How to: Set Up a Grown-Up Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar

When the weather gets cooler I automatically want to cozy up with a big cup of hot cocoa. This year we’re hosting a hot cocoa party that includes a hot chocolate bar complete with all the trimmings!

Setting up a hot cocoa bar is pretty easy and very yummy! Gather up your mugs (you could always encourage guests to bring their favorite holiday mug if you wanted), a few different flavors of hot cocoa mix like the Fannie May hot cocoa trio. Offer a variety of different toppings or add-ins you think your guest would enjoy.

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Spice It Up

The delicious hot chocolate from Fannie May was the base of all our cups of cheer. For toppings we offered peppermint, marshmallows, caramels, chocolate, white and caramel chips. We created a “Spice It Up” printable to give our guests some ideas on how they could fancy up their cocoa. We displayed our Spice it Up printable it in an inexpensive frame that we sprayed gold.

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Spike It

Hot cocoa keeps us warm, but if you’re still chilly add a splash of alcohol to your hot cocoa will really keep you toasty. We offered a “Spike It” station where adults could add things like peppermint vodka, cinnamon liqueur or amaretto to their hot cocoa.

For an extra sweet touch we tied our cup of cheer printables to our mugs.

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Sweet Treats to Eat

I offered our guests pirouettes and Fannie May Mini Melt Aways to enjoy while sipping their cocoa and displayed them in my favorite Santa mug and plate set.

These little appetizers paired really well with our hot cocoa and gave guests something small to munch on while sipping their cocoa and chatting.

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Table Decorations

Our hot cocoa bar needed some holiday décor. We didn’t want to make it too crowded or cluttered but we needed something to add to the festivities.

In keeping with our gold diy theme this year we spray painted mini trees with gold spray paint. We also decorated our hot cocoa bar with small nutcrackers that we picked up at the dollar store.

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Take Home Recipe Card Printables

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