Each December we have a tradition on the first Sunday of the month. We enjoy a Hot Cocoa Bar with our family, as we listen to the Christmas Devotional from The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It helps us to set the holiday season off just right. We say…. you can start a new tradition at any time! We have a free Hot Cocoa printable here for you to frame, and you can set it along the side of all the other goodies you have at your own Hot Cocoa Bar.
We found some great items to use for our Hot Cocoa Bar. The festive cups we found at Costco. Aren’t they just the cutest, with the snowflakes all over them? They even came with lids in the package for those people on the run that have to come and go quickly. We loved the hot cocoa sign saying …”Hot Cocoa …Always Homemade”, found at Michael’s.
We stopped in at Albertson’s for a quick grocery run, finding this festive dish towel, and the extra large jingle bells. We gathered many of our supplies up at Walmart, including the extra large marshmallows, some mini marshmallows, and the pirouline sticks. Kids of all ages can’t resist eating each of these goodies! Adding to the top of your drink, we grabbed some whipped cream, along with some peppermint candy canes, and a few colorful sprinkles to shake on top of the whipped cream. Our F A V O R I T E part!
Just in case you need to wipe that upper lip of yours, ALL covered with whip cream, you can wipe it off with the “Let it snow” colorful red napkins. On the same aisle as the napkins, we spotted the extra large green and red confetti to dash everywhere, shown in the first picture. Can you tell we like to celebrate? I think we mentioned everything but the cocoa itself, the white chocolate chips and the chocolate chips. We just transferred the cocoa we bought into a cute jar. If you can’t live with out caramel, then for sure go grab some of that! We hope you and your loved ones can just sip away on some hot delicious cocoa, while warming up inside…..as it’s freezing cold outside! We hope this inspires you to head off to the store to buy your own goodies to enjoy!
We also wanted to share our friend Cherie Olsen’s Hot Cocoa Bar. She arranged it so beautifully on a rolling tray, with the cute polka dot cups, to the inviting candy cane striped containers. It is surrounded perfectly by the green pine boughs, and just the right amount of stirring straws. We loved the mirror on the bottom of the tray, giving a magical feel. Can you believe how darling this is? Her family and friends are ready to make their own Hot Delicious Cocoa, right in Her own kitchen. Warming people up, heart and soul is what she does! We so appreciate Her for letting us share Her grand idea. Here’s to winter and Hot Cocoa…… Cheers!