Ready to DIY Your Hot Cocoa Bar for Your Wedding?


How to keep your guests all warm and cozy at a winter holiday wedding? With an inviting hot cocoa station, of course! This could offer up much-appreciated welcome drinks as everyone moves from the ceremony to the reception. Or a delicious ‘one for the road’ beverage as they say their goodbyes. Either way, it would be only fitting to give your hot cocoa station a stylish air for this special occasion. So here are some delightfully doable tips to DIY your own hot cocoa bar for your wedding!

Set Out China Cups and Saucers

Hot Cocoa Bar for a Winter Wedding

In place of earthenware mugs, why not set out your special china coffee or tea cups? And your fancy flatware, too? This is your wedding after all! Then, use dainty saucers to serve traditional holiday garnishes like peppermint bonbons and marshmallows. And maybe add cinnamon powder, wafer sticks, chocolate sprinkles, and crushed peppermint candy. Want to serve some spiked hot chocolate? Then, offer up a variety of liqueurs such as Baileys® Irish Cream, Kahlua® coffee liqueur, and Grand Marnier®.

Serve Up Pastries and Cookies to Match

Of course, bite-size holiday treats would be great to pair with the hot chocolate. So we found these 3 easy-to-serve munchies that are perfect for the season:

  1. Cranberry Nut Tarts
  2. Little Frosty Christmas Cakes
  3. Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies [a.k.a. Russian Tea Cakes, Snowballs]

Consider placing take-home containers such as Chinese take-out boxes, glassine bags, or brown paper bags should guests want to bring the goodies back home and enjoy later!

More Hot Cocoa Wedding Bar Inspiration

For more ideas on decorating and stocking your hot cocoa station, visit these inspiring links:

  1. Modern Winter Wedding Hot Cocoa Bar Reception
  2. Dinner Party Cocoa Bar
  3. Niagara Wedding Inspiration


  1. This really is a super idea for a winter wedding–love the idea of bringing out your fine china tea cups

  2. Amy/Bride Chic – Thanks a lot! Fancy teacups can add so much charm 🙂

  3. What a great idea….thank you so much for linking up at Party in Your PJs.

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by, Kim! We’ll surely be linking up at Party in Your PJs again soon. 🙂

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