DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

Hot Chocolate is a winter classic. I like to consider it the winter equivalent of an ice-cream sundae. The more (toppings) the merrier! Right? 

A Hot Cocoa Bar is an excellent feature to have at any holiday or winter party, gathering, or maybe even for an afternoon snack! I created my own for a holiday party last weekend & it was a huge hit! So today, I will be showing you how to easily put together one of your own! Also, & target were my best friends in terms of finding the right goodies for my hot cocoa bar. Make sure to click on the links below to shop :)

1. The Approach

One of the best parts of hot chocolate is that it's HOT! So of course, you want to make sure it stays that way throughout your event. There are a few different ways you can achieve this, however since my party was not very big, I decided to set up my Keurig next to all of the toppings. This way guests could place their cup underneath & without putting any k-cup in, they could press brew & get a cup of hot water. This was also very handy because everyone got exactly 6 oz of water.

2. The Cocoa

Now that we have our hot water, we need some hot chocolate mix. I found this variety pack on for only 25$. Not only did I get plenty of mixes but also, I got a ton of different flavors for my guests to chose from.

3. The Stirrers

Obviously, you will need something to help stir the cocoa mix in with the hot water. I laid out a few plastic spoons because after all, they are the most functional. But I couldn't help myself so I also included mini candy canes, hot chocolate candy canes, & peppermint chocolate sticks.

4. Toppings

Now comes time for the best part--the toppings! I think marshmallows are the most iconic hot chocolate partner so they are definitely a must. The mini mallows are classic so don't forget them, but there are also some other festive marshmallows that I had to include such as gingerbread, peppermint, & holiday. We also can't leave out the whipped cream. Finally, you want to make sure to have a variety of sprinkle items. For my bar, I used crushed peppermints & cinnamon chocolate chips.