3 Great Valentines Party Ideas

Party favors are a must at any Valentine’s Day party. Guests will demand some sort of chocolate return for coming, so why not give them kisses when they arrive at the door, Chocolate Kisses of course. This little play on words will delight your guests into an instant smile and make them feel special. Plus the chemicals in chocolate will work to lighten their moods helping to ensure a good party. You can also buy red wax lips to wear when you answer the door and give people a giggle. These also work well as party favors.

Red and Pink are common colors for this holiday, but it can get overdone. Try throwing a flip-side party. Instead of red, decorate in green and instead of hearts for decoration use brains or something unusual like feet. Since chocolate is sweet make sure your menu includes the opposite, sour foods. Party candy can be sour lemon drops. When you send out invitations, make sure they are ‘Don’t be my Valentine’ Cards rather than the traditional. Put up warning signs like, ‘Stop in the name of love’ or ‘No love here.’ Guests will get a kick out of your unique idea.

For many parties geared at adults you get play Cupid to encourage love matches between guests, subtly of course. The best way to do this is to have lots of fun games. Twister gets people together and will also get everyone laughing at how out of shape they’ve gotten. Maybe you’d like to flash to the past and set up a game of Spin the Bottle or Truth or Dare with pre-written questions involving Valentine’s Day so that guests don’t ask inappropriate questions and ruin the party. Take the time to sit down and think about what you really want at your next Valentine’s Day party, so guests will enjoy a unique creation by you.

Valentine’s Day Class Party

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate love and exchange gifts with your loved ones. Kids should not be left out on this day. Organizing a class party is a great way to have fun on this special day. To add extra excitement to a class party, rent an inflatable. Children enjoy playing in bounce houses, combo slides, and dry and wet slides. They love to slide and bounce and you can make this Valentine’s Day class party one to remember. There are various valentine games you can organize to make the day memorable for the kids.

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Play Cupid Says in the Red Castle

Red is considered to be the color of love and what better way to celebrate the day than in a red inflatable castle. Gather the kids into the castle and play “Cupid Says.” This is a Valentine’s Day version of “Simon Says.” Let the kids come up with fun things to say such as “cupid says give someone a piece of candy or card.” The kids will enjoy being in the castle as they play the game.

Valentine’s Day Water Slide

Kids like playing with water and they have even more fun when they go down a wet slide. To make the slide even more exciting, color the water. Make the water red or pink using food coloring. The kids will love the change in water color and they will be more eager to get on the wet slide. Use craft foam to cut out hearts and attach them to the sides of the water slide.

Candy Relay in the Sports Arena

Make the Valentine’s Day class party thrilling with a candy relay in an inflatable sports arena. For this activity, divide the class into two teams. Ask the kids to line up and offer a pair of mittens to the first player on the line. Each player should have some wrapped candy. The first player has to unwrap their candy within the shortest time with the mittens on. The kids get to eat the candy once it is unwrapped and then pass on the mittens to the next player in the line. This is a fun game, which is made even more exciting when the kids are in the sports arena.

Candy Bingo in the Pretty Flower Combo

The pretty flower combo is a combination of a bounce house and slide and it offers the perfect place to play candy bingo during the Valentine’s Day class party. Ask the kids to gather in the bounce house and offer each one a bag of candy and a bingo card. To play the game, the kids will fill the spaces on their cards with candy pieces. You will call out a certain candy and the kids have to match it with their own candy and place it on the card. The first person to call out bingo will have a chance to go on the slide. The kids can then enjoy the candy once the game is over.

How to Have a Good Time at Your Reception

Apart from your much awaited vows and the way your wedding has been coordinated, the next thing that people will look forward too is your reception. It is your special day and you want nothing to spoil it. That’s why it is important that you take a couple of things into consideration. Your reception should not be taken for granted. Think of your wedding like the Grammy’s or some concert. Remember that programs like the Grammy’s have opening and closing numbers. You will surely agree with me that the most remembered parts of such an event are its opening and closing numbers. The moment you walk the aisle is your wedding’s opening number. Your reception is its closing.

Now that I’ve made my point clear, let me share my two cents on what you should focus on when it comes to your reception.

The Venue
In choosing your venue, you have to consider the weather forecast. Will it be very hot? Is it going to rain? Will there be a snowstorm? Or something like that. An outdoor reception wouldn’t be advisable if the summer heat is at its peak or if it’s going to rain all day. It will be much better and safer to choose a venue that is covered, well lit and well ventilated. You and your guest won’t be able to enjoy your reception if they have to wipe their sweaty necks like there is no tomorrow or squeeze the excess water from their soaked and dripping outfits. That’s for sure.

Seating Arrangement
You have to strategize this very carefully. You don’t want enemies sharing one table, do you? Unless you want a scene stealing your thunder on your very special day, by all means, forget about seating arrangement issues. However, if you want good vibes and laughter to be the air surrounding your reception, make sure that you let people with the same interests in one table. You may also play cupid, if you want! Why don’t you let your single friends meet up? There is nothing better than having more love flourishing out of an event full of love, right?

Anti-Boredom
Do not let boredom eat your guests alive. You two will have to take pictures after the wedding ceremony. And not until you two are settled, will the food be served. Make sure that your guests won’t end up doing nothing while they wait. Let them have something to be busy with. Use your imagination. Be creative. You may put disposable cameras on the tables or fortune cookies or message boards where they write their messages for the newly weds. Let drinks flow endlessly. If you can afford to have finger foods, the better. Let there be music. And make sure that the songs either the live band or the karaoke will play will cater to all your guests. Remember that you have a variety of guests to consider. Ensure that while you two are busy with your photo ops and other what nots, your guests are busy too with something fun and worth their while.

FOOD
Yes. The food is the most important in every reception. It is not really the groom and the bride. It is not even the messages from the maid of honor and the best man. It is the scrumptious food which happens to be the star. So, if your food sucks, your reception sucks and so as your wedding. Make sure that the tummies of your guests are as happy as you two are on your special day. Good food will secure smiles on the lips of every guest as they leave and wish you the best. That’s for sure.