7 Valentine's Day Party Themes, Ideas & Games For Kids 2024 (2024)

7 Valentine's Day Party Themes, Ideas & Games For Kids 2024 (1)

As we gear up to celebrate the season of love, why not sprinkle some enchantment and joy into your little ones’ Valentine’s Day? Get ready for a cupid-approved adventure filled with laughter, creativity, and heartwarming moments.

In this party guide, we’ve come up with some creative and pretty fantastic ideas to transform your space into a haven of love and laughter.

From whimsical Underwater Sweetheart Soirees to Taylor Swift Love Fests that’ll have everyone singing along, these ideas are tailor-made to make your kids’ Valentine’s Day celebration truly unforgettable. Dive into the ocean of creative decorations, savor delectable treats inspired by the day of love, and embark on heart-pounding games that will leave your young ones grinning from ear to ear.

So, whether you’re a parent, teacher, or a dedicated party enthusiast, let’s sprinkle some magic into the air and create a Valentine’s Day bash that will have the kids talking about it for weeks to come. Let the festivities begin! 🥳🧁✨

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1.

Enchanted Garden Tea Party

Transform your space into a Valentine’s Day approved enchanted garden with fairy lights, flowers, and whimsical decorations!

Enchanted Garden Theme Decorations:

  • Fairy Lights and Flowers:

    • Hang fairy lights around the party space to create a magical ambiance.
    • Use flower arrangements with pastel-colored flowers, such as roses, daisies, and tulips.
    • Place fairy figurines or small garden gnomes as whimsical table centerpieces.
  • Whimsical Decorations:

    • Incorporate butterflies and dragonfly cutouts hung from the ceiling or walls.
    • Set up a charming reading nook with large cushions and fairy-tale storybooks.
    • Drape tables with pastel-colored tablecloths and scatter flower petals.

Food Options:

  • Heart-Shaped Sandwiches:

    • Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create sandwiches with various fillings like cucumber and cream cheese, or ham and cheese.
    • Label them with cute names like “Love Bites” or “Enchanted Eats.”
  • Strawberry Shortcakes:

    • Prepare mini strawberry shortcakes with layers of sponge cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream.
    • Place edible flowers on top for an extra enchanting touch.
  • DIY Cupcake Decorating Station:

    • Set up a table with plain cupcakes, different flavored frostings, and an array of toppings.
    • Toppings can include sprinkles, edible glitter, chocolate shavings, and fondant flowers.
    • Provide small boxes or bags for the children to take their creations home.

Drink Ideas:

  • Pink Berry Blast:

    • Ingredients: Mixed berry juice, sparkling water, ice cubes, and fresh berries.
    • In a punch bowl, mix the berry juice with sparkling water.
    • Add ice cubes and float fresh berries on top for a refreshing and visually appealing drink.
  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area with a charming drink dispenser or punch bowl.
    • Use fairy lights or flower garlands to adorn the drink station.
    • Provide decorative cups with colorful straws.

Games to Play:

  • Pin the Heart on the Unicorn:

    • Create a large unicorn poster and cut out heart shapes from colored paper.
    • Blindfold the children, spin them around, and have them try to pin the heart on the unicorn.
    • The child who gets the heart closest to the unicorn’s chest wins.
  • Flower Pot Toss:

    • Decorate flower pots with paint or colorful paper.
    • Set up a tossing game using soft beanbags or plush flowers.
    • Children try to toss the beanbags into the flower pots for points.
  • Scavenger Hunt in the Enchanted Garden:

    • Hide small treasures like toy fairies, gemstones, or small treats around the party space.
    • Provide the children with a map or a list of clues leading to the hidden treasures.
    • The child who finds the most treasures wins a prize.

Enchanted Garden Favors:

  • Fairy Wings and Wands:
    • Provide each child with a set of fairy wings and a wand as party favors.
    • Alternatively, you can give them small potted flowers or mini succulents as a keepsake.
    • Attach a thank-you note with a magical message expressing gratitude for attending the enchanted gathering.

