Written by Becca of CAKE. | events + design
One of my favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids is to invite a few of their friends over to make crafty handmade Valentines. It’s as simple as putting some pillows or poufs on the floor around the coffee table and setting out heart stickers, markers, doilies and other art supplies (think about what you already have on hand!), with a few examples on display. I find it always helps to have a theme for events, no matter how small. In this case I was inspired by the colors of the Every Beat of My Wall Art print to dream up a sweet and modern ‘Love is in the Air’ theme.
No need for classic pink and red at this Valentines gathering- brighten up your palette with modern colors like black + white, or toss in a pop of silver sparkles. Let the kids craft among the clouds… Land of Nod even has cloud corkboards you can use to hang up everyone’s finished Valentines for display. Serve up a few sweets + fluffy treats like whipped cream and fresh berries for snack… and when everyone starts to get sugar high, just pull out a bin of balloons and let a little chaos commence! I swear, balloons are a mom’s best friend in a pinch, and in this case they’re totally on theme.
If you need some help getting your party started – download this free printable I designed. There’s one to use as an invitation and one that makes a pretty swell Valentines card. So go ahead and share the love – happy heart day!
Color Palette: Pink // Black // White // Aqua
Free Printable Valentines Card/Invite: available here
The Party On series offers inspiration for family friendly parties, featuring items from The Land of Nod that can be practically incorporated into both your event and your home.
Becca Gorski lives in the SF Bay Area, is a working mother of two, and moonlights as an occasional designer / blogger / celebration maker. You can find her creative ideas on CAKE. | events + design, and her line of merry happy party printables on Etsy.