The Ultimate Guide to Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Parties That Sparkle and Shine!”

Party themes for kids of all ages and - yes - there's a Taylor Swift Valentine party too!

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As we gear up to celebrate the season of love, why not sprinkle some enchantment and joy into your little ones’ Valentine’s Day? Get ready for a cupid-approved adventure filled with laughter, creativity, and heartwarming moments.

In this party guide, we’ve come up with some creative and pretty fantastic ideas to transform your space into a haven of love and laughter.

From whimsical Underwater Sweetheart Soirees to Taylor Swift Love Fests that’ll have everyone singing along, these ideas are tailor-made to make your kids’ Valentine’s Day celebration truly unforgettable. Dive into the ocean of creative decorations, savor delectable treats inspired by the day of love, and embark on heart-pounding games that will leave your young ones grinning from ear to ear.

So, whether you’re a parent, teacher, or a dedicated party enthusiast, let’s sprinkle some magic into the air and create a Valentine’s Day bash that will have the kids talking about it for weeks to come. Let the festivities begin! 🥳🧁✨



Enchanted Garden Tea Party

Transform your space into a Valentine’s Day approved enchanted garden with fairy lights, flowers, and whimsical decorations!

Enchanted Garden Theme Decorations:

  • Fairy Lights and Flowers:

    • Hang fairy lights around the party space to create a magical ambiance.
    • Use flower arrangements with pastel-colored flowers, such as roses, daisies, and tulips.
    • Place fairy figurines or small garden gnomes as whimsical table centerpieces.

  • Whimsical Decorations:

    • Incorporate butterflies and dragonfly cutouts hung from the ceiling or walls.
    • Set up a charming reading nook with large cushions and fairy-tale storybooks.
    • Drape tables with pastel-colored tablecloths and scatter flower petals.

Food Options:

  • Heart-Shaped Sandwiches:

    • Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create sandwiches with various fillings like cucumber and cream cheese, or ham and cheese.
    • Label them with cute names like “Love Bites” or “Enchanted Eats.”

  • Strawberry Shortcakes:

    • Prepare mini strawberry shortcakes with layers of sponge cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream.
    • Place edible flowers on top for an extra enchanting touch.

  • DIY Cupcake Decorating Station:

    • Set up a table with plain cupcakes, different flavored frostings, and an array of toppings.
    • Toppings can include sprinkles, edible glitter, chocolate shavings, and fondant flowers.
    • Provide small boxes or bags for the children to take their creations home.

Drink Ideas:

  • Pink Berry Blast:

    • Ingredients: Mixed berry juice, sparkling water, ice cubes, and fresh berries.
    • In a punch bowl, mix the berry juice with sparkling water.
    • Add ice cubes and float fresh berries on top for a refreshing and visually appealing drink.

  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area with a charming drink dispenser or punch bowl.
    • Use fairy lights or flower garlands to adorn the drink station.
    • Provide decorative cups with colorful straws.


Games to Play:

  • Pin the Heart on the Unicorn:

    • Create a large unicorn poster and cut out heart shapes from colored paper.
    • Blindfold the children, spin them around, and have them try to pin the heart on the unicorn.
    • The child who gets the heart closest to the unicorn’s chest wins.

  • Flower Pot Toss:

    • Decorate flower pots with paint or colorful paper.
    • Set up a tossing game using soft beanbags or plush flowers.
    • Children try to toss the beanbags into the flower pots for points.

  • Scavenger Hunt in the Enchanted Garden:

    • Hide small treasures like toy fairies, gemstones, or small treats around the party space.
    • Provide the children with a map or a list of clues leading to the hidden treasures.
    • The child who finds the most treasures wins a prize.

Enchanted Garden Favors:

  • Fairy Wings and Wands:
    • Provide each child with a set of fairy wings and a wand as party favors.
    • Alternatively, you can give them small potted flowers or mini succulents as a keepsake.
    • Attach a thank-you note with a magical message expressing gratitude for attending the enchanted gathering.


