
  • White paint and paintbrush
  • Sandpaper

Instructions for Making a S’more Sign

A handmade spread s'more love sign being made with printable letters and paint on wood.
Make a ‘spread s’more love’ sign for your outdoor movie night.

Download our free spread s’more love printable. Cut out the letters and trace around them with a marker on the wood sign. Paint the inside of the letters with two coats of white paint, and then gently sand it a little with sandpaper to give it a worn look.

Make a spread s'more love sign

Make a spread s'more love sign
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy


  • Plain wood sign
  • Marker
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper


  1. Either print our words or create your own. Cut out the letters and trace around them onto the wood.
  2. Paint inside each letter with two coats of white paint.
  3. Once dry gently sand over the words with sandpaper to make them look worn.

Invite neighbors, friends, and family over to have your own backyard movie night this summer. It’s so much fun!

A s'mores kit on a table next to a fire pit while an outdoor movie plays on a screen in the background.
Backyard summer fun for the whole family.

Watch our video below to see how our s’mores movie night box came together.

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