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DIY: Hot Cocoa Party Board

Tasting the holidays has never been sweeter!

‘Tis the season for boards! If you’re looking for a fun yet festive option for your next playdate or sleepover, create a hot chocolate station that both kids and adults will love. It’s the easiest way to sip your way into the holiday spirit.

Step 1: Gather up all your servingware and hot chocolate ingredients.

The essentials:

  • A flat board or platter
  • Small bowls
  • Mugs (bonus points for festive ones!)
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • A selection of your favorite hot chocolate toppings

Step 2: Place the hot chocolate fixings on the board.

  • Start with something large, like the bowl of hot chocolate mix, and work around it, adding smaller items last.
  • Chocolate candies, peppermint sticks and different flavored marshmallows are go-to items to dress up your drink, but feel free to get creative or let your littles choose their favorite sweet treats to add to the mix.
  • Don’t skimp on the cookies! They work well as a filler and are great to dip into your mug.

Step 3: Enjoy!

Finally, heat up some milk in a slow cooker or electric kettle nearby, and you’ll have a delicious hot cocoa ready in no time. Choose your mug, add your toppings, and remember, you can never have too many marshmallows!

Rachel Doyle Photography
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Molly Shapiro Boe

The quintessential event planner, Molly Shapiro Boe from The Preppy Hostess® has partnered with dozens of Central Florida clientele on events and celebrations over the past 10 years. Her attention to detail and creative mindset is the perfect combination for anyone looking for a smooth event experience.

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