Valentine's Day Crafts, Decorating and Party Ideas
Racking your brain about what to do for Valentine’s Day? Whether you need something for your children’s classroom party, or you want to plan a fun get-together with friends, or you're looking for romantic date-night suggestions, we’ve got plenty of ideas!
Craft Homemade Valentines For Kids + Teachers
Does your child’s class have a Valentine’s exchange? Instead of handing out the same-old store-bought cards, let your kid be original with these easy-to-make custom treat bags and tags. Most of them are so simple to put together your kids can help you nearly every step of the way. There are 15 designs to choose from, and they can all be customized. So if penmanship isn’t your child’s strongpoint, you or they can type in all their classmates' names before you print. Then simply cut out each tag and attach them to the treat bags.
The Classmates Will Love These
Be original this year with these easy-to-make custom treat bags. Fill plastic baggies with candy or toys, download the bag-topper templates, add the names of the giver and receiver then print. Staple the toppers onto the baggies. Click here to download these toppers or, if you need more detailed instructions, click here.
Give a Cup of Cocoa
Fill a small gift bag with some hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and a candy stick. Customize the tags, print, then attach them to each bag. So simple. Download the template (six tags per page).
It's a Banner Day
Say whatever you want in bold red letters with a Moroccan-inspired background. Download and edit the banners to create your message then download a few hearts to complete it. Design by Kori Clark.
Chocolate "rocks" are all the rage (they're usually found in specialty candy stores), especially with monster truck-loving boys. Tag a bag with these tractor toppers. Click here to download the template (six tags per page).
This treat bag couldn't be simpler to put together. Get some brown paper bags or colored laminated bags. Download, customize and print the tags. Punch a matching hole in the tag and in both sides of the bag. Fill the bag with goodies then thread the tag and bag together with a nice bow. Click here to download the template (six tags per page).
Deck the Halls With Hearts
If you’re a classroom parent and are still trying to plan a party for your child's class, check out these crafts and party decorations.
For your home or the classroom, hang a festive strand of bunting. Our downloadable PDFs make it easy, just print and string them together.
For preschoolers, these pretty stained-glass hearts are easy to make and add a bright touch to the wintery scene outside your window. You cut out the heart shape and attach it to contact paper. Then cut tissue paper into strips so that your child can fill the heart with color.
Throw a Card-Making Party
For older kids (maybe a Girl Scout troop) or for you and your friends, throw a card-crafting party. Before your guests arrive, put out a spread of crafting supplies like cardstock paper, scissors, glitter, markers, glue, ribbons, etc. If it’s an all-adult gathering, serve wine or champagne with cheese and fresh fruit and of course, lots of sweets. For an under-21 crowd, go with muffins, cupcakes and cookies served with strawberry milk or fruit punch.
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Get Amorous With Your Sweetie
Luckily, Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, so plan a special brunch for your family or for you and your honey. If you’ve got a babysitter for the weekend, check out these romantic date night ideas like an at-home spa day, snuggle up on a camping trip or serve an elegant breakfast in bed.