Posted by: Catherine | January 23, 2009

Emma’s Chocolate Slumber Party

 

Please come....The invitation was a big Hershey bar. We removed the wrapper, and replaced it with paper Emma designed on the computer

Please come....The invitation was a big Hershey bar. We removed the wrapper, and replaced it with paper Emma designed on the computer--the underside was printed with all the party details.

 

 

The most successful party of any kind we’ve ever had!!!

61pq7jb1ptl_sl160_pisitb-sticker-arrow-dptopright12-18_sh30_ou01_aa115_Many of the ideas came from American Girl’s Snooze-a-Palooza: the Hershey Bar invitation (you replace the wrapper with the invite); all the games (the seemingly stupider, the more successful with the girls); and the idea and basic recipe for making the chocolate pizza (to which I added a strawberry puree for tomato sauce).

 

 

The chocolate pizza--the girls loved making it and eating it.

The chocolate pizza--the girls loved making it and eating it.

 

Here’s what we also brought to the table:

  • Making chocolate truffles for an activity: I used Ina Garten’s recipe, and supplied bowls of kid-friendly toppings like multi-colored  sprinkles, all-chocolate sprinkles, confectioners’ sugar, chopped peanuts.
  • We made a “normal” dinner, then chocolate s’mores for dessert. I bought butter warmers from Sur La Table, and filled with marshmallows I melted in the oven as well as hot fudge; the girls dipped/spread/spooned them on chocolate graham crackers.
  • I had giant bowls of chocolate candies, and instructed the girls to fill each other’s goodie bags, lined up with their names on a table, with personal notes (post-its and pens provided) of niceness and sweets. The goodie bags later got tubes of chocolate toothpaste from Turpan, chocolate chapstick, chocolate-scented note cards, and bags of homemade chocolate granola (see below).
  • Very important after unlimited sugar and before bedtime: Get the girls comfy and put on Willi Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  • The Breakfast Menu:

           Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip Pancakes with Chocolate Moo Syrup (from Trader Joe’s)

           Chocolate Granola (I made from scratch from a Nigella Lawson recipe, which I didn’t really like,  and put bags of it in the goody bags. Unless you find a better recipe you absolutely adore, I recommend just  using Cocoa Puffs)…with Chocolate Milk

           Glasses of  Chocolate Milk

           Chocolate croissants (I love the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s,  which I always have on hand for breakfasts post-sleepovers) or chocolate donuts

 

The breakfast entree: chocolate-chocolate-chip pancakes, which were served with Chocolate Moo Syrup, chocolate milk, homemade chocolate granola, and chocolate croissants.

The breakfast entree: chocolate-chocolate-chip pancakes, which were served with Chocolate Moo Syrup, chocolate milk, homemade chocolate granola, and chocolate croissants.


Responses

  1. Your websight is so beautiful. We look forward to having our chocolate party with all of your fabulouso ideas.

  2. ho ho ho, that is a very chocolatey breakfast. How decadent.

  3. Planning a chocolate slumber party for my dd’s 7th birthday! Thanks for the ideas. We originally got the theme when my kids watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version) for the first time!


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