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.


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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