Galactic Love Adventure Party

Blast off into space with cosmic decorations, glow-in-the-dark stars, and spaceship cutouts.

Galactic Love Adventure Theme Decorations:

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Stars and Planets:

    • Hang glow-in-the-dark stars and planets from the ceiling using fishing line or clear string.
    • Place glow-in-the-dark stickers on the walls to create a celestial effect.

  • Black Tablecloths with Neon Accents:

    • Cover tables with black tablecloths to resemble the vastness of space.
    • Accentuate with neon-colored plates, cups, and utensils to mimic vibrant cosmic elements.

  • Metallic Streamers:

    • Hang metallic streamers in silver and iridescent colors to represent cosmic rays and space dust.
    • Create a backdrop with metallic curtains or fabric to add depth to the space theme.

Food Options:

  • Alien Cupcakes:

    • Frost cupcakes with bright green icing to resemble an alien’s face.
    • Use candy eyes or small round candies for the eyes and draw an alien mouth with black icing.
  • Galaxy Popcorn:

    • Pop popcorn and drizzle it with melted black and purple chocolate.
    • Add edible star-shaped sprinkles or edible glitter for a cosmic effect.
  • DIY Space Snack Bar:

    • Set up a space-themed snack bar with star-shaped cookies, astronaut ice cream, and other celestial treats.
    • Arrange treats in silver or metallic containers to enhance the space atmosphere.

Drink Ideas:

  • Meteorite Punch:

    • Ingredients: Blue raspberry lemonade, lemon-lime soda, and sherbet.
    • In a punch bowl, mix blue raspberry lemonade with lemon-lime soda.
    • Add scoops of sherbet to create a foamy, meteorite-inspired punch.

  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area for drinks with a cosmic tablecloth and LED lights.
    • Use clear cups to showcase the vibrant blue punch and floating sherbet.

Games to Play:

  • Alien Egg Hunt:

    • Hide plastic eggs with alien faces around the party space.
    • Provide small baskets or bags for the children to collect the alien eggs.
    • Exchange eggs for small prizes or treats.

  • Astronaut Training Obstacle Course:

    • Set up an obstacle course with hula hoops to represent planetary rings, cones for astronauts to navigate, and jumping activities like “moon jumps.”
    • Play space-themed music in the background to add to the ambiance.

  • Space-Themed Bingo:

    • Create customized bingo cards with space-related items like stars, planets, rockets, and astronauts.
    • Use small, thematic prizes for the winners, such as glow-in-the-dark stickers or mini astronaut figures.

Galactic Love Adventure Favors:

  • Space Explorer Kits:


    • Create small kits with space-themed stickers, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and a mini toy spaceship.
    • Include a thank-you note expressing gratitude for joining the cosmic adventure.


DIY Valentine's Craft Extravaganza

Turn your space into a crafting haven with heart garlands, colorful banners, and crafting stations.

DIY Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza Theme Decorations:

  • Crafty Banners and Heart Garlands:

    • Create banners using craft paper, ribbons, and heart-shaped cutouts.
    • String heart garlands across the party space to add a festive touch.

  • Colorful Table Settings:

    • Set tables with vibrant tablecloths, colorful plates, and heart-shaped confetti.
    • Place small buckets of crafting supplies at each table for easy access.

  • Crafting Stations:

    • Set up separate crafting stations with designated themes like card-making, painting, and bead crafts.
    • Decorate each station with thematic posters and colorful signage.

Food Options:

  • Decorate-Your-Own Cupcakes:

    • Provide plain cupcakes, various frosting colors, and an array of toppings like sprinkles, edible glitter, and chocolate chips.
    • Encourage kids to unleash their creativity in decorating their cupcakes.

  • Heart-Shaped Pizzas:

    • Pre-cut pizza dough into heart shapes before the party.
    • Set up a pizza station with tomato sauce, cheese, and assorted toppings for the kids to create their heart-shaped masterpieces.

