How to Host a “Sweet & Easy Valentine Party”

We love when our guest blogger Tiffany (Peanut Blossom) shares her fantastic recipes, creative play ideas, and more on the Melissa & Doug blog. This week, she posted some wonderful tips for hosting a Valentine’s Day party for kids that we know you, our readers, will love.

In her posts, Tiffany often shares some of the challenges she faces from moving to a new place. So we suggested that Tiffany host a Valentine’s Day party for some new friends as a way to welcome people into her home and host an event the kids – and parents –will all enjoy.  For a full overview of the décor, and sweet treat she prepared, check out her entire post. We also rounded up some highlights of the event below. The best part is – the time commitment is minimal, so anyone could practically have a party like this ready in just a few days:

Plan some “Sweet Activities”

Having an organized activity is a great way to help little friends – especially new ones – get to know each other better! Tiffany set her table with our Decorate Your own Heart Box craft at each place setting, with a variety of sweet snacks for the kids to enjoy as they decorated unique, colorful boxes!

Decorate Your Own heart boxes for Valentine's Day

Keep the Snacks Simple

Tiffany suggests that, for any kids party, keep the snacks simple! And with picky eaters likely to join the bunch, try things that can be offered up plain, too (like her Strawberries with Cheesecake Dip treat with various topping options!)

Tiffany’s party was a great way to get kids –and families – together in a creative way! The outcome: some adorable hand-made heart boxes, and a day full of memories that won’t soon be forgotten.

For more details, and recipes, from Tiffany’s party, click here.

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What easy Valentine’s Day party crafts & treats do you recommend for little guests? Share in the comments below, or join the conversation on Melissa & Doug’s Facebook page!

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Tiffany Dahle guest bloggerTiffany Dahle is the hostess behind Peanut Blossom where she shares her belief that strong families start with strong and happy mothers. She encourages you to develop everyday possibilities for stretching your creativity while doing what you do to keep that household running! You can find Tiffany on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.