Offer a DIY hot cocoa bar
Hot chocolate is inexpensive and loved by kids and adults alike, so it’s the perfect treat for a crowd, says party planner Ngoc Nguyen Lay, of Skybox Event Productions. And a serve-yourself bar takes the pressure off you! Simply make a big batch of hot chocolate before your guests arrive and transfer it to a slow cooker set on low. Place it on a table next to a ladle and mugs, then line up bowls of easy-to-spoon mix-ins like shredded coconut, chocolate chips, peppermint candies and marshmallows.