Based in Colchester The Chappel Chocolate House operates in the Essex and Suffolk area and can organise parties for any age group or size on any aspect of chocolate making. The party can be at your home/workplace/social club. Parties will last between 2 and 3 hours.


The Chappel Chocolate House runs ‘at home’ birthday and celebration parties for all age groups in Essex and Suffolk, mainly within the Colchester, Witham, Halstead, Braintree, South Suffolk (Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds) area. There are three types of party which have been designed to suit 3 age groups but if you don't see what you are looking for, a party can be tailored to suit your needs. The Chappel Chocolate House parties have been designed for 5-11 years old, 12-16 years old and for adults.

You and your guests will make your own chocolates in the comfort of your own home, using ingredients and materials brought to you. You will learn about chocolate, where it comes from and learn a range of techniques to make them. The Chappel Chocolate House will supervise a number of activities, some of which are listed below and, at the end of the session you will keep the chocolates you have made, taking them home already gift wrapped (assuming you haven't eaten them already). The bonus is that The Chappel Chocolate House will take home all the mess!

The activities will comprise one or more of the following and will depend on the age and skills level of the group:

  • Learn how to temper chocolate
  • Make your own design of lollies
  • Make and decorate chocolate bars
  • Make and decorate solid and hollow shapes
  • Design and make your own flavour chocolate pizzas and chocolate fruit kebabs
  • Make your own truffles, which may include making the ganache, piping, rolling, dipping and decorating them
  • Make your own fudge and honeycomb and then dip it in chocolate
  • Decorate cakes and biscuits
  • Make your own chocolate shells to fill with the chocolates you have made
  • Gift wrap the chocolates... the list is endless!

All you have to do is invite your guests and set the date. The maximum number of people depends on the size of your kitchen/dining room table!

The Chappel Chocolate House will also bring along a range of chocolates for you and your guests to buy. Chocolates purchased at a party will discounted by 20%. At the time of booking you will also be able to order a signature birthday cake, a gift for the ‘birthday boy or girl’ and have the option of buying a Chocolate House Party apronapron. For gift options, please enquire at the time of booking.

The Chappel Chocolate House signature birthday cakes are supplied by Debbie King from the Sugar Cottage.

There are two types of cake, for children an ‘Enchanted Forest Cake’ and for adults a ‘Signature truffle cake’.

Both cakes comprise a moist chocolate sponge cake, filled with flavoured buttercream. The truffle cake is coated with ganache and loaded with truffles and chocolate shards from the Chappel Chocolate House collection. The enchanted forest cake is coated with buttercream and decorated with chocolate flakes and Chappel Chocolate House lollies. The buttercream and ganache can be flavoured to order.


The only things required are:-

  • Access to a power socket
  • Access to your fridge and a microwave (we can bring our own microwave). This will need to be big enough and have adequate space to put chocolates in during the party
  • A table large enough for your guests to stand/sit around. The number of guests is limited to the size of your kitchen/dining room table!
  • For groups of children under 16 The Chappel Chocolate House requires a parent or responsible adult per 4 children to remain with the group.


Warning: The Chappel Chocolate House uses ingredients which may contain some or all of the following; milk, soy, nuts, gluten, alcohol, colourings and flavourings. It is the responsibility of the party holder to inform their guests of this before attending the party. The Chocolate House cannot be responsible for any adverse effects on anybody who has an intolerance to any of these ingredients.


  • To secure a date a 50% deposit will be required at the time of booking.
  • All bookings need to be paid in full 2 weeks before the date of the party. Where payment has not been received before the party The Chappel Chocolate House has the right to cancel. In this situation no refund will be available.
  • Refunds will be available if cancellations are received in writing or by email 2 calendar weeks before the date of the party.
  • In the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances another date can be booked. This will be subject to availability at the time of cancellation. Rescheduled parties must be booked within 3 months of the original date, weather permitting (see note below).


Parties are not normally available during the summer months (mid June - September) because of the possibility of hot weather. However it may be possible to arrange something if air-conditioning is available.

Nuts in chocolate
Ladies attending a chocolate party
Participant at a chocolate party
Crumbling chocolate