The nights are getting cooler here in Southern California and it’s time to bring out the hot chocolate! This winter staple is a favorite of my kids and they love it when I create a little “bar” for them and let them add their own mix-ins. It’s become one of our favorite holiday traditions. This year I decided to create some printables to go with our hot chocolate bar, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do!
Self serve hot chocolate bars are so much fun for parties. They don’t have to be extravagant…just set up your hot milk or water, packets of mix and a few mix-ins. Include some adorable mugs like these enamel mugs from West Elm. Using real mugs as opposed to styrofoam adds such charm to your hot chocolate bar.
Some of my favorite mix-ins include Hershey kisses, chocolate syrup, caramels or caramel sauce/syrup, sprinkles, whipped cream, marshmallows, candy canes or flavored creamers. I had the chance to purchase these adorable enamel mugs from West Elm, and I LOVE them! My kids though they were fun too. They aren’t fragile so they are great for kids to use. (Just don’t put them in the microwave). Download my printables and tie the “Cup of Cheer” tags around your mugs for a little extra charm.
My kids love the little tag and being able to use their own mug. The enamel mugs are perfect because they are larger than kids mugs but not fragile like a ceramic mug.
If you really want to get fancy, you can also go all out and make your own hot chocolate from scratch, or maybe have a sampling. Here are a few pretty awesome looking recipes:
Wouldn’t those be fun for a holiday party? I can’t wait to use them for the nest party we host!
Don’t forget to check out the West Elm Market for all your holiday party needs! There are tons of fun things to choose from, including the enamel mugs you saw in my photos here and all of their tabletop items in the West Elm Market ate currently 20% off through November 26. Additionally you can get a 10% off coupon just for signing up for their email list. You’ll be the first to know of sales and other exciting things!
If you would like the printables, you can download them using the link below. Please remember that the printables are for personal use only, and the design is not for resale in any way. Thank you!
You might also enjoy these other free holiday printables!
Advent Calendar Treat Bags
(available in two colors)