Winter is the perfect time to host a hot chocolate party. This is a fun night of fellowship and chocolate. Start with a hot chocolate bar where everyone comes in and mixes their favorite hot chocolate and toppings. The following are some great set-up tips. Share the history of chocolate or watch a video on how chocolate is made. Conversation starters are provided to help the women continue to build relationships as they enjoy a mug of chocolate.
Hot Chocolate Bar Items
- Hot Cocoa (mix, packets, K–cups) – Try different varieties of dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate packets
- Chocolate chips (or white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter or toffee chips).
- Candy canes or Andes Peppermint chips
- Caramel sauce or Kraft Caramel Bits
- Finely chopped nuts
- Whipped cream
- Cookies – Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes are a nice choice
- Pretty straws or spoons. Here is a link to making chocolate spoons:
What’s your favorite hot chocolate memory?
What is your favorite book to read while sipping hot chocolate?
Where is the most unusual or unique place you’ve enjoyed hot chocolate?
Name five or six ‘famous’ people with whom you’d love to share hot chocolate and conversation.
Chocolate Fun Facts
- It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate.
- Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans.
- Chocolate comes from the seed of a fruit tree.
- Seventy percent of cocoa hails from West Africa.
- Cocoa is mainly grown on small, family–owned farms
- Hershey’s Kisses got their name from the kissing sound made by the machine that deposits the chocolate on the conveyor belt.
- The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie, Ruth Wakefield, sold her cookie recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
- Chocolate milk is an effective post–workout recovery drink.
- The Brussels Airport is the biggest chocolate seller in the world, as vendors there sell more than 800 tons of chocolate every year.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
Click link below for a PDF of this program with bookmarks to hand out to attendees.