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Chocolate Tasting Party
for Valentine's Day (or any day!)

"Forget love -- I'd rather fall in chocolate!" -- author unknown

Not everyone is a part of a "couple" and just because it's Valentine's Day is no reason to feel bad about your status. Women are single by choice and by circumstance but regardless the reason it should not be a negative. Embrace your status whatever it is and always, always, always find a reason to celebrate.

Valentines's Day is no exception. Get together with a group of your lady friends and celebrate Valentine's Day together in style - with a chocolate tasting party!

Let's get started.

First, you need to invite your guests in a special way. Buy some chocolate bars that are covered with foil and then have a wrapper on top of that. Remove the outside label. Using a fun colored paper print out an invitation on your computer (or by hand if you're artsy) that will fit on the chocolate bar, replacing the label that was there.

Wrap the new label around the candy and secure with tape or glue. If at all possible, hand-deliver your invitations. Be sure to ask for an RSVP so you know how to plan your chocolate.

If you'd like you could ask everyone to bring a piece of their favorite chocolate to share with how ever many people you are inviting. (10 guests, 10 pieces). If you think as the Host you would like to supply it all, that's okay too.

Now to plan the party.

People will need something to drink and the obvious choice is hot chocolate. Maybe add a touch of orange zest for something a little different. For an all adult party you can buy Godiva's chocolate liqueur but I think chocolate martinis are the way to go.

A chocolate martini can be made with:

  • 1 shot of a good Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 shot of Crème de Cocoa
  • 1 shot of Vodka
  • 2 shots of Half and Half or Cream
Just mix them together with ice. Drain the drink, removing the ice and serve.

There is also Chocolate pop available - someone has to drive!

I suggest you have plenty of bottled water (or a pitcher of ice water) around too. Sometimes you will need to cleanse your palate.

It's hard to believe but without a break, there could be too much chocolate!!!

Coming Next - What to serve at your Chocolate Tasting Party

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