Hot Cocoa Bar

The Beauty of a hot cocoa bar is that you can go as simple or extravagant as the occasion calls for! 

How to Create a Hot Cocoa Bar

1. Decide on a Theme

The theme will vary depending upon the occasion or holiday that you are doing it for. 
Here are some hot cocoa bar theme ideas to get you started:
-Classic Christmas: Decorate with red and green accents, pinecones, and Christmas ornaments.
Offer traditional toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and chocolate chips.
-Rustic Farmhouse(Fall): Use natural materials like wood, burlap, and mason jars.
Offer toppings pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and caramel.
-Winter Wonderland: Create a whimsical atmosphere with snowflakes, icicles, and silver and blue accents.
Offer toppings like peppermint sticks, candy canes, and white chocolate chips.
-Elegant Affair: Use gold, silver, and black accents to create a sophisticated look.
Offer gourmet toppings like chocolate truffles, sea salt, and edible gold flakes.
Other examples, Valentine's Day hot cocoa bar with heart-shaped marshmallows and pink and red decorations, or a Halloween hot cocoa bar with spooky toppings like candy eyeballs and chocolate worms.

2. Collect Decor

Depending on your theme "shop" your own house first for applicable decor. You will have more then you think. Then it's always fun to get some new decor as well! 

And don’t forget some festive printable signs! Printables are such an inexpensive way to decorate but can add so much to the overall feel.

Free Printables:

Hot Cocoa Banner

Hot Chocolate Bar Labels 

Hot Cocoa 25 cents

3. Gather Toppings

Topping Ideas: 

– peppermint chips
– crushed Andes mints
– mini chocolate chips
– toffee bits
– white chocolate chips
– coarse sea salt
– sprinkles- easy to change based on event
– Pirouette cookies
– marshmallows
– mini marshmallows
– candy canes
– soft candy cane sticks
– whipped cream
– caramel sauce

4. Serve

One of the best ways to serve the hot chocolate is in a crockpot. This way it is kept warm and fresh. It can be served in disposable cups or mugs. 

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