Hot Cocoa Winter Party Display & Giveaway

by Esther Holden January 29, 2015

We're sharing a fun styled winter hot cocoa party display and HUGE GIVEAWAY! We've partnered with 15 awesome businesses to bring you an inspirational party display. If you like what you see here you could win some of the items shown PLUS more! How does lots of fun party supplies, treats, awesome products, shop credits and a $100 visa gift card sound?! One lucky winner is going to get a sweet prize pack valued at $450! We hope you enjoy our hot cocoa party! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post and check out all of the great businesses bringing you this fun event!

Picking your theme: Red, white and blue isn't just for forth of July. It's also perfect for a hot cocoa winter ONEderland party and the nice thing is that it works for a boy or girl! I channeled the advice shared in a recent blog post we featured last month from Sarah of Be Envied Entertaining while putting together our display. Having limited space and a lot of fabulous items to showcase I knew I needed to create layers. I did this by using a dark colored chest on the top of the tabletop to help anchor the center of the display and provide a surface to hold the larger elements like the darling Hot Cocoa Warms the Heart Print by Polkadot Paper Company, mini hot cocoa mug pinata and Balloon Wands by Handcrafted Parties. Stringing pretty garlands through the display helped as well. Benzie Designs made the fun blue polka dot felt garland with tinsel that worked perfectly to go across the front of the chest and add a touch of color. Their fun red feltfetti dots were a couple places in the display. The bottom of the display is decorated with a fabulous tissue tassel garland by Glam Fete. They were able to customize the colors to match our event and it really provides an extra touch of whimsy to our display!

Hot Cocoa Coconut Cupcakes: We used a box chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes and used Sweets & Treats Boutique's fabulous designer greaseproof cupcake liners because they hold their color well with even dark cakes! When the cupcakes are ready to be decorated top with a swirl of vanilla frosting and roll in shredded coconut. This makes them look like a snowball which works well if your party is in the winter time. To make them even more fun and flavorful add another swirl of frosting using a jumbo star frosting tip with chocolate coconut flavored frosting (thank you Betty Crocker for this new frosting flavor!). Finish with tiny marshmallows and top with a candy to finish your yummy Hot Cocoa-Coconut Cupcakes!

Hot Cocoa Bar: You can't have a hot cocoa party without having a hot cocoa bar! You can go as simple or complex with as many toppings as you want. Here we used the main essentials of hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and mini chocolate chips. We also featured some extra special treats like chocolate coated peppermint stir sticks with mini chips and tiny marshmallows...yum! Our new red glitter small wooden scoops are perfect to add to the fun tin buckets I found to hold the cocoa mix and some of the toppings.

Marshmallow Love: Did you know you can get super soft marshmallows with your name, logo or a design on it? We were so excited to find Candy With a Twist which is a company that can make you custom marshmallows and kits for your special event! They made the fun heart and snowflake marshmallows and hot cocoa and marshmallow stir sticks that really made our hot cocoa bar look special.

Hot Cocoa Sticks: As a bonus to our hot cocoa bar we had some of Candy With a Twist's hot cocoa and marshmallow stir sticks that we decorated with fun printable flag toppers and party rounds from Lemonberry Moon. They not only added to the display but could be enjoyed at your party or used as party favors! And how cute are those mitten cake pops tucked in confetti stuffed shot glasses! We'll give you more details on those shortly!

Hot Cocoa Party Printables: When planning a themed party finding a printable party sets can really help with the decoration of your dessert display and party favors. Lemonberry Moon designed and extensive set giving us lots of fun elements that we used on multiple items in the display. The flag toppers and rounds were so versatile! We used them both as an accent on the hot cocoa stir sticks and they also came in handy to add a little flag to the cake pop sticks with a jumbo red heart sprinkle! How cute do the candy filled milk bottles with thank you tags and some of the party rounds for the cap look?!

Party Favors: A variety of favors were used in the display we created. They provide decoration and make great take away gifts too! Our fun red berry baskets were filled with all kinds of treats as a thank you gift for guests. If you are having guests of all ages it is nice to have a few options for favors with different styes of goodies. We added edible items like our hot cocoa rice crispy pops (click HERE to get our recipe featured on Forever Your Prints Blog), chocolates, Sixlet candy wands by Handcrafted Parties and heart marshmallow pop that you can find instructions on how to make on our last blog post. We stuck in a few items for guests to enjoy later like hot cocoa packets, a hot cocoa wooden spoon, jumbo paper straws and Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Lip Balm by Orange Thyme! It smells just like hot cocoa and marshmallows!

