Set up this *adorable* hot cocoa station for your fam this year


There's *nothing* we love more than a cup of hot cocoa this time of year, and it's the perfect opportunity to show off your creative side while indulging in a sweet treat! A do-it-yourself hot cocoa bar adds holiday cheer to your kitchen and will brighten up your family's day. The aesthetic social media queen Nabela Noor (@nabela on Insta and TikTok) shared one of her signature daily routine videos a few weeks ago that showed off her own custom hot cocoa bar, and her followers were *totally* blown away.


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♬ original sound - ✰ Christmas sounds ✰

Doesn't that look insanely good?! Luckily, you can use her home as inspo for your very own station with custom treats that your family will love. Here's how to get started: 

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Choose you fave hot cocoa mix 

There are *tons* of make-at-home hot cocoa mixes out there, and whether your family loves the classic Swiss Miss or goes crazy for the Starbucks powder tins you will want to be fully stocked to build up your station. Bonus for all you Keurig users out there: you can buy hot cocoa K-cups at Walmart, Amazon, and the grocery store! You can shop all things hot cocoa mix here. 

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Step up your toppings game 

The "wow" factor of Nabela's hot cocoa station is the adorable festive marshmallows and other topics that she keeps in arms reach. You can use candy canes, mini marshmallows, and chocolates to decorate your station and easily add to your own cup of cocoa, or you can track down some of those shaped marshmallows for a special family night. These specialty snowflake marshmallows will make your hot cocoa bar unforgettable (they are also reasonably priced and super easy to find!) You can shop custom holiday marshmallows here. 

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Organize, organize, organize 

Keep everything aesthetically pleasing—separate toppings and hot cocoa flavors into different containers so that you can find everything easily and keep it clean! You can make a gorgeous display with containers you have around the house or search retailers like Amazon for basic and reusable pieces at a great price. You can shop our fave set of basic clear organizers here. 

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Add fun mugs 

Make your cup of cocoa Insta-worthy with a fun or unique mug. You can coordinate with your bestie, bae or sibling with matching mugs that will set the *perfect* holiday mood. Better yet, create a custom set of mugs with family photos and other fun memories. You can shop customizable mugs here. 

We want to see your DIY hot cocoa stations: tag us @girlslifemag on Twitter, Insta and TikTok! 

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by Lexi Casazza | 12/10/2020