Valentines Party Games For All the Family

Valentines party games can add some fun and enjoyment to your Valentines Day party. What is usually thought of as a romantic day for couples can turn into fun for all the family. Having a Valentines Day party is now becoming popular with families, who have a party late afternoon and so the kids have some fun then the adults can go for a romantic meal in the evening. So gather all your friends and family and let’s start spreading some love!

So what do you do in a Valentines Day party? First, why not put up a few decorations? Keep to a red and white theme and add cupids and red roses. Valentines Day party ideas for food include any types of party food but but a little card in front of each dish with giving the foods different names such as sexy strawberries or romantic rice!

But how do you keep everyone entertained?

  • The Pairs Game – In teams of two (the magic number!), the first player starts off by naming something then the other player has to name something that goes with it. For example, bread AND butter, Mickey AND Minnie, burger AND fries, table AND chair etc.
  • The Lipstick Game – Choose one person who will be ‘It’ and cover they’re mouth in red lipstick. They then need to chase everyone a successfully plant a smacker on all of the other guests.
  • Rhymes – Make up your own Valentines Day rhymes. These are usually based around “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you.”
  • Valentines Day Crafts – As well as Valentines party games why not get the kids (and adults!) making Valentines cards, decorating sweet jars with hearts and making paper flowers. If you have some moulds you could also make Valentines Day chocolates which could then be put into a decorated box. These make great gifts!
  • Find Cupid – Hide a plastic or soft toy cupid and give everyone clues. See who can find him first.
  • Pass the Heart – Use a soft toy heart (about the size of an orange) and play like pass the orange. Everyone stands in a line, the person in the front of the line puts the heart under their chin. The heart is then passed along the line from chin to chin without dropping it. If you have quite a few guests make up a few teams to see which team can get the heart to the end of the line the quickest.
  • Cupids Surprise – Wrap up small Valentines Day trinkets in many layers and play like pass the parcel or hot potato.

Then after all those Valentines party games cozy up with some champagne chocolates and a romantic film!

Valentine’s Dessert For Kids

You may not know it yet but most kids really do love to cook. In fact, kids just love it when they are cooking something sweet that they can eat later and take satisfaction that they made it. With that said, here are some Valentine’s Day dessert ideas you can make with your kids so as to share some fun times with them during this Valentine’s Day.

Almost everyone, if not everyone in the world loves chocolate, and even scientific research shows that eating a bit of dark chocolate is good for your health. While you are reading this, it’s important to take note that you must not tell this fact to your kids, or else, you’ll definitely regret it for the rest of your parenting life.

Chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day and vice versa. One easy thing you can help your kids do is to make some yummy chocolate cupcakes. Most of the time, you can choose your favorite cake or cupcake recipe and just throw into the mix some melted chocolate to add in the sweetness of the dessert. Always remember that this is still dependent on the recipe. But anyways, just to make it more special, add in some icing on top for an interesting twist.

Another kid favorite would be jell-o. Until now, I have never seen a child uninterested with this tasty treat. Turn the jell-o into something fit to be Valentine’s food by creating shapes out of it resembling the holiday. Use cookie cutters shaped as hearts, cupids, lips or alphabet letters to make cooking the dessert a more fun activity. A better idea would be to make your kids cut the gelatin themselves after it has been set. Most of the time, you’ll be surprised by their new found creativity.

Speaking of creativity, why not take it a notch higher by letting your kids decorate the Valentine’s dessert with their choice of icing, sprinkles and candy? Cupcakes, cakes and brownies are perfect for this idea since these decorative tools blend well with these confections to enhance them further. If you don’t have an icing bag, you can always use an ordinary plastic storage bag cut with a small hole in the corner as an alternative for your kids to use. Just imagine the children putting in words and pictures depicting love on a cake for Valentine’s Day. Now, isn’t that a swell idea?

Top 5 Places Not for First Dates

Ah, yes… the first date with your potential life partner. Exhilarating as it may seem, it is usually the cause of too much stress as well! Way before the fuss of deciding which outfit best suits you on that heart-pounding day, comes the choice of where the venue of your first date should be. I tell you, this is not as easy as it may seem. The wrong setting could spell catastrophe so you must choose very well. If you are hoping to snag a second date and eventually fall in love with that special someone, you have to steer clear of these places.

“Let’s meet up at my place and I’ll cook you some mouth-watering dinner!” Yeah, and then you might just be the main dish he or she is planning to cook and store in the refrigerator for the next few years or so! Never go to somebody’s house on the first date. You never really know what kind of person your new dating partner is in real life. This could be a trap where you can get raped, robbed and be a victim of a whole bunch of despicable things. It’s also not nice to invite your dating partner over your house as it could creep him or her out and have them concerned about their safety.

Family Occasions
You may think that inviting your date to a family gathering is a quick way to introduce the love of your life. But then, if it’s just your first date, it is the kind of pressure you and your partner don’t need. Heck, you don’t even know if you would ever want to see him or her again! What if he turns out to be a narcissistic, arrogant jerk? Or a gold-digger, nagging, egocentric woman? This is the sort of embarrassment you can definitely do without. So think again before inviting your date over to your sister’s engagement party! Likewise, think about the awkwardness of meeting your date’s entire family when you don’t even know his last name yet. To put it in a nutshell, families and first dates simply don’t blend well.

Fast Food Joint, Food Court in a Mall and the Movie Theatre
If you don’t have enough cash to take someone out to a great place, then you really shouldn’t be dating – you should be searching for a job. Nothing says “I am a cheapskate” like taking your date to fast food place. Malls are equally repulsive as well, unless the love of your life is a teenager. A mall date implies that you are not creative enough to think of any other interesting destinations to go to. In other words, you’re dull. Taking your date to a movie is also not a good idea. When you’re on your first date, you are supposed to get to know each other by talking, and you can’t do that inside the movie theatres without getting dirty looks from other members of the audience.

Bar or Dance Club
Save your dance club or bar nights with your friends! Taking your date here might just get your distracted because of too many people and so much noise. Keep in mind too that bars and dance clubs are always teeming with drunkards and weirdoes. You really don’t want someone falling onto your table while your date is telling you about his or her ideal lifetime partner, right?

Place of Worship
Never mix romance with religion on your first date. People often feel uneasy going to another person’s place of worship or religious event. So unless you share the same views about religion, both of you will be better off nowhere near churches and temples. For all you know, your date might even be an atheist, or worse, has a deep hatred for your religious affiliation. The last thing you would want to have on your first date is a heated argument about religion.

First dates are all about two people taking a chance on love by getting to know each other a lot more. This can only happen in a place where there’s no awkwardness, distractions and pressure. So better make sure you take your partner to the right place where it isn’t hard to talk, listen and just be yourselves.