Valentine Party Ideas For A
Valentine Birthday

Fun And Fabulous Valentine Birthday Party Ideas
For Your Heart's Desire!


So, what's up Valentine? Do you happen to have a friend or loved one who is born on Valentine's Day and you have decided to throw a party in his or her honor? If so, I've got some ideas to help you out. Or are you planning to host the Big V party of the year and are on the look for some ideas that will rock the world of your guests, I've got you covered for that also.


To get you started, here is a "hearty selection of some Valentine party ideas that will help you create a memorable Valentine's Day birthday, Valentine theme party, or a sweetheart dance. Remember, you don't want to let your friend or loved one's birthday pass by just because he or she happens to have been born on or near Heart Day.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR INVITATIONS


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Valentine Invitations

RED HOTS CANDY HEART VALENTINE PARTY INVITATIONS – If you are throwing a Valentine birthday party, these invitations are sure to be a big hit with your guests. You will need to start with a piece of pink cardstock. Cut pieces of cardstock into squares. Then, fold the cardstock in half. Next, take mini Red Hots candy and use a hot glue gun to glue them to the front of the card, making a heart shape out of the Red Hots. Then, on the front of the invite you can write, “You’re Invited to a Red Hot Valentine Birthday Party!” Be sure to include all the info for the party inside of the invitation before mailing them. You could even mail out these invites with a mini box of Red Hots for guests to enjoy.

MINI BOX OF CHOCOLATES VALENTINE PARTY INVITATIONS – Another tasty idea for Valentine birthday invitations is to purchase enough mini boxes of chocolates for each guest to have one. Guests are sure to enjoy receiving a box of chocolates to enjoy before the party. Using a black marker, you can write all the party information right on the box of chocolates, including the date, time, place of the party and contact information. However, if you do not have enough room, simply write party details on a piece of cardstock and attach to the box of chocolates using some pink or red ribbon, curling the ends of the ribbon to make it look pretty.

HEART INVITATIONS #1 - Checkout the scrapbook papers available in your area and select a fun red or pink paper. Cut out heart shapes and back them with a white heart doily. Add your party details on one side and "Come To My Valentine Birthday" on the reverse side.

HEART INVITATIONS #2 - Cut out a large heart-shape from pink or red construction paper. Write out all of your party details on one side and place a birthday message invite on the reverse side. Then cut up the heart into several pieces, place in an envelope, mail your invites, and instruct your guests to put together the puzzle for a special invitation.

Valentine Invitations

HEART DOILY INVITATIONS - Write out all of your party details onto a heart-shaped doily. Glue doilies to white posterboard heart shapes and either mail or hand-deliver your invites.

FLOWER INVITATIONS - Using decorative scissors, cut a piece of Valentine-themed scrapbook paper into four pieces. Type or write your party details on the paper, laminate, hole-punch upper left-hand corner, thread a piece of coordinating curling ribbon through the hole and tie to a red or pink rose or carnation. Hand-deliver your invites.

SWEETHEARTS INVITATIONS - Using decorative scissors, cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of pink card stock into four pieces. Type or handwrite in calligraphy your party details. On the reverse side add a large decorate heart sticker and say something like, "Come To My Valentine Birthday Party". Hole-punch the upper left-hand corner and thread coordinating curling ribbon through the hole and attach to a box of Sweethearts. Hand-deliver your invites.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY COSTUMES


Have everyone dress in any combination of red, white, pink, or black. This way all of your photos will be color coordinated. If you're in the market for a special Valentine themed costume, the above company has several options from which to select.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY DECORATIONS



The best colors to use for your Valentine birthday party or Valentine theme party are red, pink, white, and black. Here are a few ideas to help get you started on the decorating trail:
  • Greet your guests and let them know the party location with a fun Valentine birthday sign in the yard.

  • Decorate your windows with heart and cupid window clings.

  • If you really want to make a statement, then you might consider opting for one of these great Valentine archways:

  • Line your walkway with big heart lollipops. Cut out large red and pink hearts from foam-backed posterboard and attach to yard stakes. Cover the hearts with red or pink cellophane or tulle and tie off with curling ribbons.

  • Wrap the front door with red paper and add a big Valentine ribbon bow. Add a sign that says, "Welcome To (Name's) Valentine Birthday Celebration!