Special decorations to make your event memorable: Once you select your party theme it is nice to find special decorations that you can use in your display but also have as a keepsake. For our event you can't get much sweeter than the adorable Marshfellow figurine holding a cup of hot cocoa by Marshfellows and the mini "hot cocoa mug" pinata by Lisa Frank of Handcrafted Parties. You can fill the mini pinata with sweet treats and tiny presents for the birthday boy or girl and the figurine is a darling reminder of the special day!

Everyone's favorite cookie all decked out: Who doesn't love Oreo's? These take the cake, or we should say take the place of a cake on our dessert table! The chocolate covered Oreo's by Candy by Luci matched our theme colors perfectly and looked great next to the chocolate covered peppermint sticks. Decorated with pretty sprinkles and edible glitter they were a special treat for our display. If Maine and Arizona were closer we would have had Alyssa of Cuteology Cakes make a custom cake for our display. Her cakes are magical and beyond what I could create. I was inspired by a ONEderland and Mr. Penguin cake set she made recently and carried the color scheme over to our event. Even though we didn't have a full size cake we had plenty of smaller treats to make our display special.

Mitten Cake Pops: We adore the work of Becca of Sweet Whimsy Shop! She makes the most beautiful and tasty cake pops. They mitten shaped ones she sent for our event are just perfect! We used a pair of them as the topper in the jumbo cupcake we made and the other sets were placed in a shot glass filled with custom confetti by The Confetti Bar. Doesn't confetti just make everything look better! You will see it scattered here and there throughout our display and it really added another dimension of detail! The two "C"'s go together perfectly! Confetti and Cake Pops can really make your party fun!

Favor Bags For You: Getting a favor bag at a birthday party is like opening a stocking on Christmas. You don't know what might be inside but you know you are going to like it! We tucked all kinds of fun little items in our small glassine favor bags and used some darling chalkboard style "For You" gift tags from Polkadot Paper Company. They also designed the "Thank You" tags used on some of the red berry basket favors and the Hot Cocoa Warms the Heart print that is one of the main design elements of the party display and pulls everything together. We got an inexpensive frame and painted it blue to go with our color scheme and decorated the matte with some of the red funfetti felt by Benzie Designs and think it turned out darling to showcase the print.

We hope you enjoyed our hot cocoa party and now we have our big giveaway to share with you!!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Thanks to all of the great businesses we partnered with we have a prize pack to offer one lucky winner that is valued at $450.00! $350 worth of items and shop credits PLUS a $100.00 Visa Gift Card!

Giveaway runs until Wednesday at midnight February 4, 2015 so make sure to enter!

ONE WINNER GETS ONE FABULOUS PRIZE:

- Gift set of baking and party supplies including red berry baskets, tiny marshmallows, mini sprinkles, hot cocoa wooden spoons, jumbo red stripe tall paper straws, cupcake liners, favor bags, twine, mini clothespins from The Bakers Party Shop
- Set of snowflake and heart marshmallows & 6 hot cocoa-marshmallow stir sticks from Candy With a Twist
- Hot cocoa Warms the Heart Print, set of For You and Thank You gift tags from Polkadot Paper Company
- Set of large candy wands, set of small candy wands, balloon wands and mini cocoa mug pinata from Lisa Frank of Handcrafted Parties
- Spa bath and body gift set, perfume oil and lip balm by Orange Thyme
- 4 packs of confetti in a variety of awesome colors from The Confetti Bar
- Marshfellow figurine holding hot cocoa mug by Marshfellows
- Set of 10 chocolate covered pretzels and 4 chocolate covered oreo's from Candy by Luci
- Hot Cocoa Party Printable Set by Lemonberry Moon - printed version will be sent with the prize
- Gift certificate for 6 Colored Cake Pops by Sweet Whimsy Shop
- $25 shop credit to Benzie Designs
- $25 shop credit to Glam Fete
- $100 visa gift card sponsored by Sweets and Treats Boutique, Be Envied Entertaining, Cuteology Cakes and Forever Your Prints

