How to Create an At-Home Coffee Bar



By: Kara Woolery of Lillian Hope Designs

I don't know about you, but fall and winter are my FAVORITE seasons! I absolutely love bundling up in sweaters and boots, pumpkin spice everything, all of the fabulous holidays, and of course all the coffee and hot cocoa a girl's heart desires! I typically set up a coffee and hot cocoa bar anytime we are entertaining during the fall and winter. 


Here’s how to recreate this look in your home! Use a small area of your kitchen to set up your coffee and hot cocoa bar. Decorate with these free printables and Chinet® brand disposable products for your food and drinks. 


Mason jars are perfect for holding your coffee and hot cocoa. Offering several different flavors of coffee, including decaf, is a great way to make sure all of your guests are included. Be sure to offer a few different creamer flavors for the coffee as well. Setting out some Irish cream liquor adds some pizzazz to your hot drink bar and tastes delicious in coffee or hot cocoa. 



Comfort Cup® by Chinet® insulted to-go cups are absolutely PERFECT for a coffee and hot cocoa bar. They allow your guests to fill up and take their drink out into the cold with them, not to mention these cups were made for busy mornings when you need to take your coffee to go! 


Bite-sized treats are a must for any coffee and hot cocoa bar! You can pick some up at your local grocery store bakery, or bake your special family recipe. Either way, Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates are perfect for serving up some delicious bite-sized snacks. 



Be sure to download the free banner and tent card printables. The tent cards include editable text for you to label your own items for your next coffee and hot cocoa bar. I hope you set up a fun coffee and hot cocoa bar at your next get-together, and enjoy time spent with family and friends this fall and winter season! Share how you're celebrating the season with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MyChinetParty. 


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Kara is the founder and creative spark behind Lillian Hope Designs. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has always had a passion for the creative things in life. After dabbling in a few things she soon realized that her true passion was designing parties of all types. Kara decided to take a leap of faith and start Lillian Hope Designs in 2012; which was named after her daughter who has been her motivation and driving force for starting this business. She started blogging in 2015, and has since started doing party and product styling for brands.