What would be a good budget amount for a chocolate birthday party? Also, any ideas for the party would be great too.
By BabblingBrooke from Walled Lake, MI
Budget: I think this depends on the number of guests, the guest of honor's age and gender.
Expense and budget are all about shopping around.
If you have to have name brand chocolate, you will need a bigger budget for it....
Dollar stores may have excellent options for candies and such, but be sure it's volume and value aren't outdone by your local dept store... ie: Walmart
Hence, the problem with some "dollar stores" they round up instead of down.
Is this party available to do just after a "chocolate" holiday? Hit the stores for clearence candy!
I know some rental stores have chocolate fountains and they are both fun and add some flair to a table, accompany this with a "flower arangement" made of edibles to dip in the chocolate.
You have seen these on TV so there is probably a website to learn how to make one.
You skewer fruit on the end of bamboo Kabob skewers that have been wrapped in green floral tape, and then tuck them into a foam filled flowerpot. Really cute. Use things like marshmellows, strawberries, banana (you could even freeze the banana for variety), pineapple etc.
You can also order things like Hershey kisses and M&M candy with personalized messages on them.
For Decore: This one should be easy, as the new colors for design are the choco brown and robin egg blue and pinks and lime greens.
Make paper flowers out of colored napkins and secure them to some crepe paper, do balloons, or some paper oragami things (find patterns in a book at the library or on the web).
Hope these ideas helped. Budget is in how much of everything you will need. Just do some research.
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I've decided to have a chocolate themed birthday party. I'm going to have a chocolate fountain and different types of chocolates, truffles, and desserts. I'm decorating my lounge to look like a mini cafe and putting the movie "Chocolat" on in the background. I'm am looking for ideas for something else to do besides just eating. I would like something to fit with the theme and will take around an hour. Thanks.
By Gemmab from Feilding, New Zealand
Here's some ideas:
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How about a game. Divide the party goers into 2 teams (same number of people on each team), have each team form a line. On a table place 2 paper plates with the same amount of malt balls that is on each team. No chairs, the players must stand. Each person has to eat one malt ball. Hand the first player in each line 2 oven mitts, then a knife and a fork. With the mitts on, they use the knife and fork to pick up a malt ball and eat it. No fair using their hands, mouth, etc. to pick up the malt ball, just the fork and knife.
After the first player is finished, she hands the mitts to the next person in line. That person is given a clean knife and fork. The first team to eat all of the malt balls is the winner. This is fun, not easy to do, and if someone stabs a malt ball with the fork, it will shatter, so be ready to replenish the shattered malt balls. (05/05/2009)
No Cook Fudge
Put all ingredients in a gallon size Ziploc, get as much air out as possible and seal. Knead until
fudge. Turn out onto a plate or foil and then divide it up among the kids in each group.
(I haven't tried this recipe)
Place all ingredients in a sandwich-size plastic zipper-bag (Ziploc). Squeeze out all the air. Squish and moosh (under the arm) the bag until all the ingredients are well mixed and there is a creamy consistency.
Add any favourite flavours or other stuff (raisins, M and M's, peanut butter, chopped nuts, etc).
Take out a spoon and enjoy.
try the "Patrol-size" version:
Mix ingredients in a one-gallon zipper bag. (05/08/2009)
Play charades where a player has to act out the name of a candybar or chocolate item. (05/08/2009)
By Mary C.
How about chocolate fondue which is a fun time when you sit around and make the fondue and talk. (05/09/2009)
How about a quiz about chocolate. Google or Wikkpedia for facts to use. Winner gets something that smells like chocolate, ie., lotion, bath salts, or body wash. Easy to make your own, get unscented and add chocolate extract from the cooking aisle or bulk food store. They even sell clear extract, so it will not color the product. Get cheap plastic containers to put them in. You could also do the game where everyone gets a tag placed on their back and can only find out what chocolate fact is written on it by asking questions of others at the party. (05/09/2009)