A few years ago, I styled a fondue-themed bridal shower for Fun365. Recently, when I was trying to think of a fun way to celebrate Galentine’s Day with my small quarantine-bubble of friends, I thought back to it and how it would make the perfect (micro) party! Particularly with it’s pretty red and pink color scheme. This party would be perfect for any occasion, however – a fun night with kids, to birthdays, showers and bachelorette gatherings! Read on for the details.

Backdrop and Mantle Decor

This party focused on soft pinks with pops of red and metallic gold for extra glam. On my mantle, I set out pink rose floral arrangements in white and gold vases, white and gold paper fans, gold painted pumpkins, and a letter board sign with the lyrics from that 90’s song, “Da Dip” – “I dip, you dip, we dip”…remember that?! Sure to make friends chuckle. I also added a “She’s fondue of him” backdrop sign (I plan to change this to “I’m Fondue of you” for Galentine’s Day!) and a “Fon-du-mentals” sign laying out the rules of the party. Biggest one? Don’t Double Dip!! But I’m also a fan of the “Do eat to your heart’s content” one, myself. You can get the fondue sign and the etiquette sign in the printable pack HERE.

Mantle Decor & Printables for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!


Cheese Fondue Table & Favors

The main dinner table had a white and gold runner, and was decked out for cheese fondue in the center – no need for a centerpiece when you’ve got a big pot of cheese, am I right? I set out pretzels, meats, veggies and breads on a tray under the pot to be dipped. You can get my recipe for Easy Three Cheese Fondue Dip HERE.

Dinner fondue setting for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!

Each place setting included pink polka dotted dinner plates with red scalloped edges, white dessert plates with gold scalloped edges, pink napkins, gold plastic utensils, and gold fondue forks I dipped in white and pink paint (only on the side you hold, of course). I also included metallic gold paper drink cups with striped white and gold paper straws, and white dessert cups with gold polka dots for when it was time for dessert.

Table Setting for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!

Of course, the table needed another cute dip sign. These also come in the FREE printable pack you can get HERE.

Free Printable Signs for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!

For favors, I created the cutest little recipe card boxes, tied with red ribbons. You can get the instructions for how to make them HERE.

DIY Recipe Box Favors for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!


Chocolate Fondue Dessert Table

After dinner, the fondue fun is not over yet! It’s time to move on to dessert – chocolate fondue! I set up a chocolate fountain for this, and covered the table with all sorts of food to dip – fruit, marshmallows, donuts, cake  – and some sprinkles to top it all off. I used a variety of stands and a gold and white box to display the array at different heights. Guests could fill their dessert plates with food, fill their dessert cups with chocolate, and then come back to the table to dip and enjoy more sweet friend time together. Did I mention how much I love the dip signs? The dessert table got one too.

Dessert Table for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!

Dessert fondue for a Fun Fondue Party - get details at fernandmaple.com!

You can get tons of additional details for how I set all of this up, as well as shop for everything you need to create this Fun Fondue Party yourself on Fun365 at Oriental Trading. Everything you need to See It, Shop It and Make It with the click of a button! 

And for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out my posts on Edible Valentine’s Day Stickers and a Valentine’s Day Sweet Treat Grazing Board. For another great bonding activity for friends that works for any occasion, definitely take a peek at my Mix, Mingle, and Make Floral Arranging Party!

Happy Dipping!

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Host a fun fondue party for Valentine's or Galentine's Day with these ideas for decor, dining table setup, place settings, and dessert fondue table - plus, FREE printables! Get details now at fernandmaple.com!


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