Ideas needed for a wonka style present!

(29 Posts)
russiandolly Mon 03-Dec-12 22:45:57

My DS aged 5 loves Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I am planning on making up a box of goodies for him. I've got a Wonka choc bar and plan to buy chocolate moulds, lollipop sticks, cellophane wrappers etc plus a big twirly lollipop!

I'm doing this on account of the reviews of the choc coin maker and the fact that I cannot find any other toy choc machine that actually looks any good...

Any suggestions to make this an extra magical box of surprises would be much appreciated!

Edible glitter and silver balls etc for decorations?

I know BHS do big giant tins of sweets but might not fit in your box!

Aldi have Christmas marshmallows in at the moment. Maybe you could get him a mini mug ... I saw gorgeous gruffalo ones recently ... and get some mini packs of chocolate and one of those mini graters to put extra choc on top?

Cookie cutters?

Piping bags to decorate lollies too?

HousewifefromBethlehem Mon 03-Dec-12 22:52:13

Ocado stock wonka sweets

SledYuleCated Mon 03-Dec-12 22:52:45

A daft hat, stripy scarf, a whistle? Just trying to think of Wonka-esque non-edible thing if you wanted to pad it out a bit.

There are the Wonka sweets you can get. Popping candy is a must!

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 03-Dec-12 22:52:46

Has he ever had popping candy? That can be quite mind-blowing.

There are websites where you can get personalised chocolate bars, that could be fun. The min. order quantity migt be too high for you, so you coud maybe make your own? e with the choc bars that are foil wrapped, and then have a paper wrap over the top... you could take off the paper wrap and replace with your own, cut to size, with text saying russiandolly's DS's chocolate factory or whatever.

The thing that has always stuck in my mind is the rivers of hot chocolate. Real chocolate melted. You could maybe do that for him?

oooh, you NEED a golden ticket, don't you? So give him a card with that in it. Or a choc bar??? And then point him to the rest of the present experience...

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 03-Dec-12 22:53:14

Ha - x-post re popping candy!

Minstrelsaremarvellous Mon 03-Dec-12 22:56:26

I think it was on IWOOT but there is a a golden ticket chocolate bar you can buy - how lovely for a fan!

russiandolly Mon 03-Dec-12 22:59:05

These are fantastic ideas, thank you!! Popping candy, edible glitter definitely! I'd like some non-edible bits too so keep the ideas coming...

russiandolly Mon 03-Dec-12 22:59:46

The wonka choc bar I have got has indeed a golden ticket!

SledYuleCated Mon 03-Dec-12 23:03:29

Um, one of those big keys to leave outfit Santa but it could be the key to the Chocolate Factory.

Depending on where you are and whether your DC would appreciate a 'promise' present but a 'voucher' for a day out at Cadbury World (though he may be disappointed by the lack of Oompa Loompas wink)

Is it the Johnny Depp version that he's into

SledYuleCated Mon 03-Dec-12 23:04:47

May be a daft question, but do you have the Roald Dahl book? He might be too young to read it himself but could be a bedtime book.

piprabbit Mon 03-Dec-12 23:09:43
Wolfiefan Mon 03-Dec-12 23:10:18

Lovely book from Lakeland. Recipes and bits of texts. All choc factory themed.
I ummm HAD to have it and it could not wait for Christmas.
<Really? How old am I? Emoticon!>

bedmonster Mon 03-Dec-12 23:18:53

We have an actual roald dahl recipe book which is BRILLIANT, and have bought dds tickets too see Matilda in the new year with some Wonka choc from a Mr simms sweet shop. We have bought a fancy paperchase box to put it all in.

BabysPointlessPocket Mon 03-Dec-12 23:32:08

A chocolate fountain perhaps?

how about one of the old fashioned cadbury chocolate machine? you know, the one you used to put a tuppence into and get a tiny choccie bar out?

OhTheConfusion Tue 04-Dec-12 00:01:14

Our kids love their roald dahl recipe book. Tiger had some chocolate moulds for £3 last week. How about an apron, wooden spoon and plastic mixing bowl too.

4forkssake Tue 04-Dec-12 09:48:16
daisydoodoo Tue 04-Dec-12 09:56:10

www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=wonka+sweets&_sacat=0&_from=R40

i know you asked for non sweet items as well, but the link shows all the wonka sweets on ebay, my boys love the ropes of nerds, ive got them a few things for stocking presents.

Jaynerae Tue 04-Dec-12 10:54:39

There is a thread on here "have you seen my chocolate Sleighs' someone made them for her DC's - they look lovely and easy to do. still on current page in Christmas

ja9 Tue 04-Dec-12 12:23:24

Gorgeous present idea! Looks like heaps of great ideas on this thread already.... Dvd, audio cd, book, choc fountain, some Mr Wonka props and loads of sweeties. fab fab fab.

HoHoHokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Tue 04-Dec-12 12:37:29

Wonka Bar & Golden Ticket

DD took this into school on RD day and her friends thought they were fab!

DoubleMum Tue 04-Dec-12 17:39:29

I thought I was done but I've just had to order 2 wonka bars!

SantasNaughtySack Tue 04-Dec-12 17:47:34

Perhaps if you're feeling crafty?
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SweetMingePie Tue 04-Dec-12 18:02:40

A bit expensive, but giant gummi bear

SweetMingePie Tue 04-Dec-12 18:04:10
Marne Tue 04-Dec-12 18:15:31

Lakeland have lots of chocolate moulds including a chocolate house, chocolate spoons and bars.

You could buy him a giant gob stopper?

Theres also a chocolate pizza making kit (cant remember what web-site i saw it on).

Marne Tue 04-Dec-12 18:16:36
Picturesinthefirelight Tue 04-Dec-12 18:17:49

If you're feeling really really generous the golden ticket could be a real ticket to the new stage show though age 5 might be a touch young for it.

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