Lay Low with Lalo Vol. 10: Holiday Cheer Hot Cocoa & Crafts

Lay Low with Lalo Vol. 10: Holiday Cheer Hot Cocoa & Crafts

Holiday Cheer Hot Cocoa & Crafts

‘Tis the season for belly-warming cocoa and beautiful holiday garlands. Cozy up with your little bestie for an afternoon of activities that are sure to spread holiday cheer far and wide.

Playlist: Holiday Hits for Kids

Gather 'round the fireplace, sip some hot cocoa, and press play for a magical sleigh ride through a winter wonderland.

Recipe: DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

A seasonal drink they’ll love, plus the creative freedom to decorate with festive sweets and sprinkles!

Serving Size: 1 cup of hot cocoa

Time: 5 Minutes

Here's what you'll need...


  • Hot water

  • Hot cocoa mix

  • Optional toppings:

    • Marshmallows
    • Mini candy canes
    • Whipped cream
    • Sprinkles


     DIY Hot Cocoa Bar


    1. Fill a Mealtime Cup with hot water.

    2. Add half of the recommended hot cocoa serving into the cup to maintain a delicious chocolate-to-water ratio.

    3. Top with whipped cream & all of your little one’s favorite toppings. The more the merrier!

    Disclaimers: Serve once your child has started solids and is close to 2 years of age. Consult with your physician before offering new foods.

    Activity: Dried Citrus Garland

    What You’ll Need:

    • Citrus of choice: assorted oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruit

    • Knife

    • Cutting board

    • Baking sheet

    • Parchment paper

    • Twine

    Dried Citrus Garland


    1. Using a sharp knife, cut your citrus into thin slices. About ⅛”-¼” thick.

    2. Remove any seeds and gently press with a paper towel or tea towel to remove any excess juice.

    3. Gently place them in a row on a baking sheet — ensuring no overlap.

    4. Bake at 200 degrees for 2-4 hours. Grab your hot cocoa to sip on while they cook or have a holiday dance party by the fireplace!

    5. Use a toothpick or skewers to poke holes through the fruit.

    6. Thread twine through the citrus slices to create a festive garland.

    7. Hang and enjoy!


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