Hello hello! The countdown is on! Are you ready? I didn’t get all the decor out that I wanted, but at this point it may not happen. I’m so close to done with shopping and about half way done wrapping, so I’m feeling pretty stress-free at this point.
I probably shouldn’t have said that out loud. 😉
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Christmas traditions — our hot chocolate station that I LOVE putting together every year. It usually changes up a bit year to year but it’s always so festive! This year I set it up on the buffet in our dining area:
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I keep all of the staples we love in our hot chocolate handy — marshmallows of course! Red hots for a touch of cinnamon and the peppermint Hersheys so you get just hint of the peppermint with an extra shot of chocolate. 😉
I also love the peppermint sticks for the flavor, plus they are great for stirring. I don’t know anyone that uses straws for hot chocolate, but they are CUTE and I love them so they are always on on the tray. Ha!
I found the softest Christmas table runner at Target that I placed over the buffet:
The ends are the best part — you can get a better look at the puff balls and fringe on the end here:
I always struggle with centerpieces, all year round. I just never feel like I get it just right because it’s too little or too tall or whatever.
I added a few berry pics here and there (told you I use those everywhere
!) and then some votives tucked in as well. Those are a mix of Goodwill votives and yogurt containers I save. 🙂
Other than that I just hung some wreaths from the windows and added some pillows to the window seat
Oh! And the garland wrapped around the light fixture. 🙂 Greenery goes such a long way when it comes to making a room feel festive!:
We host quite a bit, especially around the holidays, so I didn’t want a ton of stuff in here that would get in the way. I love how it all came together!
Our morning room isn’t as fancy as a dedicated dining room. It’s open to our great room and kitchen, so I try to keep the decor low key and cozy:
Do you go all out in your dining room or keep it simple? Have you ever put together a hot chocolate station? It’s such a cute spot that serves us well even beyond the holidays!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
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