Friday, December 14, 2012



I saw the idea for a Hot Chocolate Station a year ago. I saw it again in a magazine this year and realized the one in the magazine was the one I saw over a year ago on one of my favorite blogs.


So I decided to use all my pretty apothecary jars (that I already owned) and make my own hot chocolate station. It has been a HUGE success! We have used it twice and both times has led to some great conversations with the kids. We have laughed a lot together- Somehow the chocolate makes the kids talk and we have had some fun moments together! (Why haven’t I done one of these every year?)


I used my three compartment apothecary jar for the hot cocoa mix so I could do three different flavors (although they are all the same…couldn’t find my specialty cocoa’s this year)


And a Hot Chocolate Station wouldn’t be complete without some Mix-Ins!


Some candy canes to stir the hot cocoa! I want to find some cinnamon sticks to add as well!


I made myself a cute sign for my Hot Cocoa Station in chocolate colored lettering with grey/white chevron print background. I printed on an off-white paper and punched the corners with a decorative paper corner punch. Here is the download for free that I made. Yep, you can make one too! It’s white, grey with chocolate brown lettering but, printed on off-white textured paper created the pretty vintage look.


Hot Chocolate Station copy

The image is 3.75 inches tall and 4.75 inches wide. I printed in the middle of my paper, flipped the paper over and printed on the other side so that it would be a double sided sign. So, now you can have your own Hot Chocolate Sign!! Just Save the Image above and Print your own!!


I love the punched corners! I like when I can use what I already have.


I Completed the Hot Chocolate Station with iron stone white Hot Chocolate Cups!


Some pine clippings and greenery were set in between the Apothecary jars.


The part the kids love the most is the marshmallows and the chocolate chips. Just a few sprinkled in and it makes the Hot Cocoa something really delicious and special!


I even found the small marshmallows that usually come in the hot cocoa packets. They were on the shelf above the Hot Chocolate Mixes. The kids L-O-V-E, love them! A fun addition!


So come have some Hot Chocolate with us….we have some to share!


Happy Hot Chocolate Making Everyone!


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