A Winter Wedding Idea We Love: Hot Cocoa Stations

Food & Drink

A hot cocoa bar is the perfect addition to any cool-weather wedding — the toppings options are endless and guests will appreciate the chance to warm up with a hot drink. So whether you have servers pass out mugs of hot cocoa during cocktail hour or you have a self-serve station where guests can make their own, here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate hot cocoa into your wedding celebration.

Toppings Bar (above): Have a self-serve hot chocolate station at the reception complete with all the fixings: peppermint stir sticks, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, and caramel sauce.

Hot Cocoa Menu: Or, you could list different hot cocoa options on a menu, with instructions on what flavorings and toppings to add.

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Photo: John Dolan

Spiked Hot Cocoa: Don't forget decanters of dark rum and vanilla vodka so guests can make their own boozy versions.

See more: 6 Sneaky Ways to Add Your Favorite Comfort Foods to Your Wedding Menu

Drink Sleeves: Personalize the drinks with custom java jackets hand-lettered with your names.

Donut Hole: For a sweet surprise, add a sugared donut hole to a stir stick and pass the warm drinks out to guests during the reception.

Take-Home Favors: Before guests depart at the end of the night, give them a mason jar full of hot cocoa ingredients for them to enjoy at home.

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