The holiday season brings to mind family, friends, sweet treats, lots of good comfort food, warm drinks, and all things cozy. This year, I decided to make a festive DIY holiday drink station in one area of my kitchen and I love the way it turned out! It is so easy for anyone to build a drink station and it just makes an everyday thing like having a warm drink just a bit more fun! It’s also great to have around when guests are over. Below is how mine turned out using mostly items I already had at home:
These are the things needed other than your drink machine/coffee maker:
- a decorative tray
- a tiered stand
- air-tight containers for candy canes and marshmallows
- cake stand
- an assortment of drink options including hot chocolate varieties, coffee, cappuccino, teas, apple cider, and iced coffee packets
- appetizer plates
- mugs and disposable to-go cups
- sweet treats
- jar (s) for sugar and creamer
- fun straws
- a cute themed sign or photo – I made this Winter Bucket List Plaque I had work, although it’s not quite Winter yet 🙂
While most of the items were things I already had at home, the other small things were found either at The Dollar Tree, Michael’s, or the Target Dollar spot for a steal! I think the white mini cake stand is too cute and the white makes it easy to use year round. The adorable Winter Checklist is something I was so happy to find at an after Christmas sale last year for next to nothing at Kirkland’s. This is the perfect spot for it! I just added a black wooden easel under it for some height and to make it interchangeable. To have fun with it all, I went with a mixture of drinks to choose from. I keep the overflow items in the pantry and re-fill when things get low and need refreshing. Holiday themed sweet treats in a small bowl are great here for quick grab and go snacking. I will switch these out using little iced gingerbread men cookies and frosted Christmas tree brownies throughout the upcoming weeks 🙂 The gold monogram mugs are some favorites from Christmas time last year. Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate is so delicious, makes awesome Christmas gifts, and I love the tins the chocolate shavings come in! The charming little jar labeled “sugar” is part of a trio, gifted to me by my mom a few years ago~I thought it was perfect for this area.
Here’s a closer look:
How cute are these little Polar Bear mugs and candy jars from The Dollar Tree!? They really have some great Christmas things this year! I will switch out the monogrammed letter B mugs with these polar bear mugs from time to time. These air-tight containers from The Dollar Tree were just the perfect size for my mini candy canes and fun marshmallows! These marshmallows are not only adorable and cupcake shaped, but they are RED VELVET CUPCAKE FLAVORED! Yummy!!!
Very simple to do , right? I have really enjoyed getting everything set up a little earlier than I usually do as far as decorating for Christmas goes! This little DIY holiday drink station is new for me this year, so fun to have around, and really makes the perfect addition to everything else. This will be Jacob’s 1st Christmas and we are looking forward to it for sure! I am thinking I will try to keep the drink station set up all year round and just change out themed items and drink types and flavors with each season that comes.
I would love to know: what items do you add to your DIY holiday drink station?
Thanks for reading!