If you’re doing last minute prepping for a Valentine’s party at home or at your child’s school, here are a few fun ideas.
For the first game, you’ll need conversation candy hearts, straws and some small containers.
You start by having the hearts in one container and then each child must transfer the hearts into another container, using a drinking straw and creating a vacuum that allows the heart to stick to the straw. This can be done with individuals or teams, with the winner being the first person who finishes or the person with the fastest time transferring all their hearts.
The next game is a Valentine’s version of the classic, Twister, found on orientaltrading.com. We hosted a party this weekend for neighborhood friends and the game was a big hit.
For a quiet, sit down game, try a famous pairs match up, using cartoon/movie characters, or our version, which included food pairs (mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)
Last but not least, all that effort was rewarded with some lovely treats.
For quick but cute table decor, check out Target for plates, napkins, cups and…
… these adorable paper woodland creatures which hold small amounts of candy.
They also had these groovy striped paper straws…
… as well as some cotton candy popcorn. Pink rules!
For a take home treat, I made Perler Bead owls for everyone (yes, our household is still obsessed with the tiny beads!)
What are you planning for the little lovelies in your life?