Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Valentine Inspiration: Kiddie Party
Alright, it's that time again and this year, we want you to have some great ideas to take and run with as you plan your upcoming Valentine's Day Party.
Today, we are talking about throwing those little pumpkin doodles of yours (kids) a Valentine's Day Party that just can't be beat.
First step, decide the day and time you want to host your VDAY Bash. Next up pick out your invitations. I love these from tinyprints.com! They are so cute! I would pinch them if they had cheeks!
Next divide the party into 3 sections:
1. A Craft
2. Game time
3. Snacks and treats
A perfect craft that all kids love is cookie decorating! This time, just find some really great cookie cutters (hearts, X's and O's) and you should be all set. (Find great cutters at your local craft store or even your favorite store with the bullseye emblem)
There are so many fun games to play for Valentine's. Here is one that I found to be cute!
A Valentine's Day word game where famous pairs come together.
Divide the children into 2 teams and form two rows facing each other. The first player on one side begins by asking the first player on the other team to complete this famous couple:
"Romeo and ....." the opposing player says "Juliet"
Continue down the row of players and then the other team starts...."peanut butter and ....." "jelly"
"Cookies and......." - milk
"Eggs and......" - bacon
"Cinderella and ....." - Prince Charming
"Samson and ....." - Delilah
And so on.
Last, my favorite, Food and Snacks! There are so many ways to be creative with this. Just pull out those same cookie cutters and get to cutting.... and I mean everything kid friendly and edible that can be cut with a cookie cutter!
A few of my favorites are:
1. Turkey and Cheese or PBJ Sandwiches
2. Marshmellow Treats
3. Jello Jigglers
Don't forget to wash this all down with a nice big glass of milk. *ahem* Strawberry milk that is ;)
Hand out plastic goody bags at the end for the kiddies to take home their decorated cookies and anything extra you come up with!