It is unseasonably warm here (and I am NOT complaining) but that hasn't stopped us from drinking our weight in hot chocolate. In the past our set up was not kid friendly. Everything was stored in various cabinets and I had to make every cup. That got old fast.
This year I turned our hutch into a hot chocolate bar. I asked the girls what they wanted to put in their hot chocolate and then set it all out so they can easily get it when they want a cup. I've had to refill the peppermint m&m's a few times now. They are a big hit.
What makes this the best ever hot chocolate bar? You can add anything you want. Be as creative and adventurous and you want. We are pretty basic so we picked marshmallows, pepermint sticks, candy canes, white and milk chocolate chips, and peppermint m&m's.
I stored it all in cute mason jars and of course added some cute Christmas themed mugs.
I seriously recommend setting on up. It doesn't have to take up much space, and definitely makes making a cup easier.