This post is in conjunction with a sponsorship by Home Depot and P&G
I just love this time of year!
And one of my favorite things about the cold weather is getting to drink hot chocolate! So when it's time to entertain for the holidays, I love to set up a "hot chocolate bar" for my guests.
Read more about how I created the hot chocolate bar...and find out how to enter the giveaway after the break...
I like to make entertaining simple, but let's face it. It always involves cleaning. So I was excited when I was asked by Home Depot and Procter & Gamble if I would take part in their Seasons Cleanings challenge.
They provided me with some great Procter & Gamble cleaning products to use, and I got to get my house ready for Christmas entertaining by creating this cute hot chocolate bar.
Here's what my fall buffet looked like. I loved it.
But once I took it down, I had a bit of a mess on my hands, as you can imagine. So I set about cleaning up.
I found these adorable deer mugs on one of my holiday shopping trips, and they set the theme for the display. So I gave them a quick bath, and got them sparkling clean.
Once I had everything clean, I set about creating the hot chocolate bar. To make the backdrop, I used some plywood from Home Depot...and some old pallet wood. (I picked up some other goodies at Home Depot while I was there).
My dad helped me out and attached the pallet wood to the plywood backdrop using wood glue. And after it dried I had a perfect backdrop for my cardboard deer head. This idea came from one I had used my boys' bedroom previously...and I knew it would make the perfect Christmas-y display.
Then to set the mood, I used different sizes of white cake plates (to create levels for the display), some chalkboard art that I created, some chalkboard-themed napkins, the deer mugs, adorable straws, and - of course - marshmallows galore.
Now the hot chocolate bar is all ready for holiday entertaining!
And today, the good people of Home Depot and Procter & Gamble are giving one lucky Shabby Nest reader the chance to win a $200 Home Depot Gift Card and some Procter & Gamble cleaning products so that you can get your home ready for the holidays!
To enter simply leave a comment on this post. It's as easy as that! The giveaway is open until Wednesday, December 11 at 11:59 pm MST. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on the blog later this week.
Good luck and have a great day~
This post is in conjunction with a sponsorship by Home Depot and P&G. The opinions expressed are 100% mine.