Snuggle Up with a Hot Chocolate Bar
Snuggle Up with a Hot Chocolate Bar
Winter has arrived in NYC and with the cold, frigid temperatures, don’t you just want to cuddle up to a fire with a warm cup of hot chocolate? Us, too! A hot chocolate bar is the perfect addition to any event – from baby and bridal showers, to both kid and adult birthday parties, or holiday get-togethers!
How to Make a Hot Chocolate Bar
Whether you want your hot chocolate bar to be the main event or a nice addition to a party, there are many ways you can go about putting together your hot chocolate bar.
First, find a large table to set up your display. You’ll want to choose a color scheme for decorations. If you are planning on a holiday-themed hot chocolate party, we recommend going for a striking traditional red and green theme or opting for beautiful gold or silver decorations. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
There are so many ways to dress up your hot chocolate bar to make it truly special. Add in fun paper straws and a cute hot chocolate party sign, get creative with the tablecloth, and lay out pretty napkins with spoons for stirring! Add in some florals like poinsettias for the holidays are beautiful birch sticks from a glass vase. Choose a bunch of your favorite mugs from your cupboard for an eclectic look or select a set of matching mugs for a more cohesive look. If you are looking for more inspiration for how to make a hot chocolate bar, the team at Deborah Miller Catering will be happy to help. Our event planning team can bring your ideas to life, so you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind party.
Next, you’ll want to figure out what type of hot chocolate you want to use. Whether you opt for hot chocolate K-cups, hot chocolate packets, or hot chocolate mix from a tin, you can’t go wrong! Don’t just limit your set up to hot chocolate either. Add in some other warm drinks like cider, teas, and coffee to please just about everyone. Have the milk or water steamed and placed in a carafe so guests can serve themselves easily.
Hot Chocolate Bar Toppings
Looking for the best hot chocolate bar ideas? You have to think beyond the cocoa. What’s great about a hot chocolate bar at your next party is that there are so many ways you can dress up your mug. There truly is no right or wrong hot chocolate bar toppings.
Add bits of sweets like chocolate chips, candy canes, caramel, and toffee bits to your display, and add in chocolate syrup and whipped cream. For adults, be sure to have some spirits on hand, like Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kahlua.
Hot chocolate bar toppings will make your hot cocoa party extra special. Instead of placing your hot chocolate bar toppings in a plain bag, opt for beautiful glass vases or spread them out on a tray with tongs or scoops.
Presentation is key when it comes to creating the perfect hot chocolate bar.
Appetizers and Pickings for your Hot Chocolate Party
No party is complete without a few appetizers for your guests. When it comes to creating your hot chocolate party, the possibilities are endless. You can get creative with the food you serve alongside your hot chocolate bar.
At Deborah Miller Catering, we have lots of tasty treats to complement your sweet theme. One of our favorite additions is a candy bar with assorted glass bowls filled with chocolate and gummy sweets, which featured individual to-go- bags and mini scoops for serving. Our Rice Krispies Treats Pops with rainbow sprinkles and chocolate drizzles or have one of our gourmet on-site s’more masters make custom s’mores to order!
In addition to the sweets, be sure to offer your guests something savory to ward off the sugar high. Please kids with a snack table made to their liking with pretzel sticks, individual bags of parmesan popcorn, and homemade potato chips. For adults, choose classy hors d’oeuvres and seasonal favorites like sliders, salads and sandwiches! Some of our favorite passed hors d’oeuvres include Mac and Cheese Fritters, Bloody Mary Shrimp Skewers, and Mini Meatloaf Boats. Or, set up a snacking station with Mini Tarts filled with spinach, mushroom, and gruyere, or a Butcher Block Display of Mini Cocktail Sandwiches like Filet Mignon with caramelized onions or vegetarian sandwiches with mozzarella and homemade pesto.
Start Planning your Hot Chocolate with Deborah Miller Catering
When you have a special occasion and need the right food, Deborah Miller Catering will be happy to help. We understand that every party is different, which is why we provide personalized attention and see your vision through to execution. In the past, we’ve helped our clients create fun themes for parties and get togethers that fit in perfectly with the season. Our executive chef and culinary team stand behind strategically sourced local and seasonal ingredients and are continuously creating the perfect appetizers that surprise and delight! And, our team of event planners have the best hot chocolate bar ideas to help your party stand out from others. Take a look at our catering menu and search our hors-d’oeuvres and appetizers, then contact us to start planning your hot chocolate bar party!