A Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar is a wonderful idea for a fun treat! Just imagine how your family and friends will love to help themselves to a delicious mug of hot chocolate! And I’m sharing a fun way to add a little hot chocolate station to your Christmas decor!
Just a reminder before we begin to get your free printable Christmas Gift Checklist! Stay organized this year!
Today we are celebrating HOT CHOCOLATE BARS! And our inspiration? This wonderful Pinterest pin from Pen + Paper Flower. Thanks, Jessica for the chocolate inspiration! Isn’t this a welcoming area to stop for a how chocolate?
Also, thank you to Cindy at Country Road 407 for organizing us and finding Jessica’s pretty Pinterest picture.
Here’s my version of a hot chocolate bar! Vertical style! But if hot chocolate is not your thing this vertical bar can easily convert into a coffee, tea or libation of choice bar!
I was thinking how fun it would be to have a Christmas hot chocolate bar in the foyer! Can you imagine being greeted by Christmas music and hot chocolate?
We are having a holiday get-together for our neighborhood and what a nice welcome for our new friends, right?
THE BAR CART HOT CHOCOLATE BAR
We can roll our bar cart around the house so we rolled it into the foyer! I think a great entertaining tip is to use your whole home! I try very hard to keep my guests from all hibernating in the kitchen or dining room where all the food usually is. Instead, I love to create little “stations” for food and drink around my downstairs spaces. This encourages people to spread out and bump into new people throughout the evening!
I used a tall tiered tray to put many of the hot chocolate bar elements on. It’s so so easy and people tend to think anything elevated is extra special! But believe me, it was so easy to assemble. This will be our little secret!
THE MIDDLE TIER
I started with the middle tier of the tray. Simple white mugs from Corelle were perfect for the hot chocolate bar. Just for fun, I added a candy cane and a festive plaid napkin to them. I thought a candy cane would be a delicious stirrer!
And to make the hot chocolate bar ever more festive I added snow to the base of the tray!
And a twig of green to each much too!
The bottom layer holds all the goodies to add to the Hot Chocolate.
The base of the bottom tier of the Hot Chocolate bar was also filled with snow and I rimmed the base with greens, pinecones, and red and white ornaments. I think it looks a little like a wreath!
Four little white bowls are filled with some yummy how chocolate fixings!
- mini marshmallows
- semi-sweet chocolate chips- you can’t get too chocolatey
- marshmallows with burnt vanilla and nutmeg tops
- and marshmallows with chocolate and coffee bean bottoms
Can you guess my favorite?
The tops tier is a pretty little candy cane and Christmas greens centerpiece!
I lined the candy canes around the rim of the cylinder and topped it off with a ball of faux evergreens. And to the evergreens, I added sprigs of red berries.
And of course, added snow to the base of the top tier!
OTHER THINGS ON THE BAR CART
Next to the tiered tray, I put a white carafe filled with scrumptious hot chocolate!
You might like to see my recipe for Peppermint Hot Chocolate made in the slow cooker HERE.
There are log slice coasters for the mugs on the bar cart! Adding to the woodland Christmas theme!
And a can of Pirouette cookies fanned out in a glass cylinder. These are chocolate mocha. And trust me, these are perfectly scrumptious dipped into hot chocolate!
THE BOTTOM SHELF OF THE CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATE BAR
The bottom shelf of the bar cart holds a white Christmas house, some small square cookie plates, a bowl of peppermint candies and a footed plate filled with raspberry thumbprint cookies.
I hope my Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar has inspired you to create one of your own!