Easy DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Who loves Hot Chocolate?  We all do – here are a few Quick and Simple Hot Chocolate Bar Ideas to inspire your own DIY Hot Chocolate Bar!

Simple ideas and tips to make your own DIY Hot Chocolate Bar.

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.  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 out of the house and kitchen.  Playing outside with Dad is the best way to run 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.)  Thank you to BIC® for working with me on the DIY Hot Chocolate Bar I’m sharing with you today!

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!

To dress up the white mugs I used my aqua BIC Mark-It™!  I love how they turned out and I’ve already 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.

DIY Hot Chocolate bar

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 (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!

hot chocolate bar ideas

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 an 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.

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