How to Host a Hot Chocolate Social (Slideshow)
December 13, 2013
Cozy up with this decadent party idea
The invitation is something that will set the mood for your entire party. Consider the tone you want to set. Is it whimsical? Or are you considering a more adult party? Choose your invitations wisely, since they’ll set the tone for the entire event. Check out a site like Tinyprints.com or Minted.com for some adorable seasonal invites.
It’s not always necessary to decorate but it definitely adds a little something extra. Grab some cute fake snow and put it on your table. Take some paper snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling and glitter the place up.
Some people like marshmallows in their hot chocolate. Others are strictly whipped cream fans. If you’re in the whipped cream camp, you should definitely consider making your own. Simply whip 1 cup of heavy cream in a stand mixer with 2 tablespoons of sugar until it forms somewhat stiff peaks. You’ll never go back to store-bought whipped cream again.
A hot chocolate party is really a time for the marshmallow lover. Jet-Puffed makes multiple kinds of marshmallows these days, including ice cream cone, chocolate, and gingerbread. Also consider having classic plain marshmallows on hand. But be sure to include the adorable mini mallows as well for a cute factor.
A hot chocolate party is clearly all about the drinks. But even so, there should still be something to nosh on. If you want to go all sweet, make it cookies. A vanilla or sugar cookie would contrast perfectly. But if you’re thinking of leaning toward savory, consider simple bites like goat cheese and crackers. Simplicity is key.