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Simple Hot Cocoa Bar

Simple Hot cocoa bar on an outdoor bar cart - This is our Bliss

Our simple hot cocoa bar set-up has been a HUGE hit around here these last couple weeks, which is no surprise since it’s biggest fans are 6 and 4! Today I’m sharing our fun, festive and Simple Hot Cocoa Bar to maybe inspire you to create one of your own! It sort of came together in our house this year by accident ๐Ÿ˜‰

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hot cocoa station in a simply green christmas kitchen - This is our Bliss

When I shared our Simply Green Christmas Kitchen, I mentioned that we had a little hot chocolate station set up on the wall off to the side of the kitchen table. We bought this folding serving cart for the back deck to use for serving drinks while entertaining or setting plants and flowers on it during normal use. When it was time to clear all of our cushions, pillows, rug and other furniture from outside, we wheeled the cart in and pushed it up against the empty wall [where our small desk was before we moved it into the front room that we’re converting from the playroom to my office].

A Christmas Kitchen with A cocoa station - This is our Bliss

So once we cleaned it off, I thought it would be really cute to put some hot cocoa fixin’s on it and let the boys “help” make their hot chocolate this winter. 

Simple Hot cocoa bar on an outdoor bar cart - This is our Bliss

Here’s how I created our Simple Hot Cocoa Bar

  • Grabbed a small square vase and lined up hot cocoa packets and then rounded up some other containers
  • Filled a tall apothecary vase with small peppermint candy canes
  • added a bag of round peppermints into my grandma’s glass candy dish
  • A tall IKEA canister was filled with large marshmallows and a few mini ones were mixed in, too
  • Found a canister of Cocoa Batons from Trader Joe’s [and the boys went crazy for them!] to put with the other goodies

Hot cocoa bar with marshmallows candycanes and Trader Joe's cocoa batons - This is our BlissHot Chocolate bar with peppermints marshmallows candy canes - This is our Bliss

  • Non-food items included:
    • a festive cocktail glass full of gold spoons
    • a small thrifted lamp
    • 4 copper mugs [even though the boys usually just run over with their plastic cartoon character cups when it’s cocoa time!]
    • patterned measuring cups [not that there’s any actual measuring taking place!!]
    • a small Christmas tree
    • my fav gold orb
    • large gold footed bowl filled with ornaments

Hot chocolate station in the kitchen - This is our Bliss

  • Other items you could include:
    • graham crackers
    • chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
    • peppermint sticks
    • sprinkles
    • whipped cream 

Hot chocolate bar between kitchen and family room - cocoa station for the family - This is our Bliss

It’s always been our tradition to have hot chocolate after the boys come in from sledding and building snowmen and now we have everything ready to go!! Just add hot water or milk and then finish off with our favorite toppings and plop yourself down in front of the fire with a Christmas movie.

Hot Cocoa Bar - Family Room Kitchen Hot chocolate station - This is our Bliss

Sounds like a dream to me and of course, for the boys – Day. Made!

That is of course, if we can keep our marshmallows in stock ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hot cocoa station with peppermints and marshmallows - This is our Bliss

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How to set- up a simple hot cocoa bar - hot chocolate station with holiday fixin's - This is our Bliss

If you missed any of our Christmas posts this season, you can see them all below:

And to see more of our home from Christmas’ past, they are all right here!!:

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll be back next week with more Christmas inspiration for you!

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