I love, love, love a good hot cocoa party. It’s truly the easiest way to entertain kids during the holiday season. Grab a few things from the pantry, add a few fun DIY touches, and you’ve created a memorable moment. This Santa hot cocoa bar couples a few simple ideas with a lot of fun!
Santa-themed mugs or duct-tape embellished disposable cups set a fun tone for the party. A simple strip of duct tape and a few snips with the scissors and regular cups are turned into Santa suits.
Don’t worry about making them look perfect … remember, kids aren’t nearly as picky as we are!
Add a bowl of cocoa and some dishes of flavored marshmallows and let the kids add what they want to their cups. Most grocery stores carry marshmallows in a variety of shapes and flavors at this time of year.
Jumbo marshmallows tie in to the Santa theme with a simple “belt” made from fruit roll-ups …
… and so do the cookies.
Let the kids stir their cocoa with chocolate Santa lollipops or minty candy canes.
And my favorite touch? Cool off too-hot cocoa with a little milk poured from a chocolate Santa pitcher.
Using a knife, gently carve a small hole in the top of a hollow chocolate Santa and fill it with milk or cream. It makes such a fun way to serve milk and is really simple for little hands to maneuver.
Throwing a hot cocoa party is so easy and creates lasting holiday memories for the kiddos!
If you’d like to see any of these ideas live, check out the google hangout I recorded yesterday with Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
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