 

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Vendor & Sponsor Credits:

Polkadot Paper Company - Hot Cocoa Warms the Heart Print, For You Gift Tags, Thank You Gift Tags

Candy With a Twist - Heart & Snowflake Marshmallows + Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Stir Sticks

Sweets & Treats Boutique - Aqua Rugby Stripe & Red Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Lisa Frank of Handcrafted Parties - Balloon Wands, Candy Wands, Mini Pinata

Benzie Designs - Felt Dot and Tinsel Garland & Feltfetti Dot Confetti

Marshfellows - Marshellow figurine holding hot cocoa mug

Lemonberry Moon - Printable Hot Cocoa Party Set

Orange Thyme - Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Lip Balm

Sweet Whimsy Shop - Mitten Shaped Cake Pops

Candy By Luci - Chocolate Covered Oreo's

The Confetti Bar - Custom Confetti

Glam Fete - Tissue Tassel Garland

Be Envied Entertaining

Forever Your Prints

Cuteology Cakes

This post was styled, written and photographed by Esther of The Bakers Party Shop. If you share a photo from our post a link must be displayed back to this post and credit given to The Bakers Party Shop. All photos and content are copyright of The Bakers Party Shop & The Bakers Confections, All rights reserved 2015. 

 



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57 Responses

Catherine Holt
Catherine Holt

February 05, 2015

How awesome is this cocoa bar. I don’t think I know too many people that would be able to resist it! Those berry basket party favors are irresistible!

Would love you to share these ideas at our Marvelous Monday link party on Smart Party Planning too :-)

Ashley
Ashley

February 04, 2015

Best party table set up ever…makes me rethink my next kiddos party!!

Katherine
Katherine

February 04, 2015

I love the cupcakes with mini marshmallows and coconut!!! So creative and yummy looking!

Jamie
Jamie

February 04, 2015

Almost forgot my favorite part is the party favors!!!

Jamie
Jamie

February 04, 2015

This has to be the best winter/hot cocoa post ever!

Megan
Megan

February 04, 2015

Your cupcakes are SO cute!! I love their design! They look way too good to eat :)

Rebecca K.
Rebecca K.

February 04, 2015

I went into a sugar coma just looking at all of this!

Michelle
Michelle

February 04, 2015

I love hot cocoa with real chocolate melted into it! No powdered stuff for me!

Gladymar Rodriguez
Gladymar Rodriguez

February 04, 2015

The cupcakes are my favorite part. They look so delicious. I am a huge fan of cupcakes

April Proveaux
April Proveaux

February 04, 2015

I love the tassel garland

Nicole
Nicole

February 04, 2015

I love how everything makes me feel wintery and happy and like I want to cozy up to my man and drink hot chocolate by the fire!

Melissa P
Melissa P

February 04, 2015

I love the little marshmallow figurine! SO cute! And the felt garland, and the marshmallows, and the chocolate – pretty much EVERYTHING!

Jessica H.
Jessica H.

February 04, 2015

Ohhhh such a lovely giveaway! I think the cupcakes are my favorite part of the display..but truly it all looks amazing!

Alex Bambrick
Alex Bambrick

February 04, 2015

I love the chocolate covered Oreo’s, they’re my favorite cookie & to have them covered in chocolate – yumm!

Natalie J Vandenberghe
Natalie J Vandenberghe

February 04, 2015

I love the colorful display! The addition of the beautiful shade of blue is nice—so many displays this time of year only have red and white (not that there’s anything wrong with that…)

Zabrina Zajac
Zabrina Zajac

February 04, 2015

Simply beautiful!

Joleen
Joleen

February 04, 2015

I love the whole display! The mitten cake pops are my favorite!

Nichole Wick
Nichole Wick

February 04, 2015

I love this!!! It has given future cute ideas for gifts :) I hope I win, but I wish everyone good luck :)

Hannah F.
Hannah F.

February 04, 2015

I almost forgot! My favorite hot chocolate is rich hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, and caramel on top ?

Hannah F.
Hannah F.

February 04, 2015

I almost forgot! My favorite hot chocolate is rich hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, and caramel on top ?

