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Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Bar Plus 3 Hot Chocolate Bar Essentials!

In this post: Put together an inviting holiday hot chocolate bar with these warm and cozy decor tips and 3 hot chocolate essentials!


We actually don’t drink a lot of hot chocolate around here. I just find it too sugary and with all the germs floating around when it’s winter, sugar is not my favorite! But, once in awhile it’s fun to set up something cute and adorable like a hot chocolate bar. Plus, it’s a great party feature too after a wintery day! This is going o be amazing. 

make your own holiday hot chocolate bar

My Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar

I bought supplies for a hot cocoa bar weeks ago.

HOLIDAY HOT COCOA BAR

(The chalkboard tree printable is from my friend Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road.)

Since then, I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike.

HOT COCOA

And waiting…and waiting…and waiting.

HOT CHOCOLATE

See I wanted to create a pretty hot chocolate bar. With a whole new chalkboard drawing to go with it.

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE WARM UP HERE CHALKBOARD WALL

It’s the chalkboard drawing that took most of the time.

DINING ROOM CHALKBOARD WALL

WINTER CHALKBOARD WALL

Finally on Friday morning (when I was supposed to be cleaning the house – go figure!) the inspiration came.

HOT COCOA BAR ON BUFFET

Apparently the cure for lack of inspiration is the thought of cleaning floors and toilets.

WINTER HOT COCOA BAR

DINING ROOM HOLIDAY HOT CHOCOLATE BAR

I know. Don’t say it. I’m so weird.

ANTHROPOLOGIE MONOGRAM MUGS

HOT COCOA GOODIES

Anyway, the hot chocolate bar is done and ready just in time for family and friends to come and visit.

BOTTLE DRYING RACK WITH WHITE MUGS

LOG SLICE AND BOTTLE DRYING RACK

I also got out our little bar cart. You know, so it’s ready for the Holidays too.

HOLIDAY BAR CART

3 Essentials for a Great Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar

So just what do you need to put together a fun tabletop space for serving hot chocolate? Not too much really. Just a few staples and a few things to pretty it up!

make your own holiday hot chocolate bar

1. Lots of Mugs

Of course a hot chocolate bar would be pretty useless without mugs to hold the hot chocolate and to cradle in cold hands. Choose mugs that suit your decor style or your personality. Have lots for family, friends and other guests.


 

2. Fancy Fixin’s

You could have plain hot chocolate, but if you’re creating a hot chocolate bar you might as well have all the fancy fixin’s. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • chocolate spoons
  • cinnamon sticks
  • candy canes
  • flavored syrups
  • rock sugar
  • marshmallows

Of course you could have Bailey’s or rum on hand for the adults too. It is the Holidays after all!

3. Pretty Jars and Containers

With all those fancy fixin’s you’re going to need containers to hold them in. Mason jars, tin cans, vases, mint julip cups, etc all make great hot chocolate bar containers.


 

HOLIDAY HOT CHOCOLATE BAR

Are you all stocked up and ready for Holiday drinks? What are your essentials for a holiday hot chocolate bar?


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  1. Bar None, this is the most creative wall and set up I have seen in a while. I adore your wall the most and wish I would take the plunge and do the same, but probably won’t. Great space here!