This post is in partnership with Better Homes & Gardens and Walmart. All opinions and ideas, as always, are our very own.
Arizona has finally caught up to the rest of the nation with chilly nights and crisp mornings… in our home, that calls for a Hot Chocolate Station! A few times I’m a week I’m a “cool mom” (I dare you to not think of Amy Poeller from Mean Girls when you say that!) and let them have hot cocoa after breakfast or dinner… I have to simply put a lid on the hot cocoa mix and refill marshmallows… the rest of it can sit there until they’re ready for another cup. Easy peasy.
Here’s a few steps to put your own hot chocolate station together lickity split!
My favorite one-stop-shop is Walmart, where I can get all of the pretties to put this fun station together, as well as all of the ingredients for the cocoa. To start, I gathered a few rustic and glam pieces from the Better Homes & Garden Live Better line. The star of the show is that galvanized metal mug rack, could you just die? It’s so cute! Better Homes & Gardens Live Better line has a huge variety of the different metal finishes (copper, gold, rose gold, silver,) and they all pair so perfectly together!
After stacking a few wood slices I set the mug rack on top then worked around that. Mugs are definitely a must… especially when they’re hammered copper, (insert heart eye emoji here. ;)) Not only are they chic but they keep my hands toasty warm!
I used my favorite Better Homes & Garden cake stand (that wood base goes nicely with the rustic feel I was going for!) for height and topped it with a coordinating hammered Better Homes & Gardens candle and tea light candle holder… that yes, I stuck candy cane spoons in! Haha.
When your husband mistakenly burns the yummy Better Homes & Gardens Cashmere Amber scent to the wick the day before your photo shoot, you upcycle it into a marshmallow holder. 😉
Lastly, I added some festive holiday decor to really pull the winter theme together. These Better Homes & Gardens deer pillars are to die for darling… especially paired with the trio of LED Trees! Over the top cute!
That’s it. You really can’t get easier than this!
Want to see how it’s styled from start to finish? Watch this little video we put together!
- Better Homes & Gardens Galvanized Mug Rack
- Better Homes & Gardens Hammered Mule Mugs
- Better Homes & Gardens Deer Pillar Candle Holder
- Better Homes & Gardens Gold Wire Tea Light Candle Holder
- Better Homes & Gardens Hammered Gold Candle
- Better Homes & Gardens Acacia Wood and Marble Cake Stand
- Better Homes & Gardens 3-Pack LED Candle, Gold Tree
Visit our hot cocoa station from last year,
plus several hot chocolate recipes, mm!
Check out more holiday ideas with Better Homes & Gardens products from Walmart like our Dining Room Fall Tablescape,
Kristi’s Cozy Christmas Bedroom,
or get our DIY on how to make those fun bottle brush hoops you see peeking in the backdrop!
Visit more Live Better items from the team:
- Furniture for Easy Holiday Entertaining from Today’s Creative Life
- Modern Christmas Dining Room Tablescape from Crafted Sparrow
- 5 Tips for Easy Holiday Entertaining from Simply Designing
- Cozy Christmas Living Room from Fox Hollow Cottage
- How to Set an Informal Christmas Table from Home Stories A to Z
- Styling Seasonal Vignettes from Homemade by Carmona
- Christmas Entryway Decor from Refresh Restyle
- Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape from Simply Kierste
- How to Make Your Home Feel Like the Holidays from Know How She Does It