Hannah F.
Hannah F.

February 04, 2015

I love this giveaway!!! Everything is super cute and I absolutely adore the cupcakes and the little mitten cake pops. The setup is adorable and I am crossing my fingers that I will win :)

Liz R.
Liz R.

February 04, 2015

I love this and it will be a fun addition to a Valentine’s Day party.

kimber
kimber

February 04, 2015

What a fab party idea! LOVE hot chocolate with whipped cream! Now to peruse the site more!!!

Donna T
Donna T

February 04, 2015

Luv the cupcakes with the mittens !!

Holly
Holly

February 04, 2015

This is absolutely magical!

Karen
Karen

February 04, 2015

I love the tin pails with the chalkboard :)

Shanna Valine
Shanna Valine

February 04, 2015

You’re gonna make me pick just one!?!? I love all of the garlands and the cupcakes and the idea in general!

Ashley I
Ashley I

February 04, 2015

This is adorable!

mamafamous
mamafamous

February 04, 2015

The bright colors!

Meagan
Meagan

February 03, 2015

My favorite kind of hot chocolate is French vanilla with whipped cream!

Shanna
Shanna

February 03, 2015

The cupcakes are so cute- I LOVE the garland and the favor boxes. Heck, the whole party is amazing!!! So many details to love!

Dawn Goldson Smith
Dawn Goldson Smith

February 03, 2015

The dipped peppermint sticks and the marshmallows….although it was hard to pick my favorite, fabulous job!!

lauren katz
lauren katz

February 03, 2015

All the marshmallows!! Yum!

Gabriela
Gabriela

February 03, 2015

Love the set up!

Amy Heffernan
Amy Heffernan

February 02, 2015

The peppermint!!!!

Jillian
Jillian

February 02, 2015

Hope I win for my little ones winter onederland party!

Madeline
Madeline

February 02, 2015

I love everything about the giveaway and. I also love chocolate.

Kerri murley
Kerri murley

February 01, 2015

Such a cute and great idea. The cocoa bar is genius! I love everything about it! Hard to choose my favorite touch! My new favorite hot cocoa is pumpkin hot cocoa from target!

sue
sue

January 30, 2015

I love it all. We would love having a hot coco party like this!

Kelly
Kelly

January 30, 2015

I love the felt garland!

Charissa N.
Charissa N.

January 30, 2015

My favorite kid of hot chocolate is pumpkin spice.

Constance W.
Constance W.

January 30, 2015

The entire display is hot cocoa perfection and the dark brown wood chest is a special touch!

Yaney
Yaney

January 30, 2015

Great tips and ideas for a fun party!

makeba
makeba

January 30, 2015

My favorite kind of hot cocoa is definitely Hazeulnut or peppermint!

Katie W.
Katie W.

January 29, 2015

What a cute party idea!! Great for winter birthdays!!!

Leslie Piggott
Leslie Piggott

January 29, 2015

I love the Polkadot Paper Company’s designs for this package. So cute!

michelle C
michelle C

January 29, 2015

The cute print and the colors! so fun!!

Maria Cosentino
Maria Cosentino

January 29, 2015

Absolutely love the brightness of the colors and how it coordinates beautiful as a neutral color palette

Stacey
Stacey

January 29, 2015

I love hot chocolate with caramel!

Barbara Parnell
Barbara Parnell

January 29, 2015

Love it all! Just so adorable!!

GINA BLADES
GINA BLADES

January 29, 2015

I love dark chocolate hot cocoa.

Molly
Molly

January 29, 2015

Those marshmallows are so cute!

Tess Streasick
Tess Streasick

January 29, 2015

hot cocoa is my obsession! love everything about this!

April
April

January 29, 2015

Love the marshmallow cupcakes!!! Adorable and easy!!!

Amy M. C.
Amy M. C.

January 29, 2015

What’s not to love about this hot cocoa bar! There is just too much cuteness going on! My favorites are the glitter wooden scoops and the circle and fringe garland.

Bailey
Bailey

January 29, 2015

I love all the detail!! But the tassel garland might be my fave

Suzanne
Suzanne

January 29, 2015

I love the color scheme…wintry, but not to wintry that it’s a Christmas throwback.

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