Valentine Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Decorate your party room with some fun Valentine standees. They are perfect for accenting a Valentine birthday, adding romance to a room, or creating heart-throbbing excitement.

  • Hang a traditional birthday banner on the wall or you can opt to incorporate the Valentine's Day theme into the banner.

  • Hang angel and cupid cutouts on your walls and from your ceiling.
  • Make construction paper hearts in various sizes and shapes and attach to your walls. Write messages on the hearts like, "Be Mine", "Love Ya", "Be My Valentine", "Kiss", "Hug", etc. You can also back some of the hearts with white heart doilies.

    Valentine Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Twist red and white or pink and white streamers across the ceiling or cover the entire ceiling with rows of twisted streamers, and add 3-balloon clusters in the corners.

  • Everyone loves a topiary and if you're looking for a way to accent the corners of your party room, you might consider adding a topiary with white lights. It will add ambiance, romance, and theme appeal.

  • Hang streamers in your doorways.

  • Hang heart-shaped lights around window frames, doorways, around banisters, ceiling, etc.

  • Hang romantic movie posters on your walls. Examples: Titanic, Gone With The Wind, Love Story, etc.

  • Drape, hang or create swags of red and pink gossamer and hang on your party room walls and ceilings.


Valentine Party Ideas For Decorations

  • To create instant ambiance, hang drapes of white twinkle lights on your walls and cover them with sheer pink or red fabric.

  • Make 3 construction paper hearts in three different sizes and attach to a piece of curling ribbon. Make several of these and hang them from the ceiling in your party room.

  • If you're looking for a way to accent a particular area of your party room or direct traffic to flow to a specific location, you might want to consider adding some heart-themed pedestals. They will also make for a nice focal point and photo op area.

  • Scatter rose petals around the party room.

  • Scatter Valentine confetti on the tabletops.

  • Place pink, white, and red votive candles on top of small mirrors or on top of clear glasses filled with Red Hot candies and place on tables. If you're having small kids, just don't light the candles and all should be fine.

Valentine Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Create bouquets of balloons and put in the corners of your party room and attach to chair backs.

  • Place small, white teddy bears at each place setting. Tie a Valentine ribbon around their necks with a piece of cardstock attached bearing the name of each of your guests. You can also tie one balloon around one of the bear's wrists.

  • Tie big Valentine ribbons or tulle ribbons around your chairs or go all out and first cover the chairs with white or pink sheets and then tie off with a ribbon.

  • Create a Valentine tree. Start with a white Christmas tree and hang pink and/or red lights on the tree. Hang Valentine hearts, angels, cupid, and flower ornaments on the branches.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR GAMES & ACTIVITIES


We've either created or gathered together several fun Valentine games and activities that are suitable for various ages and appropriate for a variety of Valentine parties, including a Valentine birthday party.

Here's an entire page with nothing but the following Valentine Party Game Ideas:
  • Chocolate Heart Hunt
  • Pass The Valentine
  • Shooting Hearts
  • Heart Relay
  • Heart Bean Bag Toss
  • Heart Target
  • Heart Hunt
  • Musical Hearts
  • Match Maker
  • Stacking Sweethearts

Print and play party games would be a perfect add-on to your Valentine birthday party. Here's an entire page with nothing but a wonderful batch of Printable Valentine Games to also consider.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR FOOD



Try to serve as many red, pink, and white foods as possible, and of course, chocolate.

Foods Ideas For Valentine's Day Parties

VALENTINE SALAD - Serve fresh greens like Romaine lettuce with sliced strawberries, red onion, walnuts, and poppy seed dressing.

HEART-SHAPED SANDWICHES - Anything spreadable works best like peanut butter and jelly or cream cheese and jelly. Thin slices of deli turkey, chicken, or ham with a slice of cheese would also work. Prepare sandwich and cut into heart shapes using a cookie cutter.

ITALIAN CASSEROLES - Spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli, rigatoni, and chicken Alfredo are all great options.

CHILI - Make up a pot of your favorite red chili recipe. Serve with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and French bread.

PINK LEMONADE - Make up your favorite pink lemonade recipe and add an ice ring filled with red strawberries for a decorative touch.

