For the second year in a row, my husband and I have thrown a big, family-oriented holiday party the weekend before Christmas. We include door prizes, Christmas trivia and often times a couple silly games. This year we decided to play up the kid-friendly gingerbread theme since there are a number of young kids in our family, and also offer a festive hot chocolate bar. Well...it was a HIT. In fact, we ran OUT of cocoa halfway through the party. It was a ball and provided that festive cheer to get everyone excited about the approaching big day.