I purchased a 2 quart Coffee Thermos on Amazon and filled hit with hot chocolate. I had every intention of making hot chocolate from scratch, but that didn't happen given all of the other details I had to remember the day of. However, I did use Nestle's milk chocolate mix and heated it with warm milk over the stove. This thermos was great because I could make the hot chocolate well in advance and the thermos kept it warm throughout the whole party. I tied a ribbon around and secured it with a hot chocolate label so our guests knew what was inside.
Madeleine and I had so much fun making these great stirrers.... these were a big hit. Our chocolate covered spoons with crushed peppermint were a great addition to the hot chocolate or the coffee.
We got a little carried away and had to make chocolate covered marshmallows with sprinkles too!
And of course.... we can't forget the crocheted coffee sleeves I made in cream and purple to match the pink cups. The adults and kids got a kick out of these and loved the fact that they got to take them home and continue using them.
They looked great around the pink cups!
Other fun things on the table included: whipped cream, Oreos, chocolate covered pretzels, mini marshmallow, peppermint patties, chocolate sprinkles, and Hershey Kisses.....
We moved our Keurig Coffee Maker to the table, which is perfect for entertaining because it allows guests to choose what kind of coffee they like and is low maintenance for you (other than having to fill up the water every once in a while).
.... and you can tell I went a little overboard with the labels :)
I definitely recommend this for your next winter party..... everyone gets all amped up on sugar and caffeine... so much fun!!