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12.12.2013

Cure for the Office Blues: Hot Chocolate Bar and some printables


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Winter is here, snow has finally coated my corner of Northeast Ohio and to help ease the pain of the winter blues in our office we hosted mini hot chocolate bars set up all over the office.


Hot cocoa bars are all over Pinterest. In fact, it is hard not to scroll through Pinterest this time of year and not see at least one pin dedicated to hot chocolate. And, if you follow me on Pinterest you know I have been pinning those types of pins to my kids’ annual cookie party board. When the opportunity to do something like this in the office came up, I could not resist. Who doesn't like hot cocoa? (Well, I had them covered too with hot apple cider, but that is another post.)

Cure for the Office Blues: Hot Chocolate Bar and some printables
The lovely Ali with her fantastic (and fun) creation.
I work for a fairly large office with four coffee stations so we loaded up the fun stuff on trays and set them up near our coffee machines. Each tray had: marshmallows, candy canes, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, pirouettes, candy, mints, cinnamon, whipped cream and of course – hot chocolate.

Putting everything on trays made set-up and clean up uber easy.  Also, the coffee stations are pretty tight on space and the trays are easy to move.  It occurs to me now that it would have been way more interesting to have different toppings at different stations to encourage everyone to see different parts of the office but, I'll save that for next year.

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Prepping for four coffee stations was more work than I thought it would be but judging from people’s reactions and creations – it was absolutely worth it. And, it was a lot of fun. The hard part was keeping it a secret! As a bonus, I can save all of the printables for next year and can easily recreate this for the big cookie party. Two for the price of one!

Cure for the Office Blues: Hot Chocolate Bar and some printables
Thanks Brett for the photo of your hot cocoa!

If you would like to do this in your office or home click here for the spoon signs and here for the sign. They are free and no watermarks.


Cure for the Office Blues: Hot Chocolate Bar and some printables

Cure for the Office Blues: Hot Chocolate Bar and some printables

The spoon signs have guidelines to cut on but will not line up with any labels. I folded the cutouts in half and cut small slits above the words and below the words to thread a spoon through, taping the back.  Goodies that don't need spoons I taped the signs to large candy canes.





Cheers!


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