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In the winter months, when we plan activities outside, the trick is to keep your guests warm in an attractive way. A hot chocolate stand or bar is a great addition to any outdoor or indoor cold-weather event.Considering this, I thought it might be a good idea to share some fun inspiration and free printable labels for you to use if you would like one at your next cozy evening or holiday party.
- Build the stand.
- Paint the lemonade stand and sign using KILZ® Complete Coat™ in Inverness #RB200-01,
- Use a Tacklife® Mouse Detail Sander™ to add wear and remove some paint, especially near the edges.
- Cut out the words “hot chocolate” from vinyl using the following download and a Cricut®Explore Air 2 Machine™.
- Painted over the words using KILZ® Complete Coat™ in Rebel #RM260
- Peeled the vinyl words off.
Hot chocolate bars requires lots of goodies and mixings to put in your hot chocolate or to nibble on. Drinks syrups, homemade marshmallows, candy canes, and cookie sticks work great. I chose chocolate, peppermint, and vanilla homemade marshmallows and vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut syrups as my main mixings. I made my marshmallows from scratch but you can purchase them here, if you would prefer.
You can download the labels here. Use your Cricut®Explore Air 2 Machine™ to print and cut them on sticker paper, or just print them out and cut them by hand. I like to use Avery® 8 x11 Shipping Labels as sticker paper.
After applying the labels, use some black and white baker’s twine to dress up your containers.
The 5 cent sign is included in the hot chocolate sign download. Cut it out of vinyl and apply it to a chalkboard sign.
I used tin cans and metal buckets to hold supplies. They matched the galvanized steel drink dispenser perfectly and they were a great price, especially the cans. ;)
The napkins are from Pier 1 Imports.
You can find the table runner and cream pitcher at Tuesday Morning.
The cups and saucers are from IKEA®.
You can purchase the Starbucks® syrups from your local grocery store or here. They come with the pumps.
You can find the plate tower here.
In the far left of this picture, on the bench, is a “people feeder”. They work great for setting candy around a party. It’s a chicken feeder filled with M&M’s®. One of my craft idols taught me to do this years ago….
The cozy, white knit throw is from Target®.
Here are a few links to some of the supplies:
If you would like some expert advice warming up your home for the holidays, contact Havenly®.
Let their online interior designers remind you that ” Coming home never felt so good.”
You can find out what they have to offer here.
Stay warm and enjoy your holidays’ sweet friends!