Thank you to BIC® for working with me on the DIY Hot Chocolate Bar I’m sharing with you today!
We’ve got a big crew heading our way for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Lots of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are coming to spend a few days with us. Some will stay at our house, others at my mom’s house next door and at least 2 families are coming in their campers! (We’ve got a long winding driveway, perfect for lining up a couple of RV’s!)
While the Mom’s are in the kitchen working on the meal, we’ll be leaving it up to the Dad’s to keep the kids entertained – outside. With so many kids running around, they definitely need to be outside playing and running off some of their energy. Since it looks like the Thanksgiving weekend is going to be a bit chilly, I’ll be setting up a little DIY Hot Chocolate Bar to keep the little ones warm and happy! (I have two slow cookers, so I’ll probably include a pot of my Knock Off Starbucks’s Spiced Apple Cider too.)
The hot chocolate bar was so easy to put together! I’ve made a couple of different slow cooker hot chocolate recipes before, but I’ve found the homemade ones don’t last as long in the slow cooker and require frequent stirring.
I now just mix up the Swiss Miss instant mix (from the bulk container) and keep it warm in the slow cooker. I included an assortment of yummy little toppings from the grocery store and used my BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers in #hotaqua to make everything pretty!
I had so much fun decorating these little white mugs with the aqua BIC Mark-It™! I love how they turned out. I’ve asked my hubby to stop back by the craft store on his way home to grab several more, so the all the kids will be able to decorate their own mugs and then take them home.
Since I actually have the worst handwriting ever, I wanted to share my little secret for the decorative script I used on the topping labels.
I found cute little free font over at dafont.com (this is the one I used.) Downloaded it to my computer, opened my photo editing program (you could use Microsoft Word too) and typed out what I wanted on the label. I printed the words in a very light grey, traced them with the marker and cut out them out in a pretty shape!
Cute right? You can’t even see the original grey lettering!
I know the kids will flip over all the goodies at the hot chocolate bar. Weather permitting, we’ll also be spending a evening or two around the fire pit. (Only pouring rain will keep us away!) We keep a little picnic table out by the fire pit for just this type of occasion, and I’ll move the hot chocolate out there too.
Now, are you ready to create some cute holiday crafts of your own with the BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers? Here’s a link to for a fun booklet of ideas to get creating!
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