Are you looking forward to a Valentine’s Day party at your kid’s school?
We’ve put together 30 Awesome Valentine’s Day Party Ideas for Kids to get your Valentine’s Day party off to a great start!
Growing up, it was one of my favorite holidays–the decorations, the treats, the crafts, and the valentines themselves are so fun!
Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Party Ideas for Kids
We have Valentines day party ideas that are great for preschoolers and bigger kids!
We put together an amazing list of Valentines day activities for kids, Valentines day part decorations, and my favorite, Valentines day party food ideas.
Crafts & Activities
Be My Valentine Penguin
Teach kids good habits with this recycled “Be my Valentine” craft. It is one of my favorite cute things to do on Valentines day. Not only can you spend time with your child making this adorable Valentines day penguin, but if you wash the container out well, you can easily fill it up with candy!
Valentine’s Day Heart Bingo
Here’s a classic Valentine’s Day party idea kids will love, Valentine’s Day heart bingo. Not only is it fun, but you could even make it sweet! Use Sweetarts or M&M’s as counters! via Teach Mama
My Heart Is Bursting Game
This “my heart is bursting” activity looks like such a FUN game for kids to play for a classroom Valentine’s Day party, or even at home! Each cup has a surprise! Fill the cups with Valentines day cards, candy, or toys! There are so many different ways to make each cup special. via Balancing Home
Easy Heart Doily Valentine Craft
I never understood the point of doilies. I remember my grandmother had them, but this is such a wonderful use for them! Learn beginner printmaking skills in this easy Valentine craft using heart doilies! You could turn your child’s art into a homemade Valentines day card.
Toilet Paper Roll Love Bug Craft
This toilet paper roll love bug craft is so adorable for Valentine’s Day! The sparkly legs, big googly eyes, colorful painted wings, make them not only cute, but a lot of fun to make. Add stick on gems, stickers, or designer tape! Plus, it reuses a toilet paper roll so it is a great way to recycle as well. via Red Ted Art
Valentines Day Bags
How cute are these Valentine bags? All you need is a paper bag and a few craft supplies you probably already have on hand. This is also a great way to help children work on their fine motor skills! Cut out the big heart and work the paper to make crinkly legs and arms. These will hold all of your little one’s Valentine’s day cards and treats.
Heart Shaped Marshmallow Activity
Build with marshmallows! Kids will enjoy inserting toothpicks into heart shaped marshmallows and making their own creations with this fun idea. Make towers, houses, or different shapes! This is a great STEM activity and a tasty one as well! via Buggy and Buddy
Valentine’s Day Snowflakes
Use tissue paper or construction paper to make Valentine’s Day snowflakes. You can use any color or even use tissue paper with sparkles! Plus, you can make lovely heart designs, but these Valentine’s day crafts for preschoolers is a great way to work on your child’s fine motor skills. via Red Ted Art
Reader Favorites Valentines Day Crafts And Activities
A craft table is always popular with kids; stock it with heart shapes, stickers, sequins, paper lace, washable markers, google eyes, etc. and let them make funny Valentine characters. You can get some more Valentine’s Day craft ideas here.
DIY Valentine Party Decorations
Valentines Day Party Decorations
Make these pretty heart trees for your Valentine’s Day party. I absolutely love these! They’re cute, festive, and there are so many ways to make these special! Make some garland that holds candy or even little toys or trinkets. via I Gotta Create
Valentine’s Day Tree
Move over Christmas tree, it’s time for a Valentine’s Day tree! You can either decorate a tree outside with these beautiful heart cut outs or decorate your room! Pick up various branch and sticks and put them in a vase and decorate them with these colorful hearts.
Be sure to check out this dollar tree paper lace banner. It’s super easy to make, and looks adorable! All you need is some ribbon, heart doilies, and a hot glue gun. This is a fun decoration to not only make, but it doesn’t break the bank either! via Premeditated Leftovers
Valentine’s Day Handprint Keepsake Decoration
Make Valentine’s Day handprint keepsakes and decorate the classroom! Parents can take them home after the party. Keepsakes are one of my favorite decoration. We all want to remember our children when they are little and this decoration lets us do just that! via Teach Me Mommy
Valentine’s Day Heart Stones
Painted stones are super popular right now, but most people don’t know what to do with them (This post contains affiliate links). You can create a bunch of Valentine’s Day Heart Stones, and place them in a glass bowl for an easy DIY centerpiece. A vase also works or you can hide them around the room!
Puzzle Hearts Decoration
Use those puzzles with missing pieces to make a puzzle hearts craft for your Valentine’s Day party. It is a great way to not only recycle these puzzles that you don’t use anymore, but these are super cute! Use the colored side, or the backside, or make it your own and paint each piece! via Freshly Found
DIY Valentine’s Day Banner
A DIY Valentine’s Day banner is a must-have decoration! It is so easy to make and cute! This would be great for a classroom too! Let each child decorate a letter for the banner. This would make a fun Kindergarten Valentine crafts that also works as an awesome decoration. via Vicky Barone
Valentine’s Day Class Party Set Up
This minute to win it Valentine’s Day class party is all set up for you with easy to follow directions. It helps parents and teachers coordinate and has ideas for decorations, games, and more! It helps keep the Valentines party organized and moving smoothly. via Teach Mama
Valentine Sun Catchers
Make Valentine sun catchers for a Valentine’s Day gift that will brighten those winter windows! This is another craft that will help refine your child’s fine motor skills. They will be using hole punches to make heart confetti with colorful construction paper. It’s a cute hands on decoration.
