Children love parties and what better way to break up the winter doldrums than to have a kids Valentine’s Day Party! Throwing a Valentine’s Day Party for kids does not have to be expensive or complicated. Here you will find some great inexpensive Valentine’s Day party ideas for children.
Help your child cut out heart shapes from red, pink, and white construction paper. Write the specifics of the party such as date, time, location, and don’t forget to include a line about wearing red or pink clothing ( a must for a Valentine’s party). Help your child deliver these invitations to their playmates and relatives.
Select one room in your home for your party. Again help your child cut out heart shapes from red, pink, and white construction paper. Also cut out heart shapes from cardboard and cover with tinfoil for some added sparkle. Using double sided tape, simply hang the cutouts all around the room, allowing your child to point out where to hang the hearts. If possible set up two tables in the party room. One for crafts and one for snacks. Cover both with inexpensive tablecloths which can be found at your local dollar store. Don’t forget to pick up contrasting colored napkins and plates at the dollar store. Streamers in red, pink, and white can be hung as well as balloons for a more festive atmosphere.
Make sure to have plenty of construction paper and age-appropriate scissors on hand. Scotch tape, safety pins, and child-friendly glue will also come in handy. Inexpensive items such as macaroni, beads, glitter, stickers, feathers, and yarn are just a few of the items you will need to make several different crafts.
One inexpensive craft idea is to have all the children make Valentine’s name tags. Prior to the party cut out heart shapes from heavy paper and place all the items the children will use to decorate their name tags with in separate containers. Small plastic bowls or Tupperware can be used. Once the party is underway set up the crafts table with these items and let the children create their Valentine’s Day unique name tags. A good idea to keep control over this activity is to set a time limit. Once the time limit is up make sure to write each child’s name on their Valentine’s Day name tag and pin to their shirt.
Another inexpensive and fun idea for your child’s Valentine’s Day party is to make Valentine’s Day crowns. Simply measure your child’s head, using a string is probably the easiest. Cut 2-3 inch wide strips of construction paper the length of the string plus 3 extra inches. Again set up the items the children can use to decorate their crowns with and let them use their imagination to create their own unique crowns. Once they are done decorating their Valentine’s Day crown simply place around each child’s head for measurement and tape the ends together. Pin the heart on the stuffed animal is another inexpensive activity for your child’s Valentine’s Day party. Stick double sided tape to heart shaped cardboard, place a large stuffed animal on a table, taking turns simply blind fold each child and let them stick their heart on the stuffed animal. The winner can then wear the heart on their shirt as a medal.
Pre baked cookies or cupcakes which require decorating can be both a fun activity as well a serve as fun snacks for your Valentine’s Day party. English muffin pizza’s are another yummy and red themed snack that all children will love. For your thirsty party goers have several different choices of red or pink drinks such as juice or strawberry milk. Check your local dollar store for inexpensive heart shaped trays or plates to serve your snacks on.
A Valentine’s Day party can be a simple, inexpensive, and fun way for your child to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Using red, pink, and white inexpensive items throughout the party is the secret to creating a perfect Valentine’s Day Party atmosphere.
Here are some other great ways to serve drinks.
Inflatable Ice trough
Drink Dispenser with tap
Vintage Drink Dispenser
Mason jars with straws
Lighted Punch bowl