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It might not have shown up on your calendar today as a date to remember, but August 10 is officially National S’mores Day. What better way to celebrate such a holiday than by roasting up this delicious treat and sipping fun drinks on a glamorous camping trip – otherwise known as “glamping.” We’ve got tips for throwing the perfect backyard camping party and a chocolate cocktail to keep you cool on hot summer nights.

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Glamping Tip 1: Whether you are glamping in your backyard or in the woods, there are a few things to remember when setting up your campsite. Always make sure to pitch the tent on level ground. Clear sticks and stones away beforehand. Pick a tent (or canopy or fort made out of blankets) that fits your needs. Want to set up a table with enough chairs for friends? You’ll need a bit more coverage than if your glamping adventure is a snug little area for two.

Tips for Glamourous Camping Glamping

Glamping Tip 2: Throw an outdoor dinner party during your glamping trip. Invite friends over for a barbecue, buffet dinner, or sit-down dinner – just remember to keep the theme casual and the clean up quick and easy.

Tips for Glamourous Camping Glamping

Glamping Tip 3: Serve a signature cocktail.This twist on a hot chocolate drink is perfect to cool your guests off on a hot summer night.

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So, call up your friends, mix up some drinks and stoke the fire. You’ve got s’mores to make and glamping to do!

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13 Responses

  1. [...] Read the full article here: Happy Hour Happens: “Glamping” Cocktails [...]

  2. burçlar says:

    great art for sure. thanx for sharing.. burçlar

  3. Basil McCoy says:

    I know it doesn't hurt to throw in a little style no matter where you are. Still, drinks aside, this is taking things a little overboard as far as camping is concerned.

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