Make An Amazing DIY Hot Chocolate Bar For The Holidays
Here are some great tips to make an amazing DIY Hot Chocolate Bar! Comes with a FREE Printable Kit!
If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays or add something fun to your Christmas dinner or Christmas party, you can’t go wrong with a DIY hot chocolate bar!
Hot chocolate is a staple of the winter season and the perfect festive dessert bar for your holiday needs! While I’m just going to talk about hot chocolate here, you could easily do this for cider, tea, or even coffee! Here is how to make a DIY hot chocolate bar for the holidays.
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What You Need for a Hot Cocoa Bar
Let me first start by saying that there is no right or wrong way to set up your hot cocoa bar. You can set it up however you’d like and your budget for your hot chocolate bar. However, these are some of the things you may want to grab for your hot chocolate bar.
Table Set up and Materials
- Christmas Table Cloth or this one if you want it to be more seasonal than Christmas-themed.
- Folding Table
- Flameless Candles (or tealight version)
- Jars (for ingredients)
- Chalkboard Labels
- Hot Chocolate
- Spoons (I also love these adorable candy cane spoons)
Hot Chocolate Toppings
- Candy Canes
- Chocolate Sticks
- Flavored Syrup
- These snowman marshmallows are adorable!
- Pretzel Rods
- Toffee Bits
- Whipped Cream
How to Set Up a Hot Cocoa Bar
There are a ton of different ways that you can choose to set up your hot chocolate bar. How simple or elaborate you make your hot chocolate bar will mostly depend on your materials, table size, and how much time you want to spend preparing!
To start, I like to spread out my table cloth; this way, if anything spills, it won’t create a mess on the actual surface. You could use a breakfast bar, table, or you can use the folding table I recommended.
Then, I lay out the hot chocolate, jars, spoons, and mugs. I fill them with the hot chocolate toppings for the jars, so they are ready to go! If you get jars that can reseal, you can keep your hot chocolate bar open for business throughout the entire holiday season!
Next, I add some flameless candles to give it a cozy winter vibe! This is a great way also to add some mood lighting during Christmas movies!
Tips for Creating a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar for the Holidays
- Keep it simple. The best part about this simple DIY idea is that it doesn’t have to be complex! Use what you have on hand, or keep it to just the hot chocolate and the mugs if you can’t buy anything else!
- Keep it out longer. You don’t have to make this a one-time thing! I found it was a fun treat to have it out throughout the holiday season so that way we could grab hot cocoa whenever we wanted!
As you can see, setting up your own hot chocolate bar isn’t that hard! With a few materials and some delicious hot cocoa, you’ll have everything you need for a festive holiday treat for everyone!
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