Have you ever been assigned as the room mom for your kid’s Valentine’s Day Party? Maybe you’re just feeling the love, and you want to host a couple’s party, a family party, or a “Galentine’s” party for your friends. Whatever your reasons to host Valentine’s party is, here are some ideas to help you:
Start your party with decorations to set the mood for the event.
Valentines balloon arch
What better way to celebrate than with a whole bunch of balloons? Make a balloon arch or garland using a Valentine balloon set to make a picture-perfect backdrop for all your Valentine’s treats. If you’re into an all-pink Valentine, get this balloon set.
Simple heart-shaped felt pieces packed in a banner can make an awesome backdrop for your Valentine’s day party. If you’re not into DIY, get this banner so you can decorate right away. Pair it with XOXO rose gold foil balloons to complete the look!
Tassel wall heart
Make a blank wall look more festive by hanging a tassel party banner in the shape of a heart. You may need two to three of these tassel banners to form a heart on the wall.
Stack up these Valentine love balloon boxes that are transparent and comes with sets of balloons to put inside. It makes for a great decoration under the stairs, beside the fireplace mantel, or beside the candy buffet table.
Heart table runner
For your dinner table, set up a cute heart table runner and set the table with its matching napkins. If you’re looking for something more formal and romantic, use this red lace table runner to pair with this exquisite plate and silverware set.
Set up a kissing booth (a.k.a. photo booth) for your adults-only Valentine’s Day party. Use an eye-catching tinsel backdrop and decorate it with vertical felt hearts and some heart-shaped balloons. Provide photo booth props for everyone to use.
Let the plates you use to set up your theme for the event. Here are some pretty Valentines plates that are disposable, so you don’t have to wash tons of dishes after the party:
- Red hearts Valentine’s day party set with dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, and cups
- Red heart-shaped paper plates
- White with rose gold polka dots party set with dinner plates, dessert plates, paper cups, napkins, forks, spoons, and knives
- Light pink and iridescent heart-shaped paper plates
- Radiant hearts dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, and cups
- Blush pink vintage dinner plates and dessert plates
Treat bags can double as party decorations while your guests are still at the party. Pack up some candies and other Valentine treats on these cute goodie bags and display them on a table.
Pretty treat boxes make a great decoration, too. Send your guests away with a couple of muffins or donuts packed on these Valentine treat boxes.
Make the day extra special with Valentine’s-themed foods.
Chocolate fondue is a classic valentine’s treat, and you surely want to serve them at your party. Borrow or buy a fondue fountain, then serve some fresh strawberries, large marshmallows and pretzel sticks beside it, and let your guests have fun dipping them in chocolate. Don’t forget to provide bamboo skewers for everyone to use.
Valentine Charcuterie Board
Instead of serving the usual cheese, meats and crackers – serve a sweet, Valentine-themed charcuterie board. Serve Haw Flakes, Fruit Roll-Ups, regular Oreos and strawberry Oreos, pretzel twists, chopped up Twizzlers, heart-shaped marshmallows, Twizzlers nibs, heart chocolates, gummy berries, gummy hearts, conversation hearts, and red mint balls. Use small heart-shaped bowls for serving some of the small candies.
Bake some sugar cookies in the shape of a heart and decorate to your heart’s desire. You can simply color it out with pink or red icing, write out words, put some sprinkles – anything you want! Or decorate it as a love bug using chocolate icing and red-colored icing, then add chocolate chips and some candy eyes to resemble a ladybug.
Valentine’s Day Cookie Bar
If you are in charge of Valentine’s party to keep the kids busy, a cookie station is a must-have. Kids will have lots of fun decorating their own cookies. To make your own cookie bar, you need to provide plain sugar cookies. Serve white icing on a bowl, so they can use it as a base for their cookies, then fill squeeze bottles with red and white icing. To make things easier, you may simply buy bottles of red, white, and pink cookie icing. Serve red and white M&Ms, red sanding sugar and some Valentine sprinkles for toppings!
