12.09.2013

A Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar & A Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway~

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.

87 comments:

Susanne Hefner said...

I love your hot chocolate bar.
Thank you for the give away.

Kelly said...

Looks great, now I want some hot chocolate!

Janet Cobbel said...

Beautiful! I especially love the deer head mount!

Sean C said...

It's looks stunning! I love the idea of a Hot Chocolate Bar.

Alina Conn said...

I love, love, love the felt trees and the deer head. Great stuff.

Julie said...

Fun fun giveaway!

kellyr78 said...

We are completing a lot of home improvement projects so this would be great!
Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Maureen said...

Great giveaway....chocolate is perfect every time of the year.

Lisa Brown said...

wow, thank you for the chance to win :)
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Anjanette said...

This would be amazing. We are in the middle of a giant mess while finishing our basement.

the cape on the corner said...

loving the felt trees!

Kay B said...

Love how it all cam together, so creative!

Kay B

Lindsey Nieves said...

Love the mugs! Thinking of doing a hot chocolate bar myself.

Shirley said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I could sure use some things from home depot. Merry Christmas.

JC said...

Love the fall buffet and white cake plates idea, beautiful and lovely.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Sarah Doughty said...

Super excited for your chocolate bar inspiration! As well as the giveaway!!

kayla said...

This would be awesome to win!

The Redhead said...

I hate to be a copy cat but its just too fab not to! Thanks for sharing your creative mind and the great giveaway! Love it all!

Brittany T said...

Just Lovely! Just prefect for the holiday season!

Morgan Lewis said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! Love your blog :)

Mami2jcn said...

Happy Holidays!

Thanks for the chance!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Andrea B. said...

What a great giveaway!

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Ryan and Katie Whipple said...

I love hot chocolate this time of year! I can't get enough!

Pink and Green Mom said...

The hot chocolate bar looks awesome! I definitely need some help cleaning up for the holidays. I'm gonna have a full house!

Natasha said...

That looks adorable - I love the mugs!!

dade said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!
Daydra Clement

Life of a Little Songbird said...

Awesome giveaway! My hubs would love those coffee cups!

Ally said...

The idea of a hot chocolate bar has never occurred to me! Why?! I love it! We'll have to do it this year and add cinnamon, cayenne, and maybe some orange extract (:

Six Figures Under said...

Looks lovely! What an adorable theme!

Mary said...

I'm so in love with your hot chocolate station! You have inspired me to make one this year for my holiday visitors. I would love to win a gift card to The Home Depot, we go there all the time for all of our household and gardening projects. Blessings, Mary

618mom said...

Love me some hot chocolate!
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Colleen Boudreau (collifornia) said...

Awesome, thank you! :)

rachel said...

Those are two awesome brands! Thanks for the giveaway!!

freebiequeen15 said...

I'd LOVE to win this and share with my family

Mary said...

Perfect Hot Chocolate Bar! Love the Reindeer on the wood! Hope I win - our neighborhood has been snowbound with low -10 deg. F. and 8 inches of snow. We could use a party with a Hot Chocolate Bar!
Hope I win!
Mary in Oregon
blukazam@yahoo.com

Life Between Potato and Rice said...

Beautiful Hot Chocolate bar !! Love those mugs too !! I hope I win :)

Cheryl said...

I'll be stopping by for some delicious hot chocolate! Your deer theme is really cute. I just bought a deer pillow and I'm working on a foam-core deer head so I'm into deer this year too.

Jenny said...

Love your hot chocolate bar & I'd love to win the giveaway

Elena said...

thank you for the giveaway!

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

Lora said...

thank you so much for the giveaway. I can think of several things I need at Home Depot for the holidays.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love the hot chocolate bar! So fun!

sunny said...

Love the hot chocolate bar. My kids will be home from college Wednesday so tomorrow I have a week's worth of cleaning and decorating to get done. First up...set up my hot beverage station so it's ready when they hit the door Wednesday.

Nicki Parrish said...

Great Hot Chocolate bar! I always love them when I see other bloggers set them up, but I can't seem to find room for one! Maybe the buffet in my dining room. The wheels are spinning in my mind.

Dee said...

Thank you so much for the chance! This is awesome!

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I love the idea of a hot chocolate bar!

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Whitney Laurence said...

This is a phenomenal idea, and I plan on borrowing it when my family comes to visit this Christmas. Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to enter the giveaway! :)

Susan M. said...

Thanks for the opportunity! In typical kid fashion, the marshmallows are always the first to go when I set up a hot chocolate bar!