2.

Blast off into space with cosmic decorations, glow-in-the-dark stars, and spaceship cutouts.

Galactic Love Adventure Theme Decorations:

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Stars and Planets:

    • Hang glow-in-the-dark stars and planets from the ceiling using fishing line or clear string.
    • Place glow-in-the-dark stickers on the walls to create a celestial effect.
  • Black Tablecloths with Neon Accents:

    • Cover tables with black tablecloths to resemble the vastness of space.
    • Accentuate with neon-colored plates, cups, and utensils to mimic vibrant cosmic elements.
  • Metallic Streamers:

    • Hang metallic streamers in silver and iridescent colors to represent cosmic rays and space dust.
    • Create a backdrop with metallic curtains or fabric to add depth to the space theme.

Food Options:

  • Alien Cupcakes:

    • Frost cupcakes with bright green icing to resemble an alien’s face.
    • Use candy eyes or small round candies for the eyes and draw an alien mouth with black icing.
  • Galaxy Popcorn:

    • Pop popcorn and drizzle it with melted black and purple chocolate.
    • Add edible star-shaped sprinkles or edible glitter for a cosmic effect.
  • DIY Space Snack Bar:

    • Set up a space-themed snack bar with star-shaped cookies, astronaut ice cream, and other celestial treats.
    • Arrange treats in silver or metallic containers to enhance the space atmosphere.

Drink Ideas:

  • Meteorite Punch:

    • Ingredients: Blue raspberry lemonade, lemon-lime soda, and sherbet.
    • In a punch bowl, mix blue raspberry lemonade with lemon-lime soda.
    • Add scoops of sherbet to create a foamy, meteorite-inspired punch.
  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area for drinks with a cosmic tablecloth and LED lights.
    • Use clear cups to showcase the vibrant blue punch and floating sherbet.

Games to Play:

  • Alien Egg Hunt:

    • Hide plastic eggs with alien faces around the party space.
    • Provide small baskets or bags for the children to collect the alien eggs.
    • Exchange eggs for small prizes or treats.
  • Astronaut Training Obstacle Course:

    • Set up an obstacle course with hula hoops to represent planetary rings, cones for astronauts to navigate, and jumping activities like “moon jumps.”
    • Play space-themed music in the background to add to the ambiance.
  • Space-Themed Bingo:

    • Create customized bingo cards with space-related items like stars, planets, rockets, and astronauts.
    • Use small, thematic prizes for the winners, such as glow-in-the-dark stickers or mini astronaut figures.

Galactic Love Adventure Favors:

  • Space Explorer Kits:
    • Create small kits with space-themed stickers, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and a mini toy spaceship.
    • Include a thank-you note expressing gratitude for joining the cosmic adventure.

3.

DIY Valentine's Craft Extravaganza

Turn your space into a crafting haven with heart garlands, colorful banners, and crafting stations.

DIY Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza Theme Decorations:

  • Crafty Banners and Heart Garlands:

    • Create banners using craft paper, ribbons, and heart-shaped cutouts.
    • String heart garlands across the party space to add a festive touch.
  • Colorful Table Settings:

    • Set tables with vibrant tablecloths, colorful plates, and heart-shaped confetti.
    • Place small buckets of crafting supplies at each table for easy access.
  • Crafting Stations:

    • Set up separate crafting stations with designated themes like card-making, painting, and bead crafts.
    • Decorate each station with thematic posters and colorful signage.

Food Options:

  • Decorate-Your-Own Cupcakes:

    • Provide plain cupcakes, various frosting colors, and an array of toppings like sprinkles, edible glitter, and chocolate chips.
    • Encourage kids to unleash their creativity in decorating their cupcakes.
  • Heart-Shaped Pizzas:

    • Pre-cut pizza dough into heart shapes before the party.
    • Set up a pizza station with tomato sauce, cheese, and assorted toppings for the kids to create their heart-shaped masterpieces.
  • Chocolate Fondue Station:

    • Melt chocolate in a fondue pot or a slow cooker.
    • Provide marshmallows, fruits (strawberries, bananas), and cookies for dipping.
    • Set out colorful skewers or toothpicks for easy dipping.

