Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Welcome back to day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Today, is all about hot cocoa bars and I’m sharing my simple hot cocoa beverage station for the whole family.
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter! Here’s this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Schedule so you can stop by each day to see what’s new:
- DIY Ornament – DIY Plaid Mounted Deer Head Ornament
- Movie craft or recipe – Polar Express Believe Framed Bell Sign
- Snowman craft – Snow Belly Snowman
- Holiday party food – Bisquick Shrimp Vegetable Appetizers
- 99 Cents Only store craft – Easy Reindeer Ornaments
- Party Games! – 12 Christmas Family Games
- Hot Cocoa Bar! – Simple Hot Cocoa Beverage Station
- Cookie recipe or tip – Festive Sparkly Glitter Oreo Cookies
- DIY Wreath – Gingerbread Table Wreath Centerpiece
- Christmas/Holiday Table setting – Casual Everyday Christmas Tablescape
- Holiday porch or entryway decor – 10 Christmas Front Door Decor Ideas
- Christmas/Holiday Tree – Gold Entry Christmas Tree + Trees of Past
Meet Your Hosts
They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
Simple Hot Cocoa Beverage Station
I’m so excited to share my simple hot cocoa beverage station! I usually just plop a crock pot with hot cocoa in it on the counter, but since I’m doing the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, I have the chance to get a little fancy!
Let’s start with the most important area…the hot cocoa beverage station area! This isn’t just for hot cocoa, but for all our winter drinks! To the left, I left our coffee maker for the hubby and added a cute snowman jar next to it. But instead of filling the snowman jar with cookies, it’s filled with tea bags! Next, I placed the hot cocoa crock pot and a basket full of candy canes, hot cocoa stencils, and peppermint marshmallows. And finally at the end, a mug tree placed on an upside down metal bucket. Simple decorations with lots of room for everyone to move around and get their drinks.
On the shelf above the hot cocoa beverage station, I placed some holidays plates, cups, candles, and some fiberfill as fake snow.
The top shelf has boxwood topiaries, fiberfill snow, garland, and a paper ‘baby it’s cold’ banner that my youngest daughter created.
Last, I couldn’t have a hot cocoa beverage station without a trendy hand-lettered chalkboard sign. I created this one by piecing together several signs from around the web.
It was really fun setting up this simple hot cocoa beverage station and I hope you enjoyed the mini tour. If you want more hot cocoa bar inspiration, scroll down and visit the other hosts.
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