A Valentine's Day Party with Guest, One Charming Party

Nicole SteegerContributor

Today’s guest feature is from party specialist Brittany Egbert from One Charming Party, an amazing party planning site that is full of themes, ideas and crafts. Brittany stopped by to share a super cute Valentine’s Day party for the kids. Take a look at Brittany’s party suggestions that you can recreate at home: One year I decided to have a Valentine’s Party for my kids and some of their friends. There were 16 kids who came – each of my four kids got to invite three friends. Shown below is the invitation that I made for the party.  I saw a similar one on Martha Stewart. It is tricky folding it, but the reward was worth it - everyone loved opening these invites. 

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I used three different banners to decorate for this party – such an easy way to dress up a plain wall.

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I found these cute milk glass vases at the thrift store.  They are super cheap and perfect for these little button bouquets that I bought on Etsy from KadyHope. I knew that real flowers would cost way too much during the Valentine’s holiday, so button bouquets were the perfect solution.

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We served a sweet little drink at the Valentine’s party – pink lemonade with heart ice cubes.

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There was a huge mix of ages and guests included both boys and girls. I set up three activity stations and one final group activity for the kids to enjoy.

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#1: The Craft Table: The kids made a valentine heart out of paper plates. They could decorate it with doilies, stickers, glitter, etc. They punched a hole in the top and made a handle with a ribbon. 

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#2: The Cookie Table:  Yummy vegan cookies and frosting (shh, don’t tell) awaited the kids on a table full of organic and all natural candy.  They frosted, decorated and chatted with each other while creating. 

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Photo Credit: One Charming Party

#3: Making Gum from Scratch:  I taught the kids at this station how to make gum from chicle. We used a “Make Your Own Chewing Gum” kit I found on Glee Gum. It was hard work, but also fun, and a new experience for me.  The kids loved the concept, and I always think it’s cool to teach kids where stuff comes from or how it’s really made. 

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After we finished making the gum, I cut the gum dough into little pieces and wrapped it in waxed paper.  Then I put all of the individual pieces into containers for the kids to take home and enjoy as party favors. 

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And then we all played Valentine bingo.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! - For more party ideas, crafts and tips visit our friends at One Charming Party. If you are looking for additional party resources, take a peek at our special Valentine’s Day Events Section and party posts.

What other Valentine’s Day party ideas do you have? Share your thoughts in the comments below.