Valentines Party Ideas/Tips

Valentines Party Tips/Ideas

Here are some party tips and ideas for you to consider when planning your party.   Please do not feel like you have to do any of these, they are just ideas to help you in case you are “blank”.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

Pinterest

Oriental Trading Company – order shortly after school starts – shipping can take three weeks.

SNACKS – remember to use signupgenius.com and ask your parent for donations as well.

valentines day cupcakes

 valentines day pretzels

valentines day rice krispies

valentines day fruit

Games:

Broken hearts
Make copies of our broken heart printables onto several sheets of card stock and cut out the designs. Then cut designs apart along the lines indicated. Break kids into teams of three or four and have them piece together the puzzle hearts. Whichever team puts their broken heart together fastest wins.

Leaning towers

Have children build tall towers using conversation hearts. They can race against the clock, and the child with the highest tower (that hasn’t toppled over) when the time is up wins. Kids will want to play this again and again.  Have children build tall towers using conversation hearts. They can race against the clock, and the child with the highest tower (that hasn’t toppled over) when the time is up wins. Kids will want to play this again and again.

Torn hearts

Draw a heart onto a sheet of paper and make copies for every kid in the classroom. Now have all the kids hold the paper behind their backs and try to tear it out along the lines as best they can—but no peeking. Whoever has the paper that looks most like a heart wins.

Under sweet wraps

Bring several pairs of mittens and some wrapped candy for this dexterity race. Divide the kids into two or three teams and have each team sit in a row. Add wrapped candies to bowls, enough so each player on the team gets a candy. The first person on each team puts on a pair of mittens, and takes a piece of candy out of the bowl to unwrap. After he’s unwrapped the candy, he then hands the next kid in line the bowl and the mittens. The first team that unwraps the entire bowlful of candy wins. Here are some candy ideas: Hershey’s Kisses, peppermints or cinnamon disks, or fun-size candy bars.

Crafts

Incrrrr-edible jewelry

Craft some edible jewelry using cut-up licorice pieces, Life Savers® and round cereal to string onto long pieces of elastic. For younger kids, be sure to tape one end of the elastic to the table so the candy doesn’t fall off before you tie the elastic together. Older kids can use a needle to string gumdrops and jelly beans onto a piece of strong, knotted thread.

Simply marbleous

Make marbled hearts using red and white Model Magic™. Using 1 part red to 4 parts white, combine the Model Magic until you’ve made pink. Then pinch a small piece of clay from each color: red, pink and white, and knead the pieces together until the colors begin to swirl (don’t blend too much—you want the colors to stay distinct). When you’ve got a nice marbled effect, form the clay into a flattened heart shape. If you can’t get the heart shape quite right, trim the edges with scissors or a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Now you can decide what you want to do with it: you can attach a magnet to the back and put it on your fridge. Or, use a pencil point to make a small hole near the top of the heart before it dries. Then thread some ribbon through the hole to wear it as a pendant.

Tissue Paper Heart: http://www.orientaltrading.com/tissue-paper-heart-craft-kit-a2-48_4292.fltr?prodCatId=550055+1229

Love Bug Clothespin Craft: http://www.orientaltrading.com/love-bug-clothespin-craft-kit-a2-13719616.fltr?prodCatId=550055+1229

Color Your Own Valentines Bags: http://www.orientaltrading.com/color-your-own-valentine-love-bug-bags-a2-13719857.fltr?prodCatId=550055+1229

Sweetbears Door Hanger: http://www.orientaltrading.com/sweetheart-bears-door-hanger-craft-kit-a2-48_6420.fltr?prodCatId=550055+1229