Valentine’s Day Is Nigh: Recipes, Gifts, Games & Party Ideas For Your Love

The Mother of All Valentine’s Day Parties (Source)

Almost every holiday I like to invite some of my friends over with their little ones for a holiday party. The Mom’s usually work together – one hosts, the others bring a dish – and it’s always a blast for all involved. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I am preparing to send out the invite to my fellow moms any day now.

The best part for me is the planning. I love to search around and see what sort of new decorating ideas or gift ideas I can come up with. I especially love Valentine’s Day because it gives me an excuse to go overboard on the pinks and reds, in a house where there is a lot more blue and green!

Below we are sharing some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day get together!


Valentine’s Printables ~ The Long Thread

I happily stumbled on this great website, The Long Thread, which shared a ton of free Valentine’s Day printables. We practically do everything online these days, so why not print off our own Valentine’s as well? I love the different options, and the option to help your kids make their Valentine’s a bit more personalized.

Valentine Banner ~ Baybee-Dahl Boutique $19.99 USD

Decorating is a big part of the fun for any holiday party, and a I mentioned above, I relish in the opportunity to see pink & red all around. I love the banner above, as it reminds me of Alice In Wonderland, which could be a fun underlying theme to your Valentine’s Day party!

I Dig You Red Shovel Favors ~ Scrappin Ash $20 USD

I have come across these shovels over and over again in my Valentine’s Day research. They are cute and funny and the kids will have a blast scooping their candy around!

Valentine Tic Tac Toe ~ Make & Takes

This is a simple craft to make and a great idea for a game. If you aren’t much of a crafter/sewer you could easily skip the stitching and cut out hearts from bristle board or construction paper (this is what I will be doing!)

Valentine’s Day Gumball Machine DIY Craft

I LOVE this craft. It will cost you $5 to create, and actually turns into a cute project that you can keep around for a long time. The sort of craft a Mom stores away for when our kids are older to give back to them. I can’t wait to get started on this!

Hand Shaped Valentine’s  ~ Martha Stewart

I am a fan of any hand shaped crafts. I find that for parties with preschoolers, the more simple the craft the better. These hand shaped Valentine’s are easy to make, and are appealing to look at as well. A simple and fun craft for the kids!

Brownie Heart Cupcakes ~ Martha Stewart

Every party has a little treat included, and I thought these simple cupcakes topped with a brownie heart would be a nice touch to a Valentine’s Day party. More of an idea than a recipe, you could use this concept to make gluten-free/dairy-free/organic or boxed mixes. (Here is my favorite recipe for Gluten-Free/Vegan!)