Design-It-Yourself Hot Cocoa Bar

There's nothing more festive than a make-your-own hot cocoa bar! Whether you're hosting a holiday party this year, or looking for a fun DIY project for your winter wedding, this adorable set up is easy to pull together. Guests will love mixing their own cups of cocoa complete with cheerful holiday accouterments.
12/21/2015 12:25 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

There's nothing more festive than a make-your-own hot cocoa bar! Whether you're hosting a holiday party this year, or looking for a fun DIY project for your winter wedding, this adorable set up is easy to pull together. Guests will love mixing their own cups of cocoa complete with cheerful holiday accouterments.

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What you'll need:

  1. Cute mugs

We found ones with chalkboard name tags so we could personalize for each guest.

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  • Chalkboard signs and chalkboard pen
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  • Eclectic canisters to hold toppings
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  • Cocoa mix
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  • Glass carafe for milk
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  • Tags to label the ingredients
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  • An array of fun toppings
  • We used artisan marshmallows in mixed sizes, cinnamon sticks, and Bailey's (for those that want a little pep in their cup!) But you could also add whipped cream, holiday bark or starlight candies.

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  • Plate of cookies for Santa (or a hungry hubby)
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  • Balloon Banner (purchased on Etsy) or a holiday wreath
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  • Greenery and jingle bells to dress up the display table
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    cookies: Paula LeDuc
    marshmallows: Bottega Louie
    photography: Melanie Zelnick