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Holiday Party Hot Cocoa Bar (Printables)

I recently hosted a Mom’s Night Out Holiday party. Since it started at 7:00 I figured most people would have eaten dinner but wanted to have a little something for my guests to snack on.

What’s better for a holiday party than
hot cocoa & cookies?

Initially I thought I’d do basic powdered hot cocoa but while shopping at Homegoods I happened to run across some packages of hot-cocoa-on-a-stick. I hadn’t seen it before but thought it would make it a little easier for people than having to measure and scoop. I’m not sure where else these would be carried but TomKat Studio recently had a recipe if you’d like to make your own.

Since all the flavors looked the same I created some different colored flags to let people know what flavor they were getting.

When it came to cups, I realized normal paper cups wouldn’t do for hot cocoa but when I looked for disposable coffee cups in a small quantity, sadly all I could find were some generic Dixie cups.

This didn’t really seem to be too festive.

So I created a cup wrapper template and found some fun holiday paper (I used scrapbook paper but wrapping paper would be fun too). I also created a little label inspired one I’d seen on pinterest (which sadly the website for doesn’t exist anymore).

Hot milk was available in an insulated pump pot and I provided some fun toppings for people including marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, whipped cream, vanilla filled pirouettes and sprinkles (crushed peppermint and caramel would be good additions also).

I had a few treats to go along with the cocoa.

Gingerbread Cookies

Sugar Cookies

 Store-bought truffles & cheescake bites (which I just popped into some mini cupcake wrappers) and peanut butter blossum cookies.

I also made the water bottles a little more festive with some quick & easy bottle wraps.

Printables are now available in the SHOP!

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