Chocolate – The Love Affair
A life without chocolate, what a shocker that would be!
Thankfully we don’t have to live without the nations, no the world’s favourite ‘go to’ edible treat
. And chocolate really is seen as a treat, a well-deserved pleasure for your tastebuds.
661 million kg
of cocoa based product is consumed in the UK in a year and the Freedom team certainly did their bit.
Let’s hear it for the genius who took the humble cocoa bean and delivered us chocolate. A massive ‘big up’ to those over the years who’ve developed and improved the chocolate sensations we all love today.
Cadburys we salute you.
Lindt we high five you.
Thorntons we love you.
Hotel Chocolat we fist pump your triumphs in taking chocolate to the heady heights.
It comes as no surprise to the Freedom Team that any hen party activity to do with chocolate is a winner.
Make them and taste them, save some to take home – if you can.
Using chocolate as a blatant bribe to solve the clues and scavenge for items.
Chocolate treats, prizes and surprises.
Marrying up chocolate flavoured cocktails with a chocolate making session.
Kathryn (Freedom Marketing Manager) – We recently visited My Chocolate at their studio in London and we had so much fun moulding and tasting chocolate, the truffles are harder to make than it looks. When I had the invite to try out the class, I couldn’t resist, I was totally up for a Bruce Bogtrotter moment. A true chocolate fanatic, I was ready to learn more about my favourite indulgence and pleased to see a glass of bubbly during the session, my other favourite indulgence.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
How do I surprise my bride on her hen do?
Depending on the bride's personality it could be a fun idea to include a few surprises. But remember she only gets one hen night so think carefully.
Should the hen party be a surprise or arranged by the bride? With most hen weekends, the bride is commonly consulted on the basics, the date, time, invite list, and where it will start. The degree of freedom the bridesmaids get to go off piste, depends on the chances of awakening the bridezilla.
Who pays for the hen do?
The bride will soon be paying for all food, wine and entertainment at the wedding, so whilst there's no hard and fast rule, tradition dictates that the bridesmaids and the other attendees cover the cost of the bride's place on her hen weekend. Better still watch out for the Freedom free place promotion and the bride could be paid by us!
How soon before your wedding should you have a hen do?
We'd ideally say 4-6 weeks before the wedding to avoid last-minute stress or dress fittings. You should coordinate with the stag weekend and avoid a clash of dates in case mutual friends have child care arrangements. And although it is the brides last night of freedom, it should not be held the night before the wedding, a hungover bride staggering down the aisle does not make happy memories.