Valentine’s Day is next week and schools all across the country will be hosting class parties filled with fun games, candy conversation hearts, and yummy food.  As a former room parent I always loved organizing the class Valentine’s Day party.  From planning activites to encouraging parents to sign up to volunteer or bring treats, what I loved most about these parties was the delivering of cards to each person’s box.  Watching students turn slightly blushed by pre-printed Valentine’s Day greetings always amused me.

My most second favorite aspect of these parties has always been the food.  Ideally parties should have a balance of healthy snacks and sweet treats. 

A few healthy snack ideas:

  • Strawberries make the the perfect Valentine’s Day fruit because of its natural heart shaped form and vibrant color.  
  • Raspberry and granola yogurt parfaits in 2 oz. cups is another healthy snack kids love. 
  • If you have a mini heart shaped cookie cutter, try using it to cut heart shaped pieces from thinly sliced cheese.

As for special treats, I always appreciated when parents would bring creative homemade treats.  Looking for inspiration for my daughters’ class party this year, I stumbled on these 5 creative ideas I found on new-to-me-blogs.  I hope you are inspired by these ideas, too!

* To find the recipe, click on the blog author’s name underneath each photo.

Heart Shaped Frosted cookies with detailed tutorial by Glorioius Treats.

Chocolate Covered (homemade) Marshmallow Pops by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies by The Galley Gourmet

Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes by Baking Confessions

Mini Sugar Cookie Bracelets by Food + Words

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  • taylor

    I think your ideas are great

    • taylor

      me to how do you make the cake pop hearts

    • Angela

      Omg theese 2 cute!! :D

  • Renee

    Too bad everything is food related…we have a new food policy..way too many food allergies in s hooks these days to take a chance. Not too mention obesity. Trying to teach kids other ways to enjoy parties…..

  • alice

    Hi Taylor – Each recipe link can be found below each photo. For that particular recipe you’re asking about, the link can be found here:
    http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2012/02/03/chocolate-dipped-valentine-marshmallow-pops/

    Hope this helps!

    Alice

  • Kelly

    I bought whirlwind swirly lightup necklaces because there are only 4 boys in Riley’s class and they are Autistic – they will love them!!!!

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    Oh my gosh, these are TOO CUTE! I’m going to have to give these a go next Valentine’s Day! Heck, maybe this weekend! My daughter loves hearts!

  • MJ

    crazy cute! that cookie bracelet idea is darling!