Valentines Day Recipes
Who doesn’t love rice krispy treats! They’re buttery, sticky, sweet, and delicious! These conversation heart rice krispies treats are even more yummy. Add frosting, decorating gel, and and candy hearts to make them even more special.
Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats For School Parties
Let kids know there are so many “raisins” why you’re glad they’re a friend with this healthy Valentine’s Day treat idea. Worried your kiddos won’t lie raisins? There are so many different flavor raisins like chocolate covered, yogurt covered, even sour candy coated raisins! via Fantabulosity
Valentine’s Oreo Pops
Chocolate covered Oreos are one of my most favorite treats. These Oreo pops look so pretty and yummy. They make a great treat to add to your Valentine’s Day party table! Don’t forget to add pretty Valentine’s sprinkles to make them even more special. via Happiness is Homemade
Valentine’s Day Popcorn
How about some Valentine’s Day popcorn for your Valentine’s Day party? Check out this recipe. It is sweet and salt, two of the best combos! Enjoy buttery popcorn with sweet candies, marshmallows, and sprinkles! Oh, don’t forget the delicious coating for the popcorn! via Two Sisters Crafting
Valentine’s Day S’mores
These are sooooo delicious! Kids will be begging for more Valentine’s Day s’mores! They’re sweet, buttery, and have all the great s’mores ingredients like chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers…they also have M&M’s, but that totally makes them better!
Strawberry Hot Chocolate
Since it’s so cold out, how about making some strawberry hot chocolate for your Valentine’s Day party? It’s pink, festive, and still chocolatey with a kick of strawberry. Who doesn’t love chocolate strawberries on Valentine’s day?
Write fun love-filled messages on fruit in this healthy Valentine’s Day inspired snack. It is a great way to let your child know that they are loved and that you’re thinking of them! Just be sure if you write on the fruit that you use edible markers! via Cake Whiz.
Love Bug Fruit Cups
These love bug fruit cups are almost too adorable to eat! All you need are sparkly pipe cleaners, sparkly pom poms, foam, googly eyes, and a hot glue gun. Pick out your child’s favorite cup of fruit, apple sauce, or go all out and do a cup of Jell-O fruit. This could also work for cups of pudding as well. via The Melrose Family
Valentine’s Day Word Scramble
Help kids pair up and race with this Valentine’s Day word scramble. It’s educational and festive! There are 16 words to unscramble and figure out each Valentine themed word. via Moritz Fine Designs
Valentine’s Day Word Puzzle
This is one of my favorite games. My mother used to play this with us when I was a little girl. You have to see how many words you can make in this Valentine’s Day word puzzle. Loving this FREE printable. It’s red with a nice little line for each word and the borders are little hearts, how cute! via Resourceful Mama
Free Printable Valentine’s Cards
Boys will think these 21 FREE printable Valentines cards are super cool! Sometimes we are on a budget, or let’s be honest, sometimes these tiny boxes of cards don’t have enough or there aren’t any good themes. Now you can find some that fit everyone! via Spaceships and Laser Beams
Free Valentine Coloring Pages For Kids
Also check out these 25 FREE Valentine Coloring Pages for kids that will be great to add to your Valentine’s Day activities! These are great for at home or a classroom, and there are so many to choose from!
Valentines Day Free Printable
Kids will love playing this classic “I spy” game with a Valentine’s Day twist– and a FREE printable. These are great activities for a classroom or at home and not only works on problem solving, but counting as well! Fun and educational, can’t get much better than that. via Live Laugh Rowe
How About Valentine’s Day Party Ideas For Preschoolers?
Most of these ideas can be tailored to work for the littlest of party guests!
Preschoolers love coloring, painting, and cutting with scissors (with supervision).
They also love being helpers! That’s one of the sweetest things about this age, and it ties in perfectly with Valentine’s Day, since the entire holiday is about thinking of others.
Have your preschooler help you decorate and prep for your party. They can help with making valentines for their classmates, and they can also help you whip up some Valentine’s Day treats!
The biggest tip to make a party the best it can be for preschoolers, is to limit the time. Keep it under two hours, and keep their activities short and sweet, in order to keep them interested!
Valentine’s Day is the simplest holiday to celebrate and sending your guests home after a fun and busy time together is the best Valentine of all!
More Valentine’s Day Fun
Make your own DIY Valentine’s Day sensory jar filled with lots of glitter, so much fun!
Looking for inexpensive Valentines crafts? We have over 100 to choose from.
Looking for more Valentine’s Day activities? Check out our free Valentine coloring pages!
Be sure to fill everyone’s sweet tooth with these 25+ Sweet Valentine’s Day treats!
Do you love these valentines day party ideas as much as we do? What did you decide to do for your party? Leave us a comment and let us know!