sweet pickins home about sweet pickins contact sweet pickins sweet pickins portfolio shop sweet pickins sweet pickins in the press sweet pickins is available for refinishing custom refinishing with sweet pickins favorite projects our home Image Map Sweet Pickins Policy Sweet Pickins FAQs

{Hot Chocolate Station}

I just wanted to do a quick post and let you know of a fun and easy idea that the kids have been doing for the last few years.  Of course in Utah we get chilly winters, so there’s a lot of hot chocolate drinkin’ around here!


I was tired of getting out all the hot chocolate fixin’s every time they came in from playing outside, so we decided to make a hot chocolate station.  Its perfect because everything is in one place and the kids can easily make there own drinks without having to get everything out…and put it back away.

We keep ours pretty simple with standard stuff.  Hot chocolate, candy canes and of course marshmallows.  You can get more fancy with syrups and chocolate or whatever you may like.

We just placed everything in glass jars with scoops.  If its gonna be out on the counter all winter – it needs to look good!  Some spoons and candy canes were added to mason jars and then everything is kept on a large white platter.

Of course, i sneak some yummy hot chocolate in too.  I like mine with marshmallows and crushed up candy canes!  Yum!


9 Responses to {Hot Chocolate Station}

  1. Rochelle December 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    That’s a perfect idea for our Canadian winters where it gets REAL cold. Why didn’t I think of that?! It’s on my to do list for tomorrow. Cheers and Merry Christmas:)

  2. denise sabia December 12, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    love everything you put your hands one! adorable!

  3. laurie December 12, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Such a fantastic idea! I might have to do something similar this year:)

  4. Julie December 12, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Love this idea! Now if I could just get my boys to stop using the kitchen counter as a dumping ground…

  5. Sarah December 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    so clever and SO cute!! you are simply brilliant! (also love the baskets in your corner cabinet!)

  6. Cristy December 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    What a great idea, but my favorite part of the post is your backsplash. Silver is my favorite color and I must have those in my kitchen! Do you mind sharing where you got them? Thanks so much.

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} December 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      those are from home depot in their cabinet section – i love them!!

  7. Sheila December 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Great idea for the kiddos. Holidays are all about creating special memories. I can’t wait to set up my little station, and hopefully create a fun memory.

  8. Anjie B. December 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    VERY cute! I’ve got tons of mason jars….gonna try one with those. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply to Rochelle Click here to cancel reply.