Baby, It’s Cold Outside

16 Mar

With a Portland wedding on New Years Eve, we knew we needed coffee all night & preferably a few other warm drinks as well. This fact paired with inspiration from a Starbucks coffee sleeve I had saved from one of our first dates (creepy?), spawned the idea behind a “warming bar.” Coffee, Hot Cocoa & Cider would all be available as guests arrived & through out the night.

Continuing with our  “Love” theme (Philly’s Robert Indiana style), I purchased this stamp from Etsy & bought coffee sleeves in bulk from an online vendor. Keeping with the black/white striped theme, I knew these straws would be the cherry on top.

Hot Cocoa requires marshmallows, so I recruited Miss Ruby Disko (mastermind behind my bouquet & owner of frosting guns) to home make some fun marshmallows. She whipped up Vanilla Bean Marshmallows & Toasted Coconut Marshmallows for topping flair. Alongside these edible clouds were raw sugar cubes & Hershey’s White Chocolate Peppermint Kisses.

Boom, there ya have it: a “Warming Bar”!

Carpe Diem,


Photos by Niki Rhodes.

5 Responses to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

  1. Caro March 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Such a cute idea! I love this for a winter wedding.

  2. Jenna February 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    I love this!! If the straws were used in hot chocolate did you have an issue with them disolving or anything? Also where did you get the different sugar cubes from?

    • mandyriggar February 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      Thanks Jenna!! It was only an issue if someone drank the same cup all night long or heavily stirred the hot cocoa with the straw; both of which were far & few between. The different sugar cubes were pure sugar (white) and raw sugar (brown) that I picked up at Whole Foods in a standard size bag. Super cheap & easy!

      • Jenna February 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

        Thanks so much for the idea, i will have to try it at the next party i have!! Glad you shared!! :-)


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