We’re having some fun with our elves and created an Elf on the Shelf Hot Cocoa Board. Hot Cocoa Boards are a great way to create a themed idea featuring your Elf on the Shelf. See how we put this board together down below.
Elf on the Shelf Hot Cocoa Board
The holiday season is almost over, and it feels like it just started! We wait all year for this most wonderful time of year. It comes, but it feels like it’s just flying! And while we’re all ready to leave 2020, I want to savor every single moment of my favorite season.
Hot Cocoa boards have been super popular this Christmas, thanks mostly to social media. We’ve created quite a few hot chocolate boards over the past year, including our popular hot chocolate grazing board. If you’ve been thinking about trying one, how about a themed idea?
We’re amid the Elf on the Shelf season, and it’s almost over! This year, parents, we’ve had it pretty easy by letting our elves quarantine for a few days, giving us a break from moving the elves around. As we wrap up this year’s Elf season, here’s a fun idea to do! An Elf on the Shelf Hot Cocoa Board!
When it comes to putting candy boards, hot cocoa boards, and the original charcuterie boards together, don’t get stuck feeling like you have to create the same idea. Most of the boards you see are to inspire you with the concept, then allow your creativity to shine.
However, sometimes it’s nice to follow an idea exact to the letter, especially if it’s fun, colorful, and full of delicious treats! Like our Elf board! We’re sharing how we put this board together below.
What’s on our Elf on the Shelf Cocoa Board
- REESE’S Peanut Butter Nutcrackers
- Wondershop Classic Candies (Target)
- Elf on the Shelf Cookies (local baker)
- Fao Schwätz Jingle Bell Mix (Home Goods)
- Hershey’s Peppermint Bark Candy Bells
- Peppermint Sticks (Home Goods)
- White Chocolate Snowflakes (Home Goods)
- Hershey’s Christmas Kisses
- Peanut Butter Crunch Popcorn (Home Goods)
- Peppermint Bark (Costco)
- Chocolate Santa (Home Goods)
- Hershey’s Chocolate Santa
- Marshmallow Dunkers- Holly Jolly Confetti (Home Goods)
Tips on putting your Elf on the Shelf board together:
- Use a neutral board. We like to use a white marble platter for most of our boards. But a wood grain board will also work just fine!
- You can use a square board. A round board. An odd-shaped board. Whatever you have will work just fine.
- Add tons of color! Look for holiday treats that give off a lot of rich colors.
- Look for chocolate treats with texture. For example, we’re using REESE’S Peanut Butter Nutcrackers. It’s a defined treat, showing you exactly what it is while giving off a rich texture.
- Use themed treats. Our Elfie cookies were made with an Elf cookie cutter. This cookie cutter has the banner option if you want to add your child’s name or the Elf’s name.
- Fill in all the spots as much as possible. You don’t want the board to look overcrowded, but it is important to fill in all the spaces. You can also use items such as sprinkles or small candies to fill up open spaces.
- Use small bowls to create separates spaces on the board.
Most importantly, have fun with it! When it comes to putting our boards together, Derrick and I have different styles. I like to compartmentalize all of my items, grouping them together. Derrick likes to spread out the same items all across the board. No way is the wrong way. It’s all about your preference and what looks good to you!
Where to buy holiday treats for a hot cocoa board?
To add holiday treats to your board, look for holiday-themed candy and treats at some of the following stores.
- Home Goods
- World Market
- Other local stores
Many popular chocolate brands, such as HERSHEY’S, REESE’S, MARS, and other brands, have themed candies in stores for a limited time during the holiday season. I usually find the bulk of our treats at Home Goods or World Market.
Don’t forget the hot cocoa!
You can check out some of our hot cocoa recipes to go along with your board down below:
Elf on the Shelf Goodbye printable
It’s time to say goodbye to your Elf! If you need some ideas on how to have your Elf say goodbye, consider creating a hot cocoa board like our elves made with our help. It would be a wonderful way for your kids to wake up on Christmas morning. You can use some of the notes we shared below by the hot cocoa board.
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