There is nothing better than sitting by a warm fire, mingling with friends and sipping on a hot chocolate. Setting up a hot cocoa bar is the perfect entertaining tool for any type of holiday party. I have done this type of bar twice already. Once after a family Christmas brunch and the other was for my daughter’s Cheerleading Christmas party. Both times it was a big hit.
Christmas Cocoa Bar
Holiday Cocoa Bar Setup
The great thing about this type of bar is, once it’s set up it basically works itself. You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. I have only done different kinds of hot chocolate, but you could also do tea and coffee if you wanted.
You will need a way of warming up your milk or water. It is also fun to have the hot chocolate flavored stirring sticks. They come in different flavors.
Cocoa Bar Toppings
You can set your display up on a table, beverage cart, or counter in your kitchen. Here are a list of the items I used as toppings for my cocoa bar:
*whipped cream *stirring sticks
*white chocolate chips *chocolate chips
*crushed peppermint *peppermint stirring sticks
*Gingerbread marshmallows *miniature marshmallows
*french vanilla marshmallows *hershey’s chocolate syrup
The last thing to do is enjoy your guests and make you a mug of hot chocolate. What is your favorite way to entertain this holiday season? Leave me a comment below.