Chocoholics Evening – pure indulgence!

Pure indulgence!  Superb fun!  That’s the verdict from members and guests of the Market Harborough WI who made the Chocoholics Evening on the 2nd October such a success.

‘A cracking evening, with everyone enjoying themselves’ says Hazel Stacey, President.  ‘There was loads for people to do, including Chocolate Bingo and Chocolate Olympics.  All the games involved chocolate, whether it be a jigsaw, building the tallest tower or icing a cake blindfolded!’
A recent visit to a cash and carry had raided their chocolate ranges!  Then followed a sweatshop evening when committee members sorted and bagged prizes, nibbling any leftovers.  For the Chocoholics Evening prizes formed the basis of various competitions, including Name the Teddy and Treasure Chest.  The first to sell out was Chocolate Tombola.
Several members made gorgeous chocolate cakes and our tastebuds were in heaven as we sampled them and voted for the best one.
Everyone joined in to play Chocolate Bingo followed by Chocolate Olympics.  Players from each team took turns to build a chocolate tower, complete a chocolate bar jigsaw, eat a chocolate mint balanced on their forehead, transfer chocolate ball sweets from one dish to another using a straw and, finally, to decorate a cake with cream and coloured sweets (the trick? – to do it blindfolded!).
Winning team

Winning team

Local stallholders shared their wares.  All were MHWI members:
FarrinHeight Foods, vegetarian catering

FarrinHeight Foods, vegetarian catering

Melody Cakes

Melody Cakes

 Mandy’s Treats (sweet trees, candy bouquets/wreaths) – Amanda McCoy: 07791 883 929.
Mandy's Treats

Mandy’s Treats

Hazel concludes, ‘Off to bed to dream of the chocolate that didn’t touch my lips.’ (A confirmed chocoholic, she is doing a ‘giving up’ fund raising event for work this month.  Not a good time to stage the Chocoholics evening!

Chocolate night – social evening – 2 October 2013

An indulgent evening and an early chance to stock up with goodies for Halloween and (dare I say it – Yes, I will as Simon Mayo said on Radio 2 this teatime that it was only 99 days to go!?) Christmas.
Chocolate-w500-h500Members are invited to come along to the Congregational Church Hall in Bowden Lane at 7.30 pm until  9.30pm on Wednesday 2nd October.  Entrance is free and then games and refreshments at a charge.  The night will consist of Choc Olympics, Chocolate Bingo, stalls and games including a Chocolate cake competition.

Sweatshop girls!

Your committee met recently to finalise the arrangements for the Chocoholics evening on Wednesday 2 October at 7.30 pm at the Congregational Church, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough – make sure the date’s in your diary, and you can bring a friend, too.  Here’s Hazel working us hard packing up all the prizes:

Sweatshop girls getting ready for the Chocoholics evening

Sweatshop girls getting ready for the Chocoholics evening