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14 December, 2019

Hot Cocoa Station with DIY Serving Board

I've got an easy little Christmas idea for you today...and all you have to do is put it together! I've created a fun hot cocoa station for my family and friends who drop by over the holidays. Much of what I am sharing came from the dollar store so it's inexpensive, too! And who doesn't love hot cocoa?

I've spread it all out on the MAGNOLIA INSPIRED SERVING BOARD that I made this fall since it serves as a nice back drop for all of the goodies!

At one end I placed my bottle drying rack and hung it with cute Santa, snowman and polar bear mugs that I found at Dollar Tree...yes, Dollar Tree! :-)

And at the other, I filled lidded glass containers with all of the cocoa mix, marshmallows and chocolate chips to add a rich flavor.

And in between there are several sorts of cookies and candy to munch on as well as candy canes to serve as stirrers.

My favorites are these cute little gingerbread sandwich cookies!

And just in case you are not a big fan of hot cocoa, I have filled my vintage snowman with spiced hot tea mix. It has been a big favorite here in the South for years. I actually drink it all winter long. We always call it Russian tea but I'm not sure if that's politically correct nowadays! lol Here's the recipe:

Instant Russian Tea
1 one lb container of Tang (It’s actually 1.4…I just don’t use it all.)
1 pkg instant unsweetened lemonade
3/4 cup instant tea (This one has gotten hard to find. I usually see it at Walmart.)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Mix all ingredients well. Place in a tightly covered jar. Place 2 teaspoons in a cup of boiling water. (I like to use 3 teaspoons.) Enjoy!

I wanted to give you another view of my DIY SERVING BOARD. I made it with zero woodworking skills and hardly any tools. I used it in my FALL CENTERPIECE and have lots of other plans for it!

And just in case you are wondering, I made the tablerunner, too. It's  burlap with a finished edge and hand-tied fringe. You will find the instructions HERE.

Now I am ready for a cup of that hot cocoa! Really cold weather is not in our immediate future here in the South, but it will be in the 30s tonight so I am calling that chilly! (And it is...for us!)

And stay tuned! I have one more easy project and a Christmas-y tablescape to share with you. I need to hurry! Santa will be here before you know it!

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  1. Hi Debbie - love your cocoa station - very clever. Those polar bear mugs are the cutest, I hope they are in stock at the Dollar Tree I shop.
    I admired the serving board when you posted about making it and like how you use it for various displays.

  2. Debbie,
    A d o r a b l e Hot Cocoa Station!
    I love your Santa Mugs!
    Years ago, I made Instant Russian Tea and gave it to the Ladies in my Women of Ruth Group!
    Thank you for a wonderful Christmas memory!
    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, friend!


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