I swear I'm such a freak. I've literally changed up the buffet in the kitchen 3 times in a month. It's okay if you don't think I have a life, because I don't. I decorate because I'm bored and in a weird way it's a stress reliever and creative outlet for me. Putting spaces together is something I find truly fascinating. I know, I'm a nerd. It's cool. I've accepted it.
So when I changed up this space for the THIRD time it was because I was inspired by all of you and your creative Hot Chocolate Stations. I mean, I guess it's not really practical and before I put one together I told myself, will we ever really use this? And the answer is, YES, YES & YES. Like, we use ours almost every single day. And I love that I can just make a cup without making a huge mess and having to put everything away. It's actually helping me be more creative with mixing stuff together too. M&M's in your hot chocolate? Just makes everything better! So here is the latest set up happening in this space. I have to admit, it's my most favorite yet.
I used what I had to put this all together, The Coke crate is something I've had for a while and I've used it several different ways. It's so versatile, who would have thought, right? Earlier in the season I had it displayed in my kitchen with some greenery. It was gorgeous, but I needed to add some rustic elements to the Hot Chocolate Bar and this became the centerpiece.
So many Target Dollar Spot Goodies! I'm sure you can all spot them! I think the key to decorating with the cheaper stuff, is to use some authentic items too. I picked up this lantern at a local barn sale and I just HEART it so so much! I also added some fresh greenery from our very own pine trees to make things a bit more authentic feeling. I love incorporating natural elements in decor. I think it keeps things feeling natural.
So,basically, Target rocks. But you all knew that, didn't you?! ;)
You could throw one of these together yourself so easily, grab a basket or a crate, put some mugs out, grab some hot chocolate packets and throw them in some mason jars, sit out some marshmallows and other goodies. If you really want to spruce things up, sit out some Bailey's or Rum Chata to put in your mixes. Another favorite of mine is the Godiva Liquor. Seriously. It's too die for! Basically, keep it fun and don't force anything.
So what do you guys think about a Hot Chocolate Station? Do you have one? Do you want one? What are some must haves at your stations?
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