Temperatures are dropping here in North Texas so we are trying to keep warm! This means we have warm boots, scarves and plenty of hot cocoa! My family loves hot chocolate any day of the year, especially when it is cold.
Hosting parties is common this time of year. Several families are getting ready to receive their guests and what better way to say welcome than to offer a cup of hot cocoa! I made a Christmas Bar Cart last year and really loved the idea!
This year, I redecorated my little bar cart and added a few more things and decided to collect a few of the Rae Dunn mugs. I love anything white and these were perfect to collect and hang on my new cup rack.
If you don’t have a bar cart, you can simply place a table. The essentials are the following:
- coffee mugs
- cocoa mix
- chocolate chips
- whipped cream (keep this in fridge)
- candy canes
- stir sticks
- carafe (I keep this on my kitchen counter)
- any other toppings you like (sprinkles, syrups, candies, etc.)
I don’t keep too many items as it can easily get cluttered. I also use this as a “coffee bar”. I keep my coffee pot on my kitchen counter. In addition, I also keep a carafe with freshly made mexican hot chocolate.
I decided to recycle Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles and place stir sticks, chocolate chips and marshmallows inside. I painted the little carry cart from Target, white. The great thing about this Coffee & Hot Cocoa Bar is it stays all year round!
The following is where I purchased these items to create this Hot Cocoa Bar:
Rae Dunn Coffee mugs/Canisters – TJ Maxx & Marshalls
Bar Cart – Target
Mug Rack: Amazon
Wreath – Magnolia Market
Christmas Tree – Ross
Large Cake Stand – Magnolia Market
Small Cake Stand – Nicole Miller @ Home Goods
Gingerbread Glove – Thrift Store
Carry Cart – Target Dollar Spot
Christmas Trees Stir Sticks – Target Dollar Spot
Hanging Chalkboard – Target Dollar Spot
Mackenzie Childs Teapot – Horchow
Large White Plate – Ikea
White Pot – Ikea
Small Tree – Target
Fur Rug – Ikea
Starbucks Bottles – Recycled from Kroger Starbucks Frapps
Candy Canes – Kroger
Fresh Garland – Home Depot
Kitchen towel – gift from Mama
Gold Spoons – Target
Monogram Mug below – Anthropologie
Hope you enjoyed our little Hot Cocoa Bar! Stay warm and enjoy the little things!