You probably already know this, but just in case, hot cocoa bars have become a staple at Christmas parties. It’s really no secret why, everybody loves warm hot cocoa in the winter. Having all the toppings set out at a celebration just makes it that much more fun! So naturally we wanted to bring in a little cocoa bar element to our newest holiday party feature, Cocoa & Cookies Sweetscape Christmas InstaParty!
One of our goals with Sweetscapes is to show you how easy it is to put together a party. One of our favorite elements for this Cocoa & Cookie party is the gingerbread garland in the center. It was so simple to make with some cut out paper gingerbread men and a little twine! Which tied in perfectly with the gingerbread gift tags we put on the treat bags!
Picking a sprinkle mix to set the theme for this party was easy because our Reindeer Food sprinkle mix had all the right colors and even gingerbread sprinkles to set the mood! After all gingerbread cookies are another staple at Christmas time and pair perfectly with cocoa. We stuck to the beautiful shade of red and browns in the mix, but then brought out the small pops of gold with different gold party elements.
You really can’t go wrong with hot cocoa. It’s simple and delicious. But you can add sprinkle rims to the mugs you serve it in for some extra hostess bonus points! We just love these small touches that have a big impact.
Then why not add some chocolate spoons? We used our reusable red and white party spoons to make simple chocolate spoons for our party guest to swirl in their hot cocoa. To make these you simple spoons we used a piping bag to pipe melted chocolate on the spoon then added sprinkles/toppings and let cool. We added a sprinkles, mini, marshmallows, and marshmallow crunch to our spoons. Which by the way, all can be found in our upcoming December’s mix kit! (Available only December 1-31, 2017)
Although we knew we wanted gingerbread to serve at the party, we didn’t want traditional gingerbread men cookies. Instead we made these simple gingerbread bites and served them in our Solid Red Treat Cups!
And of course it would certainly not be a Sweets & Treats party if there weren’t a few cupcakes in Bake Bright cupcake liners hanging around! For this party we baked up some hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting in our Red Rugby Stripe, Solid Red, and Gold BakeBright cupcake liners. Finished off with a little hot chocolate powder and sprinkles of course!
We love how this party came together, and we hope you guys are brewing with inspiration for your own holiday parties now! To get started you can shop this party in the links below or check out our last holiday Sweetscape, Holly Jolly Christmas.
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Goodie Bags – Red Stripe
Treat Cups – Solid Red
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