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How to Set up a Winter Themed Hot Chocolate Bar

4 Materials
$50
1 Hour
Easy

Now that Christmas has come and gone it's time to take down the Christmas decorations, but it's still winter out there, so keep the magic alive with this easy to set up Winter Themed Hot Chocolate Bar.


Let's start with a before photo of our Christmas themed hot chocolate bar.

Before - This was the Christmas Hot Cocoa bar
Before - This was the Christmas Hot Cocoa bar

We loved our Christmas themed hot chocolate bar, but it's time to put away all of the Christmas decor. However, hot chocolate season is still in full swing and we didn't want to part with the hot chocolate bar just yet.

Winter White Accessories
Winter White Accessories

Removing the Christmas decor and adding a few winter touches will allow us to enjoy the hot chocolate bar all winter long. Here you can see the snowman dressed in a white sweater, the insulated pitcher which we keep filled with hot water, and the vanilla and peppermint syrup dispensers. I switched out the candy canes for syrup because having candy canes felt too Christmasy for mid-January and beyond.

I removed the red flowers, the wreath from the little white house, and the red utensils.

Hot Chocolate Goodness
Hot Chocolate Goodness

The only red I kept at the bar is the red labels on the dark chocolate and caramel squeeze bottles, and honestly, if I could have found any that tasted as great as these but had white labels I would have switched. The white houses in the back are from the Target Dollar spot and the fuzzy tree and floral picks were after Christmas clearance deals and Hobby Lobby and Michaels respectively.

The Mason jars contain mini-marshmallows, cinnamon sticks and instant hot chocolate. When setting up a hot cocoa bar for a party or gathering I make a batch of crock pot hot chocolate, but since we are leaving this out all winter it's much easier to keep out hot water and instant hot chocolate mix.

The New Winter Version of the Hot Cocoa Bar
The New Winter Version of the Hot Cocoa Bar

The final result is a hot chocolate bar that is ready to keep us warm all winter without looking like we forgot to put away our Christmas decor.

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