How to plan the perfect Valentine’s party for your littles
with Hello Baby Brown
Hi guys! My name is Marisa and I run a lifestyle blog called Hello Baby Brown. I love sharing about marriage, motherhood, and creating a fun and beautiful life. I have two daughters, Sloan (3.5 years) and Phayre (18 months). Those who know me know that I love holidays! I love dressing my girls up in festive clothes, decorating the house, and planning fun activities and art projects. Kids make holidays so much more fun!! I love that my girls get so excited about special holiday activities; it makes the extra effort so worth it!
I was thinking about throwing the girls a little Valentines party when I ran across Katie’s Valentines Pinterest board. It was full of great ideas and the most beautiful shades of pink, red, and purple. My mind started spinning with ideas and I knew I had to pull a little party together. I started chatting with Katie about the party and she even offered to send each little girl a felt flower headband (she’s the best!).
When I plan parties for the girls, I always think about three things first. 1. The theme. 2. The food. And 3. An activity or craft. Obviously the theme would be Valentine’s Day, but I also wanted to make it was super girly since it would be all girls attending. When I thought about the food, I wanted to make it as festive, fun, and kid friendly as possible. Blame it on the former teacher in me, but when it comes to kids art projects I like them to be cheap, easy, and kid centered (I love kid directed art with as little parent or teacher participation as possible)!
I also love to send guests home with some type of favor or party bag to thank them for coming. For the Valentine’s party, a few of my favorite shops sent goodies for each little girl. The girls felt SO special and were all squealing opening their little gifts, it was so cute! My favorite items were the Fancy Free Finery headbands, Hooray Everyday necklaces, and Poppy Lane and Co. bracelets. Definitely three of my favorite handmade shops.
I love creating a photo backdrop for parties. The kids have fun being silly for photos and the photos are always priceless! For this party I spent about $15 on some honeycomb balls and streamers. It was super simple and turned out so cute!
I kept the food super simple and kid friendly. I also made anything and everything I could into hearts! I bought a set of heart shaped cookie cutters from Michaels and they made making hearts so easy. I used the largest heart shaped cookie cutter (it was about 3.5 inches tall) for the sandwiches and the smallest cookie cutter (about an inch tall) for the cheese and cucumbers.
The best part about the kids art project was that it was totally free, I used some things that I had leftover from last year! Each girl got a piece of card stock that was cut into the shape of a heart. I put some elmers glue on the front of the heart and let the girls decorate them with pom pom balls (which were of course Valentines colors)!
The girls (and us moms!) had so much fun and I’m so glad the party came together so well! I love making these memories with Sloan and Phayre, it makes me so thankful that I get to be their mama! I hope you get some good ideas here and make Valentine’s Day extra special for your little one! Let me know if you have any questions!
And an extra special thank you to Katie from Fancy Free Finery for helping me make these sweet girls feel extra special!