If you’re looking for a fun way to make the holiday even more festive, then why not set up a holiday hot chocolate bar? It’s easy to do, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and your guests really will enjoy it. It’s the perfect way to share hot chocolate with friends and family for your holiday parties and festive gatherings.
I set up our Christmas hot chocolate bar on this small baker’s rack with lots of sweet treats, mini marshmallows, hot cocoa mix, and some of my favorite toppings. It’s such a fun idea and the perfect way to celebrate the holidays.
How to Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar
In setting up a holiday hot chocolate bar, there really are no rules. You can use whatever you have on hand and make it as fancy or simple as you want. For instance, if you have a holiday teapot, use it for hot water or milk. Or, if you bake Christmas cookies, what better way to serve them than with your hot chocolate bar?
For my holiday hot chocolate bar, I used the upper shelves of my baker’s rack for displaying Christmas decor, and those shelves are also perfect for stocking more goodies to go with the hot chocolate bar like candy canes different toppings, hot chocolate bombs, and more.
Of course, you can also set up your hot chocolate bar with coffee or Italian expresso, to make mocha chinos. I also like to add mini-flavored liquors into the mix for the adults, like Bailey’s or Rum Chatta. It’s really based on what you and your guests prefer.
What to Include – Drinks and Snacks
- Hot Cocoa Mixes (maybe sea salt caramel)
- Hot Chocolate in a crock pot
- Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Whipped Cream
- Peppermint or Candy Cane Spoons
- Chocolate Sprinkles
- Toffee Bits
- Flavored Liquors
- Cookies or dipped pretzels
- Cups, Spoons, and Napkins
- Coffee or Expresso
More Yummy Ideas for your Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar – Hot Chocolate Bombs, Mexican Hot Chocolate, or Oreo Candy Canes.
How to Decorate Your Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar
Festive decorations are a must-have for your holiday chocolate bar setup. The good news is that you probably have extra on hand. So start decorating! Items you can use include:
- Colorful Ornaments
- Fairy Lights
- Christmas Platters and Trays
- Holiday Teapots
- Christmas Mugs and Cups
- Mini Christmas Trees
- Mason Jars to Hold Items
- Christmas Plaque or Chalkboard Sign
Shop for Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar Decorations Kits
Setting up and organizing your holiday hot chocolate bar in style has never been easier with these decoration kits. These kits include signs, banners, tent cards, cup tags, and labels you can customize to fit your toppings and menu items.
Recipe Ideas for a Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar
If you’re looking for some recipes for hot chocolate bar treats, here are a few yummy recipes that you might like to try.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops from Kim Liv Life
Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows Pops from Brought to You by Mom
Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe from Old Salt Farm
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Cincyshopper
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