Drink Ideas:

  • Cupid’s Mocktail:

    • Ingredients: Cranberry juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and soda.
    • Allow kids to mix their own mocktails by combining different fruit juices with a splash of soda.
    • Provide heart-shaped ice cubes for a charming touch.
  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a drink station with colorful cups, paper straws, and heart-shaped stirrers.
    • Label the drinks with creative names like “Love Potion” or “Cupid’s Crush.”?

Games to Play:

  • DIY Valentine’s Day Card Station:

    • Set up a station with various papers, stickers, markers, and other craft supplies.
    • Encourage kids to create personalized Valentine’s Day cards for friends or family.
    • Include pre-cut heart shapes, lace, and glitter for added flair.
  • Cupid’s Arrow Toss:

    • Create foam arrows with heart-shaped tips.
    • Set up heart-shaped targets and challenge kids to toss the arrows into the targets for points.
    • Provide small prizes for successful tosses.
  • Crafty Scavenger Hunt:

    • Hide crafting supplies like glitter, beads, ribbons, and small trinkets around the party space.
    • Give kids a list of items to find or create a map for a more adventurous scavenger hunt.
    • Once the hunt is complete, children can use their finds for additional crafting projects.

DIY Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza Favors:

  • Crafting Kits:
    • Prepare small crafting kits with leftover supplies, stickers, and mini coloring books.
    • Include a thank-you note with a creative message, expressing gratitude for joining the crafty celebration.

4.

Under the Sea Sweetheart Soiree

Dive into an underwater wonderland with ocean-themed decorations, fishnets, and sea creature cutouts.

  • Underwater Scene Setup:

    • Use fishnets, sea creature cutouts (corals, dolphins, etc.), and blue tablecloths to create an immersive underwater atmosphere.
    • Hang the fishnets on the walls and drape them over tables to resemble underwater nets.
    • Scatter sea creature cutouts across tables or hang them as wall decorations.
  • Bubble Balloon Display:

    • Inflate blue and green balloons and hang them from the ceiling in clusters to resemble bubbles.
    • Create balloon bouquets with helium-filled balloons anchored to decorative weights, scattered throughout the party space.
  • Ocean Floor Details:

    • Place blue and green LED lights around the party area to create an enchanting underwater glow.
    • Scatter seashells, sand dollars, and small aquarium decorations on tables to mimic the ocean floor.

Food Options:

  • Fish and Chips:

    • Serve fish-shaped crackers with a side of potato wedges, creating a playful spin on the classic “fish and chips” dish.
    • Display the crackers in fishnet-lined baskets for an added underwater touch.
  • Sea Creature-Shaped Cookies:

    • Bake cookies in the shapes of starfish, seahorses, and fish using cookie cutters.
    • Decorate the cookies with colorful icing to bring the sea creatures to life.
  • Blue Jello Cups:

    • Make blue Jello according to the package instructions and pour into individual cups.
    • Add gummy fish as if they are swimming in the ocean.
    • Chill until set and serve with a dollop of whipped cream to resemble waves.

Drink Ideas:

  • Ocean Breeze Punch:

    • Ingredients: Blue raspberry lemonade, ginger ale, ice cubes, and blueberries for garnish.
    • Mix blue raspberry lemonade with ginger ale in a punch bowl or dispenser.
    • Add ice cubes and float blueberries on top for a refreshing ocean-inspired beverage.
  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area with ocean-themed cups, straws, and a sign labeling the punch as “Ocean Breeze Punch.”
    • Use underwater-themed decorations like seashells or small fish bowls with LED tea lights.

