Chocolate – just the word makes my mouth water.
, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, doesn’t matter-I love them all (though I must admit a particular fondness to chocolate wrapped around toffee – think ). So when Dana told me about a fund-raising idea that had been very successful in Lincoln , I was all ears. They had ……drum roll please……..A CHOCOLATE PARTY!
Everyone brought a chocolate dish to share and a $10 donation. What really intrigued me about this (besides the thought of tasting all those desserts!), is the versatility of this. It could easily be done with a small group (think a neighborhood party, a group of friends, or a Sunday School class) or a large group (like a large church with a large ladies’ ministry or a community group). It could be done simply with paper plates and cups and disposable serving dishes, or made elegant with crystal, china, and elegant glassware. You could plan a small program (Dana said she could probably be enticed to come and speak if you’re within range of her). Other fun programs would be to involve your kids-maybe a display of their unique talents. My eight year old grandson knows some pretty good knock knock jokes J He knows some pretty bad ones too, but you get the point. Or your youth group could do a drama. What an easy, fun, delicious way to get the word out about what we’re trying to do.
If you are able to host a large party (say over 100 guests), a unique inexpensive way to decorate would be to ask for volunteers to decorate each table, providing a centerpiece (maybe given away as a door prize) and plates, cups and napkins. You’ll be amazed how creative people can be! And for this large of group, Doug D….., the President and Founder of Tiny Hands International, would be willing to speak if you are within driving distance of Lincoln .
If you decide to do one of these, please send us pictures of your event and we’ll post here. We’d love to hear from you! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to find my stash of Skor bars. (My husband occasionally puts one under my pillow. I love it when I come home and he has made the bed because I know one is waiting for me. Isn’t he a sweetie?)