As I am currently sitting at my computer trying not to shake like a crazy person, I thought it was only fitting to put together the perfect party idea that will be sure to warm all your guests up nice and quick: a Hot Chocolate Bar. This is the perfect accessory for any party or get together you might be hosting this winter and the customization options are endless. While I am trying to keep my fingers and toes warm I hope you all enjoy!

What you will need to make a hot chocolate bar:
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Cups
  • Spoons
  • Straws
  • Delicious Mix-Ins

To setup your hot chocolate bar you can set out hot water and cocoa mix or you can premix a batch for your guests to enjoy. If you premix the hot chocolate a great way to keep it warm is to serve it in a crock-pot with a ladle for your guests to serve themselves. 

These mix-ins could really be anything that you can think of! Here are some great suggestions to get you started:
  • Andes Mints
  • Candy Canes 
  • Caramel Squares
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows 
  • Chocolate Shavings 
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Hershey's Kisses (any flavor)
  • M&M's
  • Mini Marshmallows (any flavor)
  • Nutella
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo Crumbles
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Peppermints
  • Pirouette Cookies
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Toffee Chips
  • Whipped Cream
  • White Chocolate Chips
To spruce up your hot chocolate bar a little more you can put out festive cups or a fun array of mugs as well as some decorative paper straws. Those adorable striped and polka dotted straws are always a hit with any kind of drink! And don't slack on the presentation of your mix-ins either. Serve them in a variety of fun glassware with cute signs letting your guests know what each item is.

And for those who are looking for an adult mix-in try Bailey's, cinnamon liquor, Frangelico, peppermint schnapps or Kahlua. Anyone you choose (or all of them) will be sure to keep you warm and toasty!

What is your favorite thing that you like to add to a cup of hot chocolate? I hope everyone is staying warm! Have a wonderful weekend!


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