For our church's monthly ladies night activity we had a hot cocoa bar. Several ladies got together earlier in the week and decorated the mugs. We had one for each lady to take home and extras for them to take to the ladies they visit each month that were not able to make it.
We had three kinds of hot chocolate (milk, dark, and Mexican) and one crock pot of apple cider.
One lady made mint chocolate covered spoons to stir with. Yum!
There were lots to mix-ins and flavorings to add.
We played a mixer where everyone put one shoe into the laundry basket and then drew a different one out. Each person found the match to the shoe they picked and learned something new about them to share with the group.
We also played another game after everyone had gotten their drinks. If you had whipped cream on your drink you shared your engagement story, if you had marshmallows you shared your most embarrassing moment, and if you had nothing you shared a pet peeve.
*Note: I would not recommend sharing pet peeves. It would have been better to have them share a talent or favorite food, etc.
To end the night we all sat in the living room and listened to some inspiring Christmas stories. It was such a nice and relaxing evening with friends. I look forward to another cocoa party next year!