It was around this time last year that I spotted a hot cocoa station on Pinterest and decided I wanted to create one of my own for this holiday season. I began planning the style back in November, and when a “secret box” of ornaments from Pottery Barn showed up at my door, it was the missing piece I needed to tie everything together.
The color of candy cane red combined with robin’s egg blue and, of course, a background of white, is a scheme I have always been drawn to. There’s something about it that evokes a sense of nostalgia. After spotting these inexpensive blue mugs and their matching bowls, I had my jumping off point. A little more shopping around, including a couple thrift shops, as well as my own cupboards, and I was able to put together the perfect station for warming up after a skating party or day of skiing on New Year’s Day.
Of course, what’s a hot cocoa station without the cocoa? I splurged on my favorite Godiva hot chocolate mix and transferred it into one of the snowflake glass canisters I made a while back. For the variety of decadent toppings (the best part!), I used glass sugar bowls that have a vintage look and a shaker for some sprinkles.
I used the other two snowflake canisters for marshmallows and caramels (mmm…, salted caramel hot chocolate anyone?).
What would you put in your cocoa? White chocolate chips, mini chips or shavings? A candy cane for mint flavor? Sprinkles? Whipped cream?