How yummy does this kind of party sound? I mean who doesn’t love a good hot chocolate and cookie combo?! I’m very excited to share this exciting collaboration with a couple of amazing, local bloggers! Alyssa, of Alyssa Andress, blog and Cris of Style Anthropy, worked with me and created their own posts on this fun holiday party idea! Also, much credit to Jessica of Jessica Linn Events for giving us the space to shoot this and decorating for our little party! She is mad talented and based out of Pittsburgh. So if you’re looking to put together a holiday party this year, give this idea a try! People will love this holiday party idea: a hot chocolate bar & cookie decorating party!
Holiday Party Idea:
A Hot Chocolate Bar & Cookie Decorating Party
The Hot Chocolate Bar:
Let’s start off with the hot chocolate bar. As you can see, it came together beautifully! Thanks to Jessica of Jessica Linn Events we had an amazing hot chocolate bar to photograph. Lets talk about what you’ll need to create a spread similar to the one Jessica put together for us!
– chocolate chips
– toffee chips
– peppermint chips
– peppermint sticks
– pirouette cookies
– chocolate and caramel syrup
– whipped cream
– fun star shaped marshmallows (you can find these at Target)
– donuts, chocolate covered Oreos and any other goodies you’d like to snack on
– trays to display treats and toppings
– greenery to spread throughout the table
– a cake stand to place straws, syrups and whipped cream on
– mason jars to hold toppings in a cute/ rustic way
– chalkboard labels for toppings bar
– letterboard to write something cute like “Warm up at the hot chocolate bar”
– wood shutters with greenery wrapped around them, for a nice backdrop
A couple of decorating tips..
I wanted to make the process of putting this together as easy as possible for you! That’s why I’ve created an easy and comprehensive list of everything pictured below. Now, I want to share with you a couple of decorating tips to make sure it all comes together beautifully!
– Pick a theme and stick with it. We went with a rustic, natural vibe, so the trays where all made of wood and the greenery matched seamlessly. In addition, Jessica chose to put the toppings in mason jars to continue this rustic theme. The wood shutters and wrapping paper compliment it well too!
– Spread pretty pine cones around the table to add to the natural vibe. They’re a nice and inexpensive way to decorate!
– Try displaying a jar of hot chocolate and your mugs in small, wood crates
The Cookie Decorating Table:
The other portion of our party idea, is to create a cookie decorating table! How fun is this idea? It’s a great way to relax, get creative and have fun with your friends! Let me share with you how we put together this spread. 🙂
– various colors of royal icing
– a dozen or so gingerbread cookies (depending on party size)
– a dozen or so sugar cookies (depending on party size)
– various sprinkles, such as pearls or sparkly silver sprinkles
– chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and crushed peppermint chips
– cake stands to decoratively arrange cookies throughout the table
– thin, wood stumps for displaying toppings and cookies
– mason jars to put toppings in for a rustic theme
– gold spoons for a stylish way to scoop toppings
– cute little takeout baggies for your guests to take home their creations
– more greenery to spread around the table and fill empty space