Valentine’s Day is such a fun time of year for kids, and what better way to celebrate than with a Valentine’s Day card making party?
With a few craft supplies, a few decorations, a few snacks, and whole lot of creativity, my kids are now ready to pass out their sweet Valentines to their friends on Valentine’s Day.
I’ve also teamed up with some fabulous party blogger friends who are sharing their fabulous Valentine’s Day parties too, so get ready to be inspired!
PLUS, you have the chance to WIN $200 to create your own fabulous Valentine’s Day bash!! How cool is that? Be sure to enter the $200 giveaway at the end of the post. 🙂
Valentine’s Day Card Making Party
The whole idea behind this party was to get the kids and their friends together for a fun afternoon of crafting and making handmade valentines. Sure, you can always buy valentines at the store, but there’s just something special about getting a valentine that was made with love, don’t you think?
You’ll need a few supplies for the kids to make their valentines. Here are some basics:
- Colored paper
- Pens, pencils
I found the PERFECT large felt envelopes at Target for just $1 each (gotta’ love the Dollar Spot). I used a piece of twine to hang the envelopes on for a great Valentine’s Day party backdrop.
On the front of the table I hung a pink and red tassle garland to go with the party colors and for some extra fun.
I filled up my glass and ceramic gumball machine jar with heart cherry-flavored marshmallows, then placed it on a white cake plate for some extra height.
Two matching red and white cake plates (another Target score from last year) held glass jars and were placed on either side of the gumball machine jar. One jar was filled with different colors of paper for the kids to create their valentines, while the other jar held white paper bags that the kids could decorate to hold all their homemade valentines.
I used my Sizzix Big Shot to die cut some cute paper hearts for our Valentine’s Day card making party, then used double stick tape to put them on the front of each jar. I also added some heart candies to the jar for extra color.
Smaller jars were filled with crafting supplies like scissors, glue sticks, and pencils. I also has some other supplies on another table since I ran out of room on this table. 😉
To make the glue sticks match the rest of the party (since I like everything to match), I wrapped some red and white washi tape around each glue stick. So much better than their original green color!
Cute little Valentine’s Day easels in pink and red looked great on the table, especially with a taped die cut heart on each one.
You just can’t have a Valentine’s Day party without treats, so I served some of my favorite sugar cookies.
Candy conversation hearts and red, pink, and white candy hearts were all placed in small candy cups, then onto small white platters with a gold rim. This made the cups the perfect size for the little guys to eat without overdosing on sweets. Plus, it made it really easy for them to grab.
I also had some extra supplies on hand for the kids to assemble some of my favorite valentine printables that I’ve created. Here are some of my very favorites that you can print and give for free!
I hope you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day card making party.
Now it’s YOUR turn! Be sure to enter below to win $200 to throw your own awesome Valentine’s Day party. Good luck!!
Be sure to check my friends’ Valentine’s Day parties too. There are so many fun ideas here!
Chocolate Fondue Party by Fun-Squared ~ Dolly and Me Tea Party by Fawn Parties ~ Valentine Making Party ~ Follow Your Heart Galentine’s Party by The Party Porch ~ Shabby Chic Valentine Tea Party by Pretty Twinkle Party ~ Galentine’s Kisses by SNAP Creativity ~ Valentine’s Day Card Making by Make Life Lovely ~ Galentine’s Party by Tatertots and Jello ~ Cupid’s Cafe Dinner Party by Giggles Galore