Hot Chocolate Bar
I'm slowly, but surely getting things decorated for Christmas. My mom usually hosts Thanksgiving so that allows me to get a jump on my Christmas decorating.
This month for our Pinterest Challenge, we are sharing ideas for creating a Hot Chocolate Bar!
Welcome to another installment of our monthly Pinterest Challenges hosted by my sweet friend, Cindy, from County Road 407.
If you are new to the Pinterest Challenge, here are the details!
- each month Cindy selects a photo for inspiration online that we will recreate
- the owner of the photo has graciously given us permission to give our spin on the project
- you will receive numerous ideas that you can replicate in your home to keep things fresh
This month we were inspired to put our own spin on a Hot Chocolate Bar. This month's inspiration comes from Pen + Paper Flowers.
This challenge couldn't have come at a better time because I've been craving hot chocolate! Nothing warms me better that a nice hot drink on a chilly day.
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This will be such a fun addition to our kitchen this holiday season especially with the kids home from college.
I've set it up to be self-serve. Everything can stay out with the exception of the whipped cream.
I went with traditional Christmas plaids, floral and black & white.
We had an extra Keurig in the garage. Woods and Ashlyn are sharing an apartment at college this year so they only needed one. It was great having this one here for this spot. I was getting ready to buy this electric tea kettle when I remembered that I had the Keuring. I'll probably still end up ordering the kettle because I'm a big afternoon tea drinker.
SInce I have the Keurig on a piece of furniture, I wanted to be safe and put a tray underneath it for any spills or drips from the machine. I buy the canister of hot chocolate mix and transfer it to a pretty container. It makes for easier serving.
I've also included a caramel and chocolate sauce to drizzle on the top. I even found an almond milk whipped cream!
A MUST HAVE for mixing powdered hot chocolate is the that little battery operated hand-held wand frother. It blends it all together. I can never do this with just a spoon. It makes a great stocking stuffer. I use it each morning to froth my creamer.
I found the little mug tree at the thrift store. I simply spray painted it white. The pretty mugs with the Christmas trees were also thrift store finds. They are so pretty for hot chocolate.
Small containers are perfect for toppings for your hot chocolate. I'm sure there are many more that you could add to your bar. We personally like marshmallows, chocolate chips and peppermint chips.
Include a pretty plate to rest your mug on to prep your hot chocolate to catch any spills or drips.
Aren't these mugs adorable! They only had 4 at the thrift store and I immediately went to get a buggy!
Don't forget a festive runner!
You'll notice a large mug tucked in the back. I picked up these individually wrapped biscotti which are perfect for a snack with your hot chocolate.
Y'all I've never had peppermint with my hot chocolate before! It is so gooooood with it. The whipped cream and marshmallows with the drizzled chocolate and peppermint chips were such a decadent combo.
Things you'll want to incorporate into your bar!
- small storage containers
- peppermint chips
- chocolate chips
- drizzling sauces
- plaid runner
- cocktail napkins
- festive mugs
- electric hot water kettle
- galvanized tray
- hot chocolate sign
- individually wrapped biscotti
- canister of hot chocolate
Visit my HOT CHOCOLATE BAR shop on Amazon!
Up next on the tour is French Ethereal!
Be sure to visit the other Hot Chocolate Bar ideas this month!
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What a gorgeous cabinet. It showcases your darling cocoa display. May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Christy, love all your cute dishes ~ the mugs and the platter. What a great thrift shop find. Setting the chocolate bar up on the hutch is a great idea and makes a darling Christmas vignette. Happy Holidays.
Using a frother to mix hot chocolate is a genius idea!
Thanks so much! Just make sure you do it in a large mug or container. I made the mistake! I just put new batteries in mine and made a cup that didn’t have a lot of extra room at the top…I made a mess. It sure does mix it well….no clumps!
Christy, I love your thrift store finds…I would’ve grabbed a buggy too! I also couldn’t help but notice your pretty table and how the chocolate bar goes so well with the whole dining area. Fun hopping with you!
What a beautiful place to feature a hot cocoa/coffee station, Christy. The college kiddos will be so happy to be home! Enjoy your days with them; my daughter’s coming home tonight:)
Your coffee bar is lovely, Christy… and great photos, as always. 😉 Those big ‘latte’ mugs are so pretty, and I love that you have your coffee maker on the cart, as well. That way you can do hot water for cocoa or be part of team coffee if you prefer! Pinned!
I love a traditional Christmas plaid and your Hot Chocolate Bar looks so festive! And those mugs are delightful. I wanted to grab that mug and take a big lick of those peppermint pieces! Thanks so much for joining in. Hope you have a memorable Thanksgiving.
Your room is so beautiful. Love that you used your hutch for your cocoa bar. Great idea. Love each item you place in your space. I would love to have that hot cocoa you made. Looks delicious. happy Thanksgiving
Thanks so much, Terrie! That antique hutch has been so versatile. It’s definitely a favorite find.
Christy, I love how you’ve decorated your antique bar with all the cute hot chocolate accoutrements!!! Those thriftstore mugs are cute!!!! We must have 20 different mugs so there’s always some available for a quick hot cocoa in the evenings or weekend mornings… Enjoy your cocoa bar and as always I am happy to be with you on this month’s PC tour. <3
I love this! It looks so great Christy! Great job! Visiting from Everyday Edits.
Thanks so very much, laura!
Oh how beautiful and so fun too. I adore your dining room and creating this wonderful Hot Chcolate Bar on the hutch is so pretty You thought of everything, this is my favorite. Love, love, love it all.
Your kitchen buffet is the perfect spot for a hot chocolate bar. Your kids and their friends are going to love using this while they are home over Christmas break. The mugs that you found at the thrift store were a real score! I love how you styled this. So pretty!
So pretty with the plaids. Many pretty touches. Peppermint and hot chocolate are a favorite at our home.
Funny you never had peppermint and I never had chips. Thinking cinnamon or caramel chips would be great.
Thanks so much, Cindy! Peppermint is so yummy in the hot chocolate. You’ve got me really wanting to try the caramel!