With stirring, pouring, decorating and, of course eating, children love joining in the chocolate fun!
The chocolate fun!
We will first set their creative juices flowing by getting our mini-chocolatiers to design their dream chocolate pizza on paper. These pizza masterpieces are then turned into reality as each guest first gets to pour molten chocolate and create a pizza base; they can decorate this with tasty toppings such as marshmallows, buttons, chocolate curls, fudge, brownie pieces and other yummy treats. And, of course, they can even scrape the bowls out!
For our youngest guests, it often works well if parents stay with their children and join in the fun, making their own sticky-fingered, chocolate-y pizza. These parents count within the numbers. Our 'shed can comfortably host 16 guests (maximum) but it is no problem at all for us to book a larger local community venue (off site charge £25), so please don't be limited to just 16!
Also included in every party!
A chocolate party invitation template.
THE chocolate tasting game!
A pizza-style box for each mini chocolatier to customise and embellish. These boxes will protect their chocolate masterpieces on their way home.
A chocolate-themed activity (colouring or wordsearch).
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 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*)
Tiny temperers party package (60 minutes): £200 for up to 8 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces
Tiny temperers party package with own food (90 minutes): £225 for up to 8 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces
Tiny temperers party package with party platters (90 minutes):£265 for up to 8 guests, £19 per person for extra spaces
All inclusive Tiny temperers party package (with party platters and party bags, 90 minutes): £301 for up to 8 guests, £23.50 per person for extra spaces.
* Please note, for our youngest guests, it often works well if parents stay with their children and join in the fun, making their own sticky-fingered, chocolate-y pizza. These parents count within the numbers.
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. In addition, Mum or Dad joining in the fun can help the creative juices flow for the shyest guests. Our 'Shed is too small to accommodate everyone but we can arrange your party in a local community venue. In this case prices are:
Tiny temperers party package (60 minutes): £325 for up to 14 guests, £15 per person for extra spaces.
Tiny temperers party package with own food (90 minutes): £350 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 Tiny temperers chocolate party each guest (the children and any participating adults) will design and create a chocolate pizza of their dreams. On to a 'pizza base' of molten chocolate, the mini chocolatiers will add their choice of tasty, delicious treats. 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, every designer chocolate pizza needs a bespoke box (the plain white ones just won't do!), there's a chocolate themed activity personalised to the birthday child (colouring or a wordsearch), 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? For our youngest guests, it often works well if parents stay with their children and join in the fun, making their own sticky-fingered, chocolate-y pizza. These parents count within the numbers. 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. Alternatively, we are more than happy to host your child's birthday party in a local community venue which can comfortably hold more than 16 people. Please read more here.
What age range is this party package suitable for? The Tiny temperers chocolate making party is ideal for mini chocolatiers aged 3 years and above. We find that although younger toddlers are super excited by chocolate, the activities tend to be a little tricky for tiny fingers and we recommend waiting til they are a year or so older before attending. Older children (and even adults!) find the Tiny temperers party package just as exciting and fun as the really little ones; they access the activities on a higher level and can go to town designing.
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. The children will also be encouraged to personalise and decorate their pizza boxes (using felt tip pens) during the party.
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? For the Tiny temperers party package every child will take home their chocolate masterpieces in a party box! In the box will also be a chocolate themed activity (wordsearch or colouring), if there is not time to do this during the party itself. Many parents opt to add a slice of birthday cake or other treats that they source to the box. Alternatively we can offer an additional, extra delux party bag for each child. Ask us for a quote and more information on booking.
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 Tiny temperers) 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.