With stirring, pouring, decorating and, of course eating, children love joining in the chocolate fun!
The chocolate fun!
This chocolate making party is not only delicious but also chance for children to set their imaginations free and think creatively, with the help of our team. During the workshop, each guest will create a chocolate 'pop-it' as well as two emoji lollipops.
The first stage of the party, is therefore, to plan out a design for their chocolate pop-its. Each party goer will be given a rainbow coloured fidget toy (which they can take home and keep!) to fill with multi-coloured, yummy treats such as flavoured 'chocolate buttons', honeycomb, fluffy marshmallows, fudge nibbles, brownie chunks and more...
Once all the 'bubbles' in the pop-it are filled, the youngsters will use delicious molten chocolate to fill the 'mould'. The pop-its are set in fridge, at which stage scraping out left-over chocolate from the cups is actively encouraged and greeted with much delight by all!
Next comes more smiley-emoji fun: designing and creating two chocolate emoji lollipops. What's your favourite emoji?? Or which do you use the most often? Emojis transcend language barriers and are the universal 'language' of the smartphone-generation.
After careful planning on paper, guests will pipe molten chocolate onto special decorative cocoa-butter paper before using an array of yummy treats to create facial expressions and extra details.
While all the chocolate is cooling in the fridge, there's a range of fun party games to enjoy, including our all time favourite- the chocolate tasting game!
Last (and every much not least) is 'popping' the chocolate pop-its out of their 'moulds'!
Also included in every party!
A chocolate party invitation template.
THE chocolate tasting game!
A paper bag for each mini chocolatier containing their chocolate pop-it, two chocolate emoji lollipops and a pop-it fidget toy.
A chocolate-themed activity (a birthday jokes and home recipe).
Squash or water for each child (chocolate making is thirsty work!)
The Chocolate Shed believes in real, sustainable fun. For this reason we seek to minimise single use plastic and waste at all of our events and source our ingredients responsibly. You can read more here.
Taste, design, decorate and create wonderful, unique, yummy chocolates certain to impress!
Extending your child's party by an extra 30 minutes to enjoy a birthday lunch/tea is always a winner!
You can can either:
Bring your own food for the children to munch on after making their chocolates. Our staff are also on hand to help, and of course will do all the clearing away and washing up for you! OR
We can provide locally handmade party food for your youngsters to tuck into. All of our party food options will be made fresh on the day by our local onsite providers. A typical party menu includes a range of sandwiches, a selection of crisps, savoury finger food (sausage roll, Lashford's sausages or vegetarian options), fresh fruit and fun chocolate shapes from Henley Chocolates for each child.
Add a little extra....
Party planning can be stressful and time consuming for busy parents (we know all too well!) and so we can also help with birthday cakes and party bags (filled with lots of goodies!)
Our party food menu has been certified delicious by children (and thoroughly approved of by parents)
Location: The Chocolate Shed (up to a maximum of 14 people)
Choc Pop-it! party package (1.5 hours): £225 for up to 8 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces
Choc Pop-it! party package with own food (2 hours):£250 for up to 8 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces
Choc Pop-it! party package with party platters (2 hours): £290 for up to 8 guests, £19 per person for extra spaces
All inclusive Choc Pop-it! party package (with party platters and party bags, 2 hours): £326 for up to 8 guests, £23.50 per person for extra spaces.
Location: Wootton Wawen or Henley in Arden, large parties (14 or more people) Often our youngest chocolatiers like to celebrate birthdays with all their class mates. Our 'Shed is too small to accommodate everyone but we can arrange your party in a local community venue. In this case prices are:
Choc Pop-it! party package (1.5 hours): £350 for up to 14 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces.
Choc Pop-it! party package with own food (90 minutes): £375 for up to 14 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces.
Any other location: Please contact us for a bespoke quote. Provided we are able to arrange transport for our staff and the venue of your choosing has the required facilities we are happy to bring our chocolate fun to anywhere in the UK!
We can help you throw a party everyone is delighted with!
After every party and event we welcome any of those who participated for feedback. This is extremely valuable to us and we often tweak our workshops accordingly to make them even more perfect (if that is possible!). Please read on for recent reviews. You may also like to check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
"I just wanted to write to thank you and your team for a fantastic birthday party for S today. She and her friends had a great time!"
"My husband and I would just like to thank yourself and in particular Justine for the amazing party you ran for Im today. Im, her brother and all her friends had such a lovely time, and this was all made possible by the brilliant Justine. The chocolate they made was very well received and even though it was months after her birthday it was still a really memorable day, so thank you!"
"We all had a wonderful time at the party! It was wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. The chocolate activities were well paced and entirely age appropriate. The food was delicious and of a very high quality. Above all, it was so so easy to book etc. Thank you!"
"Please thank your staff my girls had a fantastic time..."
"Hi, everyone had a great time. All the staff and helpers were lovely. We liked the tasting and the personalised word search was a lovely touch. All in all C had an amazing time and we will recommend you to all our friends. Thank you."
