A Christmas Cocoa Bar

Good Morning Sunshine!  I have a fun and colorful post for you today.  Do you remember a while back I added a Coffee Bar in Navasota just for the Mister?  If not, you can check it out here.  Well for Christmas I’ve turned it into a Christmas Cocoa Bar with the anticipation that it will actually get cold soon – although it’s now December and I’m still wearing short sleeves… Can someone please tell Mother Nature it’s winter already?!  Ugh.

Christmas Cocoa Bar from CountyRoad407.com

I have an antique/repainted tea cart I used but honestly you don’t need to use a separate table or need much space really.  You could use a 3 tiered dessert tray, a serving tray, a wide basket or even a large serving platter.  It’s just something to section it off from the other items you may have sitting on your counter already and to make it seem a little bit special.

A Christmas Cocoa Bar from CountyRoad407.com

Here is what I have on my Christmas Cocoa Bar but I’m sure you can come up with several things I haven’t thought of.

Christmas Cocoa Bar

  • Instant Cocoa/Hot Chocolate
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Peppermint Sticks or Candy Canes
  • Cups and Stir Sticks
  • Napkins and Dessert Plates
  • Candy and/or Desserts

Placing things on multiple levels adds more interest and makes it easier to see and get to.  I’ve used antique cream and sugar bowls and a cake plate for added height.  Ooh, I just thought about using a cupcake tin.  That could hold several mints, marshmallows, or sprinkles and look cute.  Oh I just thought of something else… You could add bottles of flavoring.  Hmm, I might have to get back to the store for some of that!

Use vintage items for a fun Christmas Cocoa Bar by CountyRoad407.com

You know I’m all about decorating so don’t forget to dress up the Cocoa Bar.  Choosing a theme ahead of time helps pull it all together.  I wanted my theme to be “peppermint” so I chose a couple of tea towels in a red and white stripe, a striped Christmas bell ornament for something fun, napkins and cups in a red and white pattern too.  Even the added sugary items were red and white; like the red velvet cookies, the Hershey kisses and the Andes mints and candy canes.

Use vintage creamer and sugar bowls for a fun look on a Christmas Cocoa Bar by CountyRoad40.com

A few other cute Cocoa themes could be Winter Wonderland where everything is white and silver.  Or a Snowman theme with items in different shades of blue.  How about a woodland theme with a campfire/outdoorsy look or using Santa or Christmas ornaments as your theme?

Christmas Cocoa Bar ideas from CountyRoad407.com

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For added color, I used sprigs of cedar I had left over from making the fresh garland for the front gate (which you can see here).  It makes it look filled in and a little more grown up.  That’s it!  We are ready for some cold weather and for welcoming any invited guests or the pop-ins.  Let me know if you put together a Christmas Cocoa Bar.  I’d love to see it!

Full Christmas Cocoa Bar by Countyroad407.com

I’ve teamed up with several of my Texas Blogger friends to bring you a wonderful and inspiring tour.  There’s a lot of talent in this big ol’ state!  Just click on the links below on the specific days and you can see more of the Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour – You won’t be disappointed!

Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour


  1. December 4, 2017 / 7:17 am

    I love your cocoa bar, Cindy! It’s so cute and inviting. It would be impossible for me to walk past that without grabbing something wonderful. The chalkboard wall is perfect and I love all the red and white touches.

    Merry Christmas friend. 🙂

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thank you Stacey! It took me forever to get the chalk writing just right when I did the Coffee bar that I didn’t want to erase it and put Cocoa Bar! LOL My bad. Merry Christmas

  2. December 4, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Adorable. You have the cutest accessories. I love it. Thanks for being part of our tour.

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Katie, it’s truly my pleasure! Y’all are a great bunch of talented women! Merry Christmas

  3. December 4, 2017 / 8:28 am

    What a delightful cocoa bar! Excited to be touring with you–pinned!

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Thank you Cecilia! I feel the same about touring with all of you. Merry Christmas!

  4. December 4, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Your cocoa bar is darling! So happy to find you through Katie’s home tour. I look forward to following your country adventure! xo, Andrea

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Thank you Andrea for the sweet compliments. Glad you found me too. Katie is an awesome blogger and new friend. Merry Christmas!

  5. December 4, 2017 / 9:30 am

    What a festive and fun cocoa bar! I love it!

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Well from one Cindy to another, thanks Cindy! Glad you like it and visited my page today.

  6. December 4, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Cindy, I think you nailed it! Looks so complete, I couldn’t add a thing more to it. I don’t have a tea cart, so I love your idea of just setting a space aside on the counter for one. My hubby would love one of these. I need to do one & surprise him. Happy Christmas!