  • Chocolate Fondue Station:

    • Melt chocolate in a fondue pot or a slow cooker.
    • Provide marshmallows, fruits (strawberries, bananas), and cookies for dipping.
    • Set out colorful skewers or toothpicks for easy dipping.

Drink Ideas:

  • Cupid’s Mocktail:

    • Ingredients: Cranberry juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and soda.
    • Allow kids to mix their own mocktails by combining different fruit juices with a splash of soda.
    • Provide heart-shaped ice cubes for a charming touch.

  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a drink station with colorful cups, paper straws, and heart-shaped stirrers.
    • Label the drinks with creative names like “Love Potion” or “Cupid’s Crush.”?

Games to Play:

  • DIY Valentine’s Day Card Station:

    • Set up a station with various papers, stickers, markers, and other craft supplies.
    • Encourage kids to create personalized Valentine’s Day cards for friends or family.
    • Include pre-cut heart shapes, lace, and glitter for added flair.

  • Cupid’s Arrow Toss:

    • Create foam arrows with heart-shaped tips.
    • Set up heart-shaped targets and challenge kids to toss the arrows into the targets for points.
    • Provide small prizes for successful tosses.

  • Crafty Scavenger Hunt:

    • Hide crafting supplies like glitter, beads, ribbons, and small trinkets around the party space.
    • Give kids a list of items to find or create a map for a more adventurous scavenger hunt.
    • Once the hunt is complete, children can use their finds for additional crafting projects.

DIY Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza Favors:

  • Crafting Kits:
    • Prepare small crafting kits with leftover supplies, stickers, and mini coloring books.
    • Include a thank-you note with a creative message, expressing gratitude for joining the crafty celebration.


Under the Sea Sweetheart Soiree

Dive into an underwater wonderland with ocean-themed decorations, fishnets, and sea creature cutouts.

  • Underwater Scene Setup:

    • Use fishnets, sea creature cutouts (corals, dolphins, etc.), and blue tablecloths to create an immersive underwater atmosphere.
    • Hang the fishnets on the walls and drape them over tables to resemble underwater nets.
    • Scatter sea creature cutouts across tables or hang them as wall decorations.

  • Bubble Balloon Display:

    • Inflate blue and green balloons and hang them from the ceiling in clusters to resemble bubbles.
    • Create balloon bouquets with helium-filled balloons anchored to decorative weights, scattered throughout the party space.

  • Ocean Floor Details:

    • Place blue and green LED lights around the party area to create an enchanting underwater glow.
    • Scatter seashells, sand dollars, and small aquarium decorations on tables to mimic the ocean floor.

Food Options:

  • Fish and Chips:

    • Serve fish-shaped crackers with a side of potato wedges, creating a playful spin on the classic “fish and chips” dish.
    • Display the crackers in fishnet-lined baskets for an added underwater touch.

  • Sea Creature-Shaped Cookies:

    • Bake cookies in the shapes of starfish, seahorses, and fish using cookie cutters.
    • Decorate the cookies with colorful icing to bring the sea creatures to life.

  • Blue Jello Cups:

    • Make blue Jello according to the package instructions and pour into individual cups.
    • Add gummy fish as if they are swimming in the ocean.
    • Chill until set and serve with a dollop of whipped cream to resemble waves.

Drink Ideas:

  • Ocean Breeze Punch:

    • Ingredients: Blue raspberry lemonade, ginger ale, ice cubes, and blueberries for garnish.
    • Mix blue raspberry lemonade with ginger ale in a punch bowl or dispenser.
    • Add ice cubes and float blueberries on top for a refreshing ocean-inspired beverage.

  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area with ocean-themed cups, straws, and a sign labeling the punch as “Ocean Breeze Punch.”
    • Use underwater-themed decorations like seashells or small fish bowls with LED tea lights.

