Hot Cocoa Bar for Your Winter Wedding

Hot cocoa bars are perfect for winter weddings. Unlike coffee or tea, hot cocoa immediately elicits a cheerful feeling that you warms you from the inside out. Hot cocoa bars are also great for kids and other guests that may not drink caffeine. Just with any  bar or buffet you create, you want to have lots of choices and customization options for your guests!

Style the bar in a way that reflects the overall look of your wedding. Vintage inspired weddings could use vintage holiday decor and serving pieces. Weddings that are lodge influenced could situate their bar in front of a wood paneled wall and a rustic winter wedding could use pine cones to accent the table.

A classic add-in is marshmallows, you could put your own spin on it by using marshmallows with heart cut outs, mini, or candy coated.

In addition to marshmallows, you could also make mini gingerbread houses to go on the edge of your mugs! Chocolate dipped spoons are also a great option for an additional detail. Cookies to have along with your cocoa will also be appreciated by your guests.

If you want to give your guests a favor to help them remember your amazing cocoa bar (and wedding!) hot cocoa favors are also a great idea.

Whether you use an old family recipe or your favorite store bought variety, hot cocoa is a great addition or alternative to a coffee bar for your winter wedding. Having lots of options for toppings and add-ons as well as complimentary sides like cookies or candies all make for the perfect hot cocoa bar!

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Rebekah is a wedding and event designer and owns the company A & B Creative, read her blog.

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  1. Posted by Courtney Fontenot on December 10th, 2011 at 7:13pm

    Love this post. Got me craving some hot cocoa right now. I shared it on my Facebook page so I am sure this post will have others craving hot cocoa too.
  2. Posted by Amanda on June 21st, 2013 at 12:36pm

    I love the light blue color, so pretty! I am going to do a hot chocolate bar for Christmas! Thanks for the great idea!
  3. Posted by Katy on November 8th, 2013 at 9:15pm

    How long can the hit chocolate be kept out for a wedding reception without having to worry about milk spoiling.
  4. Posted by Ana Maria Rojas on April 4th, 2014 at 10:09am


    I love your pictures!! I really wanted to know where you purchased the hot cocoa container. I dont really know the name, if you could please let me know. Thank YOU! Beautiful things
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