My son woke up the other morning, ran into our room and declared, “it’s cold mama, time for hot coco!” Luckily he waited until 7am to do this, so I was more likely to entertain this idea. . . had it been 6am, he may have gotten a different reaction. You see, he knows, once he can feel a chill in the air, and he sees frost on the grass outside, it is indeed hot coco weather! Hooray!
I used my son’s love for hot coco as inspiration, and created a Let it Snow Hot Coco Bar. Let me tell you, this bar was a huge hit, and would be perfect for a playdate, Christmas morning, or just as a fun surprise on a cool morning. First I choose a color palette of ice blue, gold, and silver. I used a tassel banner I already had for another project and layered a snowflake banner I found at Target over it. Then I wrote on a glitter chalk board frame, “let it snow,” to set the mood of the party.
It wouldn’t be a hot coco party without hot coco and whipped cream. I love the mason jars with a handle that are easy for kids to grab.
Since the theme of the party revolved around snow, I felt it was only appropriate to have snowmen donut pops as the focal point. Simply skewer mini powdered donuts, use orange Starburst for a nose, and pipe on eyes and a mouth. I tried to use mini chocolate chips as the eyes and mouth, but they would not stick. To display these snowmen, I used a plastic flower planter spray painted silver and styrofoam so the snowmen would stand up straight.
I made snowflake cupcakes, but these could easily be substituted for muffins if you were looking for something a bit healthier. I used a candle stick from the Goodwill that I spray painted gold and a snowflake platter from Ikea to make a festive cupcake stand.
This hot coco bar would be the perfect addition to any of your winter get together! Cheers!
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