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Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross


An old-fashioned Chocolate Party


DECORATIONS ..........................................................................................
An old-fashioned Chocolate Party

 Now, why would anyone attend a chocolate party? To eat, of course! Therefore, your main focus of decoration should be centered on the dining tables or buffet table. A good color scheme for this party is pink and white. Tie pink and white balloons to the chairs and table ends - or string pink and white crepe paper. A bowl or two of fresh flowers is an ideal touch! Lace doilies and solid pink or flowered plates and napkins would also work well. If you have them, water glasses would be lovely, however, clear plastic glasses are also attractive.

Note: Anything with an old-fashioned Hershey Chocolate print would look perfect with the setting! Especially tins to hold the goodies!



INVITATIONS & NAMETAGS .....................................................................
An old-fashioned Chocolate Party

 In keeping with the Hershey Chocolate motif, Hershey Kiss invitations and nametags would be fun! Just use foil cut in the shape of a kiss. For nametags, replace the "Hershey" on the white banner with the guest's name.

 Candy bar wrappers can also be used for the invitations. The nametags, then, can have miniature chocolate bars glued to them. You can also use a chocolate chip cookie theme. Use brown construction paper cutout in circles and decorate with tiny chocolate chips. BEWARE: The chocolate chips can melt and fall off as the party progresses! J



ENTERTAINMENT ....................................................................................

 Rather than an all out bash, this social should be kept subdued and semi-formal. Thus, the games and activities need to be rather calm. Not to mention, with all of the rich chocolate treats being consumed, not many will be able to get out of their chairs, let alone participate in physically demanding activities.

 Table games work well, with chocolate kisses or candies being the ante for any card games. BINGO can be played with M&M's as the playing pieces. Whoever gets BINGO wins a candy bar or small bag of cookies. "Chocolate Checkers" is also amusing. Once again, M&M's can be used - two colors, only. Or silver and gold wrapped chocolate coins would work even better. The players are free to consume any pieces they jump!

An old-fashioned Chocolate Party

 If there is a Godiva Chocolate Shoppe in your area, invite a representative to attend asking he/she to give a history of chocolate. Or, have one of your members research chocolate and give a brief history.



PARTY FAVORS ....................................................................................

 Wrap small wooden blocks with the wrappers of miniature Hershey brand candy bars. Glue securely, and then attach a magnet to the back.



RECIPES


Better Than Sex Cake

An old-fashioned Chocolate Party


1 2-layer package chocolate fudge cake mix
1 4-oz. package chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
16-oz. chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding pudding mix and sour cream. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into greased tube pan. Bake using package directions. Cool. Invert onto serving plate. Frost with favorite fudge frosting.

Melody Edwards, Preceptor Theta
Martinez, GA

Blender Chocolate Mousse

Better Than Sex Cake


1 12-oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup hot milk
2 to 4 Tablespoons Brandy
Whipped cream

Combine chocolate, sugar and eggs in blender container. Add hot milk and Brandy. Process on medium speed until smooth. Pour into dessert dishes. Chill for 1 hour. Garnish with whipped cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Eddie Rae Lord, Xi Alpha Rho
East Wenatchee, Washington

Elegantly Simple Pound Cake

12-oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
4 large egg yolks
3 Tablespoons boiling water
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 16-oz. frozen pound cake, thawed
Whipped cream
Chocolate curls

Melt chocolate chips over very low heat. Transfer to small bowl. Beat in egg yolks, then boiling water and vanilla with electric mixer. Beat in butter 1 Tablespoon at a time. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Chill slightly if too soft to spread. Cut pound cake horizontally to make three equal layers. Stack layers on serving plate, spreading cup frosting between layers. Cover sides and top with remaining frosting. Lightly run tines of a fork lengthwise over surface of frosting. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Refrigerate leftovers.

Chocolate Junk

1 angel food cake
1 6-oz. package chocolate instant pudding mix
4 cups whipped topping
1 1½ -oz. milk chocolate candy bar, shaved

Tear cake into bite-sized pieces. Place in a 9"x13" dish. Prepare pudding mix using package directions. Pour over cake. Spread whipped topping over pudding. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate. Chill in refrigerator.

Ruth E. Heinaman, Alpha
Jacksonville, FL

Chocolate Leaves

3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
5 medium-sized lemon leaves

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Wash lemon leaves; pat dry. Brush chocolate over underside of leaves with pastry brush. Chill for 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Peel leaves from chocolate. Yield: 5 leaves.

Nancy A. Tosetti, Omicron Delta
Nakomis, IL

Stephen's Cream Cheese Cake

8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons soda
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vinegar
2/3 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Combine first 4 ingredients in bowl; beat well. Mix in 2 cups chocolate chips. Sift flour, cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt, sugar and soda into bowl. Add water, vinegar, oil and vanilla; beat well. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into greased 9"x13" cake pan. Top with cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Yield: 16 servings.

Alys Morrison, Xi Delta Chi
Plant City, FL


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  Brownie Christmas Tree with KISSES

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  Chocolate Chip KISS Cookies

  Chocolate KISS Mousse

  Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

  Christmas KISS Kandies

  Cocoa KISS Cookies

  Double Chocolate KISS Cookies

  Easy Chocolate KISSES Tarts

  Easy HUGS Chocolate Almond Cookies

  Fluted KISS Cups with Peanut Butter Filling

  Forgotten KISS Cookies

  HERSHEY'S HUGS Mousse

  HERSHEY'S KISSES Birthday Cake

  HERSHEY'S HUGS & KISSES Valentine'S Cake

  HERSHEY'S HUGS & KISSES Crescents

  HERSHEY'S HUGS & KISSES Pound Cake Torte

  HERSHEY'S Magical Mint Cookie

  KISSmas Almond Cookies

  Krunchy KISS Cookies

  Macaroon KISS Cookies

  Oatmeal KISS Cookies

  Peanut Blossoms

  REESE'S Peanut Butter & HERSHEY'S KISSES Pie

  Secret Almond KISS Cookies

  Sweetheart KISSES Cookies

  Tuxedo Brownie HUGS Cookies



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