Coffee Bar + Holiday Entertaining Tips
Mom and I are sharing hosting inspiration with our coffee bar. It’s a fun way to engage with your guest and make a morning visit feel extra festive. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
COFFEE BAR CHARCUTERIE BOARD
This is such a fun easy way to make a traditional coffee bar so much more unique. We just added sweet treats that we knew would accompany our coffee beverages well.
Here are a few steps that could be helpful for any charcuterie board and details on ours.
STEP 1: CHOOSE A THEME
Charcuterie boards are known to include meats, cheese, and crackers, but as they’ve grown in popularity we’ve seen people get extra creative in what they include on their boards. We’ve even made S’mores board this season!
STEP 2: CHOOSE A CENTERPIECE
Mom chose the chocolate reindeer and trees to be the focus here. Delicious with coffee and super cute.
STEP 3: LAYOUT OTHER FOOD ITEMS
On our board, we included Cranberry Orange Scones, Raspberry Pastries, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Cinnamon Apples, and Sugar Coated Almonds. We also included Marshmallows and Peppermint in case anyone chose to have cocoa instead rather than a latte. We love to label our boards so we leave plenty of room.
STEP 4: ADD LABELS
Adding labels gives another layer to the board that’s super cute. We used our Cricut with a handwritten-looking font!
We are new to the Cricut world but have quickly found so many unexpected uses for it for hosting. We’ve made multiple charcuterie boards with cute little labels, cute signs like our ‘Coffee and Cocoa Bar’ sign, signs for guests to know the wifi, and table placement cards. I can’t wait to use it so much more. I plan on using it a ton for organization in the New Year.
We choose to serve our guests to options for lattes—Gingerbread and White Chocolate. I found the recipes on Pinterest and they’re both delicious.
The gingerbread syrup was so easy to make and adds a seasonal flavor to a latte. I found the recipe on the Half Baked Harvest which is one of my favorite places to find fun recipes. I also found the white mocha recipe online. It was super easy and delicious. We labeled our syrup bottles to make them extra cute.
We’re making our lattes with a Breville Bambino machine. It’s so easy to use and steams milk really well. This is a great gift idea if you know a coffee lover.
We love to add little festive touches to the kitchen for the season, but still leave plenty of room for prepping and serving all the delicious holiday food. Here you can see we took plenty of counter space for the coffee bar and left the rest open. If you’d like to see the rest of our Christmas decor here you can see our Christmas Tour here.
SHOP THE LOOK
GIFTS FOR GUESTS
When guests come we love to give them something to leave with. Our friends that were visiting are plant ladies so we were excited to give them lemon cypress trees. We added a ribbon and a tag that we made with our Cricut which made a very affordable plant a special thoughtful gift.
We enjoyed our friends with our coffee bar! We visited with our friends Michele of @VintageHomeDesigns and Shannon of @mylittlewhitebarn_. We’re excited to share their tours next Friday!
I hope you enjoyed our holiday hosting inspiration. We’re excited for more Christmas activities with our Cricut. Leave us a comment if you have any ideas or questions.