Chocolate Party 10-14yr - Chocolate Games
Alana in Townsville, Queensland, Australia
INVITATIONS; using cardstock I created a chocolate bar with a foil sleeve on the back with an opening at the top. I slipped a card with all of the relevant information and chocolate adornments into the sleeve.
DECORATIONS; The party colours were brown and aqua so I decorated the party area with many streamers, balloons, signs, pictures of chocolate and scattered chocolate everywhere. Out of cardboard I painted 3 human-size chocolat bars and 20 wrapped chocolates to put up on the walls. Throughout the entire party the Willy Wonka soundtrack was playing.
ACTIVITIES AND GAMES; I had many different chocolate themed activities at the party including;
COOKING - we baked brownies, made flavoured chocolates and chocolate biscuits.
CHOCOLATE SPA - using recipes of the Merry Chocoholic website we made face masks, bath salts, hand cream and scrubs and had a chocolate spa.
STACK THE OREOS - have guests roll a dice, if a 2 is rolled they must stack 2 oreos on top of eachother, this continues until the tower falls and the last person to successfully place the oroes on the tower wins.
CHOCOLATE PUZZLE - using a knife break even sized chocolate bears into odd pieces and place the pieces in individual bags for each bar. Have guests try and re-assemble the bar, the fastest to do so wins.
CHOCOLATE HUNT - this could work to ways. No. 1 - scatter many wrapped chocolates all over the house and yard for guests to collect or No. 2 - leave clues leading to a,large amount of chocolate to be shared.
GUESS HOW MANY MnM's - count the number of MnM's you van fit in jar, and have the children guess how many they think there is, the closest person wins.
PINATA - buy a chocolate shaped pinata, fill with chocolate and play as per usual.
CHOCOLATE TRIVIA - have a trivia contest on the origins of chocolate.
WHIPPED CREAM CHOCOLATE HUNT - make a large pile of chocolate flavoured whipped cream and plpace many small chocolates [eg mini MnM's] in it and guests each have 30 seconds to find as many as they can in it blindfolded and not using their hands.
CHOCOLATE BINGO - make bingo cards with pictures of common chocolates and mark the squares off with chocolates, play as per usual.
CHOCOLATE TOSS - make targets out of bowls, cardboards etc. and have different targets worth different point values. Guests must toss chocolates into/onto the targets from a certain distsance away.
CHOCOLATE SCULPTING - using many different sized chocolates and biscuits and icing and melted chocolate as 'cement' have guests build monuments, animals etc. out of the chocolate.
MOVIES - try watching Willy Wonka or Chocolate.
GUESS WHICH? - blindfold guests and feed them common chocolates and they must guess which it is, the person who guesses correctly most often wins.
PAPER GAMES - make crosswords, findawords, memory games and the like using chocolatey words.
CHOCOLATE SONG - guests must create a song with lyrics and an instrumental section with instruments made of common household objects and chocolate, film and replay for added fun! You could also try this with a skit form.
PARTY SNACKS - chocolate, chocolate ice-sream, chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, chocolate fudge, chocolate cookies, chocolate mouusse, chocolate fountain, chocolate milk, hot chocolate and iced chocolates. For dinner we had a make your own taco bar and chocolate fettucine and chocolate nachos [theoretically dessert] but you could have any common party foods eg. Pizza, BBQ or pastas.
CAKE - we had a mudcake shaped like a block of chocolate.
PARTY FAVOURS- for favours we had chocolate scented pens, stickers, candles, lipgloss, perfume and note-books, as well as chocolate shaped soaps, lipglosses, jewellery boxes and jewellery as well as piles of chocolate. They were enclosed in assorted old chocolate variety boxes [as large as possible].
I hope my ideas help you plan your own amazing and delicious party!