Games to Play:

  • Fishing for Love:

    • Set up a fishing station with magnetic fishing rods and heart-shaped magnets or sea creature cutouts.
    • Attach paper clips to the hearts or sea creatures, and let the kids “catch” them with their magnetic rods.
    • Award small prizes for successful catches.
  • Sea Creature Ring Toss:

    • Cut out large sea creature shapes from foam or cardboard.
    • Set up a ring toss game with rings made from pool noodles or decorated hula hoops.
    • Kids toss the rings onto the sea creature cutouts for points.
  • Musical Chairs with Ocean-Themed Music:

    • Decorate chairs with ocean-themed accessories like seaweed or fish cutouts.
    • Play music with ocean sounds or sea shanties.
    • When the music stops, the kids find a chair with their favorite sea creature or ocean accessory.

Under the Sea Sweetheart Soiree Favors:

  • Ocean Explorer Kits:
    • Prepare small kits with a toy snorkel, underwater stickers, and a small container of bubbles.
    • Include a thank-you note with a message about embarking on an underwater adventure.

5.

Superhero Valentine's Day Love Bash

Unleash the power of love with superhero-themed decorations, capes, and masks for the little heroes.

Superhero Love Bash Theme Decorations:

  • Superhero Capes and Masks:

    • Provide each child with a personalized superhero cape and mask upon arrival.
    • Decorate capes with each child’s initial or a superhero emblem.
  • Superhero Banners and Primary Colors:

    • Hang superhero-themed banners featuring iconic symbols or phrases.
    • Use primary colors such as red, blue, and yellow for tablecloths, balloons, and other decorations.
  • Cityscape Backdrop:

    • Create a cityscape backdrop using large cardboard cutouts of skyscrapers.
    • Add windows and lights to enhance the nighttime superhero city atmosphere.
    • Place the backdrop behind the main party area or as a photo booth backdrop.

Food Options:

  • Hero Sandwiches:

    • Prepare a selection of sub sandwiches with different fillings (turkey, ham, veggie) and condiments.
    • Add superhero-themed labels like “Mighty Turkey” or “Super Veggie Delight.”
  • Superpower Fruit Kabobs:

    • Create fruit skewers with colorful fruits like strawberries, grapes, and pineapple.
    • Provide superhero-shaped cookie cutters to cut fruit into fun shapes.
    • Serve with a side of yogurt or chocolate dip for added appeal.
  • Super Sundae Bar:

    • Set up an ice cream station with various flavors and toppings.
    • Include superhero-themed sprinkles, crushed cookies, gummy bears, and chocolate sauce.
    • Let kids create their own superhero sundaes.

Drink Ideas:

  • Power Potion:

    • Ingredients: Fruit punch, lemon-lime soda, and superhero-shaped ice cubes.
    • Create ice cubes in superhero shapes using silicone molds.
    • Mix fruit punch and lemon-lime soda in a punch bowl and add superhero ice cubes.
  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area with superhero cups, paper straws, and themed drink dispensers.
    • Label the drinks with creative names like “Power Punch” or “Super Splash.”

Games to Play:

  • Superhero Training Obstacle Course:

    • Set up an obstacle course with tables to crawl under, cushions to jump over, and streamers to run through.
    • Add superhero-themed challenges like “Laser Beam Limbo” or “X-Ray Vision Tunnel.”
    • Play heroic music in the background to amp up the training atmosphere.
  • Pin the Heart on the Hero’s Chest:

    • Create a large superhero poster with a heart-shaped target on the hero’s chest.
    • Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and have them try to pin the heart in the correct spot.
    • The child who gets the heart closest to the hero’s chest wins.
  • Villain Capture Scavenger Hunt:

    • Hide “villains” (stuffed toys or cutouts) around the party space.
    • Provide each child with a superhero mask and a mission to capture as many villains as possible.
    • Exchange captured villains for small prizes.

Superhero Love Bash Favors:

  • Superhero Kits:
    • Prepare small superhero kits with a mask, a mini cape, and superhero stickers.
    • Include a thank-you note with a message about the kids’ heroic efforts during the party.