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Thanks Florence! I think you should definitely surprise the hubby! Merry Christmas

  7. December 4, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Oh, your cocoa bar is just darling! I just love a good Santa mug. I’ll be sharing the tour later today on social media.

  8. December 4, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Your cocoa bar is wonderful! I think it’s the best one I’ve seen ever.

    • December 4, 2017 / 11:36 am

      Thank you so much! That makes my whole week! Merry Christmas

  9. December 4, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Cindy, your cocoa bar looks wonderful! Makes me want to stop and fix a cup of chocolate yumminess! I love all the red and white touches. So glad to be touring with you!
    Cecilia B.

    • December 4, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Thank you Cecilia! If you want to stop and have some yumminess, I reached my goal! Merry Christmas.

  10. December 4, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Cindy- it is so nice to meet you and participate in this week’s Cozy Christmas tour.
    I love your cocoa bar. It is both festive and welcoming:)

    White Spray Paint

    • December 4, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you Laura! I feel the same about this group of lovely ladies. Merry Christmas!

  11. December 4, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    What a great Coco Bar and looks like you have thought of everything that would make a delicious cup of cocoa.Thanks so much for sharing and Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

    • December 4, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas!

  12. December 4, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Such a beautiful Hot Cocoa Bar! I love the chalkboard background. I also love the red berry tree. So pretty! So excited to be joining you in this Blog Tour this week!

    • December 4, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you Heather! I got 3 of them from Bath and Body Works years ago. They were in their Christmas display and I just asked what they were going to do with them and they let me buy all 3! I always ask when I see something displayed. You just never know!

  13. Jann Olson
    December 4, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Your cocoa bar is delightful! I am a huge fan of red and white. I created one out on the porch, but didn’t add quite as much detail as usual because of it being outside. I could spend many hours hovering over yours!

    • December 4, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you Jann! I hadn’t thought of putting it on the porch but I think I will! I could just roll the tea cart outside. Merry Christmas!

  14. December 4, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Cindy, I love your cocoa bar, it looks perfect after a day of shopping! Great ideas you have shared! It is turning cold here, so a cocoa bar might be in order!

    • December 4, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Haha. Thanks Pam! Fingers crossed, I hope it finally gets “cool” tomorrow! Merry Christmas

  15. December 4, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    What a fun, festive coffee bar. We don’t have a spot for a specific coffee bar, but if we did I’d be a copy cat.
    Happy Holidays!

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Carve out a small area on your counter or side table in the family room! You just need a small tray. And thanks for the sweet compliment. Being a copy cat is great flattery! 😉.

  16. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    December 4, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Hot chocolate bars are my favorite and yours is perfect! So many festive goodies and love your décor! I’m so happy to be on this tour with your Cindy! Merry Christmas!

    • December 4, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Aww thanks Kendra. Your sweet comment made my day.

  17. Cindy
    December 5, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Really cute !!

  18. December 6, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Your cocoa bar is so darling ~ love it! I subscribed so that I won’t miss any more of your charming posts. Thank you for inviting us into your home.

    • December 6, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      That is sweet of you to say thank you. And I love it that you subscribed! Merry Christmas

  19. December 7, 2017 / 6:01 am

    Good Morning Cindy!
    I so enjoyed meeting you at the Luncheon in McKinney this week, You are a doll!
    Love your Christmas Cocoa Bar and you blog!
    Merry Christmas,

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Thank you Jemma! I came home telling my hubby how much I enjoyed sitting next to you and chatting. Hope we can do that again soon. Merry Christmas!

  20. December 8, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Cindy, your Cocoa bar is soooo cute and festive! I love everything about it!! Have a Happy Holiday Season!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • December 8, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you Kathryn. It’s been fun. And fattening! 😮

  21. December 9, 2017 / 1:14 am

    A cocoa bar is right up my alley. Not a coffee drinker, but love hot chocolate! No, I don’t have a cocoa bar, but love seeing all the goodies you’ve put in yours.

    I enjoyed meeting you at the Texas bloggers lunch in McKinney earlier this week.

    Merry Christmas,


    • December 9, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Judith! We needed more time to get to know each other better. I hope we can do that again soon. I’m not a coffee drinker either so the Cocoa bar is better and cuter too. 😉 Thanks for visiting. Merry Christmas!

  22. December 10, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Your cocoa bar is so cute.

    Wishing your a very Merry Christmas

    • December 11, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you Carol. I think of you almost daily and pray for y’all. I hope you everything gets better there in CA. And thanks for the compliment and visiting the blog today. Merry Christmas

  23. Karen
    December 13, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I love your style! And, I live just up the road outside Mexia, TX!

    • December 13, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Wow Karen, how did you ever find my blog?! I know exactly where Mexia is! Glad you found me and thank you for the sweet compliment. 😀

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