Warm up your winter with a glitzy hot chocolate party. Creative design divas Bird and Smita team up to create a celebration that is as cozy as it is glam.
When cold weather blusters, what better way to keep warm than to gather some friends and indulge in some chocolatey goodness? Custom printables make the décor a snap, and as far as treats are concerned- well, almost anything goes with chocolate.
"The central concept of the party was a hot chocolate mixing station, where guests could create their own custom blend of hot chocolate, using one of several flavors of hot cocoa and a variety of toppings," says Smita of The Party Wall.
“[We] had some really fun, yummy toppings like Straciatella truffles and crushed peppermint , as well as some gorgeous sweet treats like gingerbread pecan biscotti and caramel swirl pretzels,” says Bird of Bird’s Party Printables, “but you can mix and match your sweet treats, and use what you like best or what's ready available to you.”
Other topping suggestions include crumbled Heath bars, chocolate shaving or sprinkles, chocolate chips, and of course, marshmallows. Here, jumbo marshmallows are also served lollipop style and dipped in colored sugar. Colored candies and bubblegum balls displayed in glass jars can also double as a fun treat while adding a pop of color to the décor.
Printable designs with messages like ‘Bundle Up!’ and ‘Keep Warm!’ are used as cupcake toppers, mug wrappers, and cleverly displayed in snowflake photo ornaments.
A cocoa bar could also be a fun way to add some pizzazz to office holiday parties, but it doesn’t need to be reserved for the holidays. Says Bird, “This party theme would be great for a winter birthday or a cozy girls’ night in, don’t you think?”