Games to Play:

  • Fishing for Love:

    • Set up a fishing station with magnetic fishing rods and heart-shaped magnets or sea creature cutouts.
    • Attach paper clips to the hearts or sea creatures, and let the kids “catch” them with their magnetic rods.
    • Award small prizes for successful catches.

  • Sea Creature Ring Toss:

    • Cut out large sea creature shapes from foam or cardboard.
    • Set up a ring toss game with rings made from pool noodles or decorated hula hoops.
    • Kids toss the rings onto the sea creature cutouts for points.

  • Musical Chairs with Ocean-Themed Music:

    • Decorate chairs with ocean-themed accessories like seaweed or fish cutouts.
    • Play music with ocean sounds or sea shanties.
    • When the music stops, the kids find a chair with their favorite sea creature or ocean accessory.

Under the Sea Sweetheart Soiree Favors:

  •  Ocean Explorer Kits:

    • Prepare small kits with a toy snorkel, underwater stickers, and a small container of bubbles.
    • Include a thank-you note with a message about embarking on an underwater adventure.


Superhero Valentine's Day Love Bash

Unleash the power of love with superhero-themed decorations, capes, and masks for the little heroes.

Superhero Love Bash Theme Decorations:

  • Superhero Capes and Masks:

    • Provide each child with a personalized superhero cape and mask upon arrival.
    • Decorate capes with each child’s initial or a superhero emblem.

  • Superhero Banners and Primary Colors:

    • Hang superhero-themed banners featuring iconic symbols or phrases.
    • Use primary colors such as red, blue, and yellow for tablecloths, balloons, and other decorations.

  • Cityscape Backdrop:

    • Create a cityscape backdrop using large cardboard cutouts of skyscrapers.
    • Add windows and lights to enhance the nighttime superhero city atmosphere.
    • Place the backdrop behind the main party area or as a photo booth backdrop.

Food Options:

  • Hero Sandwiches:

    • Prepare a selection of sub sandwiches with different fillings (turkey, ham, veggie) and condiments.
    • Add superhero-themed labels like “Mighty Turkey” or “Super Veggie Delight.”

  • Superpower Fruit Kabobs:

    • Create fruit skewers with colorful fruits like strawberries, grapes, and pineapple.
    • Provide superhero-shaped cookie cutters to cut fruit into fun shapes.
    • Serve with a side of yogurt or chocolate dip for added appeal.

  • Super Sundae Bar:

    • Set up an ice cream station with various flavors and toppings.
    • Include superhero-themed sprinkles, crushed cookies, gummy bears, and chocolate sauce.
    • Let kids create their own superhero sundaes.

Drink Ideas:

  • Power Potion:

    • Ingredients: Fruit punch, lemon-lime soda, and superhero-shaped ice cubes.
    • Create ice cubes in superhero shapes using silicone molds.
    • Mix fruit punch and lemon-lime soda in a punch bowl and add superhero ice cubes.

  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Set up a designated area with superhero cups, paper straws, and themed drink dispensers.
    • Label the drinks with creative names like “Power Punch” or “Super Splash.”

Games to Play:

  • Superhero Training Obstacle Course:

    • Set up an obstacle course with tables to crawl under, cushions to jump over, and streamers to run through.
    • Add superhero-themed challenges like “Laser Beam Limbo” or “X-Ray Vision Tunnel.”
    • Play heroic music in the background to amp up the training atmosphere.

  • Pin the Heart on the Hero’s Chest:

    • Create a large superhero poster with a heart-shaped target on the hero’s chest.
    • Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and have them try to pin the heart in the correct spot.
    • The child who gets the heart closest to the hero’s chest wins.

  • Villain Capture Scavenger Hunt:

    • Hide “villains” (stuffed toys or cutouts) around the party space.
    • Provide each child with a superhero mask and a mission to capture as many villains as possible.
    • Exchange captured villains for small prizes.

Superhero Love Bash Favors:

  • Superhero Kits:


    • Prepare small superhero kits with a mask, a mini cape, and superhero stickers.
    • Include a thank-you note with a message about the kids’ heroic efforts during the party.