Cherry Chip Cookies
Cherry chip cookies are a sweet, soft, and chewy dessert perfect for Valentine’s party. Using a cherry chip cake mix, bake some cookies. When they are cooled, pipe the cherry frosting on one cookie and then sandwich it to another.
Who doesn’t love Twinkies? It’s a crowd-pleaser, and transforming them into heart-shaped mini cakes will just about to delight everyone. To make heart-shaped Twinkies, prepare two of them. Cut the corner off each Twinkie, then pipe a little frosting inside where they were cut, so you can put them together to make a heart shape. Frost the top, and add some sprinkles to decorate.
Valentine’s Day Popcorn
If your Valentine’s Day party activities include a rom-com movie marathon, make sure you serve some popcorn! Make it extra special by serving Valentine’s Day popcorn that is sweet and salty.
- Make a salted popcorn – cook some popcorn kernels and salt it liberally.
- Then, make a melted marshmallow mixture by mixing three tablespoons of butter and three cups of mini marshmallow on a saucepan in medium heat.
- Fold the mixture with the popcorn, so the popcorn becomes covered in marshmallow mixture.
- Pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
- While the marshmallow mixture is still hot, mix in some candy to your popcorn and let them stick. Mix Valentines M&Ms, sprinkles, and heart sprinkles.
- Allow the popcorn to cool. Break it apart into pieces, then serve in plastic bowls.
Valentines treats must not always be sweet. People need something that is filling and tasty. Make some pizzas shaped like a heart, and top it with cheeses and heart-shaped pepperonis. Use a small cookie cutter to make your regular pepperonis heart-shaped.
Valentine Fruit Wands
Here’s an easy, refreshing dessert to give out to everyone: fruit wands! Alternately thread strawberries and heart-shaped watermelon slices on skewers you’ve got a fresh, fruity, and fabulous dessert fitting for the occasion.
Strawberry Heart Garnishes
Slice strawberries into heart-shaped slivers and use them to garnish each of your guests’ champagne glasses.
A party is not a party without fun things to do! Here are some activities fitting for a Valentine’s Day party:
Thumbprint Heart Magnets
This makes easy yet pretty Valentine’s Day crafts that both kids and adults would enjoy. For this DIY craft, you will need some clear glass gems, fingerprint ink pads, craft magnets, white cardstock, mod podge and a foam brush.
- Make some heart-shaped thumbprints on the white cardstock by pressing your thumb while tilted, then doing it again in the other direction to make the shape of a heart. Allow it to dry.
- Place a drop of glue on the flat side of the glass gem, and put it atop the fingerprint heart. Allow it to dry overnight.
- Using a pair of scissors, trim and cut away the paper around the glass gem. Secure it in place by using a foam brush to paint glue on top of the paper.
- Place glass gem glue side down onto a magnet and allow it to dry overnight.
Foam Heart Friendship Necklaces
This heart necklace craft is perfect for Valentine’s day, and it makes fun, easy, and crafty gifts for loved ones. Use craft foam in pink, red, purple, and white colors. Cut out rectangles that are 2×3 inches from the craft foam and cut hearts out of it. Punch a hole using a puncher into the top center of the heart cutout, and thread a 2-3 foot piece of yarn through the hole. Add some pony beads to the yarn and tie a knot at the top with the ends.
A Valentine’s Day Bingo is a fun way to spend time with a group – like a whole class – and have fun on Valentine’s Day.
Heart to Heart
This is a game played in pairs. Teams must race to be the first pair to move a balloon from one side of the room to another using any part of their body other than their hands and arms. Start this game by having one person bounce the balloon off of their heart and keep moving. If the balloon hits the ground or if someone touches it with their hands, they have to go back to the starting line. Use red balloons, or even better, heart-shaped balloons.
For this game, you have to stack six cups on top of a table on one side of the room. Then, the player must use a Nerf gun with a limited number of shots inside. The player has to use the Nerf gun to play cupid and knock off all the cups on the table. The cups must be actually off, not just down. If they run out of bullets, they have to run across the room to refill. The person who knocks off all the cups the fastest wins.