coffee and cocoa bar
Yesterday was Christmas Craft Party 2013.
Twenty of us had a glorious afternoon socializing, eating, drinking, and of course, crafting.
I’ll share the crafts and recipes with you as the week goes on, but first I want to show you the Coffee and Cocoa Bar.
Since the crafting was done outside and the high on Sunday was an unusually chilly 55 degrees, hot beverages were a must.
I used a vintage 7-Up crate to hold the mugs and slipped some winter greens in there too.
A three-tiered galvanized tray held the various accoutrements. Everyone knows that a splash of Bailey’s or Kahlua always adds a little extra “warmth” to your cocoa and coffee!
Malted milk balls, candy canes, and cinnamon sticks.
Honey sticks, peppermint stirs, and Andes mints. Red and white striped straws added a fun and festive touch.
Santa brought a variety of sugars and sweeteners.
Over on the cocoa table there were four flavors offered; milk chocolate, French vanilla, mint chocolate, and caramel cream. Plus a salted caramel sweet chai tea latte mix from Trader Joe’s.
I found these white chocolate-mint pretzel stars at Costco. They are the bomb! Seriously addicting!
You can’t have hot cocoa without mini marshmallows!
The best part of the day though… was this…
Blog follower and new friend, Raechel (who we all first met at the Fall Craft Party in October when she was 8 months pregnant) brought her sweet newborn daughter to meet everyone. Not only is she an absolute doll, but Brooklyn is the most content little thing. Never heard a peep out of her.
Thank you, Raechel and thank you to all the lovely women who came and created!