Valentine's Day Party Ideas

By Emily Churchill

Created on June 14, 2016

Plan some Valentine's Day fun for your child and friends this holiday. We have Valentine's Day party ideas for decorations, food and games to help you host a fun party for your little Valentines! For great Valentine's Day party favors and decorations, shop our Valentine Party Supplies! Are you a teacher throwing a Valentine's Day party for your students? Check out some of our Valentine's Day School Party Ideas here, too!

Treat friends to this sweet Valentine’s Day party complete with confectionery robots and a triple layer heart topped cake. There are plenty of pretty details sure to satisfy even the most sugary sweet tooth.

Valentine's Day Party Planning & Invitations

In addition to basic Valentine's Day party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your Valentine's Day party:

  • Card-making supplies such as construction paper, stickers, markers and glitter
  • Valentine's themed candy and boxes of chocolates.
  • Roses, pictures of cupid and heart shaped decorations.
Show your guests some love by sending them personalized Valentine's Day party invitations to your party. Looking for something homemade? Creating your own Valentine party invitations can be fun, especially if you make it a family activity!

Dress up plain pink polka dot invites with a heart sticker and gingham bow. Take the embellishing even further by adding “Be My Valentine” stickers to the envelopes.

Valentine's Day Party Decorating Ideas

Sugarcoat the tabletop with these Sweetheart party pieces. You can use all the coordinating elements or mix-n-match them with our pink and red polka dot sets. Don’t forget to include pink polka dot straws. Everything tastes better sipped through a cute straw.

Bring drama and height to the table with these pink napkin flower centerpieces. For the napkin wreath DIY go here [use DIY from the Valentine’s Day mantel]. Once the wreaths are finished, hot glue painted dowels to the backs and stand them in pots filled with Sixlets candy. TIP: if the candy is not enough to hold the wreath in place, add a block of floral foam to the bottom of the tin.

Transform paper plates into ruffled banner pennants with a bit of crepe paper streamer and hot glue. Give red and pink polka dot banners a makeover too by removing and re-attaching alternating color pennants.

Don’t forget to include decorative details on the floor. A combination of balloons and honeycomb tissue balls float at the foot of the table bringing a touch of lighthearted fun to the party.

Valentine's Day Party Food Ideas

Start the sugar fest off with this three layered cake embellished with red and pink Sixlets candy.

No time for complicated frosting techniques? No problem! Just use one of these edible heart themed cake toppers for a quick and fabulous alternative to layers of icing.

Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than sprinkles so generously add them to frosted sugar cookies and white chocolate dipped strawberry wafers.

Keep the confection Smorgasbord going with pretzel hugs, pink swirl lollipop flowers, striped candy sticks and pink favor tins filled with chocolate hugs & kisses.  Still not enough sugary goodness? Add a few pink candy buffet containers full of heart marshmallows and strawberry donuts. And last but not least, candy coated chocolate pieces and the requisite quote hearts complete the plethora of tasty treats.

Valentine's Day Party Activity Ideas

Take a break from devouring all those sugary sweets and let guests work on constructing these adorable candy robots. For small friends, use adhesive dots to glue pieces together. Older guests could use a hot glue gun. “Be My Valentine” stickers are attached using foam adhesive for depth and emphasis.

Valentine's Day Party Favor Ideas

Fill favor boxes with a variety of fun and frivolous surprises including a candy tube stacked with chocolate hugs & kisses. Add a Valentine sticker and personalized luggage tag to embellish and identify each guest’s box.

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