oh hey. friday! :: a hot chocolate bar | olive june

oh hey. friday! :: a hot chocolate bar

baby it's cold outside… 

one of my favorite traditions with mr. monaco is going to pick out our christmas tree at the place where we buy flowers/fresh produce in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and then our tree in december. it's always festive and full of beautiful trees. market lights are strung above and music is playing. you can see the charlotte skyline from the market. we pick up some fresh mistletoe/a tree and then go back and decorate and drink hot chocolate.
i just love the idea of setting up a hot chocolate bar for guests…
here are my ideas for creating an adorable one - enjoy! 
one: free printables for creating a hot chocolate bar - from upcycled treasures 
four: distressed white mugs and cute drink tags by yellow bliss road
{free printables}

five: the presentation 

a few other ideas: 
fresh biscotti 
cute straws 
snowflake stirrers
coffee syrups
candy canes 

ps: how cute would this be at a winter wedding?

lastly, i am dying to try this absolutely brilliant recipe:

linking up with:
Karli at September Farm

have you ever created a hot chocolate bar? 

any great ideas to share?

hope you have a wonderful weekend- 
full of love. 


  1. I love hot chocolate and I love this idea! Wish we lived closer I would definitely help you put one of these together :)

    1. Thank you so much, Kristin and me too- how fun would that be?! Hope your weekend is going well!

  2. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I received the "Nutcracker" book in the mail yesterday! I am excited to give it to my daughter to read to my 3 1/2 year old grandson (and the others, too; but they are only 1 1/2 years and 4 1/2 months, and will enjoy it more later. Years ago when I left Germany with my then 6 month old son, I had bought a nutcracker and used it for many years while my 3 children were growing up. Several years ago, my youngest daughter wanted to borrow it to use with her elementary school music classes to teach them about the Nutcracker Ballet; she still has it - and the story will just enhance what the kids are learning! She is now a stay-at-home-mom and plans to home school the 3 kids at least through elementary school age. Thank you again for the awesome gift!! The grandchildren will LOVE them all!!!

    1. Hi Barbara- awe, I am so glad! Hope you love it - enjoy! Thank you for stopping by my blog as well and happy holidays!

    2. ps: I lived in Germany for 4 months- love your story!! Enjoy your grandkids

  3. This is GORGEOUS. Can I come over and drink some hot chocolate please!? Thanks so much for sharing :] xo

    1. Hi Stacey! Thank you so much… you are always welcome! :) xo

  4. This looks so, so delicious! And now of course has me craving hot chocolate

    1. :) Me too… last night my husband and I grabbed some and drove around looked at Christmas lights! Glad you enjoyed and thank you for stopping in!

  5. Oh my, so much delicious stuff!

    1. Thank you, Mariana! So glad you're here and that you enjoyed!

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria! I really appreciate your love and thank you for stopping in! Happy Holidays to you- xo