Foods Ideas For Valentine's Day Parties

BERRY SWEET LOVE POTION - This is a yummy punch, courtesy of Family Fun Magazine.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
1/2 cup frozen raspberries, slightly thawed
1 cup white grape juice (or apple juice)
Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Instructions:

Place the first 3 ingredients in a blender and mix on High until you have a uniform color. To make the potion thicker, add more fruit; to make it thinner, add more juice. Garnish extravagantly with cherries and sip, sigh, swoon. Serves 2.

PUNCH - Any red or pink punch would be a perfect add-on to a Valentine birthday party.

CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN - Set up a chocolate fountain and serve with strawberries and angel food cake squares for dipping.

SWEET HEART BROWNIES - Earn brownie points with this not so traditional brownie. Another great recipe from Family Fun Magazine.

Ingredients:

36 2-inch graham crackers
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (don't use evaporated milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
16-ounce package semisweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350º (325º for glassware). While you generously grease an 8-inch square baking pan, put your kids to work crushing the graham crackers into fine crumbs. It's especially easy and fun if you seal the crackers in a plastic bag and then use a rolling pin.

Stir together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate morsels, pecans, and graham cracker crumbs and mix with a wooden spoon until well blended.

Spoon the batter (it will be very stiff) into the greased pan. Use the back of a wooden spoon (or clean hands) to pat the batter into an even layer. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan.

Use a cookie cutter or a butter knife to cut out small (these brownies are rich!) heart shapes. Serve plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or raspberry sherbet. Makes about 8 to 12, depending on size.

Foods Ideas For Valentine's Day Parties

JELL-O JIGGLERS - Make heart-shaped Jell-O Jigglers using any of the red Jell-O's available. When ready to serve, top with a dollop of whip cream.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT - Here's another great Jell-O option from Family Fun Magazine.

Ingredients:

1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
3 (3-ounce) packages of red flavored gelatin
2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes of unflavored gelatin

Instructions:

Dissolve one package of flavored gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water. Add 3/4 cup cold water, then pour the mixture into a 9- by 13-inch glass pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Stir together 1/2 cup boiling water and the condensed milk. In a separate bowl, dissolve all the unflavored gelatin in ½ cup cold water for 1 to 2 minutes. Thoroughly mix in 3/4 cup boiling water, then combine this mixture with the milk and let it cool. Add half the mixture to the pan of red gelatin, pouring it over a spatula to slow the stream, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Continue alternating layers — gelatin mix, the remaining milk mix, the final gelatin mix — chilling each for 20 to 30 minutes to set it. Create individual servings with a heart-shaped biscuit or cookie cutter.

VALENTINE CANDIES - Set out bowls or margarita glasses and fill with Sweethearts, Pink and White M&M's, Red Hots, Hot Tamales, pink, red, and white Jelly Belly's, Hershey Kisses, etc.

HEALTHY HEARTS - A fun fruit recipe that's quick and easy from Family Fun Magazine.

Ingredients:

Watermelon slices
Orange slices
Bamboo kitchen skewers

Instructions:

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter on watermelon slices. Poke a bamboo kitchen skewer through each heart, then complete the arrow with an orange slice tip and tail.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY CAKES



COOKIE HEART CAKE - Make your favorite cookie recipe and shape it into one large heart-shaped cookie. After it cools, cover it with light pink frosting and add "Happy Valentine Birthday (Name)."

HEART CAKE - Create a Sweetheart cake using a heart-shaped cake pan and frost the cake light pink and pipe out dark pink roses. Add "Happy Valentine's Day Birthday (Name)". You can also opt to create one of the four heart cakes that comes with the pan.

MINI VALENTINE CAKES - Make or buy mini cakes or giant cookies and decorate them with mini edible sugar art images or frostings, edible glitter and sprinkles made in the shape of hearts using stencils for your guide.

FONDANT HEART CAKE - Make or buy a cake and cover it with pink fondant. Decorate it with various sized hearts cut out of red and white fondant. Add a birthday message.

VALENTINE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR FAVORS


Fill Valentine printed cellophane bags or create your own with clear bags and stickers with any of the following Valentine favors:

Sweethearts, heart-shaped erasers, heart-shaped notepad, heart pencils, glitter pens, heart-shaped rubber stamp and stamp pad, bubbles for bath or blowing bubbles, heart soaps, heart tin filled with Valentine candies, heart-shaped Rice Krispie treats tinted pink or red, wrapped in cellophane, and tied with Valentine ribbons.

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