Taylor Swift Love Fest Valentine's Party

You know we couldn’t make it through Valentine’s Day with a little shout out to all things Taylor Swift.  This one is V-Day specific, but we also covered a bunch of Taylor Swift party themes here.

Taylor Swift Love Fest Theme Decorations:

  • Swiftie Stage Setup:

    • Create a mini stage with a backdrop featuring Taylor Swift album covers and iconic imagery.
    • Hang fairy lights around the stage area for a magical concert feel.
    • Place cutouts of Taylor Swift’s cats (Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin) around the venue.
  • Balloon Extravaganza:

    • Use red, pink, and white balloons to set the color theme, resembling Taylor’s vibrant personality.
    • Create balloon bouquets with heart-shaped helium balloons and tie them to weights with glittering ribbons.
  • Taylor Swift Memorabilia:

    • Scatter Taylor Swift memorabilia like albums, posters, and cardboard cutouts throughout the party space.
    • Set up a photo booth area with Taylor Swift-themed props like sunglasses, guitars, and microphone props.

Taylor’s Food Options:

  • Swiftie Snack Mix:

    • Create a snack mix with heart-shaped candies, pretzels, and M&M’s in Taylor Swift’s favorite colors (red, pink, and white).
    • Serve in personalized Swiftie-themed containers.

  • Love Story Cupcakes:

    • Bake cupcakes and decorate them with Taylor Swift song lyrics or album cover-inspired toppers.
    • Add edible glitter for a touch of sparkle, capturing Taylor’s signature style.

  • Shake It Off Milkshakes:

    • Set up a milkshake station with various flavors and toppings.
    • Encourage kids to “shake it off” by choosing their favorite combinations.

Taylor Swift Drink Ideas:

  • Enchanted Elixir:

    • Ingredients: Berry-flavored juice, lemon-lime soda, and mixed berries.
    • Mix the juice and soda in a punch bowl and add mixed berries for a delightful and colorful beverage.
    • Label it as the “Enchanted Elixir” in honor of Taylor’s song “Enchanted.”

  • Decorative Drink Station:

    • Arrange a stylish drink station with Taylor Swift-themed cups, straws, and a sign featuring her song titles.
    • Provide fruit garnishes and sparkly drink stirrers for added glamour.

Games to Play:

  • Swiftie Song Charades:

    • Write down Taylor Swift song titles on cards and have kids act out or mime the songs for others to guess.
    • Include songs from various albums to make it more challenging and fun.

  • Love Story Scavenger Hunt:

    • Create a scavenger hunt with clues related to Taylor Swift’s love story songs.
    • Hide small treasures or Swiftie-themed trinkets throughout the party space for kids to find.

  • Red Carpet Karaoke:

    • Set up a karaoke area with a red carpet and a backdrop resembling a stage.
    • Let the kids take turns singing along to their favorite Taylor Swift songs.

Taylor Swift Love Fest Favors:

  • Swiftie Star Kits:


    • Prepare small kits with Taylor Swift-themed stickers, a mini microphone, and a “Swiftie” badge.
    • Include a thank-you note with a quote from Taylor Swift, expressing gratitude for celebrating the love fest.


Kid-Friendly V-Day Music Playlist

This playlist combines upbeat and fun songs with a touch of love and friendship, perfect for creating a lively and positive atmosphere at a kids’ Valentine’s Day party.

  • “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  • “Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen
  • “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story
  • “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King
  • “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
  • “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • “Happy Together” by The Turtles
  • “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars
  • “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
  • “Love Bug” by Jonas Brothers
  • “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King
  • “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry
  • “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and The Waves
  • “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid 


So there you have it!   Not only have we (hopefully) come up with a variety of fun kid-friendly party themes that are actually doable, but we hope we also inspired your creativity with different party food options, drinks, games to play and even a must-hear playlist. Oh, and don’t forget to write that special Valentine’s message in their card too! Happy Valentine’s Day!