Serve hot chocolate with a straw
Here's how Kirsten cuts down on the cocoa mess:
I used to hate giving my kids hot chocolate because they'd make such a mess with it. Then, I figured out that it was the spoons (which they always want to stir and sip with) that were making the mess. I substituted straws for spoons - no more messes! They can still stir, but they don't spill.