Chocolate Party - 5yr - Chocolate Fondue
Doreen in Randolph, NJ USA
Chocolate Party For my daughter's 5th birthday we had a chocolate party at my house.
I printed up invites on my PC to look like a chocolate bar, Hersey letter/font "Lauren turns 5".
I premade large approx. 3x5 tiles of "Happy Birthday" in white chocolate. I picked up the mold at my local craft/candy stores.
I also premade "I'm 5" choclate lollypops to take home as favors & printed up my own personalized Dora chocolate bar wrappers as Thank-you favors.
Search the Net, there's all kinds of free download for candy bar wrappers. They were printed out on a color in-jet, spayed 1)w/sparkle dust &then 2)a clear coat (only outside!!! Too many fumes). Once dried, I cut & pasted them around the chocolate bars.
As each child came in I gave them an apron w/their name on. I purchased kids aprons from the craft store & wrote their name on w/glitter fabric paints. I checked all spellings w/Moms as they called to RSVP.
When they arrived I sent them to the basement where I set up a long plastic covered table.
The day of I melted 3 or 4 pounds of chocolate & kept it warm in CrockPot (today those chocolate fountains would work the same way). I bought plastic chocolate melting bottles at the craft store and filled each w/melted colored chocolate (like red, purple & green).
Each child got a sheet of wax paper to work with, 3 pretzel rods, 4 Oreos & the block of HB white chocolate I premade. I wrote their name on the wax paper as they sat down. In front of them there were a plate of colored sprinkles, rice crispies, fruity pebbles & mini M&M's.
They were given a cup of melted chocolate to create "whatever" they wish with what was on their wax paper (eg: dip the Orea in choco & cover w/sprinkles or drizzled w/melted green choclate, etc, etc etc.)
I think the parents had more fun then the kids!
All creations got to dry/harden on the wax paper & they could take it home in handled bag my daughter previously decorated w/stickers.
I also included a new toothbrush in each bag to take home (wink,wink)