Inspired by a winter wonderland theme, we created our own hot cocoa bar. It’s simple, fun, and yummy! After all, a delicious cup of hot cocoa is the best recipe for cold winter days!
Setting up and hosting our DIY Hot Cocoa Bar is ideal for winter parties, holiday parties, or family gatherings. It also works for cookie exchange parties and a baby shower – just take notice the napkins.
First, you will need hot cocoa mugs. Anything goes with the mugs: matchy-matchy, different styles, holiday-themed mugs. This part is up to you.
You will also need hot cocoa mix and a wide variety of toppings, so everyone can get creative. Go for decorative stirrers instead of spoons, it adds a nice touch. We used candy canes, sprinkles, and marshmallows to follow our theme. Cinnamon sticks, caramel bits, and whipped cream toppings are great too.
Now the pro advice: give your chocolate bar a little something extra special by adding cute chalkboard jars to place and label all your toppings. Spray mason jars to display decorative florals and add pictures frames, glass trays, ornaments, and twinkle lights.
You can find a lot of these items at the Dollar Store, the options are endless, keep it simple or go all out! And yes, with so many flavored vodkas or liqueurs available it’s easy to make your hot cocoa bar adult- friendly. Go ahead and warm up these cold winter months!
Lauren’s Top Beauty Favorites of 2017:
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette HERE
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil HERE
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel HERE
Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Miracle Treat HERE
Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet HERE
Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Set HERE
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette HERE
Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition HERE
Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette HERE
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara HERE
Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick HERE
Karen’s Top Beauty Favorites of 2017:
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches HERE
Clarisonic Mia 1 Skin Cleansing System HERE
Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial HERE
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 +HERE
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Illumination CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ HERE
Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Miracle Treat 12 Multi-Perfecting Spray HERE
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter & Contour HERE
Sara Happ The Lip Slip One Luxe Balm HERE
Stila Star Studded Eight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick HERE
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation HERE
Best of Beauty 2017! We share our 17 top beauty products of 2017. You will find a mix of drugstore and high-end products. Although it was hard to narrow down, we fell in love with each of these beauty products and used them repeatedly throughout the year. Cheers to another great year in beauty!