Friday, 20 February 2015

Hearts and crafts













On Saturday, the kids threw a Valentine's Day party for their friends. As you can see, they had a blast - making masks, sweet hearts on sticks, origami cards and heart-shaped deedie boppers, while munching on the most delicious doughnuts and far too many sweets, and leaping about trying to catch hold of the zillions of balloons that covered the ceiling.

To throw your own Valentine's Day party, you will need:

Food - go all out with this!

Heart-shaped jam sandwiches, fit for a Wonderland tea party
Beautiful, divine doughnuts - ours were vegan chocolate, lemon and glazed doughnuts from The Mighty Food Fight
All the heart-shaped sweets you can lay your hands on
Pink strawberry Pocky sticks
Pink milkshake or apple & raspberry juice
And Hula Hoops. No party is complete without Hula Hoops

Decorations

A red, white and black colour scheme can never go wrong (think White Stripes back in the day)
Red, pink and heart-shaped balloons, filled with helium for extra excitement - we used a party kit from Balloontime to inflate our helium balloons at home
White festoon lights - these always say party, don't they?
Window crayons to write a welcome note to guests
Sticker-bombed dinosaur (or valentinosaur) - optional

Activities

Number one tip: hire the wonderful folks at Let's Make Art to take care of everything for you. They brought everything needed to make the masks, hearts on sticks, origami, deedie boppers, as well as the giant heart photo booth, and sat with the kids to make their wares.
Otherwise, Pinterest is clearly the best source of brilliant ideas - have a look over here for printables, heart paper chain tutorials, crowns and more.


Did you celebrate Valentine's Day? What did you do?


Disclosure: 
I'm working with BritMums and Balloon Time as part of the Celebration Club, highlighting inventive and fun ways of using balloons. 
I was provided with a Balloon Time helium kit and have been compensated for my time. 
All editorial and opinions are my own. 
Visit www.balloontime.com for more information and party inspiration.

Thanks to Let's Make Art, The Mighty Food Fight, and UK Christmas World for their contributions.

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