This post was created in partnership with Tai Pan Trading, but all of the creative projects, opinions and ideas are 100% mine.
You guys! I’m so excited to finally share the first of a few collaborative projects we have been able to do with Tai Pan Trading, and some of my best friends — Pam from Over the Big Moon, Amy from Liv and Hope, and Ashley from Ashley’s Fresh Fix. Today we are showing you how we created this adorable Hot Cocoa bar:
We were inspired by the amazing chalk and subway tile wall in Amy’s house, and that led us to a black and white color scheme, with a few pops of red for Christmas. My plans for the space included a hand-lettered chalk sign above the Hot Cocoa bar, and I also wanted to bring in a version of my letter board embroidery hoops to go with the black and white theme.
We also decorated the mini Christmas tree with a red and white felt ball garland and this red pom pom garland from Tai Pan. Anything pom pom has my heart!
I created the Hot Cocoa chalk art, inspired by this print. It was so much fun to take a break from my mom schedule one afternoon and just let myself draw (and get messy) until it was perfect! I tried to film a time-lapse of the process but my phone wasn’t recording when I thought it was. Next time I will!
If you want to throw your own Hot Cocoa party this season, but don’t have a spot for a huge chalk sign like mine, I created a Hot Cocoa printable that you can use instead!
Since it’s black and white it is really cheap to print out at your local copy store. I printed it out as an 11×14″ size and it looks great framed in this awesome magnetic wooden frame from JW Paper Co.
The red and white mugs and this darling white metal stand are all from Tai Pan, along with this fat red & white striped ribbon that we used as a runner. That ribbon may be one of my favorite things in our entire display! Another piece that I love (and want to keep for myself) is this wooden caddy, which we filled with glass jars containing hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and hazelnut pirouettes.
Some of the other hot chocolate toppings we used were crushed peppermint sticks, Heath bar crumbles, and Andes mints. Mmmmmmm… anyone hungry yet??
These frozen whipped cream spoons from Pam at Over the Big Moon may have been the most tempting treat!
Amy from Liv and Hope made these darling “Hot Chocolate to go” mason jar party favors, and this cute printable for the lids! How freaking cute are these?
And of course, you will need an amazing recipe for hot chocolate if you want to throw your own Hot Cocoa Party, so check out Ashley’s Instant Pot Hot Chocolate recipe from Ashley’s Fresh Fix.
We had such a great time creating this cozy, Christmas Hot Cocoa party together! Thanks girls! Come find us on Instagram this morning and you can enter to win a $500 Tai Pan giftcard giveaway!!