Last year I made hot cocoa bars for my husband’s work party and a family gathering at Christmas time. They were really fun to put together, and were a hit at both events. However, I managed to not get a single decent photo to show you. No worries though, we’ll be doing it again this year. In the meantime, other cocoa cooks have some great ideas, inspiration…and photos.
We’ll start our tour with this beautiful blue Winter Warmer Party from Catch my Party. If this doesn’t make you want a hot cup of cocoa, I don’t know what will.
The use of wrapping paper as a backdrop makes this hot chocolate bar from Parties for Pennies very affordable, and those peppermint cookie pops are the perfect accent.
I love the milk jars and chicken wire in this version from Clean and Scentsible.
Hymns and Verses’ cocoa station has a lovely antique feel to it.
This hot cocoa bar on Hostess with the Mostess has lots of fun details, including kid-friendly cups with caps.
Also from Hostess with the Mostess, this party is whimsical enough to bring out the kid in anyone.
With the chaos of the holidays, sometimes it’s a good idea to let someone else take on some of the work. Check out this Hot Cocoa Party Collection, personalized just for you, from passforparties on Etsy.
Sometimes you don’t need an entire bar, just a little cocoa centerpiece will do. Gluesticks has you covered.
Hanging strings of mini marshmallows to decorate your hot cocoa bar? Love! Thanks to Style Me Pretty.
You just can’t go wrong with red and snowflakes, proven by this party from Amanda’s Parties to Go.
Hot cocoa bars are great, not only for ordinary parties, but things like teacher appreciation events or cookie exchanges. The potential mix-ins and combinations are endless. When I made mine last year, I used this cinnamon syrup recipe from Food Network, made orange syrup from Foodie Knowledge, made vanilla syrup from Annie Eats and tried this chocolate sauce from AllRecipes. Now that I’ve started talking about it, I can’t wait to do it again! Who wants a cup?