My little first grader Norah just LOVES anything to do with a party. So, we decided to invite her classmates over for a little Valentine’s heart cookie decorating party. She was in heaven helping me plan out all the details. When I throw a party, I used to hand make every last detail, which was fun for me, but so time consuming. This time, I wised up, and order some cute Valentine’s party decor from Minted.
Minted has a great selection of party decor by theme. The Valentine’s selection is really cute, and we went with the Ombre Love party decor. You can customize your party package, and change the signs according to what you need for your party. It was so easy to customize her party, with custom signs, banners, garland, straws, place cards, stickers, flags, table confetti. So many cute details! It was so nice to be able to have most of the party ready to go and delivered from Minted from their party decor line, even the plates, straws, and napkins came in the party pack we ordered! This made it so convenient and easy!
I thought it would be easiest to set up a place for each girl with their own frosting and sprinkles to avoid sharing any germs, since kids at their age tend to lick the knife. I made it easy, and ordered some heart shaped Valentine sugar cookies from Harmons Grocery, and made the buttercream frosting. I bought various Valentines sprinkles, and some Valentine candy to decorate the cookies. The girls had a good time decorating their cookies, and eating them! For the girls who wanted to bring them home, we placed them in the bags that came with the party favors from Minted.
I made a garland with the circle garlands from Minted, and used some Hello Maypole felt balls to string up some felt ball garlands on my mantle. I just used some bakers twine and a fine point needle and string the felt balls to the size I needed.
I found these cute Valentine Bingo cards at Target, and instead of the pieces, we used little heart candies for the bingo pieces. The girls loved playing the bingo game, and we gave out a few Valentine themed prizes for the lucky winners!
It is so much fun that my little lady enjoys party planning just as much as her mama! It was so fun to plan, and work on this little party with my girl, and even more fun to watch her enjoy it with all of her friends.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
All photos by me.