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a warm wedding treat on a cold day


If you’re in the Midwest, you’re probably watching the snow come down and dreaming about warmer days to come! I love hot cocoa and today as I was dreaming of a steamy cup to go with this chilly weather I immediately started thinking about all of the fun ways I would garnish it for a party, and how you you could do the same for your winter or fall wedding in Michigan! Start with some delicious gourmet hot chocolate, and then provide as many delicious garnishes as you please! And perhaps some adorable mugs as well?

Tasty Topping Options:

  • Peppermint sticks
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Homemade marshmallows
  • Ginger snap cookies
  • Chocolate chips (or mint chocolate chips, even better!)
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Rock candy swizzle sticks
  • Homemade biscotti
  • Chocolate dipped spoons
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices to dust on top
  • Candy crumbles: toffee crunch, peppermints, candy bars
  • For the adults: Peppermint schnapps, Kahlua or Baileys

I think a fabulous assortment of cookies would be the perfect accompaniment to this table, and you could even create some “take home” mugs for guests to enjoy later. For delicious take-home favors, include a keepsake mug, hot cocoa mix and a chocolate spoon, beautifully wrapped and ready to go! Your guests can enjoy hot cocoa at your reception, or opt to take a mug to go!

Stay warm out there and Happy Planning!

posted by Jessica | Stella Event Design

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