Hot Chocolate Bar

January 6, 2014  |  Party Ideas

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We added a hot chocolate bar to our new year’s eve Sledding Party this year. It was a big hit with all age groups and so simple to make. I knew I wanted the bar to have a rustic feel, kind of cabin like. After all we were tobogganing and hanging out by the bonfire and lots snow was falling – it seemed to fit the scene. My husband attached two pieces of barn board together and we simply placed it on top of a flattened snow bank. Then, we stuck two logs in the snow, one on either side.

How to make a Hot Chocolate Bar | diyPaperJoy.com

How to make a Hot Chocolate Bar 2 | diyPaperJoy.com

The logs gave me a place to hang the garlands. The Hot Chocolate Banner, from the Let It Snow Collection, and a pom pom garland that I made. For the Hot Chocolate Banner I simply tied the bakers twine to the log poles.

Hot Chocolate Bar banner | diyPaperJoy.com

And for the pom pom garland, I zig zagged it back and forth from one pole to the other, a few times.

Hot Chocolate Bar garlands | diyPaperJoy.com

Pom Pom garland | diyPaperJoy.com

Then, just before the party, I started setting up the bar. I set out a large thermos of hot chocolate along with hot beverage cups, a pail of large marshmallows for our Roasted Hot Chocolate, as well as a smaller pail of mini marshmallows. We also had chocolate chip cookies for an added treat and Kahlua for the grown up crowd.

Hot Chocolate Bar cookies | diyPaperJoy.com

Hot Chocolate Bar kahlua | diyPaperJoy.com

I made a sign to encourage guest to help themselves and try making a Roasted Hot Chocolate. A fun twist on regular hot chocolate, which incorporated roasting marshmallows by the bonfire and our hot chocolate bar.

Hot Chocolate Bar & Roasting Marshmallows | diyPaperJoy.com

And, because our Sledding Party was at night, I also made ice votives that I placed on the bar and hung from the trees, so guests could see while serving themselves.

Hot Chocolate Bar ice votive | diyPaperJoy.com

The Hot Chocolate Bar was a really fun addition to our Sledding Party. I love that it encouraged guests to make themselves at home, get involved, mingle and enjoy a fun treat. We will definitely be setting up another hot chocolate bar before the winter is over.
I hope you give it a try too.

Debbie

P.S. All the printables used for the Hot Chocolate Bar are from the Let It Snow Printable Party Collection. You can find this collection along with others in the shop.



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