Hosting a hot chocolate bar party is a fun way to get friends together, especially during the holidays. The holidays are approaching, so if you want to hot a hot chocolate bar for Christmas, read on!
When to Host a Hot Chocolate Bar Party
Sure, we’re talking about throwing a hot chocolate bar for Christmas today, but you can really host a hot chocolate bar any time of year! You can also add a fun twist to a hot chocolate party by hosting one for Halloween or even during summertime with frozen hot chocolate!
How to Host a Hot Chocolate Bar
So let’s get started!
1. Choose your hot chocolate recipe.
Do you want to use instant hot chocolate packets for your hot chocolate bar, or make a special hot chocolate recipe for the event? There are so many delicious hot chocolate recipes, so you can really put a fun twist on your own hot chocolate party.
My favorite hot chocolate recipe is a slow cooker recipe which calls for 6 ingredients. The results are a decadent hot chocolate that will have your guests raving. You can get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction here.
2. Decide on your hot chocolate toppings.
There are so many fun toppings you can add to your hot chocolate bar, and so many creative ways to display them. I love how this hot chocolate bar has a topping display in a planter box!
Here are a few hot chocolate bar toppings to get your started:
- chocolate chips
- candy canes
- whipped cream
- Hershey kisses
- chocolate stir sticks
- peppermint stir sticks
- sea salt
- cinnamon stir sticks
3. Display Your Toppings
Displaying all the fun hot chocolate toppings is the most fun. It’s really what makes the biggest aesthetic impact on the hot chocolate bar. There are so many creative ways you can display your toppings.
4. Add Decorative Touches
I always like adding in a few other decorative touches to my hot chocolate bar. If it’s a Christmas hot chocolate bar, you can add mini Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, etc.
You can also add banners, printables and create fun mug displays.
Fun Ideas for Hot Chocolate Bar Stir Sticks
There are so many fun things you can add to your hot chocolate bar, like hot chocolate stir sticks! Here are a few of my favorites!
Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks
Seriously, this is such a great idea! You can add a chocolate or peppermint stir stick into your hot chocolate for an added delicious element to your hot chocolate. Get the recipe over here at Best Blog Recipes.
Sea Salt and Caramel Spoons
Who doesn’t love the combination of salty and sweet? Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors. Create caramel and sea salt spoons for your hot chocolate bar. Get all the details over at White Cottage Home and Living.
3. Chocolate and Peppermint Melts
You can also make these little chocolate and peppermint melts for your hot chocolate! Get the recipe over here at Gluesticks.
There you have it! I hope this sparked inspiration for planning a hot chocolate bar!