Post # 1
We’re having a winter wedding and we want to have the "ski lodge" sort of feel to our daytime reception. We will be having lots of drinks and heavy appetizers. I’m trying to come up with a way to serve Hot spiced cider and Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a cute way? The coffee and tea and hot water will be in the giant carafes that the church already has (they have a little coffee bar set up for that) but I want a seperate place and way to serve the cider and cocoa, any ideas?
Post # 3
Use old fashioned candy sticks as embellishments. You can get clove flavored ones, and peppermint ones that will look adorable, then they will dissolve eventually and just add a little flavor. I am doing a tea/coffee bar and using clear and pink rock candy sticks as stirrers. It just gives it a little something extra.
Post # 4
I would serve the hot cocoa after the cake cutting. I think it’ll be cute to serve hot cocoa with minature marshmallows and cake instead of the traditional coffee and cake.
Post # 5
My mom made homemade marshmellows last winter (she said they were really easy) and if you got a tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter, you could make heart-shaped marshmellows for the cocoa!
Post # 6
I was at a wedding a few years ago with a cocoa bar, and they had adorable heart shaped marshmallows like loveletter suggests, and then a bunch of whipped cream cans(wrapped in cute patterned paper to hide the ugly labels :)), jugs with chocolate syrup, and little dishes of sprinkles. That would be easy and inexpensive to do, and provide a nice extra touch to fancy up your cocoa. 🙂
I would also look into getting cinnamon sticks for your cider as well. They smell sooooooo good as they heat up.Â
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
OKay, if I went to your wedding and had all those cute options aimee and loveletter suggested, I’d be so happy! I love cocoa and with all those options, I think I’d die from joy!
Post # 8
LOVE these ideas, my worry is that I need somehting for the cocoa and cider to go in? plain black carafes? they have to stay hot, be able to be refilled easily, etc.
by the way I LOVE the ideas of the whip cream cans, syrup, etc. I’m SO doing that. I teach sunday school and a bunch of my kids will be at the reception so I’m sure there will be some fun pictures to be had with that!
you all rock.