A DIY hot chocolate bar is the biggest party hit for kids and adults alike!
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Hi Friends! We are officially in the Christmas spirit over here! I’m so excited to share with you my Hot Cocoa Kid’s Christmas party I created with Oriental Trading. It was such a great way to get into a festive spirit and treat the boys to an afternoon of fun! They had an absolute blast! I wanted the theme to feel wintery and festive so when I came across this buffalo plaid collection, I knew it would be just perfect for the chic but simple feel!
Putting together a hot chocolate bar is ideal for family get-togethers, cookie exchange parties or any holiday gathering you have planned during the winter.
Hosting a DIY hot chocolate bar is surprisingly simple. You can decorate to make it a winter wonderland or you can keep things chic and simple. Either way, a DIY hot chocolate bar is going to be a hit with the kids!
What You’ll Need:
The options are endless when it comes to hot chocolate mugs. You can keep things simple with all matching mugs or select color coordinated mugs for your party colors. I chose these chic and simple snowflake plastic mugs from which also make perfect party favors when your guests leave.
We picked up our hot cocoa mix since it fit the theme of our party, however, you can always make your own with a variety of recipes. All you need to do is have warm milk or water nearby for guests to make their own personal mug of hot chocolate.
Sweet Treats and Toppings
To makes a DIY hot chocolate bar even more festive, serve a variety of sweet treats or toppings! My boys loved using the peppermint stick to stir their hot chocolate and of course topping their cups with a handful of marshmallows! The chocolate covered marshmallow snowmen were also a big hit.
Here are just a few ideas for hot chocolate toppings:
- Chocolate Chips
- Peppermint Sticks
- Whipped cream
Party Themed Decor
It’s all of the little extras that pull the DIY hot chocolate bar together! We love our buffalo plaid details and the candle holders that added chic and simple touches to our display. I found the cutest buffalo plaid pillows at Oriental Trading which are festive enough for the holidays and bold enough to enliven your sofa all winter long!
So there you have it, a chic and simple Hot Cocoa Bar that you can enjoy anytime this winter!
Check out these beautiful DIY lanterns if you’re looking for additional decor ideas!