One of the best things about the fall and winter season is all the fun parties you can have. I LOVE any reason to get together with my friends or family. The tricky thing is to come up with some sort of reason for getting together. I mean what will everyone do besides talk? I have the problem solved. It’s a Hot Cocoa Bar party!

Everyone loves attending a Hot Cocoa Bar party because who doesn’t love a warm drink with fun toppings added? This party allows for flexibility, too. You can decide to provide all the fixings on your own or ask your guests to bring their favorite topping. Plus all of the fixings create a really pretty table arrangement as well.

The follow are 12 Hot Cocoa Bar ideas that are sure to wow your guests. Also, all of these items will allow for that creative release you have been needing all year!

1. Homemade Marshmallows (Ashlee Marie)

If you have never made homemade marshmallows, run to your stand mixer and get going. No joke. Homemade marshmallows are SUPER good. Warning: They will make you stick your nose up in the air over store bought marshmallows.

Homemade marshmallows for hot cocoa bar.

2. Hot Cocoa Bar Labels (Mountain Modern Life)

These free printable labels will be the perfect fun, rustic touch to all your mix-ins. They are easy to print and tie around your containers with baker’s twine.

Free printable hot cocoa bar labels.

3. Chocolate Covered Spoons (A Beautiful Mess)

Chocolate covered spoons are probably going to be served in Heaven, right?? How could you resist a fun spoon submerged in chocolate that melts when you stir your Hot Chocolate? Your guests will fall in love with these.

Chocolate covered spoons for hot chocolate bars.

4. Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa (Number 2 Pencil)

Would you like a quick and easy way for your guests to fill their mugs with hot cocoa? Check out this genius party idea of making the hot cocoa ahead of time in the crock pot.

Slow cooker hot chocolate.

5. Snowflake Stir Sticks (Simply Celebrate)

This is a cute and easy project to dazzle up your stir sticks. They simply need to have some snowflakes added to them. They are adorable!

Stir sticks for hot chocolate bar.

6. Frozen Whipped Cream (Good Housekeeping)

I love this idea of freezing whipped cream dollops for your guests! It just makes whipped cream look and feel more fancy because how often would you do this for yourself at home?

Frozen whipped cream

7. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops (Liv Life Too)

Aren’t these beautiful? They look like they belong in a magazine. Your guests will feel so loved when they get to eat these beauties.

Candy cane marshmallow pops

8. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Sticks (The Kitchen McCabe)

Ok, these are a lot of work, I get it. BUT, wow, they are super amazing. I haven’t tried them yet, but I really want to…or maybe have my amazing friend make them for me. I love every single layer, so I am almost certain I would knock my friends over to get one if there was only one left. 😉

Salted Caramel hot chocolate sticks

9. Hot Cocoa on a Stick (Babble)

Hot chocolate on a stick. Total yummy and everything is better on a stick. I love that you can customize the toppings. They are so pretty!

Hot cocoa on a stick

10. Chocolate Curls (Better Homes & Gardens)

These chocolate curls would make a very pretty hot cocoa. They would be especially pretty if you put them on top of the whipped cream from earlier.

Chocolate curls for hot cocoa bar

11. Caramel Spoons (Hello Homebody)

These caramel spoons would be another beautiful addition to your hot cocoa bar mix-ins. I love how pretty they are. They also speak to the attention to detail. Your friends and/or family will feel very loved.

Caramel spoons for hot chocolate bar

12. Mix-in’s in Bowls (Pen & Paper Flowers)

These glass containers are a really pretty way to display your mix-ins. The little wooden spoons she used are absolutely adorable as well.

hot cocoa bar mix-ins

Let us know in the comments some of your favorite ideas for Hot Cocoa Bars!

Hot Cocoa Bar party Ideas

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