Monday, December 7, 2015

Our Hot Drink Station - Sending Hot Cocoa Love

Hello and welcome...I want to share our Christmas hot drink station for this year. It was really cute last year but I think I love it even more this year mixing the vintage blue in with the red. Our retro 50s kitchen still has the original tiles so it was fun to pull the blue from the old tiles into our Christmas decor.

Having hot winter drinks at the ready and all in one place, is made easy when you contain it in one tray.

coffee bar, hot cocoa station, keurig

Not all of us can afford to run to buy a hot drink at Starbucks when we have a craving for a flavored coffee so having a coffee bar at home saves so much money and coffee bar ideas abound from simple like I did, on a tray, to fancy coffee bars. We have lots of coffee tips for the frugal coffee maker. Homemade peppermint mocha is my favorite so I keep peppermint kisses available to make my favorite Christmas coffee.

Christmas kitchen, peppermint Christmas decor

For the younger kids, a DIY hot cocoa station is what they are all about. Marshmallows, hot cocoa and cute straws are just a few of the hot cocoa station ideas to create a fun place to easily make a hot Christmas beverage. I have everyone's favorite Christmas cup ready to go.

hot cocoa bar, coffee station, Christmas decor

We use our yellow Keurig daily. I have had it three years now and by cleaning regularly, it has kept on making good coffee for us. I threw in a little bowl of tea bags because two of my girls love their hot tea in the mornings so we have a hot cocoa/coffee/tea bar ready to go.

vintage kitchen, Christmas kitchen, diy coffee bar

Come by for a hot beverage cause we are all set. We would love to see you! Bring cookies though!! From our vintage kitchen to yours, sending Hot Cocoa Love!


  1. So cheery, warm and inviting. I'd love a cup, but what is your current temp there? lol.

  2. Elaine, this is so inviting! Love hot chocolate even if it is 75...which is happening here in Texas in the next few days. Pinned.

    By the way, I have the red bowl with dots too. We really could shop together!

  3. Love the coffee maker - especially since you can also use it for other types of drinks. This is a super cute inviting station.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  4. How cute :) I love to bake so I would bring cookies with me!!! I have decided to make up a coffee/tea/hot chocolate bar this year and to decorate it for every holiday this year :) Enjoying a cuppa of coffee with some of William-Sonoma chocolate mint candy in my cuppa.....yummy!!

  5. I really like this! I put together a hot drink station for the first time this year. It was fun to bring everything together.

  6. I love how cute and festive your coffee, tea & hit cocoa station looks.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  7. I love your retro wall tiles and your red and blue hot drink station turned out so cute.

  8. How cute! It's very colorful and inviting. Keurig has added some colors since we bought ours. It's nice to see something cheerful besides stainless steel.

  9. How adorable! I love all the bright colors you use in your cheery vintage kitchen!!!

  10. That is one seriously-cute hot beverage station, Elaine! The color combo is one of my favorites. I adore the peppermint tree!

  11. I love your little coffee bar - so cheery and welcoming! As you know, it's just the two of us here now. I drink coffee and he drinks tea; neither one of us drinks hot chocolate. And I like my coffee plain and use a French Press, so that's what I have on my little coffee tray on the kitchen counter.

  12. This is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. I love your cocoa station. It's so festive! It makes me smile!!


  14. So cute Elaine! Have a safe day!