Friday, February 19, 2010

Hot Chocolate Bar and Sledding

A pink and brown hot chocolate bar
in the entryway waiting for
the freezing cold cheeks of little snow players.

The idea of doing a Hot Chocolate Bar was triggered
when I got these adorably petite MICRO marshmallows!
I knew they couldn't stay tucked away behind pantry doors!

And my GIANT-sized hot cocoa mugs
that take two hands to hold were a fun addition.

This jar holds homemade cinnamon hot chocolate...

Of course we had to have traditional Swiss Miss packs available too...

Spoons and flavor accents, hot cocoa's perfect accessories.

Soft Chocolate Cherry Kiss cookies are the ideal February treat
for the month of hearts.

The Hot Chocolate Bar waits for the door to open
to the hum of happy voices and cold shivers
as they line up for their warm treats.
Little FYI:
This bar took literally 5 minutes to put together
so it's easy peasy as my youngest would say.

And a day of snow games
is the best wintertime treat!

Skyler catches some major air!

Cameron Skyler

Kotah landing after a big drop...

Even my Grandma, who is 75, got in on the ride.

Layers of snow gear and big boots make it hard to move!

Little Titus

Sweet Kotah

Eskimo kisses to end the day...

...oh, and the hot chocolate too!

This post is linked to: The Inspired Room, Works for Me Wednesday, DIY Day


Kirsty said...

How delightful! I am proud of myself for just making the hot chocolate. (And I have a machine that does it for me-pathetic eh?)
You are inspiring as always. Good for your grandma. I am 34 and I already feel like I'm too old for this when I go careening down a snowy hill screaming my head off.

Jane said...

Great idea! And the photos of the kids and Grandma are priceless!

We usually have a coffee bar set up when we entertain...peppermint and cinnamon sticks, grated chocolate, whipped cream, assorted flavored syrups, amaretto, etc. Our guests really love it!

Have a fun weekend...
Jane (artfully graced)

Missy said...

What a great idea! I love it! I'm a sucker for any kind of themed bar. I love those huge mugs, too. Great for a cold day. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

That is so awesome and I am sure it will be one of their favorite memories!!! said...

{LOVE} this!!! Lisa you rock!! This is an incredible and super cute idea!


Leanne said...

The photos of your family are beautiful. What cute boys! Such a fun, cute idea. My kids would love it. I feel like such a copy cat when I see all your great ideas. Keep 'em comin' Lisa. LOL

laterg8r said...

that hot choc bar looks divine, perfect after your snowy sledding day :D

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm tempted to make one for myself...right now! ah ha ha

Melissa Miller said...

Lisa your hot chocolate bar is precious. I adore the darling mugs. It's so pretty and fun!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Unknown said...

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Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What memories and What awesome pictures..

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Nancy said...

That looks like so much fun! For an Arizona girl you adapted to the snow fabulously!

Jessica Loukota Leimback said...

AWWWWW it looks like fun!! I love the hot chocolate bar...great ideas!

Jess said...

Adorable idea!!! I love it!

Clueless_Mama said...

I love the pictures! It looks like you guys had so much fun. We don't have that much snow here yet. I am hoping maybe tomorrow??

Ranelle said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas. How fun for you and your family.

Kelly Miller said...

Did you create the cinnamon hot chocolate mix yourself? It all looks so delicious!

For posts like these, I have a little award for you! :)

Anonymous said...

you're cute when you smile!

DeeAnna said...

So cozy! And your grandmother is adorable too! What a great sport!

Tammy @ said...

What a fun afternoon! The boys must have had a great time! Where did you find such tiny marshmallows? They are TOO CUTE!

Best wishes,

Korie B. said...

I love the idea of a hot chocolate bar! I am going to totally add that to my big book of seasonal ideas. LOVE IT!

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lisa, I could have used some of your hot chocolate today. It was rather cold here in Virginia. Visit me I just gave you an award.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This hot chocolate mini bar idea is soooo neat...luv it:) Looks like FUN was had by all! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY and check out my new PARTY!


Kim @ Twice Remembered said...

What a wonderful idea! You have it set up *perfectly* and I LOVE seeing those mugs put to good use! Your family will never forget you taking the time to put together such a "delicious" table for them to enjoy after coming in from playing in the snow!

KimMalk said...

This is so pretty! I like the packets tied up with ribbon. I've never seen the micro marshmallows before! It looks like the entire family had a great day.

Lynn said...

A hot chocolate bar -- what a fantastic idea! I'd love a cup right about now :)

Thank you SO MUCH for the blue cheese salad dressing recipe, by the way. I just posted it. Love, love, love it.

Jenny said...

You make everything festive Lisa!

Anonymous said...

nice job men:)

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