30 Ideas for Valentine’s Party Decorations & Crafts for Preschoolers & Kids

Are you looking forward to a Valentine’s Day party at your kid’s school or a fun Valentine party at home? We have the best party activities, crafts, goody bags, Valentines party games, printables, decorations and party food. Let’s have the BEST Valentines party, ever!

30 Awesome Valentine's Day Party ideas, crafts, party decorations and recipes by Kids Activities Blog - collage of 9 Valentines party ideas for kids
Let’s throw a fun Valentines party!

Valentine Party Ideas for Kids – Fun & Easy

Growing up, it was one of my favorite holidays–the decorations, the treats, the crafts, and the valentines themselves are so fun! 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!

We have Valentine’s day party ideas that are great for preschoolers and bigger kids! We put together an amazing list of Valentine’s day activities for kids, Valentine’s day party decorations, and my favorite, Valentine’s day party food ideas.

Valentine Party Activities & Crafts

1. Be My Valentine Penguin Craft

Valentine's day crafts for preschoolers using an International delight bottle that you put black paper, googly eyes, yellow paper as a beak, with a red and white bow tie, holding a pink straw with a white and red heart saying be my valentine penguin.
Awww. Your valentine will definitely say YES!

Teach kids good habits with this recycled “Be my Valentine” craft. It is one of my favorite cute things to do on Valentine’s day. Not only can you spend time with your child making this adorable Valentine’s day penguin, but if you wash the container out well, you can easily fill it up with candy!

2. Easy Heart Doily Valentine Art Project

Valentine party craft idea from Kids Activities Blog using doilies and paint shown on a table
Let’s do art at our Valentines Day party!

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’s craft using heart doilies! You could turn your child’s art into a homemade Valentine’s day card.

3. Toilet Paper Roll Love Bug Craft for Valentines Party

Love bugs made from toilet paper rolls for Valentine party from The Craft Train by Red Ted Art
These love bugs are so cute!

Red Ted Art’s 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 for kids. 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.

Related: Make love bug cards or color love bug coloring pages

4. Heart Shaped Marshmallow Party Activity

heart marshmallow building activity perfect for Valentines Day party for kids from Buggy and Buddy shown on a table with toothpicks
Let’s build with toothpicks!

Build with marshmallows by Buggy and Buddy! 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!

5. Make Valentine’s Day Snowflakes

pink heart paper snowflake hanging in window from red ted art perfect activity for Valentine Days party
Let’s make heart snowflakes!

Use tissue paper or construction paper to make Valentine’s Day Snowflakes of Red Ted Art. 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 are a great way to work on your child’s fine motor skills.

6. Make a Valentine’s Day Handprint Keepsake

heart handprint salt dough activity with photo from Teach Me Mommy for Valentines party
Let’s make a handprint keepsake for Valentines!

Make Valentine’s Day handprint keepsakes by Teach Me Mommy and decorate the classroom! Parents can take them home after the party. Keepsakes are one of my favorite decorations. We all want to remember our children when they were little and this decoration lets us do just that!

7. Simple Valentine’s Sun Catcher Craft – Works with Any Age

Valentine Day suncatchers can easily be made at a Valentine Day party activity - Kids Activities blog
Easy and colorful party craft idea!

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.

Printable Valentine Party Activities for kIds

    8. Free Valentine Coloring Pages For Kids

    Best Valentine Party Games for Kids

    9. Valentine’s Day Heart Bingo

    Valentine heart bingo cards for kids from Teach Mama shown with heart shaped candy as markers
    Use candy as bingo markers!

    Here’s a classic Valentine’s Day party idea kids will love: Valentine’s Day heart bingo by Teach Mama. Not only is it fun, but you could even make it sweet! Use Sweetarts or M&M’s as counters!

    10. My Heart Is Bursting Game

    Make a heart breaker game for Valentines party fun from Balancing home
    Oh so much fun “breaking hearts” at the Valentines party!

    Balancing Home’s 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 Valentine’s day cards, candy, or toys! There are so many different ways to make each cup special.

    11. Play Valentine Tic Tac Toe

    Valentine tic tac toe made out of straws and paper hearts is perfect for a Valentine party - Kids Activities Blog
    Let’s play heart tic tac toe!

    This super simple (genius, actually!) DIY tic tac toe with a Valentine theme can be made from paper hearts and colorful red and white straws. Send them home in the goodie bags at the end of the party!

    12. Play a Homemade Dart Game

    Valentine straw darts made from paper straws and construction paper Valentines Day party game for kids - Kids Activities Blog
    Let’s make Valentine’s darts like cupid!

    Host a paper darts Valentine Days party competition! Can the players get their paper darts to fly toward a heart goal? Or who can make their dart fly the farthest?

