We had a great time celebrating my daughter Maddie’s birthday last week with a Chocolate Themed Birthday Party. I thought about a few different chocolate activities for the party, and settled on a Make Your Own Chocolate Bar idea. I found some chocolate bar molds at a local candy making supplier. Then I melted down some milk chocolate Easter bunnies I found on sale after Easter. I set up the dinning room with lots of different add-ins in the cutest little polka dot paper cups.
We had a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and candies. Guess which was most popular? Here’s what we used: raisins, dried blueberries, craisins, coconut, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, vanilla mini marshmallows, chocolate mini marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, mini gummi bears, mini M and M’s, toffee bits, peanuts, walnuts, caramel corn, and jelly beans. I just went to the bulk food store and bought a tiny little amount of each.
Our party guest had a great time decided what kind of chocolate bar to make.
After they were done, we popped them into the fridge to set. I cut paper to fit the size of the chocolate bars, and the children had a great time coming up with a name for their new chocolate bars, and decorating the label.
Once the chocolate was all set up we popped them out of the molds, wrapped them in foil, added the labels and put them into their loot bags.
I loved how they turned out, and the kids thought it was super cool that they could invent their own new kind of chocolate bar. This was my favourite activities at the party.
Along with playing and eating, the birthday girl also requested we have a piñata. Chocolate themed piñata’s are a little hard to come by, so what’s a girl to do? Make your own. I used the Oh Happy Day tutorial (love that blog), to make an “M” for Maddie. Then, I used tissue paper, to make the fringe decorations. We filled it up with mini chocolate bars. We made ours into a pull string one, instead of a smash one -I’m not too keen on children welding a baseball bat in my living room.
The loot bags also got a little container of chocolate scented play dough, cause you know how I love a good theme!
This party was a lot of fun, and I think the highlight was the chocolate bar making activity, although the chocoholics among us might beg to differ, in favour of the chocolate dessert table (which I’ll be sharing on Monday!). One things for sure, with this much chocolate, life is really a party!