Do you host a cookie swap or holiday open house and want to add a fun little twist? Or are you looking for a great mid-winter party to help break up the monotony of the long cold months? This Godiva Spirits party could be just the thing! It would also be a lot of fun as a Valentine's party or unique retirement or anniversary party.
I hosted this party as a date-night party for my friends last winter. I had a couple of pregnant friends and those who gave up liquor for lent so I adjusted a couple of the recipes to non-alcoholic versions and you'll find both below. The non-alcoholic are also kid-safe recipes but make sure you either personally serve everyone or have them all well-labeled so there are no mix-ups.
In keeping with the chocolate and richness of Godiva theme, I decorated with browns and metallic and a pop of red - I found these elegant napkins and plates at the Dollar Tree. I broke out my good serving trays and brought out all the Godiva desserts and drink samples in rounds every 10-15 minutes. I bought the little condiment cups with covers (see the Chocolate Pomegranate Twist recipe below for a picture) and served drink samples, pudding shots and mousse in those. The condiment cups I found at Walmart but most wholesalers also carry them.
The goody bags I found at the Dollar Tree, along with the metallic bead necklaces. Also in the goody bags were several items sent from Godiva including: mail-in rebates for $ off Godiva spirits, a refrigerator magnet with a few drink recipes, and a Godiva napkin and plastic cup. I also couldn't find Godiva chocolates locally so I added chocolate coins I found at Meijer.
I asked guests to bring an appetizer to share and I had plenty of supplies for guests to try mixing their own concoctions with the Godiva products.
1 box yellow cake mix
Do not make these ahead as they will curdle.
1 1/2 ounces Godiva chocolate-raspberry vodka
3/4 ounces pomegranate juice
I multiplied the measurements and made a pitcher full and then poured into serving sizes. Potent and awesome!
Lots of other recipes I had gathered that we didn't end up getting to but we may do this one again!