Since blogging about the Chinese chocolate expo a little while ago I've begun to notice more and more 'chocolate-centric' events happening around the world - it seems that wherever you go people are drawn to chocolate and always associate it with having a good time!
One of the best examples I've come across is happening this weekend - the 7th annual Chocolate Fantasy Ball in Arkansas, USA. This event occurs on Valentine's weekend every year to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities that provide accommodation and support for families who have to commit themselves to looking after children in hospital. Not only does it play on chocolate to bring people together and experience an indulgent, chocolatey Valentine's day it's for a really good cause.
The night starts with a chocolate themed cocktail reception - heaven! Those of you who have managed to get a taste of the Godiva Liqueurs will agree with me there! Dinner will comprise of chocolate themed dishes and there will be auctions and dancing throughout the night all accompanied by lots of delicious chocolate creations to nibble on. Now that's a party!!!!