Ever since I became a mom Valentine’s Day has taken on a different meaning. Since Bailey and I love pink it is one of our favorite holidays. Hard not to love a holiday that focuses on pink, hearts and love. Since we are still coming down off the sugar rush of the holidays and Bailey loves to craft I wanted to create a party for her that did not focus on candy. We found some of the most adorable card making supplies at Target. I knew as soon as I saw them that we needed to have a Valentine’s Day Card Making Party.
How to Host a Valentine Card Making Party
Card Making Supplies
Gather supplies or purchase more. Include markers, stamps, sticker, stencils, cards and envelopes. The stencils were the biggest hit. Since the girls are only 4 I thought they might use them as paper, but they immediately knew what they were for and used them as stencils.
Organize your supplies in a fun way. We started by hanging strings of hearts as a backdrop behind our bar cart. I love how this turned out. It was also the first thing that guests saw when they walked in the door. We used matching bowls to store the markers to tie in our supplies to our table decor. I love these text me, tweet me stickers we stored into in mini mason jars so the girls could easier move them over to the table with them. The heart bowl also from Target was a fun way to store all the stamps. I love using cake stands for food and non food items.
For Valentine’s Day you can never go wrong with hearts. I love my boxwood wreath and want to leave it up all year. the Be Mine banner worked perfect under it. I added a heart banner below it. We also included lots of balloons all around the room on the floor. They were such a big hit. The girls love just throwing them around the room.
For the table setting you can keep it simple. Pick your color palette. I fell in love with these heart plates from Target. The pink, red and gold set the colors for the party. The silverware was a huge hit. The girls loved eating with extra sparkles. I also recommend using a charger at each place setting. We had the girls do their cards on the chargers just in case the girls colored off the page.
Food and Drinks
Since we we hosted the party as an after school party we served apples and grapes for snacks. I served each girl one place of pink lemonade. We also had strawberry infused water in our cheers container. The girls loved being able to pour their own drinks.
No party is complete without a little dessert. Paula of Party’s by Paula made me the most amazing heart macaroons for our party. They were the perfect special treats for the moms and the girls. We also had some conversation hearts because they are my favorite Valentine’s Day candy.
Depending on your guests age you may or may not need to help them. The girls are 4 so we just showed them where the supplies were and let them take it from there. It is so sweet to see what they create!
For the favors I recommend providing bags for your guests to easily take home all their cards. We had these adorable heart bags. Included inside was a special Valentine’s Day Card from Bailey. She got to pick the type of card she wanted to gift. No surprise she picked the lipstick Valentine’s Day Cards.
Have you hosted a Valentine’s Day party this year? Love to hear about it in the comments below.
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