Christmas Wonderful: Hot Cocoa Playdate


I’m Randi from Dukes and Duchesses and I’m so glad to be a part of this fun Christmas series and show you my Hot Cocoa Playdate!  I love Christmas and I love making the season a fun time for my five kids.
I’m a big fan of themed playdates.  It’s an easy way to have friends over and create special memories without the extra chaos and high expectations of a true party.  Hot cocoa playdates are some of my favorites {you can see a couple of our past cocoa dates here and here} and today I’m sharing a super simple snowman cocoa bar with you!
hot cocoa playdate

This party requires just a few basics: some white dishes, some black buttons, and the ingredients for a great cup of cocoa.

I used hot glue to affix black buttons to the front of my dishes {if you put the dishes in the freezer after the party, the hot glue will pop right off} …

… and to styrofoam cups.  Be careful with the cups because hot glue can sometimes melt styrofoam.  I applied the glue to the back of the button and put them onto the cups … do a test first to make sure the glue doesn’t melt a hole in the cup.

I filled one bowl with hot chocolate mix {the very best cocoa recipe can be found here or you can use storebought mix} and one bowl with “snowballs” {mini marshmallows}.  Provide a kettle full of hot water and guests can make their own cocoa.

The final touch?  A marshmallow snowman on a candy stick.

I used edible markers to draw a face on the end of a jumbo marshmallow {my edible markers didn’t have orange so I mixed red and yellow together} and stuck it onto a candy cane {I broke off the curved end}.

It took less than thirty minutes to throw this hot cocoa bar together and the kids were delighted with it!  It’s a fun way to create some holiday memories.

 


I hope you’ll pop by my corner of the blogging world and say hi!  Enjoy the holiday season!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Randi is the writer and creator of Dukes and Duchesses, a craft/DIY blog.  She has one husband, five kids, and one fluffy dog.  Follow the adventure on the blog or through facebook and twitter.
 

 

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Thank you so much for sharing, Randi! This is such a cute idea for a playdate!
Christmas Wonderful runs until mid-December. Check back for more great ideas like this one.  🙂

 


 
Posted on November 22, 2012
 
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Moore Minutes says:
    November 22, 2012

    I always love to see what Randi creates! She makes everything so special and cute too. 🙂 Hot cocoa playdates are such a fun idea and this is adorable.

  2. Grace @ Sense and Simplicity says:
    November 24, 2012

    What an adorable idea. I love the marshmallows with snowman faces on them.

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