(Closed) Hot Cocoa, Cider, and Coffee Bar

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

We’re having hot cocoa at our reception too and it will be pre-mixed!  You’re right about worrying about the mess it would make having guests mix their own.

Post # 4
Hostess
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would rather have it pre-mixed. The packets are messy and seem kind of cheap for some reason. If people were at your house you wouldn’t give them a drink packet, right? 

Post # 5
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1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go with home-made, especially if you have a way of serving it. It tastes better than the dehydrated mixes any day. 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the hot chocolate and cider bar sounds like a great idea (and makes me want some of my own!) 

I agree that packets don’t seem to fit the occasion.  If you are worried about separation, maybe hot chocolate on a stick could be an option?  There is a place in NYC called Popbar that sells it, and it is AMAZING.  It wouldn’t be messy, and all you’d have to provide is the steamed milk:

It would also be really unique, and I bet your guests would be impressed (I know I would!) 🙂

I know there are tons of recipes out there for it too.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I’m planning on somewhat the same thing and I’m leaning towards the hot chocolate on a stick option because it is versatile.  Someone can eat the fudge plain, or mix it with the hot milk, or even put it in their coffee for a mocha.  There will be no mess from it and it seems like a classier alternative.  Plus I found this recipe:

http://candy.about.com/od/christmascandy/r/Hot-Chocolate-On-A-Stick.htm

It seems really quick and easy.  There are also options for differnt “flavors” like rolling the fudge in crushed peppermint candy or making the fudge out of white chocolate instead of milk.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i love this hot chocolate on a stick thing.  so cool.  what a great idea.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d say definitely don’t provide individual packets.  They’re messy, and to be honest, they don’t taste all that great – there’s always gross filmy stuff on top.  Definitely either go with pre-mixed or the stick idea!

Post # 10
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

love the stick idea, i think i might do that too!

Post # 11
Hostess
14024 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Mmm sounds delicious! We had a coffee bar at our wedding, and our guests loved it! I agree that for convenience and cleanliness, I’d go with the homemade!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Wow, that hot chocolate on a stick is awesome!  Definitely choose that or the pre-mixed stuff.  Yum!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK ? omgg. That made my morning 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Bunny82:  

Thanks for that link! I’ve bought them, but I find they’re stupid expensive for hot chocolate so I don’t do it very often. I am so making these for our Jul party. 🙂 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

So after posting the hot chocolate on a stick yesterday, I could not stop thinking about it, and I convinced my husband to go after our anniversary dinner (how has it been one month already?  eeep!)

He got the white chocolate, and i got the milk chocolate, and it was just as amazing as I remembered it:

Mmmmm.

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