Though the holidays are over, winter is not. It seems to drag on and on during the long, dark months of January and February. The cold can wear us down. We think we deserve warmth and gathering with friends for fun in the winter. Honey Pie Kids, Michigan’s #1 children’s clothing boutique, totally supports extra celebrations, and we think hosting a fun hot chocolate party gives you the excuse to get together with friends, and gather around something everyone loves: hot chocolate. We have some ideas to get you started with the planning, and a few ideas for what to wear and even a couple party favor suggestions (from Honey Pie Kids of course!).
Pick A Theme
A hot chocolate party is very versatile. It not only could make a great theme for a birthday party, you could also choose a more specific theme: a rainbow hot chocolate party, a pajama hot chocolate party, Valentine’s Day hot chocolate party, chocolate mustache party, a pink party, a peppermint party, snowflake party or anything else that sounds fun and relevant to the party goers. Picking a theme gives the party direction, but don’t pick something so specific that guests would have to buy something for the party. Consider an activity to coincide with hot chocolate: maybe a cozy movie, snowball fight or sledding.
Gathering supplies is the fun part, and sometimes the best party supplies don’t come from the party store. Since the hot chocolate itself is the star of the show, plan out how you will serve it. If you don’t have enough mugs to go around, consider buying a pack of disposable cups with lids. They are cute, and reduce the dishes by a lot! You might make carafes of hot chocolate in advance ready to be served and topped, but you might want the guests to be able to have full control over the thickness, creaminess, and temperature of their hot chocolate. Boiling water could be in a carafe, and different flavors of hot chocolate powder could be options for your guests. Pre-flavored hot chocolate powder makes it easy! Mocha hot chocolate, peppermint hot chocolate, white hot chocolate, and caramel hot chocolate give guests many delicious options. Toppings are what give the hot chocolate flair, and ties your theme in nicely. Sprinkles, syrups, flavored whipped cream, and candies give the finishing touches to a creamy mug of hot chocolate.
Time to Party
Set up an attractive hot chocolate bar in a location with easy access and lots of layers and options. Welcome your guests, and start in on the fun. If hot chocolate is the follow up to a cold, outdoor activity, make sure your guests have places to hang up their wet gear to dry. If your guests need something cozy Honey Pie Kids features one of our favorite brands, and a popular one in winter: Candy Pink. These cozy pajama pants and shorts even come in a hot chocolate theme. We even stock the pillow cases and blankets—a perfect addition to a hot chocolate party or for a party favor!
Don’t let winter get you down this year. Make the long, dark days brighter and warmer with friends, hot chocolate, and Honey Pie Kids.