Sweet Valentine’s Day Party For Kids!

We are so excited to share this back to basics Valentine’s Day party for kids!

Children love making handmade Valentine’s Day cards – it’s a craft and gift in one!  We love it too and so we made it a party by including some easy recipes for party treats.    Enjoy and share the love!

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Inspiration: 

Retro ‘70s Valentines – Inspired by the sweet valentines from our youth, we used sheets of Cavallini Valentine Retro Kid Wrapping Paper from papersource.com as the foundation for our table. (It’s fun and colorful and sure to enchant the adults as well as the children.)

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How To Host:

  1. Invite a small group of children (and their parents) over to craft and celebrate Valentines Day with you and your children.
  2. This party is perfect to plan for morning or afternoon, depending on the age of the children. A two-hour window provides adequate time for the activity, playing and snacking at this party. If children are very young, 1.5 hours is even better, as the tiny tots will be ready for a nap.
  3. Plan to direct guests to the activity (making handmade valentines) as they arrive so they can get busy.

Decor and Food:

  1. Cover the table with 4 sheets of wrapping paper.
  2. Create workstations for each child with a supply of colored construction paper, cut out hearts, crayons, stickers, stamps, doilies, glue sticks and blunt scissors for the younger set.
  3. Help your guests craft handmade valentines for parents, grandparents, teachers and friends.
  4. Clear the crafts and serve sweet treats:
  5. Enhance the theme by serving strawberry flavored milk in Vintage Milk Bottles with paper straws.

 

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Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including MSN.com, Yahoo.com, AccessHollywood.com, GourmetLive.com and RetailMeNot.com’s “Insider’s Blog”.


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