Friday, November 20, 2015

Create Your Own Hot Cocoa Bar

 
If you're in the midst of planning your fall or winter wedding, you're surely going to want to make sure your food, drink and favors fit right in with the warm and cozy setting you're creating. In our opinion, one detail that's practically a must is a hot cocoa bar, so below we're sharing some of our favorite ways to personalize yours and create a photo-worthy vignette that your guests will definitely love! 
 
 
design by j29 Events // photo by Jennifer Fujikawa
design by j29 Events // photos by Jennifer Fujikawa
design by j29 Events // photos by Jennifer Fujikawa

Felt Wrapped Mugs:

Regular mugs of cocoa are cute, but mugs wrapped in cozy  felt fabric are even better!  To recreate this look is so easy, but the impact is huge. Just cut a swatch of any color of felt fabric, wrap it around the mug, and secure it with twine and any additional decorative elements you'd like (think evergreen or rosemary sprigs, cinnamon sticks, candy canes, etc.)! 
 
photo by Pill Photography {Rebekah Pillmore}
photo by Pill Photography {Rebekah Pillmore}

Glass Mugs:

For a wedding that gives off an heir of elegance, you may want your hot chocolate bar to feel wintery-chic. Opting for classic, streamlined  glass mugs will help keep the vignette looking timeless and classy, rather than kitschy or eclectic.  
 
design by Unveiled Design Events // photo by J. Christina Photography
 
design by Unveiled Design Events // photo by J. Christina Photography

Vintage Teacups:

To style your cocoa bar with an antique-woodland vibe, we suggest serving up hot chocolate in  vintage teacups rather than mugs.  This is sure to add a little  vintage-inspired style to the display, and you can even gift your guests the teacups at the end of the evening! 
 
design by Jesi Haack Design // photos by Jasmine Star
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
design by Jesi Haack Design // photos by Jasmine Star

Hot Cocoa Toppings:

Perfect for a bridal shower or any fun event, gifting favors of mugs stuffed with individual packets of hot chocolate and fun toppings ( candy canes, marshmallows, etc.) is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit! You can create a space for your favor/hot cocoa bar at your wedding, allowing guests the option to enjoy right then and there, or take home to sip at a later time! 
 
photo by Megan Hayes
 
photo by Megan Hayes

Reindeer Mugs:

Nothing says winter quite like hot chocolate, but pair that with a  festive reindeer mug and you really have a recipe we love. This stylish, cozy display will be a hit with wedding or party guests, and the reindeer silhouette or motif is a fun design element to carry throughout all of the event's styling. 
 
design by Green Wedding Shoes // photo by This Modern Romance
 
design by Green Wedding Shoes // photo by This Modern Romance

Cinnamon Sticks:

Our favorite way to enjoy hot cocoa is topped with whipped cream and  cinnamon sticks! You can buy organic cinnamon sticks in bulk and tie them around the glass, display them in a jar, or stick them right into the mugs of hot cocoa at your wedding's cocoa bar! 
 
design by Michelle Edgemont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
design by Michelle Edgemont

Mini Hot Chocolate Favors:

If you don't have the capacity have a full-blown hot cocoa bar at your wedding (maybe you and your fianc√© took a vote and coffee won!), you can always send your guests home with this beloved treat in the form of favors! We love the idea of a mini cocoa gift, featuring unique, gourmet flavors and fun, graphic gift tags. To make these yourself, grab some  mini test tubes, gold twine and make your own (or buy some) favor tags!

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