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Hot Cocoa Bar and Free Printables

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No matter what type of holiday party you are planning this time of year, a Hot Cocoa Bar is the perfect addition!  A Hot Cocoa Bar is a delicious holiday indulgence.   By setting out fun add-ins, like chocolate dipped marshmallows, dark chocolate stirrers, caramels, and chocolate chips, simple hot cocoa is transformed into a luxury treat.

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You can make your Hot Cocoa Bar its own station at your party.  This FREE Printable Hot Cocoa Banner informs guests that they can make their own deluxe hot cocoa drink.

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You can make your own chocolate stirrers to add to hot milk.  Simply melt dark chocolate, then pour it into a plastic shot glass.  Top with a wooden stirrer stick, then let cool completely.  Top the sticks with a FREE Printable Party Circle.  Guests can then stir the stick into hot milk.  Or, the sticks can be given to guests as party favors.

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Marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate can also be used to stir into hot cocoa.  The marshmallow sticks can be topped with FREE Printable Mini Flags.

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Set out goodies such as chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and caramels on your Hot Cocoa Bar for guests to add into their drinks. I love that all these store-bought foods look all fancy without any additional prep!

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I used a burlap backdrop behind the table to add a natural touch. For a few extra treats, I added apothecary jars of white chocolate pretzels, sixlets, and green apple candy corn.  By placing these items on a riser, it  adds a little height to the table.  The water bottles were also wrapped with these FREE Water Bottle Labels. The labels were printed on card stock and adhered to the water bottle with a glue dot.  The front of the table was decorated with a garland.  The garland was made using natural coffee filters, bleached coffee filters, and doilies attached to a ribbon.

So who is ready to plan their own hot cocoa bar?

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Here are a couple links you might enjoy:

MORE Hot Cocoa Bar details // ALL IS BRIGHT Christmas Party with free printables

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Drink up my friends!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deanna is the creative mom and blogger from Mirabelle Creations. As a member of our Creative Team, Deanna shared her amazing talent with the readers of Somewhat Simple, but is now blogging full time on her site. If you enjoyed today’s post, you should definitely stop by Mirabelle Creations and see what she’s been working on most recently.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in December 2013

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