This weekend, we had friends over for a Star Wars marathon. We watched Rogue One through The Force Awakens. And then wound up watching some crazy 2 hour cut of all three prequels (alright, I stared at my phone through most of it.)
We planned to watch three movies Saturday and two on Sunday. But we had a later start than planned and stopped Saturday after two and figured we’d just cut to The Force Awakens on Sunday. And then after our friends left on Saturday, Preston and I cleaned up a bit, took a nice walk with the dog, and decided to watch the next two movies! So we watched FOUR on Saturday. It was actually super relaxing and really fun.
We haven’t had a free weekend in so long, and it felt SO luxurious to sit around and watch movies for most of the day. (I did wrap all my Christmas gifts, work on a couple homemade Christmas gifts, and blog during the last two movies Saturday. But still!) Though now I might be a little unmotivated for the week ahead.
Given that I’ve been a little overwhelmed and didn’t want to add toooo much to my list, I decided just to make a hot cocoa bar and keep our snacks really simple.
I didn’t even make my hot cocoa bar pretty or elaborate, BUT it was still fun and I thought I’d share with you guys what I did and some bonus ideas on what you can add to make an even more fun hot cocoa bar. I wasn’t planning to repeat it today, but it was just so easy (and I had loads of supplies leftover) so I did.
- for the cocoa: I added about 20 servings of cocoa (just a store-bought mix to make life easy) and water to my Instant Pot, set it on saute for fifteen minutes, and then switched it to “keep warm”. Easy!
- a few fun alcoholic ideas: candy cane vodka, kahlua, Irish cream, or any of the amazing flavors of kahlua (I had salted caramel leftover from THIS amazing creation.)
- flavored coffee creamers. we had peppermint out today.
- marshmallows. bonus points if you make them look like stormtroopers. my sister also brought marshmallow fluff which was awesome too.
- all the sprinkles!
- candy canes
- whipped cream
Happy winter, friends.