Lynn S said...

This is beautiful! I really love the deer head.

smartkim said...

LOVE it!!! I want to create a Hot Chocolate Bar this Christmas and it is nice to see how to set one up. Thanks so much!

Haley said...

What a great hot chocolate bar! I hope I win some DIY cash!

merrymac said...

What a great giveaway. Fingers crossed!

Kristi said...

What a darling hot chocolate bar! I think I will have to do something similar! :)

Sarah said...

Great offer...at a great time of year! I would love to win this...to help me with the cost of buying my Mom a snow blower this year. She just can't handle shoveling anymore & she can't afford to buy one herself...so I offered...ha, didn't realize they were close to a $1,000! haha This would help a lot...thanks for the chance!
Love those mugs by the way!

Janna said...

Thanks for the chance!
Love your blog and your hot chocolate bar...the kiddos must love it too! Happy Holidays!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What a lovely set up! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Terrie Sherbon said...

There is nothing like hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.

Kristin Steenbakkers said...

Loving this whole idea! Will be doing something similar at a holiday dinner party next week. Thanks for the inspiration!! Hope to win:)

vintgal003 said...

Good Morning.....am LOVING your choco. bar....fabulous! Take care and cheers, Valerie :)

Jeffers5 said...

Love the deer mugs. What type of hot chocolate do you use? Do you make your own mixture? Love your blog!

Amanda Montgomery said...

So stealing the hot chocolate bar idea for my cookie exchange party this weekend! Love your blog :)

NVarni said...

I love your hot choco bar! That deer head looks great also. Thanks for the chance to win :)

l8blmr said...

Just got back from Home Depot! Sure could have used that gift card!

Julie D said...

I would love to win to complete a shelving project in my office!

buttercup said...

The idea of a hot chocolate bar is brilliant. Thanks for the giveaway too!

Cindy Trobaugh said...

Oh I Loved your Fall Decor,most all the Horse Picture! Am over the Moon for the Deer Mugs and Deer Head!I WOULD SO BUY A NEW KITCHEN SINK..Much Needed.. Good Luck To Everyone :)

maria marrero said...

Love your hot chocolate bar.

nhb said...

Love the hot chocolate bar!! Thanks for the chance!

molly coons said...

My kids would love a hot chocolate bar!

Leslie Stewart said...

Love the hot chocolate bar! Thanks for the great giveaway too!
Leslie
houseontheway@gmail.com

Leslie Stewart said...

Love the hot chocolate bar! Thanks for the great giveaway too!
Leslie
houseontheway@gmail.com

Ashlee said...

I love this idea!!!! Who doesn't like hot chocolate?

odiepigpig said...

Love it! You are so inspirational!
Merry Christmas!

annemarie said...

What a great idea - thanks for the giveaway.

Linda Butler said...

Love the Hot Chocolate Bar and can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the chance to win too!

Jan said...

I love that idea of a hot chocolate bar. Does Dawn work in cold water, I wonder? My reason for asking is because my kitchen sink is right above two rather air-leaky windows and with sub-zero temperatures already, the frost build-up and condensation has been awful. I can't afford to replace the windows, so I've been using coldish water to wash my dishes, trying to cut down on the steam that rises when using hot water to wash my dishes. I don't have a dishwasher, everything is done in my double sinks. I need something that will cut grease and clean with ease even with cold cold water, brrrr!

Chatfield Court said...

I love the deer mugs and the felt trees. I have been looking for a craft to do with my girls when they come home for the holiday, and this may be it. Thanks.
Kristi

Goody said...

super cute bar!

love the idea of having a seasonal/special occasion one

Team Turcotte said...

I am going to have a hot chocolate bar this Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!

jeannesjewels said...

love love love the deer mugs and the tree's!!! The whold concept is fabulous!!! And it just so happens that I have alot of these items on my grocery list as well!!! Great minds think alike, lol !!! Thanks for the great blog, just happened upon it today!!

Zuma said...

I love your hot chocolate bar.
Thank you for the give away.

Brad Pickett said...

I'm cracking up right now because all morning I've been singing Baby It's cold Outside and when I clicked on your post the first thing I saw was the Baby It's cold Outside sign, haha! Love it!!
mosquints(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Heathrow said...

I love your hot chocolate bar!

meredith m said...

Your peppermint hot cocoa bar looks amazing!

angie noteboom said...

so beautifully done! i love the mugs, where did you find them!?

Rayray Cartucci said...

Oh...dang..I entered this too late. Sigh...thanks anyway