Get ready to host a ladies night chocolate tasting party with these home entertaining ideas. Indulge in flights of chocolate truffles and wash them down with champagne. This is such a fun idea for grown up birthday parties or party themes for fall gatherings. You’ll be everyone’s favorite hostess when you throw a chocolate party!
Ideas to host a ladies night chocolate tasting party
I’m excited to share this post as it’s the first ‘official’ party I’ve hosted in the new house, not to mention I got to work with….GODIVA TRUFFLES! Not a bad day at the office, right!
Let me set this up for you. Godiva has a new line of truffle flights in several different flavor profiles ranging from milk chocolate lovers to dessert lovers to mousse lovers, etc. There are 6 different truffles in each flight and the idea is to taste each truffle in order so you get a total experience.
Well, I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than with some awesome girl friends, champagne, and chocolate. Can you? I hosted this chocolate tasting party for some gal pals and I’m sharing all the details, plus a wonderful palate cleansing cheese shortbread cracker recipe. Ready to see?
Our chocolate tasting included the Nut Lovers flight. I think my favorite of the bunch was the very first one – Salted Almond, Yum! Pecan Caramel was also a big hit with the girls, as well as Pistachio. It doesn’t really matter though does it? They’re all amazing!
Details for a Chocolate party
This is one of the easiest parties I think I’ve ever set up. I made the cheese crackers the night before, and the the other food and drink are “open and serve.”
- Keep the table simple and modern with a kraft paper table covering and chalkboard details. I love the combo of black and tan.
- I found this vinyl chalkboard runner at Hobby Lobby and cut it to size. It has an adhesive back so it lays nicely over the kraft paper.
- Make DIY “tasting notes” cards with each girls name on it. It’s a place to make notes about flavors and it also serves as place cards. I love the “opposite” effect of using white markers on the black cards instead of the usual black markers on white or cream. It ties in with the chalkboard runner nicely.
- Use mini cutting boards instead of plates. They are the perfect size for the truffles. You can write directly on the kraft paper and number the chocolate truffles in order of the tasting.
- A larger chalkboard sign on the table serves as the directive for truffle tasting order.
- Nuts and fruit go great together, especially in chocolate. Pair these Nut Lovers truffle flight with an assortment of dried fruit. Dried mango, apricots, pineapple, and raisins are piled into a wooden bowl in the center of the table so everyone can pick what they want. The mango paired particularly well with the pecan caramel, while raisins were good with maple walnut.
- In order to offset all that sweetness, serve homemade cheddar cheese crisps. These are a nice palate cleanser between tastings, as well as a savory break when needed. I’m a huge fan of alternating between sweet and savory nibbles.
- And of course, champagne is the only thing to serve with truffles! Pop open a bottle of bubbly and sip.
Chocolate party favors for guests
- Make small favor boxes for your guests to take home and enjoy later. Include a bag of the homemade cheese crackers, more chocolate truffles, and a mini bottle of wine.
- Guests can also take home any remaining chocolates they don’t finish. The Godiva truffles are packaged individually in the flight box so if you only take 1 bite you can store the remaining portion inside and take it home.
- This truffle tasting party idea would be a great addition to a bridal or baby shower. A flight would also make fabulous hostess gifts, or holiday gifts.
- Include some truffles on a chocolate & cheese dessert board too. Or create a wine and chocolate party using these same principles.
Is this an idea you’d like to try? If so, I hope you’ll use these tips and ideas for a fun night with friends. Use the cheddar cheese crisps recipe here as a savory option and/or favor idea. And if you want to try your hand at making your own, try this easy 5-ingredient chocolate truffles recipe.
Get ready to experience truffles as you never have before. Much like you would taste a wine flight, tasting a chocolate Truffle Flight is a progressive exploration of flavors, textures and aromas. Executive Chef Chocolatier, Thierry Muret, personally selected the truffles in each of the six flights, placing them in order for the ideal tasting experience. The concept is thoroughly groundbreaking and delicious.