Valentine's Day Party: Chocolate & Cocktails

Want to celebrate Valentine's Day with the girls? Host a "Chocolate & Cocktails" Valentine's Day party! This party combines the best of both worlds. Here are some tips for how to get started planning your party.

  • Invitations: Punchbowl has some superb free online invitations for your Valentine's Day party. Make the theme of the party clear on the invitation and take advantage of the potluck list to allow guests to sign up to bring items. For example, instead of just buying a few boxes of regular old Valentine's Day chocolate, why not ask each of your guests to bring her favorite kind of chocolate to the party and hold a Chocolate Tasting? Favorites needn't be snooty or expensive; this party should be all about having fun and trying some delicious chocolate. Think anywhere from Butterfinger to Lindt 70% cacao.
  • Menu: As you build your menu, consider ways to bring chocholate into the rest of the menu. For example, you could do breakfast for dinner and make chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip muffins, and chocolate croissants. Use your imagination and break all the rules for your Chocolate & Cocktails party!
  • Cocktails: As for a chocolatey cocktail to delight the taste buds, check out this Berry Chocolate Martini recipe. You can also make hot cocoa and put out some mixers like peppermint Schnapps or Kahlua.
  • Favors: Just in case your guests haven't had enough chocolate, send them home with a fun candy favor. Personalized candy bars or candy tins filled with M&Ms are always appreciated.

 

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