Here are all of my L♥vely Ideas for this Valentine’s Day. You can group all of them together and have a Valentine’s party or pick and choose a few. Either way, have a perfectly L♥VE’ly day!
Cards and Invites
Get out your creative craft box out (have a look at my craft box page for ideas), and let the kids creativity flow. Here are a few ideas I liked over on the Kaboose site.
Magnetic Valentine – Glue a favourite photo to a piece of magnetic paper (found at the photo store or the dollar store). Trace a heart shape around the two layers – photo and magnetic paper. Cut the shape out and voila. You have a beautiful Valentine.
Take one or more of these ideas and make your loved ones breakfast, lunch or supper l♥ve’ly!
Crustless Quiche – Made in a heart shape pan. This is my recipe
Get out your cookie cutters and create heart shaped fruit and sandwiches.
Build your fruit tray in the shape of a heart with a heart shaped bowl and your favourite dip.
Make pink lemonade.
Heart ice cubes are so cute.
Chocolate fondue is always a hit. Here is a great recipe.
Decorate your Home.
Make a garland out of hearts or Xs and Os.
Cut out big hearts with little notes on them such as “Be Mine” or “You’re sweet”. Post them up for now, but plan to use them later for a game of Musical Hearts.
Make heart hands using acrylic paint. Paint the side of your pinky finger down to the end of your hand. Do the same to the other hand. Make a shape of a heart with your hands and press down on paper. This makes a beautiful keepsake.
Set a L♥vely Table.
Colour your own flowers
All you need:
- White flowers, like white carnations or Queen Anne’s Lace
- Food coloring
- A plastic container
Add the dye and watch your flower drink up the beautiful colours. This a great experiment for all ages.
Fill champagne glasses with valentine candies. |Scatter valentine confetti around them for a nice centerpiece
Salt Candles (below)
Set out an individual bowl of candy at each placesetting.
Don’t Forget the Party Favours.
Individual box of chocolates.
Heart shaped activity book with pencils.
Heart crayons. This is such a fun craft. Take all of your old crayons and bake them in a heart shaped silicone tray.
Valentine Games with Heart
Pass the heart (like hot potato)
Conversation Heart Bingo. Printable cards and instructions here.
Musical Hearts. Just like musical chairs, but with love. cut out big hearts on the floor and place them in a circle on the floor. Play some fun music like Disney’s kiss the girl or Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours. Have fun!
Have a dance party- get your play list together.
L♥ve the Outdoors
Play capture the heart – (like capture the flag).
Use red food dye with water in a spray bottle to decorate the snow outside with hearts.
When it’s over.
Wind down with a group craft like painting a keepsake box for your Valentine cards. You could also watch heart themed movie like. Lady and the Tramp. See my facebook page for a great list of books and movies.
Wishing you and yours a LOVELY Valentine’s Day.