Valentine’s Day may be primarily for couples to celebrate romantic love – but some of my fondest memories are of letting my friends know how much they meant to me on Valentine’s Day as a kid or a teen. As you know, I’m firmly in the “celebrate as often as you can” camp.and I don’t think kids and teens should be left out of the Valentine’s Day fun! Rather than solely trading Valentine’s cards this year, why not take inspiration from some of these 15 Valentine’s Day Party Ideas for Kids and Teens to help your kids celebrate the love of their friends this year in a bigger way? Bonus: So many of these have hours of built-in interactive entertainment!
Valentine’s Day Science Party
First, this Valentine’s Day Science Party is perfect for kids who LOVE to learn! With larger-than-life beaker backdrop and 12 different experiment ideas, the kids will be entertained for hours while learning valuable STEM skills. There’s also information about how to create drop-off Science Kits for those friends who can’t attend or are attending virtually!
Valentine’s Day Craft Party
Another great entertaining option for kids is this Valentine’s Day Craft Party. Less “sciencey” and more artsy, this one is perfect for kids who love to create. This party also features an amazing Fringe Heart Backdrop that is so easy to put up, and ideal for photo ops!
Valentine’s Day Slime Party
What kid doesn’t love slime? This Valentine’s Day Slime Party creates an entire Slime Lab for kids where they can get creative and mix up their own slime combinations with a variety of ingredients.
Valentine’s Day Tree Decorating Party
I’m calling it now – tree decorating isn’t just for Christmas anymore! I love the idea of having a tree up year-round and just changing up the decorations for each upcoming holiday. If you love this idea too, you and your kids will love this Valentine’s Day Tree Decorating Party which features a fun DIY Candy Heart Ornament Craft!
Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree
Valentine’s Day is all about the sweet treats, right? This Valentine’s Day Soiree from MINT Event Design has a gorgeous conversation heart-inspired dessert table that will satisfy kids with a sweet tooth (which is all kids, right?). From candy to cake, to cookies and milk – this dessert soiree has it all.
Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Party
For a simpler version of a party inspired by candy hearts, check out this Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Party from Joy in the Common Place! She uses balloons to create a beautiful backdrop, and shares how to whip together an easy Valentine’s Candy Charcuterie board! There’s also ideas for activities, favors, and more.
Peanuts Valentine’s Day Party
Speaking of desserts, this Peanuts Valentine’s Day Party from Soiree Event Design features an amazing dessert bar covered with some of everyone’s favorite Peanuts characters. There are a ton of DIY Decor ideas, and you’ll definitely want to grab the recipe for the Snoopy Brownie Push Cakes!
Donut Themed Valentine’s Day Party
When considering Valentine’s Day desserts, you can’t leave out donuts! Everyday Party featured this Donuts for You Valentine’s Day Party all about the delectable treat – and I am “doNUTS” about it. With donut decorating ideas and fun donut hole arrow favors, this one will be simply delightful for kids and their friends.
Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party
For a fun dessert decorating activity, cookie decorating can’t really be beat. Everyday Party showed how to set kids up to decorate cookies, but also how adults can use a Cricut to create their own amazing Valentine’s Day decor in this Valentine’s Day Kid’s Party with Cricut.
Surprise Valentine’s Tent Snack Party
If you want to keep your party small, why not surprise your littles with this Surprise Valentine’s Tent Party from Festive Fancy & Frugal? She describes how her children woke up from a nap to find their play tent converted into a love-filled special snack station. How fun is that?
Cactus Themed Party
I just love parties with an unexpected theme. This Cactus Themed Galentine’s Day Party from A Joyful Fete totally fits the bill! Yes, it includes hearts – but it also has tons of cacti decor and a yummy strawberry limeade recipe, which makes for a seriously fun fiesta! How great is that balloon backdrop?!
Galentine’s Day Party for Teens
Teens don’t always want the same cutesy Valentine’s Day decor and favors as kids. This Galentine’s Day Party for Teens from Press Print Party elevates traditional Valentine’s Day decor and includes flip sequin bags, notebooks, and keychains that teens will love!
Geometric Heart Party
For a simple and clean Valentine’s Day look, this Geometric Heart Party hits the spot. With pretty place settings featuring fun geometric heart tumblers, and an easy DIY Masking Tape backdrop, this one is another trendy and elevated option for teens.
Fries Before Guys Teen Galentine’s Party
This Fries Before Guys Party from A Lovely Design is such a cute and silly southern-style twist on a Galentine’s Party. With comfy floor seating and super cute fry plates – your teen and her gal pals will spend hours lounging and chatting – hopefully with a healthy serving of fries (and no guys!).
Valentine’s Day Movie Party
If your teen’s Valentine Party is in the evening, this Valentine’s Day Party at Home from Everyday Party is a great option. Put on a fun movie (might I suggest a rom-com?), and provide plenty of popcorn and soda, surrounded by cute heart decor.
I hope these amazing parties inspired you to create the party your kids or teens will go heart-eyes for! For more Valentine’s Day food inspiration, check out this Easy and Quick Valentine’s Day Grazing Board, and this post on How to Use Edible Valentine’s Day Stickers!