How to Set-Up a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar + Crockpot Recipe

We are thankful to partner with Sweet Magnolia Event Coordinating to bring you fun tips for planning your next holiday party. 

Hot chocolate barTis the season for cozy sweaters, friends, food, festive parties and a warm drink; hot chocolate to be exact! When planning this year’s holiday celebrations we want you to go a little over the top. It is 2020 and you deserve it! I am here to give you a few tips to do make this season a little sweeter.

The Perfect Addition to Your Holiday Party: Hot Chocolate Bar

A hot chocolate bar is a great addition to this year’s holiday party. It is a yummy and interactive way to impress your guests and best of all it is easy!


  • Keep it hot. Make your hot chocolate in a crockpot to keep it warm for your guests to serve themselves throughout the night. You will find a creamy and delicious recipe below.
  • Top it off. Offer whip cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, peppermint sticks and marshmallows.
  • Something to dip. Add cookies and biscotti to your hot chocolate bar.
  • Something to sip. It is a party after all! Whiskey, Irish cream or hazelnut liqueur are great for adding a little holiday cheer for the grown-ups. Display the bottles nearby so your guests can mix them in.
  • Dress it up. Offer different holiday straws or stir sticks. Purchase inexpensive mugs from your dollar store for your guests to use then to take home as party favors.
  • Contact US! We would love to help you make this year’s holiday party one to remember. Whether you are looking for just a little guidance or someone to take care of the entire event email us at {}


Hot chocolateIngredients

  • 7 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Hot Chocolate Mix of Choice


  • Combined milk and heavy cream into crockpot with the setting on high.
  • After the milk and heavy cream mixture are warm whisk in your hot chocolate mix according to the measurements on the package.
  • Turn crockpot setting to warm or low and it is ready for your guests to sip on all night

Don’t forget to keep it fun and relaxing this holiday season! 


Kloss familyHappy Holidays from Sweet Magnolia Event Coordinating! My name is Alyssa and I am a Mississippi Gulf Coast native married to a Texan who made his way here via the Seabees. We have 1 tiny boss… I mean daughter who brightens my entire world.

My professional background includes a bachelors in Business Marketing from University of Southern Mississippi and a career in restaurants and catering. I have coordinated and hosted countless events and thrive off the hustle and bustle. I want to help take that stress off you during your event so you can sit back and enjoy.

Visit Sweet Magnolia Event Coordinating for more holiday tips and tricks and contact us to help you plan your next event!