    13. Valentine’s Day Party Minute to Win It Games

    Valentines Day Party Games from Teach Mama - heart race, heart towers, one handed bracelet making and heart chopstick races games for the party
    Let’s play a game at the Valentines Day party!

    Teach Mama’s 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 Valentine’s party organized and moving smoothly.

    Printable Valentine Party Games

    14. Valentines Secret Code Game

    Top Secret Valentine Fun for Kids - secret valentine code to create a game to solve the code first - Kids Activities Blog
    Let’s solve the Valentines Code!

    In this Valentines day party game, you can use a Valentine secret code and then see who can solve the code first! So many ways to use this party idea and so little party time!

    Related: More secret code ideas for kids

    Valentine Day party word search puzzle - downloaded and printed and shown on a valentine background of red and pink hearts - Kids Activities Blog
    Let’s see who can find all the Valentine words!

    Our free printable Valentine word search puzzle is super fun to play at a Valentines Day part or include in the Valentine party take home bag! Either way, there is a lot of fun for kids.

    16. Valentine’s Day Word Scramble

    Valentines Day word scramble from Moritz Fine Designs
    Let’s unscramble Valentines Words!

    Help kids pair up and race with this Valentine’s Day word scramble by Moritz Fine Designs. It’s educational and festive! There are 16 words to unscramble and figure out each Valentine themed word.

    17. Valentine’s Day Word Puzzle

    Valentines Day word puzzle printed pdf
    Valentines Party word game!

    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 Resourceful Mama’s 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!

    18. Valentine’s Day Free Printable

    valentine day party I spy game printable from Live Laugh Rowe
    Let’s play printable Valentines I Spy!

    Kids will love playing this classic “I spy” game via Live Laugh Rowe with a Valentine’s Day twist — and a FREE printable. These are great activities for a classroom or at home that will enhance their skills on problem solving and counting as well! Fun and educational, can’t get much better than that.

    Valentine Day Party Goodie Bags

    19. Valentine’s Day Bags

    Easy DIY valentine bag craft for kids from Kids Activities Blog - heart paper bag with legs and arms made of construction paper can be used as goodie bag
    How about this cute Valentine Day party goodie 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. This will hold all of your little one’s Valentine’s day cards and treats.

    20. Valentines Day Party To-go Boxes

    Make your own Valentines box from Kids Activities Blog to give as a goodie bag for a Valentines Party, shown here with kisses
    Fill this Valentines box with goodies!

    Make these cute box Valentines as Valentine party goodie bags! Fill them with some of the ideas below or chocolate like we did.

    Things to Add to Your Valentines Day Party Goody Bag

    1. Valentine fun facts for kids
    2. Homemade Valentine slime
    3. Bags of Valentine popcorn
    4. A pet rock themed for Valentines
    30 Awesome Valentine’s Day Party Ideas For Kids!
    They look lovely and fun to make!

    DIY Valentines Decorations

    When should you start decorating for Valentine’s Day?

    I always love seeing Valentines Day decorations pop up in mid-January about a month before the holiday, but often people think of it as a February holiday and decorate for it starting in the beginning of February.

    If you are throwing a Valentines Day party, setting up the day before can lessen the stress of the day. Alternatively, if you are hosting a child’s Valentines party, have the first craft or two BE the decorations and let the kids decorate the room as the party progresses!

    How do you make a Valentine’s Day centerpiece?

    The best Valentine’s Day centerpiece ideas for a kids Valentine party usually are less about the romantic love angle of Valentines day and more about the vivid colors and friendship. Here are a few simple ideas to make a quick centerpiece for your Valentines Day celebration:

    • Balloon bouquet of white, pink and red balloons that can be anchored in the middle of the table or added to the back of each child’s chair. I love balloons as decorations because they allow for good eyesight between those sitting at a table, but are bright and festive.
    • Valentines Box “Neighborhood” where each child adds their Valentines box to the middle of the table arranged as they wish. If the kids don’t already have a box for their Valentines, you can have them make them at the party or provide them as both decoration and function!
    • Paper flower bouquets created with pipe cleaner flowers, tissue paper flowers, construction paper flowers, hand print flowers, or paper plate flowers.

    21. Valentines Day Party Decorations

    heart tree Valentine party decorations from I Gotta Create
    These party decorations are so cute!

    Make these pretty heart trees by I Gotta Crete 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.

    Related: Another Valentine’s Day tree idea

    22. Heart Banner

    heart banner decoration for a Valentine Party shown on a wooden background with red ribbon and red heart doily from Katie Femia
    Make your own decorative Valentines banner!

    Be sure to check out Premeditated Leftovers’ 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!

