Go away by staying home
Some families find the staycation more relaxing than going away! Pitch a tent in the backyard and build a fire, or gather around the fireplace in your sleeping bags. Plan a decathlon in the yard, or tell ghost stories underneath sheets. No matter what you do, make sure to bring all the ingredients for your favorite treat—S'mores.
PS - keep it real by marking a start and end date to your staycation and planning family activities (chores or errands don't count).
Backyard barbeque bonding
Nothing warms up a smile more than heating up the grill! Or you could prepare your hot dogs, hamburgers and kabobs over the campfire as a fun alternative. Just be sure to have a camera on hand! Later, you can pick out family favorites to frame or add to a scrapbook.
TIP: Kids love to get in on the action, so have them take pictures of their own!
The perfect campfire companion
Making S'mores is the ultimate complement to any gathering - indoors and out! Start by placing 1/4 of a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar on top of half of a HONEY MAID Honey Graham Cracker. Then, lightly toast a large JET-PUFFED Marshmallow over the campfire, and place it on top of the HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar. Finally, top the toasted marshmallow with another graham cracker half and press together.
NOTE: Remember to supervise children at all times when around the campfire.