Hosting a Holiday Coffee and Hot Cocoa Bar

I am still in disbelief that it is already December. I feel like this has been the fastest year we have experienced but maybe its all in my head. After all, they say that time seems to speed up as we age. Anyway before I digress into a discussion about time and age, lets talk about the holidays.

Christmas is a few days away and most of us will have family and friends spend time with us at home. You can treat your guests to a fun breakfast on Christmas morning by hosting a holiday coffee and hot cocoa bar. Imagine steaming cups of coffee and hot cocoa in your PJ’s, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a winter morning

Hosting a Holiday Coffee and Hot Cocoa Bar

Setting up a holiday coffee and hot cocoa bar is very simple. You can use a small spot on your kitchen counter or use your dining table. Set the bar with anything you fancy, the possibilities are endless. I like bagels and cream cheese so I usually get a bagel bundle from Bruegger’s Bagels. The bundle comes with a dozen or half a dozen bagels and your choice of cream cheese. This time of year Bruegger’s has the seasonal cranberry orange bagels which are absolutely delicious and together with the strawberry cream cheese, its a combination made in heaven.

My coffee and hot cocoa bar is very simple but you can go all out by including toppings like whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips. Your guests can have fun making holiday hot cocoa treats while others drink coffee. A few decorations are a great way to create a festive mood in the spirit of the holidays. I used red paper cups, napkins and plates with Christmas prints.

A coffee and hot cocoa bars is not only for Christmas morning; you can do it after dinner or any winter occasion. This would be a great idea for a kids’ birthday party as well. Just be creative and have fun with it.

You can check out my post on how to host a fabulous girls’ night during football season if you are on the hunt for more entertaining ideas. I would also love to hear how you like to entertain during the holidays, what are your Christmas traditions?

Sponsored post written by me in collaboration with Brueggerʼs Bagels. The opinions and text are all mine.






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  1. Love this. I have wanted to do a hot cocoa bar for so many years and still haven’t done one yet. Even thought of doing it on my front porch and having blankets out and playing Christmas music. Great idea about the birthday party too.

  2. We always have a coffee bar but a hot cocoa bar is such a great idea! My morning tradition is sticky buns though, my aunt made them for us when we were little and it’s by far one of the things I look forward to the most. PS: it’s not just you, time’s been FLYING this year!

  3. I LOVE this idea! I am always looking for interesting events for my mom’s group. Everything is really just about getting together but it is nice if I package it differently, you know?
    This is PERFECT for a morning playdate the week before Christmas. And I love the idea of picking up a bagel pack — so easy!

  4. Such a quick and easy way to feed relatives during the holidays. Who hates to clean up after everyone…me! I am sure the clean up is a breeze. Also, its not in your head…the years are speeding by.

  5. This looks like such a fun idea! A few friends of mine use to do something similar in uni it was a great way to meet people.

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