It’s officially hot cocoa season and I set up our Christmas hot cocoa bar this week. Our hot cocoa bar is definitely more functional and scaled back from many that I’ve seen. But I love how it turned out with the space that we have available.
If you want to see how I set everything up I have my Christmas hot cocoa bar setup video on my channel.
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I decided to dedicate this counterspace that is between my coffee station and tiered tray to create a sort of hot chocolate assembly line.
I say assembly line but this definitely doesn’t go in order! On this tiered round serving stand I used a nutcracker canister to hold marshmallow covered stirrers. All of my hot cocoa goodies come from Home Goods, World Market, Target and Walmart.
These cute gingerbread stirring spoons are from Hobby Lobby. These ones I found on Amazon are super cute!
My kids are savages when it comes to candy canes! I have a feeling I’ll be going through tons of boxes in the next couple of weeks.
On my tiered stand I have several canisters to make our hot cocoa. On the top left I have chocolate dipped marshmallows with sprinkles. Underneath those are snowflake and snowman marshmallows.
On the top right are mini dried marshmallows. The kind that come in the hot chocolate packets. And then I have chocolate peppermint marshmallows.
The bottom canister is filled with Ghiradelli hot cocoa mix. I got salted caramel and peppermint sprinkles from Walmart. And in the gingerbread house are a few mug huggers that are individually wrapped. I didn’t want to unwrap them so they fit perfectly in the house. The house is from the Target Dollar Spot from years past but they have something similar this year too.
We’ve never tried the Starbucks hot cocoa mixes so we decided to give them a try. I have them here on a wood riser along with some to-go cups I picked up from Hobby Lobby.
Next year I want to try the Williams-Sonoma hot chocolate items. They have a lot of goodies that I’ll share below along with the sources from the post that I can link.
I kept my coffee station the same…no frills added.
I realize I haven’t shared my kitchen decorated for Christmas yet. I’ll share that soon. Today it’s a rainy, dreary day. But for now here’s a look at my corner which has my tiered tray. I debated using it to create my hot cocoa bar but didn’t want to have to reach around things to access what I needed.
I took this picture in a hurry and didn’t even wipe off the salt and pepper. I’ve linked what I can here.
That wraps up my Christmas hot cocoa bar. Nothing too fancy but fits the bill for allowing each of us to have special hot cocoa treats while we watch our Christmas movies. It’s something we look forward to these last couple of weeks leading up to Christmas.
I’ve enjoyed setting up my hot cocoa bar for us to enjoy and I hope you got some ideas for yours too. It can be overwhelming seeing some of the setups I’ve seen. You can be as over the top or as simple as you want. That’s the beauty of home decorating isn’t it?
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