Valentine’s Day Party for Kids
A party to celebrate love and laughter!
A Valentine’s Day party is one of the few kids parties you can pull together with small budget and limited amount of time! Decorations can be made with construction paper, treats are home-baked and inexpensive Valentine’s party favors are easy to find. So grab your scissors and heart shaped cookie cutters, it’s time to celebrate love!
Valentine's Day Party Invitations and Decorations
Stop by your local Dollar Store first, to find deals on paper, doilies, ribbons, stickers, candy and other useful supplies for decorating and favors. These ideas are sure to get your Valentine’s day creative juices flowing!
- Make invitations with red and pink paper. Write the message in a gel pen and use a few heart stickers for decorations. Add a sprinkle of glitter or confetti in the envelope before sealing.
- Attach small invitation notes to heart shaped lollipops and then deliver them by hand.
- For decorations you’ll want a LOT of paper hearts in a variety of shapes and colors. If your kids are old enough, enlist their help and start in the early stages of party planning, so that it’s fun as opposed to tedious!
Heart cookies cutters in various sizes will help with tracing and cutting.
- Hang the paper hearts from the ceiling with curling ribbon, tape them to the walls and windows.
- Turn your front door into a giant valentine card with a large sheet of red or pink wrapping paper on which you’ve written “Be Mine!” in marker or paper letters.
- Add matching streamers and balloons all throughout the Valentine’s Day party room.
- Tie a single red, pink or white balloon to each chair at the table.
- Weave paper place-mats with large sheets of red, pink and purple construction paper.
- Wrap cutlery in a white napkin and use paper or ribbon for napkin rings.
- Decorate each place setting with a DIY personalized party blower.
- For a centerpiece, fill a red tin or bowl with a variety of heart candies and ribbons…have it overflow and continue along of the length of the table. (see image above)
- For an older kids party print out famous romantic movie posters to add to the decor or small versions for table place settings.
Kids' Valentine's Day Party Games and Crafts
Add a heart theme to your favorite kids party games and include a simple craft for the occasion and you’ve got a Valentine party hit!
- Fill a glass jar with candy hearts to play a Valentine’s Day guessing game.
- Make your own Valentine’s day version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey with “pin the heart on the cupcake” It’s easy to draw a cupcake on poster board and use sticky backed foam to cut the hearts.
- Older kids will like playing Apples to Apples using only pre-selected love themed cards or Mad Libs as a group and there will be lots of laughs!
- Pick up a package of Shrinky Dinks plastic sheets and colored pencils to make Shrinky hearts – the kids will love it!
- Use candy conversation hearts when a playing Valentine’s Day Bingo Game.
- Race against the clock to stack the tallest tower of conversation heart candies.
- Decorate crafty party blowers to take home.
- Fill empty pop bottles with red and pink water to play a homemade ring toss game.
- Kids love to make edible jewelry with pink red and purple colored candy.
- During or before the party make simple Valentine Heart Hats that the kids can wear during the party …
Visit Alpha Mom to learn how to make hats with paper plates.
Kid's Valentine's Day Party Food and Favors
A heart shaped cookie cutter goes a long way when your making Valentine’s Day party snacks!
- Prepare raspberry filled ice cubes to add to pink lemonade and seltzer.
- Cut kid-favorite sandwiches with a heart shapes cookie cutter.
- Make mini heart pizzas using tortillas.
- Too much sugar on this special day? Serve some fresh veggies or a savory snack mix in Valentine decorated cupcake liners.
- Allow your guests to decorate their own frosted cupcakes with Valentine’s candy and sprinkles.
- Chocolate covered strawberries are always a hit!
- Move away from all of the pink and red and bake up a platter of vibrant sugar cookies…we made ours with food color gel.
- Send the kids home with make and take party favors like edible jewelry, decorated cupcakes or cookies or a beaded heart necklace.
Need more inspiration?
I’ve been pinning like mad – come see my Valentine’s Day Board on Pinterest!
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