Guest Groups: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love
Spread the love by casting a Valentine’s Day party where children and adults can get crafty with handmade valentines. From mini mailboxes and munchies to table runners and twine, you’ll find everything you need to host your sweet bash! — Elaina from Fun Finds for Mother
Pottery Barn Kids
You can always count on Pottery Barn Kids for fun vacation decor like this table runner.
Red Miniature Metal Mailbox – $2
Let each guest personalize their own mini mailbox. Order these online or hit up the dollar spot at Target before they are all snapped up.
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Red Polka Dot Gable Box, Large – $10.50
Pack up healthful snack packs so the little crafters fill their bellies with something good before heading for the candy.
You might also order plain white gable boxes and allow the children go mad decorating them with stickers and markers. You will be amazed how popular this action can be.
Pattern Edgers With Oak Stand – $21.09
Decorative scissors for everyone! I love the multicolored handles and the fact that each tool has its place.
Pretty Basic Colors Washi Tape, Pink Dot/Grid/Solid – $8.25
Washi tape provides such an easy to way to turn a plain piece of paper into a handmade Valentine worthy of sharing. Only looking at this stack makes me joyful.
I could plan a complete party around these pretty little chocolate center pops. Cake pops would be another choice. I simply made them for the very first time this weekend, and they were a massive hit.
Doily Placemat, Red – $4
This is charm in a placemat. It wipes clean, and it is always pleasant when little palms are working with glue and glitter.
Heart Garland, Pink by Young Hearts – $9.95
My new obsession is garlands that hang down from the ceiling. Hang a bunch of hearts within your party table for a festive mood.
Ikea PS 2012 Bowl, Red – $4.99
These polypropylene dishes from Ikea would function flawlessly for setting outside buttons, stickers and other embellishments.
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Red Diagonal Striped Favor Bags, Large – $4
Slip your finished valentines in those striped treat bags in place of envelopes. Then tape and disperse. Tuck in a few candy hearts if you like.
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Moderate Heart Paper Punch – $7.50
Heart punches are essential. Get them in various sizes and be sure to provide lots of glue sticks.
PS 2012 Nesting Tables, Red/Beech, Set of 3 – $99.99
This trio of tables nests together so that you can stash them easily when not in use or scatter them about when it’s party time.
Owl Cookies and Hearts Valentine Cookies from SweetArt Sweets – $22.50
Pop a valentine owl and center cookie into cellophane bags, and set them in a basket by the door for adorable party favors.
Clear Cellophane Favor Bags – $2
I keep a stash of those treat bags from Target in a kitchen drawer at all times. They come in handy for gifts, party favors or baked treats. I like putting in wrapped candy, folding down the top and stapling onto a folded piece of card inventory. Voilà — instant valentine.
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Meri Meri Valentine’s Day Crackers – $15
Borrow a UK tradition, and set a Valentine cracker at every place.
Valentine’s Day Twine Bundle – $7.50
I bought a big roll of candy cane–striped twine a few decades back, and I use it frequently for wrapping packages and linking labels.
Big Red Multi Dots Suitcases – $9.50
Red cardboard suitcases can be applied as decor or as instances for treats, craft gifts or party favors. Use them for storage following the party’s over.
Red Heart Stickers by Knot & Bow – $4
These heart stickers from Knot & Bow are a simple adornment for handmade valentines. I think it’s the packaging that lures me in.
Valentines Candy Buttons from Stampin’ And Scrappin’ – $4.25
Fill a bowl with valentine buttons. They can be glued or sewn on to card stock.
Tart n’ Tangy Cherry Sours – $3.99
Some can think of conversation hearts this time of year, but for me, it’s sour cherry balls. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
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