This holiday season, we are absolutely loving the chill and relaxed vibes. There isn’t much on the agenda so simply enjoying the weekends has been nice. Last weekend, we really kicked off Christmas. We decorated our tree, I used up all 75 feet of fresh cedar garland around the house, and we hosted a Hot Chocolate Bar. I wanted to have a Beautycounter pop-up this month to show off all the beautiful holiday sets. Partnering with Emily of Penny & Paul, a DC based crochet company, we set up shop in the dining room of my home. To give the day that extra cozy, wintery feel…. a Hot Chocolate Bar!
I think a Hot Chocolate Bar is so fun, I wish I had done it before. It makes a great treat for winter baby and bridal showers, cousin Christmas get togethers, having friends and family over, or just staying in. Plus, having it in the beginning of December is a great way to have all your snow day essentials on hand. I naturally over bought on items. But now display a few on my kitchen counters which looks so festive.
Let’s start with supplies first. Here is what I used….
Next the hot chocolate. With gathering, prepping and holiday run around, I’m learning to manage my capabilities and know when I need to keep it simple. So I was a hot chocolate mix all the way. I did use milk to make it creamier.
Now for the fun! The Toppings. This is where you can have lots of fun. These are just what I used but personalize it to make it your own.
And there you have it! Everything you need for your very own Hot Chocolate Bar. What other toppings would you include? Also, if you have a fun hot chocolate recipe, share in the comments below.
Also, for plaid ideas to decorate, check out this post on my favorite pattern of the season.