Try a puzzle heart. Bake your
favorite cookies in a well-greased mini-heart-shaped pan. Turn the cookies out
of the pans and cut each heart into a puzzle. Push the pieces back together and
decorate with a Valentine's saying. Let the frosting dry. Separate the puzzle
pieces and serve scattered on a plate for the guests to reassemble.
for Valentine's Day
Balloons, candy, stickers, and waffle
cones stuffed with Valentine's Day candies. Wrap them in red cellophane, tie
with a ribbon.
Valentine Day Musical Hearts
This game is similar to musical
chairs. First you must make one big red heart that a person can hold in both
hands. Everyone stands in a circle. A parent, teacher, or a student then plays
music (it can be any popular love song or song about friendship). As the music
plays you pass the paper heart clock-wise. When the music stops the person
standing on the left of the person holding the heart is "out" - he or she must
exit the game. The game continues when the music begins again. The game
continues until the last person remains holding the heart. Give the winner a box
My Valentine Smile
This is exactly like the game, "If
you love me honey, please smile!" Have everyone sitting in a circle with one
person being IT in the middle. The person who is IT then goes up to anyone and
says, "Hi! Can you please be my valentine, please smile!" The person then must
respond to it by says, "Sorry, I cannot be your valentine. I cannot smile." The
person saying this cannot smile at all. If he or she does, then they become IT
and have to go into the center and start the game over. The person who was IT
takes the seat of the person going in!
These are beautiful rose buds made of two Hershey
Kisses. You will need 2 Kisses per rose bud, wire, florist tape, and some leaves
(artificial look real nice). Also you will need some paper to wrap the "rosebud"
in. A shiny wrapping paper in bright colors turn out real festive and done with
red make great gifts for Valentines Day. You don't need much paper, so don't go
buy a lot. You will need about a 4" square per bud.
Once you have made one or two it should come pretty easily and the bouquets will
be flying out. Place one Kiss with the point in the center of the paper (
doesn't have to be exact). place the flat end of the second Kiss right next to
the flat end of the first Kiss. Fold the paper over the top of the two Kisses (
you should have a triangle effect). Then carefully fold the sides of the paper
down to meet with the other ends of the paper. Pick up the bud by the paper ends
and twist gently around the base of the second Kiss. Wrap the wire around the
ends of the paper and cover with floral tape making sure to wrap the leaf in as
you get down about 1". A bouquet of spring colored "Rosebuds" are beautiful in a
vase with some baby's breath. This is a real inexpensive gift, but impressive.
Valentine Day Cupcake Decorating
For a party idea, give each guest an undecorated
cupcake. Provide pink and white frosting and toppings such as colored sprinkles,
red hot candies, conversation heart candies, candy kisses, strawberries, and
This is simple and an easy way to connect with each
guest as they arrive. Once they have had time to come in and see the lovely
party area, show them a jar filled with candy hearts. Ask them to guess how many
candies are in the jar. The child who guesses the closest gets to take the candy
home. Having a little slip of paper with a Valentine sticker on it and their
name will make this seem a bit more special to them.
Valentine Day Treasure Hunt
Buy a package of the inexpensive children’s
valentines. Write a different note on each of 10 of the cards. You could include
a joke on some for fun. The children follow the clues on the cards that lead to
the next clue and ultimately the treasure. The treasure being a box with a bow.
When opened out comes a bunch of pink and red helium balloons that float to the
ceiling. Attached to the bottom of each balloon string is a note for one of the
guests. It tells where they will find their own special Valentine treasure. The
balloon is theirs to keep.
Valentine Coupon Book
Print your own coupon book at the Artist's Cafe for
your sweetie. I have preprinted some, but there is also a blank one you can fill
out. You'll also find some Valentines you can print. Have Fun! If you have any
suggestions for pre-printed ones send me your suggestion and I'll add them to