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Pub Style Grillers & Growlers Party {+ S’mores Bar}

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grillers and growlers dinner party with a pub style invitation

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations hosted this Pub Style Grillers & Growlers Party for her Supper Club with the boys in mind. Utilizing decor she already owned + recycled materials (newspaper “bow ties” on paper bag “lanterns”!) meant this design didn’t cost her the pretty penny you might think… which is another factor her husband loved about this party. Who wouldn’t, right?! ;) P.S. This is also GREAT inspiration for Father’s Day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cool “Pub style” black & tan invitation
  • Homemade raspberry, coconut & vanilla marshmallows!
  • Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes
  • A great idea for a hostess gift… See below for details :)

grillers and growlers dinner party

s'mores bar with homemade marshmallows

mason jar cups for a grillers and growlers dinner party

grilling dinner party with chicken

newspaper bow tie centerpieces

guinness cupcakes for a grillers and growlers party

s'mores bar menu

s'mores bar with homemade flavored marshmallows in coconut and raspberry

s'mores chocolate bar labels

fire pit for s'mores and a hostess gift idea

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Deanna

I recently hosted this “Grillers & Growlers” Supper Club. We are so lucky to belong to a Supper Club with eight other fun, fabulous couples. Last year, we hosted a Royal Wedding themed Supper Club that was very pink and girly. This year, I wanted to do something for the guys.

Two of my husband’s favorites are grilled food and beer, so I planned a menu that included either grilled or beer themed food. We made the main dish and desserts and all the other guests brought the delicious appetizers, salad and side dishes. This masculine party would also work well for a guy’s birthday party or a Father’s Day celebration.


The color scheme for the party was black and tan. The decorations started with the invitation, which had a pub feel to it. All of the printables for the party coordinated with the black and tan invitations. My goal was to decorate the party in a fun way, without it getting too “pretty”.

In another nod to the man in my life, I used recycled materials because there is nothing more that he likes than me planning a party without spending lots of money! Other than the ribbon, I didn’t have to purchase any new items for the decorations. I used newspaper to make paper fans that were used to decorate the dessert and drink table. Newspaper was also used to make paper “bowties” for the paper bag lanterns on the table. Recycled grocery bags were used to make the circle runner for the dessert table. I used leftover garden burlap for the dinner table runners.

No flowers were on the tables – just perennials/succulents planters. Drinks were served in mason jar glasses, with each guest’s name attached using jute twine. Wooden crates and galvanized buckets also helped create a rustic feel for the dinner that was enjoyed on the screened-in porch.


For the menu, we served Grilled Chicken, with three homemade dipping sauces – a Satay Sauce, a Raspberry Chipotle Barbeque sauce and a Honey Mustard. Guests brought a grilled sausage platter, beer cheese, and beer braised corned beef Reuben dip for appetizers. We also enjoyed salad with beer bread croutons, cheesy rice, corn pudding, and grilled vegetables.

For dessert, I first made Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes, to incorporate the beer theme. Additionally, I set up a S’mores Bar, for grilled desserts. I made the Raspberry, Coconut, and Vanilla Marshmallows. Guests got very creative with their S’mores choices and enjoyed grilling them over the fire pit.

For drinks, we had two types of Growlers (a glass jug that carries a half-gallon of straight-from-the-tap beer) from The Beer Engine. Iced tea, water, wine, and Bourbon – a Supper Club favorite – were also served for the non-beer drinkers.


Grilling, Eating, Drinking Beer, Corn Hole, and Fire Building – lots of fun guy-ish activities!


Additionally, one of my sweet guests brought a great smelling candle that not only matched the party perfectly, but also included our hometown name on it! What a fantastic hostess gift!

Vendor Credit
  • Printables, Party Design & Photography: Mirabelle Creations
  • Growlers: The Beer Engine
  • Southerness Candle: Mermaids Bistro


  1. half birthday June 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

    great blog, i love your ideas- so cute!

  2. Alejandra Gomez June 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm


  3. Windy City Novelties June 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I am a lover of smores and this is my new dream party! LOVE!

  4. Deanna at Mirabelle Creations June 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring! I am beyond thrilled that you chose my party to be on HWTM!

  5. Danielle June 8, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Amazing! I want to be invited to that party (:

  6. Janet Sebia Gasser June 18, 2012 at 1:12 am

    How did you make the marshmallows?

  7. Deanna at Mirabelle Creations June 20, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Hi Janet, The following is a link to a post I did with the recipe for the lemon lime marshmallows.
    To change the flavor, you just add other ingredients in place of the lemon and lime juices. For instance, with the coconut, I used coconut extract. Hope that helps!

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  10. Heidi Russell June 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Love this idea. Going to do the smores bar at my reception but Im having a hard time finding any printables. Where can i find yours? They are perfect :)


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Vendor Credit
  • Printables, Party Design & Photography: Mirabelle Creations
  • Growlers: The Beer Engine
  • Southerness Candle: Mermaids Bistro