I am so excited to be teaming up with 11 of my favorite blogging friends to share fun Valentine party ideas for kids! Sweet Summer, from She Leaves A Little Sparkle invited us to create a cute and fun Valentine’s Day party to share. And, it is easier than you might think! If you’re joining me from Eleven Gables, welcome! Isn’t Emily amazing? She is just a doll and everything she does is beautiful! I always love to come up with a few fun Valentine party ideas for my kids each year. To me, Valentine’s Day is all about getting crafty, so creating a Valentine’s Day party built around crafting lovey-dovey notes and cute handmade gifts for friends and family was a no brainer! Handmade valentine cards are something that everyone loves to receive, and they are super fun to make. Invite the neighborhood kids over, turn your family room into valentine card making central and let the kids go to town. I filled our Valentine party table with crafty items like rubber stamps, scissors, stickers, markers, twine and red and pink embellishments that all doubled as cute Valentine decorations. Some pretty, patterned scrapbook paper and colorful rolls of washi tape in reds and pinks made for cute centerpieces.
I am IN LOVE with this party backdrop. You can always follow this tutorial to learn how to make your own, and you can find them pre-made in all kinds of colors and themes.
PARTY DECORATION TIP: Be sure to check your local craft store for Christmas clearance items. Many of those Christmas craft items that are on super sale, are red and can be used for Valentine’s day just as easily. I found sets of the paper rosettes in different shades of red for 60% off. They made a perfect back drop for the party table. I only had to purchase one set of pink and heart patterned fans at regular price (with a 40% off coupon!) to mix in with the clearance rosettes to make it look like it was meant to be a Valentine decoration. (The red Christmas clearance crafty items work well for patriotic holidays as well. You can also purchase the green Christmas clearance supplies for upcoming holidays like Easter and St. Patrick’s Day too.)
I found these adorable vintage Valentine’s at HomeGoods and added them to the party table, as well as the easy DIY felted garland I made here in this post. The cute felt mailboxes are in the Target Valentine decorations aisle. They make adorable party favors.
Along with handmade cards, I bought a few other crafty things for the kids to make, including kits for them to make their own candy jewelry.
The food for this Valentine’s party is super easy! I found these adorable Valentine themed jewelry holders in the dollar bins at Target and strung up a few candy necklaces on them. Using this tutorial, I made chocolate lip treats, and store bought cupcakes with handmade heart cupcake toppers that too me literally five minutes to put together and we were ready to go!
Another fun idea for your crafty Valentine party: Bake your favorite sugar cookie recipe, then use “X” and “O” cutters to pass along smooches and hugs. Let the kids frost them with white and pink icing, and top with colorful sprinkles and sanding sugars.
I hope you are feeling inspired to host a fun and easy Valentine’s day party. Head on over to Kristen’s adorable party at Ella Claire Inspired for more fun ideas. Be sure to check out all of these talented bloggers and the fun Valentine party ideas that they have come up with to share with you. There are so many fun ideas to pin!
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Have a wonderful day!