Hello friends! Yes! We are touring again. I’m on a tour bus that never ends. Ha! ;) The good news is that today’s stop promises to be pretty amazing! Welcome to the Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour hosted by two of my darling friends – Jen from Decor Gold and Randi from Randi Garrett Design. If you are stopping by from Loi’s fabulous blog Tone on Tone hello and welcome! I’m so happy to have you over to my house today! I love having people over this time of year. :) Today we are talking dining rooms! Earlier this month I shared my Christmas tablescape with you. Here is a quick picture re-cap for anyone who missed it..
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We have loved this tablescape and I’ve used it several times this month when we’ve had people over. What I didn’t share with you earlier is a little something on the right side of the room that is making my 3 kids smile daily this holiday season.
That would be our hot chocolate station. :) A little tradition that we started when we moved into our house 3 years ago and one that my kids look forward to all year long.
I usually set our hot chocolate station up in our kitchen, but this year I wanted it in the formal dining room so that it was a bit more out of my every day sight. I swear I gain 4 pounds from this happy little tradition every year! I’m still hunting for the right piece of furniture for the side of my dinning room so for now, I just pulled a table from my bedroom to use temporarily. (This table was from Restoration Hardware but I recently found one so similar for A LOT less! Of course I found it after I had already bought my table.. go figure!)
It was just the right size for a little hot chocolate station. This was so easy to put together! I hung a Merry Christmas banner on the wall with some painters tape (temporary set up!).
And then added this fun chalkboard and wrote: HOT CHOCOLATE.. $5 per cup -OR- FREE for good behavior.
I’m not above offering incentives around here. ;)
I was about to put mini candy canes in a jar and then decided they would look cute on our little tree. This tree lights up so cute at night! The kids and I adore it. :)
Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa Mix in festive red canisters.
And other delicious toppings complete our hot chocolate station. This set up is kid tested and Santa approved. :)
My kids get excited to have hot chocolate when they come home from school. It’s a great time to relax with them before our busy afternoon activities start and hear about their day. We are loving having my favorite rug in this room too for a change! It makes the whole space feel more cozy. And who doesn’t want cozy at Christmas time?
And now our dining room is complete! With lots of extra calories. ;)
If this is your first time stopping by feel free to tour other rooms in my house that are decked for the holidays! I’ve been busy around here this season. :) Just click the link below each picture for details on the whole room!
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Next stop on the tour is my friend Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog. I love everything Abby does (she is my organizing partner in crime!) so I know you’ll love her post! Also don’t miss touring my other friends’ dining rooms and everyone else who is sharing rooms for this tour this week! No doubt they will all be absolutely fabulous.
As always, thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope you come back soon. :)
MONDAY – ENTRY/PORCH
TUESDAY – LIVING ROOM
WEDNESDAY – KITCHEN
FRIDAY – BEDROOM