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Christmas Party Coffee Prep

The best guests at your Christmas party are sure to be your friends, your family and your favorite cup of coffee. Having a fresh, hot pot of coffee waiting for your arriving guests is the best way to invite them in from the cold. It also keeps the conversation going after a heavy meal and pairs wonderfully with an assortment of Christmas cookies.

While it could be enough to simply set a pot of coffee out for guests, there are a number of other ways you can liven up the drink and add some holiday cheer to the event. So whether you're celebrating the holiday with your coworkers, close friends and family, or distant relatives, the coffee is sure to delight.

Additions and Decorations
An easy way to spice up the Christmas coffee party is to provide a tray of different additions and decorations for your guests to make their drinks taste great and look unique. Start by having an arrangement of different holiday-themed coffee mugs. There's just something about drinking out of a festive mug that makes a person feel good. If you want people to be able to tell their mugs apart, provide small gift tags and strings. Your friends can write their names on the tags and attach them to the mug handles.

Once everyone's got their special mug and tag, it's time to fill them with delicious coffee. Consider having a few different roasts to choose from, so everyone can have their favorite blend. It's also a great idea to have the Mr. Coffee® Milk Frother on hand so your guests can easily craft delicious cappuccinos and lattes. Additionally, you should provide a few different flavoring options, such as peppermint syrup, cinnamon powder, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. If you want, everyone can make specialty coffee drinks together - it's much more fun than just sitting around the TV.

Special mugs make enjoying coffee so much better.Special mugs make enjoying coffee so much better.

Hot Chocolate
Unfortunately, not everyone likes coffee. But that doesn't have to put a damper on your Christmas coffee party. With the Mr. Coffee® Cafe Cocoa Hot Chocolate Maker, your guests can make creamy, amazing hot chocolate in a matter of moments. Have some quality chocolate on hand so they can place it in the machine and watch as it turns it into a rich, magical treat. Finish off their cup with some small marshmallows and it won't matter that they don't drink coffee.

The coffee drinkers can also get a lot of use out of the hot chocolate maker. Try mixing equal parts cocoa and coffee to make a drink that's sweet, caffeinated and all-around delectable.