Plan a Valentine's Day party for your child’s class with fun activities, festive foods and fabulous organizing tips. Here are some quick and easy ways to help party planners provide a super sweetheart celebration.
Planning Preparations: Enrapture your group with a no fuss affair all will adore
• The best and worst part of organizing a Valentine’s Day party is that there are so many options for food, decorations and activities. Before you become smitten with too many ideas, develop a simple structure for the party. For example, you might want to break up the party into sections of time for eating, exchanging Valentine’s, and participating in a couple of activities. Or you could limit yourself to choosing a certain number of snacks, games, and crafts and stick to the plan when it’s time to narrow down the choices.
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Superb Snacks: Make your crowd swoon with a sweet menu of treats
• Sugary snacks may be a main attraction for young party goers, but the adults in their lives won’t be as head-over-heels about a menu that’s chock full of sweets. Balance the banquet of goodies with healthier options, such as fresh strawberries, mini bagels with strawberry cream cheese, and heart-shaped apple slices. Add a berry yogurt as a dip to liven up pretzels and keep the menu simple.
• Stick with the hearts and red, white and pink theme to win over the pickiest of eaters. Sandwiches will seem enchanting when you use a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to slice the bread. Swap out too sweet fruit punch for 100% raspberry juice and toss in some heart-shaped ice cubes at the last minute for ooh’s and ahh’s. If you need more options for Valentine colored foods consider jellies, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, red peppers, cranberries, or raspberries. If you’d like to use varying sizes of heart-shaped cookie cutters, consider using them on pizza, cheese, or, of course, cookies.
• Make your job as party planner extraordinaire easier by enlisting the party guests’ assistance in creating an artistic “make your own” treat. Ask parents to sign up online to send in the yummy supplies for kids to decorate heart-shaped sugar cookies or make ice cream sundaes. Besides saving yourself prep time, this also counts as one of the party activities. What’s not to love?
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By Angel Rutledge and Helena LaGarde