"Superb! We took our daughter here for a chocolate making birthday party [ ]. The staff were excellent [ ] seeing the kids faces when their chocolates were complete was brilliant."
Frequently asked questions
What will the children do during the party? During a Choc Pop-it! chocolate party each guest (the children, teens and any participating adults) will design and create one chocolate pop-it and two hand piped chocolate emoji lollipops to be taken home and enjoyed. Guests will use a range of yummy treats and delicious tempered chocolate to make their chocolate creations. While the chocolate masterpieces are cooling in our special fridge, there's lots more fun to be had- our chocolate tasting game is always a hit, and, of course, there are cups of molten chocolate which just need to be scraped out!
Can parents of the mini chocolatiers attending stay and watch their children? Due to space limitations we request that extra people (adults or children) do not attend just to watch unless a space has been reserved for them. Often the parents of our young chocolatiers opt to stay at Yew Tree Farm, have a cuppa and chat in The Cowshed Cafe (located on the opposite side of the courtyard to The Chocolate Shed) or browse the lovely array of independent shops and businesses onsite.
What age range is this party package suitable for? The Choc Pop-it! chocolate making party is ideal for chocolatiers aged 8 - 108 years. The activities tend to be a little tricky for younger children so we recommend one of our other party packages (Prehistoric Party!, Utterly Unique Unicorns! or Fabulous Flamingos!).
One of our group is allergic to .... Unless requested in advance, all participants will be using milk and/or white chocolate. We can accommodate most special dietary requirements but will need at least a weeks notice to ensure suitable alternative ingredients are available. If you have any concerns please contact us prior to booking. You can also find out more about The Chocolate Shed's Health & Safety policy (which includes allergen management) here.
Do the children need to bring anything with them? No, everything will be provided on the day, including an apron. We do recommend however that they don't wear their finest clothes, just in case there is a spillage.
Can I visit The Chocolate Shed to look round before booking? Of course, you are more than welcome to visit us! However, outside of workshop times The Chocolate Shed is typically shut and so contact us before making the journey. Also note that for safeguarding purposes, we do not permit anyone other than the parents of children attending an event into our workshop space while an event is going on. Often parents opt to attend one of our school holiday workshops before booking a birthday party.
What time of day do you host parties? At weekends we typically have three slots per day available on a first-come-first-served basis (they do get booked up quite far in advance though). These are for events starting at 10:00, 14:00 and 17:30.
Can I come earlier and decorate the room? You are more than welcome to bring extra birthday decorations but please be advised that in the 30 minutes before your child's party starts our staff will be busy setting up and preparing. We tend to ask that parents of the birthday child arrive no more than 20 minutes before the party is due to start and that other guests arrive no more than 10 minutes early.
I'm bringing my own party food. Can I use your fridge? The Chocolate Shed fridge has a very important role in all our events: it is essential for cooling chocolate masterpieces so they can safely go home with their creators. We will do our best to make space available for your party food but this is at the discretion of The Chocolate Shed party host(ess) and depends on the size of your event.
What is in the party bag? Our special 'The Chocolate Shed' party bags contain a pot of fun chocolate shapes (from Henley Chocolates), a special 'The Chocolate Shed' activity sheet, a fun family-friendly, chocolate recipe card and an eco-ball point pen! This is all in addition to the chocolate masterpieces and pop-it fidget toy (inside a bag) which every child will take home with them as standard after a Choc Pop-it! party. In the bag will also be a chocolate themed activity (jokes and home chocolate making recipe), if there is not time to do this during the party itself. Many parents opt to add a slice of birthday cake to the bag.
I'd like a Chocolate Shed party close to where I live. Please contact us for a bespoke quote. Provided we are able to arrange transport for our staff and the venue of your choosing has the required facilities* we are happy to bring our chocolate fun to anywhere in the UK! (*We require a venue large enough for all those participating to have space to get their chocolate-creative juices flowing! In addition we need access to electricity and hot running water and the space needs to have wipe clean tables, floors and seating.)
I'm not sure how many children will be able to attend yet. It is relatively easy for us to add or reduce the numbers attending your child's party and adjust your invoice accordingly. If unsure, we recommend making a booking based on our minimum numbers (8 for Choc Pop-it!) and letting us know 14-7 days before the event if more children are attending. Read here for more details.
What happens next? After completing our birthday party booking/inquiry form, one of our team will be in touch to confirm possible dates and times with you and answer any outstanding questions you may have. This person will be your point of reference throughout the booking and you can contact them by email at any time. Once you are happy, we ask for a 25% deposit to be paid to secure your booking; the remaining balance is due 7 days prior to your event. Full terms and conditions can be found here. After your booking is confirmed we will send you our birthday party invitation template and a health and safety form. We ask that the adult responsible for all those attending your event to complete this form. This is just to ensure that our staff are aware of any relevant medical conditions and allergies so that your session is safe as well as fun.