Food for a Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Party


Heart-to-Heart-Tableware-EnsembleThe key to a successful menu for a party like this is to be sure that everything you serve is very kid-friendly! Usually this means that food should stay on the simple side, nothing too gourmet! It is always fun, however, to add a bit of festive spirit into the food that you serve and it is the small touches that make the biggest impact. Here are just a couple of suggestions to make your food look even love-lier!

Use pink and red food coloring in as much food as you can! This works especially great in a variety of desserts like cake or mousse!

Cut sandwiches into hearts and X’s and O’s (you can find unique baking items at www.williams-sonoma.com).

Go to a gourmet cooking supply store and look for edible hearts and cupids to adorn your kid’s favorite foods!

Make easy heart-shaped cupcakes to thrill your little love bugs. Place liners in your muffin pan and fill them half way full with cake mix. Place a marble in between the liner and the pan to create the niche in the heart. Decorate them with pink frosting and heart sprinkles.

Kids love popcorn and marshmallows – combined they make a great Valentine’s treat!

What you need:
10 C. popped popcorn
3 T. margarine
1 10 – ounce pkg. marshmallows
Red food coloring

Place popped popcorn in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan and keep warm in a 300 degree F. oven while making marshmallow mixture. In a large saucepan melt margarine over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Stir in red food coloring. Stir in popped popcorn, half at a time. Cool until easy to handle (10 to 15 minutes). Press mixture into greased individual heart-shaped pans. Cool. Remove from pans. Sprinkle with red colored sugar. Wrap each heart in plastic wrap and tie with Curling Ribbon. Makes 9 hearts.

If you don’t have a heart-shaped pan to bake a cake in, don’t fret – it is simple to make one of your own! Simply bake a standard round cake as well as a square 8 x 8 cake. After they have cooled, cut the round cake in half and place each half next to two sides of the square cake to create the heart shape. Decorate it with either pink or white frosting and red hot candies! Use a cookie cutter as a guide to frost smaller hearts around the edge.

Favors for a Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Party


Valentine’s Day Favor PackHalf of the fun of a party for kids is the anticipation of what kind of treats they will get to take home! Make them smile by presenting them with one of the following:

• Really wow all of your little sweethearts with a Valentine’s Day favor pack. The heart-shaped bucket is full of lovin’ fun and goodies sure to delight kids of all ages. Fill it with an assortment of favors from our party favor store!
• Sparkling heart headbands are adorable favors to give out early into the party for the kids to enjoy throughout the celebration!
• Load up our Valentine’s Day stadium cups with heart-shaped chocolates and treats to “sweeten up” your guests. While you are at it – add sparkle to their faces with a candy heart funtoo on their cheek! Kids will love our Valentine’s Slide Puzzles!
• Purchase waffle cones and fill them with assorted Valentine candy and wrap the entire cone with red cellophane. Tie the top with white curling ribbon.
• Nothing thrills little girls like jewelry! Give them a treat this Valentine’s Day with Valentine Bubble Pen Necklaces.
• We offer so many balloons for Valentine’s Day that we have a hard time choosing our favorites. So, take a look at our selection and decide for yourself which ones you would like to give to the children that joined you in your party fun!

Love-ly Decorations for a Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Party


Personalized-Heart-Cut-OutsBecause children love candy and they all agree that “sweeter is better”, we have a whole product line that is sure to have their mouths watering and their spirits flying high! The traditional candy conversation hearts are always a favorite, and we have the following suggestions to make sure your children have a blast during your sweet celebration!

Decorations:
• Greet your guests with messages of love even before they enter the party site! Place a few hearts on your porch or walkway for a festive entry!
• You will definitely want to hang 18″ personalized candy hearts from your ceilings throughout your party location. Stagger the hearts and hang red, pink, and white balloons in groupings between them. Groups of 5 or 7 balloons look best together and make a huge impact at a very low cost! Add a few latex heart balloons around the room. Tie them to chairs, use balloon weights and create a fun centerpiece that kids will love, or tie them around kid’s wrists as they arrive for a sweet touch.
• If you will have a focal point, such as a food table or stage at your party, place our 4′ candy hearts on either side for a playful but sweet twist to your decorations.
• Decorate walls, doorways, or tables with our red and silver die-cut hearts enhanced with your own wording written with a paint pen. As an activity, the children could write some of the sayings and then hang them wherever they choose! The more hearts you use, the love-lier the effect!
• Purchase a large styrofoam cone and stick red, pink, and white lollipops into it. Tie each lollipop with a red curling ribbon before placing on the cone. This serves as a cute decoration and an easy way to give treats out to the kids at the end of the party!
• Adorn your windows, glasses, or bowls with heart gems. Your guests will rave about your attention to detail!

Table Decorations
• The best way to cover your tables when kids are going to present is with paper table covers. Nothing is more convenient and it looks great in either pink or red! Don’t forget Valentine Sweets Tableware for added fun – so sweet you could almost eat the plates!
• Use candy heart confetti to brighten up the table and tie together all of the decorations!
• Serve up your fancy Valentine’s Day punch in a heart goblet set. Kids young and old will fall in love with these sweet and perfectly special plasticware!

Invitation Tips for a Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Party


Valentine’s ConfettiIf you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party for your kid’s friends, or inviting several families over, or would just love to celebrate in a special way with your own kids, we have just the right ideas and products to make the celebration sweet and adorable! The excitement begins long before the event when you send out a sassy and clever invitation! Here are some ideas to do just that!

• There’s tons of personalized invitation designs that will look beautiful for your heart-themed Valentine’s Day party. For example, try the Gateway to Destiny or Bedazzled Invitation. Add your own wording and some heart confetti in the envelopes for a festive touch!
• For a crafty and unique invitation, purchase Large Die-Cut Hearts. Write the party information on the front, then cut it into pieces, making a jigsaw puzzle. Put the puzzle pieces in an envelope and mail. When your guests put the pieces together, the message can be read!

Personalize Your Decor for Valentine’s Day


Personalized Heart Cut-OutsWhether you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day dance, a big party, small get-together or just want to brighten up your home or classroom, personalized decorations would be perfect for adding a special touch to your Valentine’s Day décor!

For creating a personalized focal point try a personalized lighted heart column, a personalized Heart’s Delight Standee or a candy heart balloon arch. The personalized heart cut-outs are also good for adding a personalized accent to your walls.

Personalized banners also make great decorations. Use them to announce a party, welcome guests or send a Valentine’s Day message. These banners are printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl that you can use year after year. Plus, you can order them with or without sturdy metal grommets and in one of seven sizes to fit all of your decorating needs. There are a lot of great Valentine’s Day designs such as the Do You Love Me Personalized Banner, the Letter Valentine Banner or the Bear Hug Door Banner! You can add your own custom wording to each banner design for a great personal touch.

For favors from your party or dance try a personalized mini jar candle or a personalized candy jar. You can add your own logo and wording for a personalized keepsake for all your guests. They also make great gifts!

Add a personalized touch to your table decorations. Debossed luncheon napkins can be personalized with your own party logo and details for a subtle touch your guests will love. Plus, they’re great for scrapbook keepsakes.

There are tons of other decorations, accents, decorating kits and favors for creating a party or home décor your friends, family, and guests will just love! Check out our other Valentine’s Day TipZ for more ideas and tell us your ideas too!

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