Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hot Cocoa Station

Well, after seeing hot cocoa stations/bars all over blogland, I finally decided to make one of my own. :) 

My kids were over the moon excited about this idea! I think it's going to become a new tradition. 

I had this little table in my dining room and it was the perfect spot for a little hot cocoa action. (if you missed my Christmas Home Tour, you can see Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE)

hot cocoa bar





This Christmas Countdown chalkboard was one of many things I bought on my Target Dollar Spot Run



creating a hot cocoa bar

I got these little mason jars with gold lids at Dollar Tree and just tied some red and white baker's twine around the top.




This little scoop is from Lillian Vernon about 10 years ago.


My mom bought the boys these reindeer spoons many years ago. :)


You've got to have some Hershey's Kisses in your hot chocolate, right?


This little snowman basket holds candy canes.


I used a couple of Christmas napkins on top of the table.

fancy coffee scoop


hot chocolate station



So, we have hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, candy canes, and Hershey kisses. Yum! 


Here's how the table looked before I started loading it up with all the goodies. 


And here's my secret...I wanted the items to be a staggered height, so I elevated some with a box of plastic spoons, a box of chocolate baking squares, and a box of chocolate chip muffin mix. Hey, use what works, right? :)




23 comments:

  1. I bet your kids have already started using that haven't they? It looks very nice and I think you've thought of every detail.

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  2. So clever! Ours would run out in a day!
    Love the mason jars!

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  3. This is such acute idea and fits so nicely in this corner. My kids would have gone crazy over this back in the day. Now they hang around more by the wine rack! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. So cute! I have a chocolate table, too! Now why didn't I think of that?!
    Super cool!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  5. That is so cute, Lisa! You know, I think your giant nutcracker actually looks less imposing sitting there next to your cute Cocoa Station! Have you gotten any of the cocoa mixes at World Market? I was in there a few days ago and there are so many choices. They have different size containers, but what I really liked was that they have 2-serving packets so you can sample before you buy a larger container. Chocolate Hazelnut and Salted Caramel are VERY good!

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  6. I love it! We're having the whole family here for Christmas, including lots of kids, they'd love this! I'd love it if you'd share this at my "History & Home Party" this Tuesday - Friday, hope to see you there. Merry Christmas - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  7. So pretty! Love the table too.

    xo
    Pat

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  8. So cute! I love the Christmas count down chalk board!

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  9. I love this idea and yours is so well done. Very pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I came across your blog while on another one and couldn't resist commenting. This is a very cute idea that the children and adults will enjoy. Who doesn't like Hot Cocoa? I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-65.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Hi Kathy! Thanks for the invite! I just linked up. :) Hope you have a nice evening!

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    2. Come grab a featured button, Lisa, I'll be showcasing your hot cocoa station at tomorrow's hop!

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    3. Thanks, Kathy! I'll be sure to stop by and grab a button! Thank you again for the fun party!

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  11. Lisa,
    You are a kindred spirit, dear one!!!
    I loved seeing the stacked boxes under your table runner!!!
    Many times, I use the tops of glass jar lids from my used candles!!!
    Love this Hot Cocoa Bar...perfect anytime during the Winter!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Pat! I really do think I'll keep the hot cocoa bar "open" throughout the winter. :)

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  12. The more I look at the Hot Cocoa Bar the more I love the idea. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  13. Who doesn't love hot cocoa! Great idea, thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Merry Christmas sweet friend!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  14. That's a darling table...I've never seen another like it. Wonderful idea to have a hot cocoa bar!

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  15. Such a cute idea! Silly question ... do you keep the hot water for making the cocoa there on the little cocoa station as well? Am guessing you can just keep the water hot in a cute carafe. Wonderful!

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    1. If there are a lot of people wanting hot cocoa, I'll fill the carafe with hot water and keep it on or near the hot cocoa station. But if I'm just going to fix a couple of cups, I'll usually just heat the water on the kettle on the stove. Thanks for the sweet comment! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kim! We're having a stormy day today and it's making me crave some of that hot cocoa! :)

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