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Party Food Ideas: 5 Hot Drink Recipes

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To me, serving a specialty hot drink at a party takes things up a notch. Whether it’s with dessert or to welcome guests as they come in out of the cold, it’s such great way to make everyone feel special – and still keep budget in mind. I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite hot drink recipe ideas for you to try. It’s heavy on pumpkin flavors – including pumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin lattes (hard and easy versions) -because that’s where my taste preference is right now. But I’ve also included options for a wonderful caramel apple spice hot cider and a slow cooker chai tea.

5 Delicious Hot Drink Recipe Ideas

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Check out these hot drink recipe ideas:

1. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Coffee from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkes: This recipe feels downright decadent. Cook on high for 2 hours and serve with homemade whipped cream + a cinnamon stick. Pure perfection.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte from Hot Eats, Cool Reads: As soon as the temperature starts dropping, I crave pumpkin. It’s such a great cold weather pumpkin food. But truth be told, I can drink pumpkin lattes any time of the year.

3. Easy Pumpkin Latte from Spaceships and Laser Beams: We recently featured a post using pumpkin Coffee Mate that is perfect when you run out of time but still want to serve up a warm treat.

Bonus! Here are some hot drink recipes in flavors other than pumpkin. In case you don’t have the same obsession that I do. 🙂

4 Caramel Apple Spice Cider from Cincyshopper: Warm, sweet and tart yumminess, this drink would be awesome at any party but I love it for a farm themed party like this barnyard carnival.

5. Vegan Slow Cooker Chai from Vegan Mother Hubbard: this warm, rich, sweet, and spicy chai tea is perfect when you want to serve guests something unexpected.

Here are some of my favorite mugs for serving guests:


Planning a party? You have to check out our party food section. You can browse through lots of great recipe ideas from Spaceships and Laser Beams as well as some of my favorite bloggers.


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Do you have a favorite hot drink recipe or flavor? I’d love to hear!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.