Who doesn’t love hot cocoa? It’s the perfect drink for those cool winter evenings. Today’s 12 Days of Christmas is sure to be filled with lots of inspiration for creating your own hot cocoa bar for the holidays. All of the participating bloggers are sharing ideas for fun, festive, and creative ways to serve up a delicious, winter treat.
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Hot Cocoa Bar For The Holidays
I like to use the top of our wine bar for our hot cocoa bar. It’s in the breakfast nook area, near the kitchen and is a perfect spot for decorating. I wanted to create a fun chalk board sign for the area using a small metal chalkboard that I use for lots of seasonal quotes. Using Saral Transfer Paper made the lettering easy. I printed off the phrase I wanted to use and traced it with the transfer paper.
Once it was traced, I filled it in using a chalk pen and added more snowflakes randomly. This metal sign has a piece of twine used as a hanger. I wanted to cover the alarm box because really it does nothing for my decor! I draped the twine over the back of the alarm box and placed several plastic snowflakes over it to conceal it.
I’m using a tiered copper tray to hold lots of hot cocoa K cups. Throughout the season, we’ll use these to get our fix of hot cocoa.
A small wooden box holds stirrers, sugar packets, and a spoon for scooping the marshmallows.
You can’t have hot cocoa without marshmallows. I placed some in a sealed container to keep them fresh.
Starting back in 2004, I’ve been given a nutcracker every Christmas. I love pulling them out and displaying them above my kitchen cabinets. This one, holding a cup of cocoa, fits right in with the hot cocoa bar.
While we will be using our Keuring throughout the season for hot cocoa, there will be a few special days that I’ll make homemade hot cocoa in my crock pot. You can find the recipe for it by clicking the photo below.
I mentioned that I covered the alarm box with the sign. After standing back and checking out how it looked, I decided that the wall phone needed to be covered, too. It’s very rare that this phone gets used, so covering it up with a Santa hat won’t be in the way.
I added some candy canes to a boot and some Hershey kissed to a Santa bowl. The mugs are ones I’ve had for years. Putting this hot cocoa bar together was all about using what I already had. That’s always a bonus during the holidays!
I kept the hot cocoa bar pretty simple and I like how it came together. In my breakfast nook area, I use traditional reds and greens. This fits in nicely.
I can’t wait to see how the other bloggers put together their hot cocoa bar for the holidays! Be sure to check them out!
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Hot Cocoa Bar For The Holidays
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