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My husband turned 39 this year, and I really wanted to make the last birthday of his 30s a special one. One thing that I know he loves to eat is fondue. He’ll often suggest fondue for special dates together, so I knew he’d love it for his birthday party. Gathering around a fondue pot is always a great way to spend a little extra time with people you love. Plus, I think cheese and chocolate are always great for a celebration!
This Cheese & Chocolate Fondue Party was the perfect birthday party idea for my favorite guy!
I made 3 different cheese fondues for our Cheese & Chocolate Fondue Party using Borden® Cheese. I found my Borden® Cheese at Super Save, but check out this store locator to find Borden® Cheese near you. The rest of the menu revolved around what we could dip in the cheese and all the yummy dessert ideas. What’s nice about fondue recipes is that you can also make them in a double boiler if you don’t own a fondue pot.
I kept the party decor simple by using nice wrapping paper and tissue paper for some DIY party decor. I just folded up some wrapping paper in half for the table runner, made tissue paper flowers and used battery powered rice lights around the flowers in a small glass bowl for the main table. One thing to keep in mind about any table used for fondue is that it will get messy! Also, people will be reaching over and around the decorations.
We also had a dessert table with white chocolate and dark chocolate fondue! I used various cake stands and bowls for the display and used the same wrapping paper from the table for a fun curtain backdrop. To make this wrapping paper curtain backdrop, just cut enough to cover the wall and then cut the paper into long thin strips up to about 3 inches from the top. Hang the paper with tape behind your table and you have a simple, but amazing dessert set up.
Making the fondue is all part of the fun for a fondue party! We like to make it at the table while everyone is gathered around. The first cheese fondue I made was the Fiesta Cheese Fondue. I used Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds.
We loved the Fiesta Cheese Fondue served with fresh veggies, flour tortilla chips, and corn tortilla chips! Once the cheese fondue is melted, I pour the cheese into a ceramic dish so I can make the next one.
Everyone is invited to enjoy each cheese fondue as it’s made, so I like to use dishes with handles on them so we can pass them around!
- I cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 12 oz . Dark Chocolate or white chocolate
- 1 tsp . Vanilla extract
- In a double boiler or saucepan over low heat, warm up the whipping cream. Don't let the mixture boil. Melt the chocolate slowly, and stir until smooth. Add the vanilla and stir. Pour the melted mixture into the fondue pot (low heat) or a medium sized bowl (must use fondue while warm).
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g
Have you ever hosted a fondue party? A Cheese & Chocolate Fondue Party is a great place to start!