This will happen to someone this very year. Maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s been you. Maybe you volunteered! If you find yourself taking the lead on putting together a Valentine’s Day class party, never fear! We’ve got 2 easy party menus ready to go and we’ve even included a handy sign-up list that you can download and share so other parents can pitch in. These options are designed for reading age classes so get creative if you’re working on a party for younger classes.
“Nacho” Average Valentine
This make-your-own nacho bar party idea is an easy one to put together for any size class. Ingredients can always be tailored to individual preferences and dietary needs and the class is sure to enjoy assembling and chowing down on their own nachos.
On the Menu:
- Tortilla Chips
- Refried Beans
- Ground Beef
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
- Shredded Lettuce
- Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
- Paper Food Boats
- Serving Utensils
Set up your nacho bar buffet style on a long table or row of desks in the order that makes the most sense for your menu. Start with the tortilla chips and and with the garnishes. Give each person a food boat and have them move down the line adding whatever items they like.
After everyone has had a chance to build their boat, designing a Valentine’s Day Love Wall is a fun activity guaranteed to give everyone in the class a warm and fuzzy feeling. Here’s what you do…
Tape a 6-foot length of butcher paper to the wall and set out markers, stickers, stamps, etc… Depending on how large the class is, consider splitting into up to three groups. Share the first writing prompt and watch the classmates share on the graffiti-style wall the things they love about themselves and each other.
- What do you love the most in the whole world?
- What do you love about your classmates?
- What do your classmates love about you?
- Large Roll of Butcher or Craft Paper
- Colored Markers
- Stickers (optional)
- Stamps (optional)
Mix Up Valentine’s Day
Another fun and festive party food idea is a make-your-own sweet and salty trail mix. All these ingredients can be substituted based on preference or dietary need. Each serving will be a tasty colorful mix of goodness that is just as unique as the kids in your class.
- Salted or Kettle Popcorn
- Caramel Popcorn
- Mini Marshmallows
- Cashews (if nuts are allowed)
- Raisins or Dried Cranberries
- Cups or Bowls
- Serving Utensils
Conversation Heart Bingo is a fun class game to play after Valentine’s are exchanged and everyone has gotten to make their trail mix. It couldn’t be easier! Grab some prizes, print out the pieces included here, find a caller and you’re all set. Just pass out a bingo card and box/bag of candy heart to use as markers to get the game going!
- Bingo Player Cards
- Bingo Caller Sheet
- Bingo Numbers
- Bowl to Draw Numbers From
- 1 Bag/Box of Conversation Hearts for Each Player