6.

Taylor Swift Love Fest Valentine's Party

You know we couldn’t make it through Valentine’s Day with a little shout out to all things Taylor Swift. This one is V-Day specific, but we also covered a bunch of Taylor Swift party themes here.

Taylor Swift Love Fest Theme Decorations:

  • Swiftie Stage Setup:

    • Create a mini stage with a backdrop featuring Taylor Swift album covers and iconic imagery.
    • Hang fairy lights around the stage area for a magical concert feel.
    • Place cutouts of Taylor Swift’s cats (Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin) around the venue.
  • Balloon Extravaganza:

    • Use red, pink, and white balloons to set the color theme, resembling Taylor’s vibrant personality.
    • Create balloon bouquets with heart-shaped helium balloons and tie them to weights with glittering ribbons.
  • Taylor Swift Memorabilia:

    • Scatter Taylor Swift memorabilia like albums, posters, and cardboard cutouts throughout the party space.
    • Set up a photo booth area with Taylor Swift-themed props like sunglasses, guitars, and microphone props.

Taylor’s Food Options:

  • Swiftie Snack Mix:

    • Create a snack mix with heart-shaped candies, pretzels, and M&M’s in Taylor Swift’s favorite colors (red, pink, and white).
    • Serve in personalized Swiftie-themed containers.
  • Love Story Cupcakes:

    • Bake cupcakes and decorate them with Taylor Swift song lyrics or album cover-inspired toppers.
    • Add edible glitter for a touch of sparkle, capturing Taylor’s signature style.
  • Shake It Off Milkshakes:

    • Set up a milkshake station with various flavors and toppings.
    • Encourage kids to “shake it off” by choosing their favorite combinations.

Taylor Swift Drink Ideas:

  • Enchanted Elixir:

    • Ingredients: Berry-flavored juice, lemon-lime soda, and mixed berries.
    • Mix the juice and soda in a punch bowl and add mixed berries for a delightful and colorful beverage.
    • Label it as the “Enchanted Elixir” in honor of Taylor’s song “Enchanted.”
  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Arrange a stylish drink station with Taylor Swift-themed cups, straws, and a sign featuring her song titles.
    • Provide fruit garnishes and sparkly drink stirrers for added glamour.

Games to Play:

  • Swiftie Song Charades:

    • Write down Taylor Swift song titles on cards and have kids act out or mime the songs for others to guess.
    • Include songs from various albums to make it more challenging and fun.
  • Love Story Scavenger Hunt:

    • Create a scavenger hunt with clues related to Taylor Swift’s love story songs.
    • Hide small treasures or Swiftie-themed trinkets throughout the party space for kids to find.
  • Red Carpet Karaoke:

    • Set up a karaoke area with a red carpet and a backdrop resembling a stage.
    • Let the kids take turns singing along to their favorite Taylor Swift songs.

Taylor Swift Love Fest Favors:

  • Swiftie Star Kits:
    • Prepare small kits with Taylor Swift-themed stickers, a mini microphone, and a “Swiftie” badge.
    • Include a thank-you note with a quote from Taylor Swift, expressing gratitude for celebrating the love fest.

7.

Kid-Friendly V-Day Music Playlist

This playlist combines upbeat and fun songs with a touch of love and friendship, perfect for creating a lively and positive atmosphere at a kids’ Valentine’s Day party.

  • “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  • “Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen
  • “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story
  • “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King
  • “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
  • “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • “Happy Together” by The Turtles
  • “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars
  • “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
  • “Love Bug” by Jonas Brothers
  • “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King
  • “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry
  • “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and The Waves
  • “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

IN CONCLUSION

So there you have it! Not only have we (hopefully) come up with a variety of fun kid-friendly party themes that are actuallydoable, but we hope we also inspired your creativity with different party food options, drinks, games to play and even a must-hear playlist. Oh, and don’t forget to write that special Valentine’s message in their card too! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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