Valentines Day Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

This week I had my Activity Day girls over for our twice a month activity.  Activity Day girls are the girls aged 8-12 at church and I am lucky enough to get to play with them twice a month as my church job!  Best job in the whole church.

I’ll share more about our book review and book mark making activity this weekend but I also put together a Valentines Day Hot Chocolate Bar.  How fun is that!

I have shared the idea with you before but had only done a Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar.  I figured if it worked at Christmas it would work for Valentines Day too!

I thought my white antique dresser in my entry way would provide the perfect backdrop for the event.

hot chocolate bar

I removed most of the Valentine Decor I had there except for the subway art and the Be Mine banner.  If you want to see what it looked like before check out my Valentine Decor post.

I decided the Valentines Day Hot Chocolate Bar could also use some candy so there were some jars of Valentine candy too.

 hot chocolate bar

I decided the day of the activity that I really didn’t have the right pot to serve the hot chocolate in so I made a quick trip to Goodwill and look what was waiting just for me!

 hot chocolate barA vintage coffee pot – I was living right!

Of course we had to have some different topping to go on our hot chocolate including whip cream, sprinkles, red hots, strawberry heart shaped marshmallows.

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We also had marshmallow stir sticks that I dipped in chocolate and covered with sprinkles.

hot chocolate barI also made heart shaped sugar cookies.  I’ve got a great sugar cookie tutorial for you here.   I found this great cookie cutter at Cost Plus World Market that had a slot in it so the cookie could sit on the edge of the cup – the girls thought those were pretty fun!

hot chocolate bar

hot chocolate bar

I am taking a French class right now so I thought I’d practice a bit on my chalkboard sign.  I found the gold vintage frame at a vintage junk sale this weekend that became the perfect chalkboard.

hot chocolate bar

In fact both gold frames came from the junk show I went to.  For the bigger one I printed off some of Rhonna Designs great Valentine chalkboard art that I bought from her shop and just taped it to my chalkboard.

hot chocolate barI thought some of my milk glass collection was the perfect thing to hold some of the toppings.

hot chocolate bar

The girls had a blast and had fun drinking hot chocolate as they shared their favorite books.

 hot chocolate bar

hot chocolate bar

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day?

Enjoy!
Leigh Anne

For a few more Valentine ideas check out these posts:

Favorite Valentine Desserts

Malted Hot Chocolate Mix, Marshmallow Stir Sticks and a Valentine Printable

Valentine Sugar Cookie Tutorial

Cupid Corn Cookie Bar

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Valerie A. H. says

    I bet the girls will never forget your Activity Days. So much fun for them to come and see what you have set up for the hot chocolate bar. I use to be Activity Day Leader and had the girls doing some fun things. I realized that the girls didn’t know how to do basic things like simple sewing techniques so for one of our meetings I set up a “Teddy Bear Hospital”.
    When the girls came to the house that day, they were greeted with bears (Beanie Baby type) who were all in bed with bandages on them. I had put rips in the seams and the girls had to mend the bears. Then they got to bring them home. Was a big hit. Another time we had a lesson on etiquette. It was Christmas time and I had set my dinning room table very fancy and had heaping dishes of Christmas cookies and other delights along with a warm drink. We had a great lesson that they always remembered. They also liked the English Crackers filled with candy that was on each plate.
    Recently I helped my friend with her Activity Day by teaching a fine art class. The girls did so well. Love their enthusiasm! Enjoy your fun calling.

  2. says

    Hi! I’m a new follower!

    Love this! I am in charge of AD as well.
    It looks beautiful! I’m sure the girls loved it!
    Our activity this week focused on having a healthy heart… for vday.

    Carolyn… ccmcafeeperspective.com

  3. says

    Wow if only all activity day leaders would go all out like this! This is just too adorable! I’m a stake YW president and I will be doing a special dinner and recognition night for all the YW that have received thier medallions……I may have to steal some of your ideas! Sooo sooo cute! Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog!
    Karin
    Ps I’m pinning this too!

  4. Wendy Webster says

    I bet the girls felt so special! I think it was you who asked for book recommendations for these girls? I remember loving Number the Stars by Lois Lowry–it’s about the holocaust. I also loved Two Tickets to Freedom about slavery–I read all these in elementary school–I guess I was a history dork then too. :)

  5. says

    Wow — your AD girls are sooo lucky! I’m over the 8 year old AD girls and our things pale in comparison to that! Our budget is so measly we have to save up to do anything it seems! What a fun night & looks sooo tasty.

  6. says

    A wonderful idea. We have similar desert or sundae bars at some of our outdoor parties and the kids love them – no holiday required. And some of the adults act like children as well. Thanks for sharing.

  7. says

    How adorable Leigh Anne!! You always through the best parties… I wish we neighbors :) Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today… I’m so glad you came to party with me!! Please come back again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  8. says

    This looks so inviting! And I’m super, super jealous of your vintage gold frames turned chalkboard – nice find! And adorable hot chocolate bar!!

    • says

      It can be quite addicting can’t it! But I find so many uses for it that I think it justifies my collecting it or at least that is what I tell myself. I saw you were at the Six Sister’s Blog Conference – did you learn lots? Would love to hear about it.

  9. Brey says

    Oh my gosh. I stumbled on your website via pinterest when I saw your recipe for blueberry ice cream. And I absolutely love this hot chocolate bar. So creative and sweet.

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