There is nothing better than a steaming hot chocolate in a cold winter days. It’s time to spoil your family or guests these winter holidays by setting up your own hot cocoa bar station—or coffee, if you’re not a cocoa person. You can make a hot cocoa bar station using a buffet table, tiered tray, bar cart, or simply clear up some space in your kitchen island.
To help you with that, here are 5 ways to setting up a hot cocoa or coffee bar station in your home. Take a look and get inspired.
1. Mini Hot Cocoa Bar
If you have a spacious living room, you can set up a mini hot cocoa bar there where your guest will easily find it. Place a buffet table in an empty space, you can also add hanging shelves, then put all your supplies there. To make it more festive, you can decorate it with holiday themed ornaments. Additionally, you don’t have to define it but you may also wanna put a big sign there.
The big wooden sign is adorable. You can follow this cabin-inspired mini cocoa bar by setting up a rustic buffet table with plaid tablecloth. Place all your supplies on wood log tray, then decorate with vintage lantern and a couple of mini pine trees.
If you need more storage space, you can add shelves and coffee mug holder. Now that you have more space, you can display more treats like marshmallow, candy canes, or cookies.
2. Portable Chocolate Station
This idea will allow you to have the cocoa bar station anywhere around the house, for it will be easy to move. Arrange your supplies on a bar cart, then decorate it as needed. Now that you can have it anywhere you are, you don’t have to go to another room to make your hot beverage.
If you host your guests outdoor, a cocoa bar cart will come in handy.
This type of cocoa bar station doesn’t take much space that it can fit in the hallway.
3. Hot Cocoa Tiered Stand
For a limited space problems, this hot cocoa tiered stand can be a great solution. You can utilize a three-tiered dessert tray for your hot cocoa station. It will not take much space, you can place it on your dining table or on the side table.
Look at this combination of warmth and freshness. Use wooden tiered tray, to match the nature theme.
Or, you can build a modern three-tiered hot cocoa bar like this one. Have your supplies displayed in clear glass jars to show off colors and textures, for this one go with no additional decorative ornaments.
4. Hot Cocoa Bar in the Kitchen
You might spend most of you holidays gathering or dining in with your family and friends in the kitchen. Therefore, you need to clear up some space in your kitchen island and set up your mini hot cocoa bar station there. Choose a space that you guests will find easily, so they can serve themselves for hot beverages.
The matching color of the blue tray with the cabinet is so sweet. Don’t forget to add a sign, you can write it on a little blackboard.
Decorative letters and a couple of mini trees are enough to get this bar ready to serve some hot cocoa. You can add fairy light to give more spark to this area.
5. Serve It on A Tray
If you really have no space for setting up a hot cocoa bar, you can simply arrange your supplies on a tray and place it on your coffee table in the living room. Or, any other room where you have your guests.
A large wooden tray is just perfect for this. It may be a small space but don’t skimp on the decorative ornaments, or even the board sign.
You can use your baking sheet as a tray, then place the mini cocoa bar on the corner in your kitchen.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather all your supplies now, and set up your own hot cocoa or coffee bar station.