Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party? We put together this Valentine’s Day party planner to give you ideas for snacks, activities, decorations, music, and, of course, cards!
Valentine’s Day Party Decorations
The Love burlap banner and felt hearts from Real Southern Living would make any gathering festive.
You could also hang salt dough heart decorations, like the ones pictured above from Red Ted Art. The kids could even help make the dough and do the painting.
Kids could also create a tree of hearts including the names of friends, classmates, and family members. This would be a fun way to get them thinking about loved ones and would create a lovely decoration.
Valentine’s Day Music
Get the kids dancing to our Valentine’s Day playlist. Freeze dance is always a hit at our house!
Heart shakers from No Time For Flashcards would add to the dancing fun!
Younger kids will also enjoy these Valentine’s Day themed finger plays.
Valentine’s Day Treats
Try filling bags with Valentine’s Day Trail Mix (A Spicy Perspective makes it easy with their free printable, shown above!)
Heart Fruit Kebobs, pictured above from Life in Wonderland, are a mouth-watering and healthy snack to include. Or, for another healthy snack, how cute is this fruit cup using an orange peel as a bowl?
Kids will love doing red food taste test – get out strawberries, watermelon, tomatoes -all your favorite red foods!
For those looking for a chocolaty Valentine’s Day treat, I bet Valentine’s Whoopie Pies or berry oreo chocolate chunk cookies would fly off the table! These easy marshmallow treats would also satisfy a sweet tooth.
If you are looking to serve a meal, consider making heart shaped pizzas. You could shape the crust or the toppings as hearts.
Valentine’s Day Party Activities
You could set up a relay race transferring hearts from one container into another, using tongs.
Get active with a scavenger hunt for hearts, either indoors or outside.
For some hands-on science, dissolve baking soda “rocks” in vinegar, with hidden red heart marbles inside!
Valentine’s Day Cards
There are so many amazing cards. I’ve listed a few of my favorites below:
Just like Mom and Kiddo, we like to keep it simple with the easy peasy handmade cards pictured above.
Coffee Cups and Crayons made simple “gem” cards (pictured above) using pipe cleaners and Hershey kisses
Valentine’s Day Card Mailbox
If cards will be exchanged at your party, a fun idea is to let the kids create individual mailboxes. Tissue boxes already have the slot for cards! Try jazzing one up like Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas by making a puppy mailbox. I love this chair back mailbox from Blue Cricket Design, shown above. Or get creative with a boat-shaped mailbox.
For even more Valentine’s Day ideas and inspiration, check out my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board. Happy Valentine’s Day!