75 DIY Christmas Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas

75 DIY Christmas Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas

Christmas hot cocoa bars are getting more popular than ever. Create one for your family to enjoy every day or host a fun hot cocoa bar night with friends around a crackling fire.

One thing is for sure, these hot cocoa bars are beyond adorable and spark some serious Christmas spirit! Keep in mind your DIY station can be small or large, simple or eclectic, there really is no way to go wrong.

If you’re looking to start DIY your very own hot cocoa bar but not sure where to begin start with these four simple steps!

01 | FIND THE PERFECT SPOT

  • Kitchen counter
  • Rolling bar cart
  • Dinning room hutch
  • Buffet style table

02 | CREATE THE MENU

  • Hot cocoa – milk | white | dark
  • Marshmallows – big | small | shapes
  • Candy canes – sticks | canes | crushed | spoon shaped
  • Mixing spoons – dipped in chocolate | dipped in toppings
  • Chocolate chips – milk | white | dark | butterscotch
  • Syrups – caramel | milk | white | dark
  • Sprinkles – chocolate | holiday | cinnamon | cocoa powder
  • Whipped cream – homemade | ready made
  • Cookies – biscotti | graham | molasses| shortbread | wafer

03 | GATHER CONTAINERS

  • Toppings containers – mason jars | airtight glass containers | buckets
  • Labels – printables | chalkboard | hanging tags | table top signs
  • Small plates & mug rugs
  • Cups – holiday themed paper cups | ceramic mugs | copper mugs
  • Straws – paper | silicone | holiday themed
  • Spoons & mixers
  • Platters – cake stands | tiered displays | tiered tray | flat trays

04 | ADD HOLIDAY DECOR

  • Signs – rustic | chalkboard | dry erase | printable
  • Garland – pine | lighted | felt ball | wooden bead | paper | flags
  • Accents – small trees | lights | ribbon | holiday tags | wood slices | vintage pieces | wooden crates
  • Add uniformity by wrapping containers, syrup bottles, and bins in matching Christmas gift wrapping paper.
  • Tie all the containers with matching red and white or brown twine to pull the look together.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get inspired with these warm and welcoming DIY hot cocoa bars!

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01 | RED & WHITE TWINE

02 | GRAB A DRINK

03 | GENUINE HOT COCOA

04 | HAVE A CUP OF CHEER

05 | CHRISTMAS PLAID

06 | THE PERFECT TIER

07 | COOKIE STICKS

08 | BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

09 | LEVELED UP

10 | WE GO TOGETHER LIKE COCOA & CREAM

11 | WARM UP HERE

12 | KEEP WARM

13 | RUSTIC FARMHOUSE

14 | HOT COCOA BUFFET

15 | OLD FASHIONED HOT COCOA

16 | CHRISTMAS CART

17 | WHAT’S ON THE MENU

18 | HOT COCOA BAR CART

19 | HAVE A CUP OF CHEER

20 | LETTER BOARD

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21 | WARM & CHOCOLATELY

22 | PLAID LABELS

23 | RUSTIC & VINTAGE HOT COCOA BAR

24 | FROSTY

25 | COPPER

26 | WOODEN ACCENTS

27 | CHALKBOARD WALL

28 | HOT COCOA APOTHOCARY

29 | RAE DUNN HOT COCOA BAR

30 | NORTH POLE COCOA

31 | SIMPLE & SWEET

32 | CHRISTMAS BLEND

33 | SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR

34 | IT’S TIME FOR HOT COCOA

35 | CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

36 | GALVANZIED

37 | CHRISTMAS BLEND

38 | READY TO SERVE

39 | BLACK & WHITE

40 | STAY WARM HOT COCOA

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41 | GIMME SOME SUGAR

42 | BELIEVE

43 | SANTA CO.

44 | MERRY CHRISTMAS

45 | O’ HOLY NIGHT

46 | BLACK & WHITE SNOWFLAKES

47 | RAE DUNN LATTE

48 | THE COFFEE IN DUNN

49 | HOT COCOA SERVED HERE

50 | HAVE A CUP

51 | OLD SCHOOL THERMOS

52 | HOT COCOA .25 CENTS

53 | PURPLE SNOWFLAKES

54 | SIMPLE SETUP

55 | SR. NICKS COFFEE BAR

56 | KITCHEN COUNTER

57 | A PERFECT TIER

58 | A DELIGHTFUL BUFFET

59 | BABY BLUES

60 | A MARSHMALLOW WORLD

61 | POLAR EXPRESS

62 | COFFEE CUP HOLDER

63 | A SIMPLE TRAY

64 | COZY UP

65 | CHRISTMAS STARS

66 | COZY IN COPPER

67 | SUPER SIMPLE

68 | HAVE A CUP OF CHEER

69 | OUTDOOR HOT COCOA BAR

70 | A WHIMSICAL HUTCH

71 | FARMHOUSE PLAID

72 | GINGERBREAD LAND

73 | WONDERFULLY RUSTIC

74 | AN ANTIQUE FEEL

75 | A CUP OF FARMHOUSE CHEER

Merry Christmas & Happy Decluttering!

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