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You Will Love this Festive Holiday Hot Cocoa Board!

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Tis’ the season for cozy sweaters and hot cocoa!! ☕️I created this Hot Cocoa Board entirely with goodies from World Market and love how it turned out! I linked my favorite products below so you can create your own version in no time at all. 🎄❤️🎅

Holiday Hot Cocoa Board

I love this idea for a girls’ night (add Baileys for a spiked option), kids party or to watch your favorite Christmas movie! 

Hot Cocoa Board with festive treats


World Market has everything you need: from hot cocoa bombs, festive marshmallows, chocolate, cute mugs and more! The holiday aisle at your grocery store should also have lots of options. Here’s what I included!

  • Hot Chocolate Mix (You usually just need to add milk or water)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Chips (or any flavor!)
  • Chocolate Spoons
  • Festive Sprinkles
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Special Marshmallows
  • Candy Canes
  • Any preferred sweets

Walmart also has adorable holiday peeps that come in a Snowman, Gingerbread, or Stocking option!

If you’d like to make your own hot chocolate, you can check out my post on How to Create an Epic Hot Chocolate Bar for a delicious and easy recipe!

Thermos that says "Hot Cocoa and Chill"


You can be creative with your holiday Hot Cocoa Board and set it up however you prefer! Here are a few of my usual go-to tips:

  1. Start with placing the largest objects on the board first, such as the Snowman cookie jar.
  2. Then layer in the medium-sized objects, such as a mason jar holding candy canes or mugs.
  3. Finish with filling in any extra space with the smallest items, like cookies, marshmallow peeps, etc.
Christmas marshmallows for a hot cocoa board

Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial!

Perfect Presentation Platters

Snowman Cookie Jar: You can find that darling snowman in the center of my board here!

Mugs: I am obsessed with World Market’s adorable Gingerbread House mug and Christmas Tree mugs, both that come with a lid! For more options, this Gingerbread House mug from Target is only $5, or there is another beautiful gingerbread option from Pottery Barn. Walmart also has adorable Nutcracker and Santa Mugs! I also love these JOY mugs from Anthropologie.

Serving Board: I used this White Reclaimed Wood Pizza Board for my tray! I also use this Oversized Circular Serving Board all the time! There is also a similar Lazy Susan version that is so convenient.

Leanna in front of a holiday Hot Cocoa Board

Appetizer Plates: These darling Christmas appetizer plates from Target are just $5 each!

Christmas Platters: If you’d like to use a holiday platter, I love this Nutcracker Serving Platter and this Gingerbread Man Plate from Kirklands, as well as this Christmas Mercantile Tray from the Pioneer Woman.

Kitchen Links: My adorable red Santa’s Bakery sign is from Etsy! The Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Man Platter are both from Pottery Barn. The Nutcracker Cookie Jar is from Mac-Kenzie-Childs (and makes a great gift!) My checkered rug is also MacKenzie-Childs. The Christmas Tree shaped cutting board is from Antique Farmhouse!

Can I Prep This Hot Cocoa Board Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! You can arrange all of the goodies on your board up to the day ahead, but just cover it with Saran Wrap so they don’t dry out. The hot chocolate itself is best prepared right before serving time so it’s nice and toasty!

Adorable holiday mugs from World Market

Storing Leftovers

I like to just place any leftover sweets back in their original packaging, or you can store them in Ziploc bags.

Close-up of hot chocolate bar for the holidays


I hope this Hot Cocoa Board adds an extra bit of magic to your holiday gatherings this year! For more fun hot chocolate ideas, be sure to check out How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs, Easy Hot Chocolate on a Stick in Under 10 Minutes, and How to Make a Delicious Hot Cocoa Dump Cake. Happy Holidays, Friends!

Festive mug of hot chocolate

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