Preparing for Your Chocolate-Themed Party
by Jane Booth
When preparing for a Valentine's party it's always great to have a theme attached to your occasion. This way, your guests will be much more excited about the big day and feel like more of a part of the party -- whether it's fancy dress costumes or things to bring along with them.
A brilliant scheme that is very popular for a more sophisticated adult party is to host a chocolate-themed celebration. Not only will a majority of your guests love the idea, but it's also very different from other designs and can be particularly fun to prepare for.
First, you need to consider your party decorations. Red and Brown would be good colors to set the theme, as they perfectly complement each other and can be integrated into tablecloths, balloons, and items such as plates, cutlery and banners to help set your chocolately atmosphere.
Chocolate party supplies such as a chocolate fountain with various appetizers to dip into it (strawberries, marshmallows etc), chocolate nibbles and perhaps a chocolate centerpiece like a huge chocolate fudge cake or a specially designed showpiece made from chocolate, will all help create an excellent impression on your guests.
After preparing your party guest list, you now need a party invitation. Now keeping in theme with your party, there are plenty of great ideas scattered across the Web for designing the perfect invitation. Rubber stamps and confetti are always good materials for a homemade design, but there are many places that will design the invitation for you. You could even try designing them with traces of chocolate (although this could get messy).