Q: What’s one holiday celebration both kids and adults can get on board with? A: A hot chocolate party, complete with steaming mugs of cocoa, puffy marshmallows, a plethora of toppings and an assortment of snacks. Get the fireplace going, invite over family and friends, and follow our pointers for pulling it all off.
Drinks & Snacks
Start by serving an assortment of hot chocolate flavors so guests can create their own customized cozy drink. Have carafes of sweet hot cocoa, classic hot chocolate, peppermint, and salted caramel for variety—plus keep decanters of whiskey, rye and spiced rum for adults.
Festive spices and other add-ins make each cup special. Marshmallows in different flavors like vanilla, chocolate and peppermint are a must, but cinnamon sticks and candy-coated stirrers can be fun and unexpected. Set out a bowl of chocolate shavings or our Peppermint Snow for an extra-decadent topping.
A plate of candies makes for sweet snacking, too—anything from our peppermint bark collection is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Take hot chocolate to the next level with rich, creamy, perfectly frothed milk using an electric milk frother. Guests will taste the difference.
A hot chocolate party is the perfect time to showcase your special holiday mugs. For a special treat, serve each guest a monogrammed mug with their initials and let them take it home as a gift. Alternatively, tartan or insulated copper coffee mugs make for perpetually cheerful sipping.