I would be very surprised to meet an adult who didn’t dream of finding a Golden Ticket inside a Wonka Bar when they watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a child.
I loved that movie, and particularly when Charlie Bucket so carefully prised open the wrapper on his Wonka Bar and found a shiny Golden Ticket staring back at him. Little did he know that he was about to embark on an LSD fuelled tour through a chocolate factory, but that’s not the point. We all envied that golden ticket.
When The Boy Next Door’s birthday was approaching, I spent time scheming and deciding and finally coming up with a plan for the day. I decide to give the birthday a bit of a Willy Wonka theme, I made Golden Eggs, I had pink macaroons, and a million balloons and performing baboons, just like Veruca Salt sings about in I Want It All!
So of course, I had to incorporate a Golden Ticket into the day. And that’s exactly what I did. Printing the ticket with details of the birthday dinner.
So how do you make these you ask? Simple! I used this website: Wonka Bar DIY
(23 October 2018: Update, the link above no long works, however you will find plenty of similar options if you search on Pinterest!).
You can print the wrappers and invitations from the website, and also edit the invitation to type in your own details.
Choose your favourite chocolate bar – Lindt Chocolate Cake flavour Chocolate? Hello!
Make sure you choose a bar that’s wrapped in foil, then remove the outer wrapper from your chocolate bar. Cut out your Golden Ticket and place it on top of the foil.
Wrap the Wonka Bar wrapper around the foil and glue the edges together.
Ta-Da! Charlie Bucket would be impressed! These Wonka Bar and Golden Ticket Invitations are awesome for anything from birthday gifts to party invitations. Enjoy!