    23. Valentine’s Day Heart Stones

    heart stone painting activity or painted heart rocks decoration for Valentines Day party from Kids Activities Blog
    Use painted rocks as a Valentines Day party activity or decoration!

    Painted stones are super popular right now, but most people don’t know what to do with them. 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!

    24. Puzzle Hearts Decoration

    Puzzle piece heart Valentines Day party decoration from Freshly Found shown in natural and white on a mantle as decorations
    I love this idea of using puzzle pieces to create heart decorations!

    Use puzzles with missing pieces to make Freshly Found’s puzzle hearts craft for your Valentine’s Day party. It is a great way to recycle these puzzles that kids don’t use anymore, plus they are super cute! Use the colored side, or the backside, or make it your own and paint each piece!

    25. DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

    Valentines Day party garland from Vicky Barone - pink and red banner on a white brick background
    Make your own Valentine Day party banner

    Vicky Barone’s 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 craft that also works as an awesome decoration.

    Outdoor Valentines Decorations Ideas

    There are so many fun ways to decorate for an outdoor Valentines party! Here are a few favorites that kids can help make:

    Valentine's day classroom games like an valentine's day I spy game with various Valentine's day treats, Valentine's day bingo with foam hearts as markers, a love bug craft that has sparkly legs, and pink wings and big googly eyes, as well as Valentine's day snowflakes that stick to the window.
    The kids will definitely love doing all these superb Valentine crafts!

    Valentine’s Party Recipes

    26. Conversation Heart Rice Krispie Treats

    conversation heart rice krispie treats that look like conversation hearts - Kids Activities Blog
    These rice krispie treats look like conversation hearts!

    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 candy hearts to make them even more special.

    27. Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats For School Parties

    raisin Valentine treats for a Valentine Day party
    Healthy Valentine treats!

    Let your kids’ friends know: “There are so many ‘raisins’ why I’m glad you are my friend” with Fantabulosity’s healthy Valentine’s Day treat idea. Worried that kiddos won’t like raisins? There are so many different flavor raisins like chocolate covered, yogurt covered, even sour candy coated raisins!

    28. Valentine’s Oreo Pops

    Valentine oreo pops for a Valentine party from Happiness is Homemade
    Happy Valentine Oreo Pops!

    Chocolate covered Oreos are one of my most favorite treats. These Oreo pops by Happiness is Homemade 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.

    29. Valentine’s Day Popcorn

    Valentine day popcorn treat from Two Sisters Crafting
    Mmmm…Valentines popcorn!

    How about some Valentine’s Day popcorn from Two Sisters Crafting for your Valentine’s Day party? Check out this recipe. It is sweet and salty, two of the best combos! Enjoy buttery popcorn with sweet candies, marshmallows, and sprinkles! Oh, don’t forget the delicious coating for the popcorn!

    30. Valentine’s Day S’mores

    Valentine day smores plate of yummy smores - Kids Activities blog
    Let’s eat Valentines s’mores!

    They 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!

    31. Strawberry Hot Chocolate

    strawberry hot chocoloate in a mug with whip cream - Kids Activities blog
    Let’s make strawberry juice for our Valentine party!

    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?

    32. Fruit Messages

    Valentine fruit messages for a Valentine party from Cake Whiz
    What an easy & genius idea for Valentines Day!

    Write fun or love-filled messages on fruit from Cake Whiz 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 to use edible markers!

    33. Love Bug Fruit Cups

    love bug fruit cups made with pink accessories from The Melrose Family
    What fun fruit cups!

    The Melrose Family’s 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.

    Healthy Valentine's day treats for school parties like fruit with messages on it, fruit cups, and raisins, and Valentine's day treats like rice krispy treats that say smile, strawberry hot chocolate with whipped cream and pink sprinkles, white, red, and pink chocolate covered oreos with sprinkles, and a fort built out of pink heart marshmallows and wooden toothpicks.
    You and your kids can taste how good and sweet they are already!

    Valentine Crafts 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!

    Valentine Party decorations using heart lace doilies, red and white heart cut outs on streamers, a Happy Valentine's Day banner with red and pink backing, and valentine's day trees made of red, pink, and purple upside down paper hearts.
    Wouldn’t want to miss any of these!

    More Valentine’s Day Fun from Kids Activities blog

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    Do you love these Valentine’s 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!

    4 Comments

    1. Awww! Thank you SO much for linking to our healthy “raisin,” Valentine’s Day treat idea! Love this entire post, because it’s FULL of all kinds of Valentine’s Day goodies. I won’t have to browse Pinterest for ideas this year!

    2. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful Valentine’s Day party ideas 🙂 Bookmarked for next year!

    3. Kristen Yard says:

      You are so welcome, Dana! It will be here before you know it, haha!

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