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This Christmas might look a little different. And what better way to celebrate that than with a Grinch movie night & hot cocoa bar with the family. After all, it’s through the Grinch that we remember that Christmas will come without ribbons and tags and packages. Christmas, means a little bit more. And even though you might not be doing all your big holiday parties and get togethers, you can still make it a really special and fun night for your kiddos!
To make it easier for you I’ve got some printable jar labels for all your fun little hot cocoa toppings. They are sized to print on Avery 2/12 inch diameter sticker labels, but you can just print and cut them out on regular paper as well. These are included in the Whoville Cocoa Bar bundle, you can purchase that by hitting “add to cart” below.
I used some sparkly green paper as a backing and fun red and green sparkly ribbon. The green paper did a number on my circut cutting pad though, leaving all that glitter behind, whoops!
Fun toppings include:
- any kind of chocolate chips (especially minis!)
- peppermint in any form
- stirrers of some sort
- caramels in any form
- marshmallows of course
- whipped cream
For the table I started with a cheap dollar store white tablecloth, then I wrapped some boxes from around my house in some fun wrapping paper that was in the right colors to add height in a few different spots on the table. Finally I added that stretch cotton fake snow stuff around the table to give it texture. Wrapping paper is an awesome hack that I use ALL the time. Its so cheap and can transform pretty much any object to suddenly be the color scheme you want.
As the focal point for our cocoa bar I designed and had this awesome Whoville Cocoa & Co poster printed at Costco. I’ve made the file available so you can use it as well! If you print it as a poster board then it comes as a thick, sturdy, mounted poster that you can use as is. I also included an 8X10 version of this poster if you’re doing a little hot cocoa bar for your family.
The huge North Poles are originally from our Polar Express party. They’ve been sitting in my attic and come in handy from time to time. We made them from carpet tubes we got from the carpet store! The fun wonky candy canes I made from a refrigerator box. I just cut them out and painted them.
The hot cocoa banner I made with my cricut and lastly added the little felt icicle garland I got for a dollar or something like that at Walmart. This particular hot cocoa bar was for a Grinch themed church social, but I think it could easily be scaled down to be a fun family movie night this season!
Now I had nothing to do with the rest of the room but I took a quick picture of the tables in case you need some ideas for that as well! I thought they were super cute:
And if you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy, I thought this was a fun and easy idea.
I just used a bunch of different sized mason jars for the toppings and some cheap plastic scoops like these.
Head to Instagram and give me follow, I’d love to see all the fun things you do with these!
Whoville Hot Cocoa Bar Digital Bundle
The Whoville Hot Cocoa Bar Digital Bundle comes with 12 pages of printables to help you set up your Grinch themed refreshment area in a snap. It includes:
- The Whoville cocoa & co poster (shown below) in 2 sizes- 16X20 and 8.5X11
- 3 pages of hot cocoa topping labels (sized to be printed on avery 5294 sticker labels) but can also be cut out as well
- “Hot Cocoa” banner
- 3 different grinch quote printables 8.5X11
- Includes some blank options so you can fill in your own topping choices!
The poster is sized at 16X20 and I had it printed as a poster board at Costco.
I also added a few of my favorite quotes from The Grinch Stole Christmas and added them to the bundle as well. I so appreciate your support with this small purchase! Just add to cart below! Is there something you would like to see added to this bundle? Let me know!
Happy memory making friends!