The Holiday season is upon us and I would like to do a series of posts (1 each week) featuring ideas for holiday traditions, some that I have started with my own family others that I would like to start someday.
The first one is tree decorating complete with a hot chocolate bar. We did this last night for the first time and I would love to make it a family tradition.
I made a big deal about it, hyping it up to Mallory. I told her after her nap we would decorate the tree and make our very own hot chocolate bar! She was super excited about both!
There are so many various ways to do this but we kept it pretty simple and I'm sure as the girls get older it will be altered through the years. For now we bought instant hot coco (when the girls are older I would like to try home made hot coco). The toppings included tiny marshmallows, chocolate chips, whip cream, and Xmas sprinkles and candy canes. I pulled out our festive holiday mugs. I bought the cute santa cups at Target and the real mugs for the grown ups are from Pier 1.
Again, ideas for toppings are endless- chocolate shavings, toffee chips, peppermint candy, ice cream, nuts etc..
The girls were able to choose what they wanted to put in their hot coco. They LOVED this!
All ready to enjoy as we decorate the tree!
The first of many family traditions we will do this season! Simple and easy but hopefully memorable! Stay tuned for more various traditions shared in the coming month!