Christmas Hot Chocolate Station

Oh, what a busy week it is!  

There are so many wonderful Christmas tours of all kinds and today, I am super excited to show you more of my holiday home as part of the Welcome Home Tour.  Look for the links at the bottom of this post.

For the last few years I have turned our butler’s pantry in to a hot chocolate station for my family to enjoy.  My kids LOVE this so much they can hardly wait for the weather to turn cold so I’ll set this up.

hot chocolate station / Lilacs and Longhorns

Each year I tweak it just a little bit to suit our needs (and just because it’s fun!).

butler's pantry turned hot chocolate station / Lilacs and Longhorns

This year I added our coffee maker in to the mix.  

Truthfully, my husband and I have never been much for drinking coffee (I prefer tea), but this year he has been drinking more and more coffee so it’s handy to keep the coffee maker on the counter instead of in the pantry where it used to reside.

Rae Dunn tea cannister

I also added a new tea cannister, so really, this spot is actually a hot drink station — not just hot cocoa.

Unlike last year, I am only displaying two of our Christmas mugs.  

Christmas mugs and marshmallows

They belong to my kids and I bought them at Walmart last year.

The glass snowman has been around for years.  He actually came with my husband when we got married!  He’s the perfect canister for mini marshmallows. He got a new ribbon scarf this year.

The kids keep their hot chocolate simple.  They like the little Swiss Miss packets and then they add a few marshmallows or a candy cane.

candy canes in a small white pitcher

hot drink bar / Lilacs and Longhorns

The straws are just because they’re festive.
The finishing touch for the hot beverage bar was a cute little sign I got from Minted.com.

eat, drink and be merry sign from Minted.com / Lilacs and Longhorns

I found a red frame I had from IKEA and popped it inside.  It doesn’t fit the frame perfectly but I don’t care!  

butler's pantry turned hot chocolate station / Lilacs and Longhorns

The bar has been set up for about two weeks and I have already re-loaded all the hot chocolate, the candy canes and the marshmallows!  Needless to say, this spot is a hit!

Now it’s time to see more of the blogs on the tour this week!

Welcome Home Tour 2015

TODAY’S LINKS, Dec. 2

YESTERDAY (TUESDAY, Dec. 1)


THURSDAY, Dec. 3



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23 Responses to Christmas Hot Chocolate Station

  1. Anne says:

    What a cute hot chocolate station! I miss drinking hot chocolate since giving up sugar. I’m a coffee and tea drinker. My husband has only been a tea drinker until lately. He’s asked for coffee a few times….what’s up with that? You did a beautiful job on your hot chocolate/ beverage station. It’s perfectly styled and ready for the season!

  2. Rose says:

    Don’t you love having a place just for coffee – tea- etc.
    Your station is so cute. I love it –
    Have a wonderful day
    Rose

  3. That is a great space for a hot drink bar. We love doing that as well. Setting mine up today. ~Sonya

  4. Eilis says:

    Love your hot chocolate station.

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  6. A hot drink station is perfect for both Christmas and winter. I’m drooling over your butler’s pantry. I’d love to have one of those in my kitchen.

  7. Pamela says:

    You hot drink station is very cute!

  8. I LOVE your hot chocolate station! And that owl mug is so adorable!

  9. The perfect spot for a family ‘drink’ station Julie. I’m not surprised the kids love it so much… and I think their mugs are adorable!
    Pinning and sharing 🙂

  10. I love your hot drink station Julie. Such a cozy little nook and I’m sure your kids love it! Those mugs are so cute!

  11. Sarah says:

    Julie, your drink station is charming. I wish I had room for one. It looks so inviting. Love the cute details of dishes and the extras for a delicious hot chocolate. Makes me want a cup right now!

  12. That would be a total hit in our house! I love how fun & festive you made it!

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  14. Martha Ridenour says:

    Loved the Hot Chocolate Station, would love to know where I might find the Tea Canister.

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  18. Christine says:

    Love it! Those mugs are just adorable!

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  20. Sandra says:

    Your station is the perfect size!

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