Our Favorite Hot Cocoa Bars for National Hot Chocolate Day!

Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! Did you know that was a thing? We didn’t either but now we’re in love with the idea. After all, who says no to a warm, cozy mug of hot cocoa?! Being the perfect seasonal beverage, we love the idea of having a build your own hot cocoa bar at your winter event or wedding this season. There are so many fun things you can include: Bailey’s, candy canes, all the marshmallows you could ever dream of… the list of possibilities is endless! So in honor of this national holiday, we’re sharing some of our favorite inspiration shots to help you dream up your own DIY hot cocoa bar this season! Cheers!

Turkey Day Signature Drink

Thanksgiving is next week if you can believe it! As you finalize your decorations, guest lists and holiday menu, we are here to help! Our yummy (and we mean yummy!) Sparkling Apple Cider is the perfect addition to your holiday festivities. Easy to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Looks like you will need a cider bar at your holiday gathering!

 

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Instructions

  1. In a beverage dispenser (we love these dispensers!) combine mix 4 cups of apple cider, 1 cup white grape juice, 2 cups sparkling cider & 3 cups cranberry lime seltzer.
  2. In small bowl combine 3 tablespoons sugar, 1.4 teaspoon all spice,  1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, & a pinch of crushed clove. Once well mixed add directly to the beverage dispenser and give it a good stir.
  3. We like to add some diced apples to the beverage dispenser to make it look pretty!
  4. We serve each drink in a pretty glass and dress it with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

 

Here is our Fall Drink bar from the Night at the Registry Event with Pottery Barn in October. Photo Credit:  Melanie Zacek Photography  

Here is our Fall Drink bar from the Night at the Registry Event with Pottery Barn in October. Photo Credit: Melanie Zacek Photography 

Enjoy!