Chocolate and Friendship Theme Ideas

Chocolate and Friends
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted December 27, 2006

Spiritual Application

This theme revolves all around chocolate. 

The emphasis could be on sweet friendship, sweet fellowship, or the sweetness of the Lord. 

Could be used as a Valentine's theme. 

Would be a great theme idea to go along with a spa night for ladies or a friendship brunch or luncheon.

Theme Verse Suggestions

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24

A friend loveth at all times...  Proverbs 17:17 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend...  Proverbs 27:6

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.  Proverbs 27:17 

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

A Recipe For Friendship by Julia

Friendship Discussion Questions

Recipe for Friendship Handout

Download Questions in a PDF File

Download Answer Key in a PDF File

Recipe for Friendship (from the devotional)

Recipe for Friendship Printable

Download "Recipe" in a PDF File

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Chocolate and Friends

Enjoy Life's Simple Pleasures

Sharing Laughter, Tears, and Chocolate

Sweet Fellowship Satisfies

Sweet Friendships

Pamper Me With Chocolate!

O Taste And See

Friendship Dipped In Love

How Sweet!

Good Friends Share Chocolate!

Friendship and Chocolate - The Rich Things In Life

Friendship Comes In Chunks and Morsels

In The Cookie of Life, Friends Are The Chocolate Chips

Love In Your Heart And Some Chocolate In Your Hand

Friends and Chocolate Brighten Any Day

S.O.S. - Need Chocolate and Friends!

Kindred Spirits and Chocolates Go Hand in Hand

Friendship Warms The Heart


Color:  any

This theme focuses on friendship and fellowship with your sisters in the Lord, so make everything a relaxing atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy themselves.

Simple table arrangements


Kiss Find

Recommended for a small group. 

Hide Hershey's kisses around the room and see who can find the most before you start. 

Count them ahead of time, so you know how many your guests will be looking for. 

When everybody's finished, give a prize to the one who found the most.

Make sure to have the ones who found more to--share!

Count The Candies 

Fill a jar with M&M's or similar candy. 

Count them as you fill the jar.  Have everyone guess the amount when they arrive.

Give the jar as a prize to the guest who answers closest to the actual amount.

Icebreaker Index


What A Friend We Have In Jesus


Large Hershey's Chocolate Kiss 

Mugs filled with chocolate candy 

Candy bar with specialty wrapper with event details or theme verse 

Chocolate candies tied up in tulle or cellophane with hang tag of theme verse 

Chocolate specialty lollipop Oversize chocolate chip cookie

Hot chocolate package

Mini chocolate bar of any type

Chocolate spoons (to stir into coffee)

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Extra Large Candy Bar

Large Hershey's Kiss

Box of Chocolates

Hot Cocoa/Mug

Chocolate Related Cookbook

I Love Lucy Chocolate Factory Episode DVD

Chocolate Scented Candles

Chocolate Scented Soaps

Gift Certificate to a local Candy Store where chocolate is sold.

Box of Chocolate chip cookie cereal (think there's a couple brands of this - tie up with a bow)

Small fondue pot

Chocolate Baking Basket

Fill with a couple kinds of chocolate chips, such as semi-sweet and milk chocolate, measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Have a testimony time.

Have the ladies give testimonies concerning a friend who's inspired them or that showed friendship in a special way.

Share some Chocolate or Friendship Sayings

Chocolate Invitations

Hand out invitations to your event with a chocolate candy bar using a specialty wrapper that gives the time, date, and details. 

You can easily make these on your computer.

Cookie Invitation

Bake or purchase large size chocolate chip cookies and wrap in cellophane or place in a CD wrapper.

Make a sticker for the top of the cookie with your event time, date, and details.

Give awards to those who bring a friend with them to the event by way of a $100,000 Grand Candy Bar.

Share some chocolate cooking/baking tips.

Share some chocolate facts and history (Check online for sources.)  

Food and Serving

Chocolate Buffet - Use foods with light and dark chocolate for a variety.

Be Sensitive

Make sure you have some alternatives other than chocolate for those who can't or won't indulge. 

You will have those who can't participate because of diabetes and health risks, dieting, or sensitivity to caffeine. 

Don't encourage people to indulge when they've refused. 

You may not personally understand their reluctance, but it is usually because of valid reasons. 

Use Small Portions

Serve all of your chocolate foods in small portions.

That way no one overdoes and they can taste more than one thing. 

For example, don't use regular size chocolate cupcakes or muffins.  Serve the mini size. 

Cut cakes, brownies, or cookie bars into small squares. 

Make sure you have plenty of beverages on hand, especially water. 

If you don't want to go all chocolate, have a regular pot luck or buffet with just one or two really scrumptious chocolate desserts. 

Fondue Pot of Chocolate - Serve with strawberries or any type of fruit, and other goodies to dip. 

If you want just a few hand snacks, set out small glass bowls with different types of chocolate candies in them such as M&M's, etc. 

Serve lots of dipped things.

Pretzels and pretzel sticks, etc. 

Dip in light and dark chocolates and roll in candies and sprinkles. 

You can use cookies crackers and all kinds of snacks.

Have a Hot Chocolate Bar. (great for a Winter event)

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2006 Julia Bettencourt
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Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

See My Chocolate Theme Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Chocolate Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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