Who doesn’t love chocolate? Whatever your age or stage of life, chocolate seems to have a universal language. The sweet gooey taste is simply irresistible and therefore many people flock to for a nice little pick me up each and every day. It also happens to make a perfect theme for a party. Never thought of having a chocolate party? You can really have fun with this type of theme, and the only requirement is to feature chocolate as the centerpiece of the special day.
Everything Chocolate Party
If you are a chocolate lover or happen to know a lot of chocolate lovers, then an “everything chocolate” party is a perfect way to get together. You can get all of the invited guests into the act and spirit by asking them to bring their own favorite chocolate dish to pass. You want to get creative here and ensure that you serve up chocolate beverages, unique chocolate foods such as chocolate cheese, and of course that you feature plates and decorations that are all about the chocolate.
This can be a lot of fun as you can create centerpieces out of chocolate and really get carried away with dishes that feature chocolate as one of the main ingredients. Go for a chocolate mole chicken dish that uses the star ingredient in a unique way!
Chocolate Fondue Party
Oh there’s nothing like fondue—especially when it’s all in chocolate! This is really easy to set up as the host because all you have to do is get a couple of fondue pots to melt the chocolate in. You most definitely want to have at least one pot with milk chocolate and one pot with dark chocolate.
If you have more fondue pots and imagination, you can get creative and go for chocolate turtle mixes, “S’More” mixes, and anything else that you can think of that goes well with chocolate. Then you simply put out all your favorite dippers such as graham crackers, strawberries, banana, marshmallow, pretzels, and pound cake. It’s simple to set up and host, but creates plenty of delicious fun for all of your guests!
Chocolate Cocktail Party
Never considered hosting a chocolate cocktail party? It can actually be fun to come up with as many different chocolate themed drinks as you possibly can. Here’s a couple recipes to get you started:
Rich and Classy Chocolate Martini
- 1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur
- 1/2 ounce creme de cacao
- 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
- 1/2 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce milk
- 1 tablespoon of shaved chocolate
Pour first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with crushed ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Gently add the milk, swirling with a fancy spoon. Top with shaved chocolate. Mmmm!
Orange Chocolate Martini
- 1 ounce mandarin or orange vodka
- 1/2 ounce Creme de Cacao
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier
- shavings from orange chocolate
Pour all ingredients except chocolate shavings in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Add orange chocolate shavings. Double yum!
- More awesome chocolate martini recipes here.
Chocolate Mudslide Desert
- 2 ounces Irish cream
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce coffee liqueur
- 1 ounce milk
- Scoop of chocolate ice cream
- Chocolate syrup or flakes
Mix all ingredients except chocolate syrup into a blender, with a couple crushed ice cubes. Blend for half a minute. Pour into glass, and top with syrup or flakes. Add more milk to make thinner. Also try with a couple slices of banana!
Get your guests involved by asking them to bring a chocolate beverage or appetizer to pass, and this can bring up the chocolate fun to a whole new level! Take it one step further by asking everybody to dress in their favorite chocolate brown clothes or accessories to add to the fun.