During the winter a Hot Cocoa Bar is the perfect way to keep guest warm and toasty when it’s chilly outside. It’s simple and fun for all ages and the possibilities are endless. This year I’m transforming my thrift store bar cart into a Hot Cocoa Bar Cart for our annual Favorite Things Party.
This year’s Favorite Things Party is going to have a cozy cabin feel with a touch of glam. Last year I made these darling Oh Deer Coffee Mugs and then after discovering all of the goodies at the Target Dollar Spot I knew they would be perfect for creating a simple hot cocoa bar.
I simply couldn’t help myself when I spotted all the goodies at the Target Dollar Spot. I wanted one (or more like 10) of everything. I loaded up my cart and still wish I had gotten more once I got home and started working on projects…of course everything is gone now. Boo. If anyone runs across any of those plaid favor bags and want to send me so I would love you forever. 😉
I stocked the cart with lots of mugs, festive paper straws, and some of the essentials for creating the perfect cup of steaming hot cocoa.
I found this plaid picture frame at Michaels that perfectly matched my theme and I couldn’t help but add one of my favorite holiday photos from our very first hot cocoa stand back in 2011. To add a little bit of glam I created a simple and inexpensive Rustic Glam Holiday Sign. I used this SVG file and my Cricut to create this sweet little sign.
I love these hot chocolate spoons, especially when entertaining a crowd. They are easy and much less mess than having everyone scoop in powder and stir.
Of course, guest will still be able to add in their favorite fixins like marshmallows, whipped toppings and peppermint.
Last year I used Pen N’ Paper printable Baby It’s Cold Outside chalkboard sign for our Hot Cocoa Stand and because I tend to hoard things I still had it rolled up in my craft closet. I have a giant chalkboard, but I haven’t mastered the art of hand writing yet so I decided to just mount the print to my chalkboard. I added some garland and hung it above my cute little hot cocoa bar cart.
I hope that my girl friends will love getting cozy with a cup of hot cocoa and sharing their favorite things at our holiday party! Plus, I think this would be fun to leave out all holiday season for the kids to enjoy too!
What do you think, would you have a hot cocoa bar cart at your next holiday party?