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Valentine's Day Games, Party Ideas, Scavenger Hunt, Movies and Recipes

As a girl scout leader for many years and a homeroom parent for both of my children I have planned many Valentine's Day Parties.  You will find some great games, recipes, crafts and movies for kids parties listed below.

For More Information...

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VALENTINE PARTY RECIPES...

EASY COOKIES

Ingredients:
Vanilla wafer cookies
1 bag Hershey's kisses
Conversation Hearts
Valentine M&M candies

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Place vanilla wafers on an ungreased cookie sheet 1-inch apart. 
  • Set a Hershey's kiss on the center of each wafer.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 200 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and gently place M&M or heart into the center of the softened chocolate Kiss. 
  • Allow to sit long enough so chocolate will harden again.  Do not put in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Pretzel Rods
3 or more bags of melting chocolate
(depends on the number of kids)
Halloween Sprinkles
Wax Paper
 

Melt chocolate in crock pot on high stirring occasionally.  Once chocolate is melted have kids dip the pretzel into the chocolate and then into the sprinkles.  Give them a piece of wax paper to put it on to dry.

 

Love Potion

Drink boxes, bottles or cans.

Create labels out of red and pink construction paper to fit your drink. Decorate each label with stickers and/or glitter and add a slogan. 
For example Love Potion, Cupid Juice, Heart Warming Syrup, Warning - Extra Strength.

 



Love Potion Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 small carton of  vanilla yogurt
1/2 Cup ice cubes
1 cup apple juice

Place strawberries, raspberries and juice in blender. Blend several seconds.

 

Heart Rice Krispie Treats

1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz., about 40) pkg. regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Add red food coloring to desired color.  Remove from heat.

Stir in the Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal coating them well with the melted marshmallow mixture.

Using a buttered or silicone spatula, press the mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan which has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with wax paper.

Use a heart cookie cutter to cut when the mixture cools.

Cupid Crunch

Compliments of Better Gnomes & Cauldrons


1 (24 oz) package vanilla Almond Bark
2 bags of lightly salted microwave popcorn, popped (approximately 16-20 cups popped popcorn)
1 1/2 cups Valentine candy corn
1 cup dry roasted, salted peanuts
1 1/2 cups M&Ms (Valentine colors)

Pop popcorn and place in a large bowl. The largest you have. Pour peanuts, candy corn, and M&Ms on top.

Break up almond bark. Melt according to package directions. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir until everything is well coated and then spread out onto waxed paper, parchment, or foil. Let sit until completely dry and then break up into clumps.

Cupid's Wafer Cookies

Compliments of craft-o-maniac.com

 Ingredients:

Strawberry Wafer Cookies

White, Pink and Red choclolate candy melts (Can just purchase white and add desired food coloring)

Variety of Valentine sprinles

Parchment paper

 Instructions:

Place parchment paper on a tray.

Melt chocolate as suggested on package.

Dip wafer cookie into melted chocolate and lay on parchment paper.

Immediately add sprinkles to decorate.

Place tray into refrigerator to set approximately 20 minutes.

Ice Cream Heart Sandwiches

 

Items Needed

Square ice cream sandwiches
Valentine sprinkles
lollipop sticks
Clear cellophane bags
Thin red ribbon or wire twisties
Heart shaped cookie cutter to fit ice cream sandwich

Instructions

Press cookie cutter into the ice cream sandwich.  Use a knife to cut around edges if needed.

Once have heart shaped ice cream sandwich add sprinkles around the edge.

Add a stick to the bottom.

Cover with cellophane bag and close with ribbon or twisties

Place back in freezer until ready to use.

Compliments of the36thavenue.com

Valentine Snack Mix

Items Needed

Popcorn
Valentine Candy ( M&Ms and candy corn)
Valentine sprinkles
Red, or pink chocolate candy melts
Red or pink plastic cups
Heart lollipops
Cellophane and  thin red or pink ribbon

Instructions

In a large bowl mix popcorn and candy and mix.  Divide evenly into plastic cups filling to the top.
Melt chocolate and quickly drizzle oover the mixture in each cup.
Place the lollipop in the center of each cup (can use a touch of chocolate to hold it in place).

Wrap each cup in cellophane and secure with ribbon

 Compliments of http://chicachocolatina.blogspot.com/2013/01/cupids-arrow-popcorn-candy-munch-cups.html

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars

Compliments of pizzazzerie.com

Ingredients

1 Duncan Hines box Red Velvet cake mix

1 cup butter, melted

1 egg

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 package Oreos

8 ounce package cream cheese

1 package (1lb) chocolate bark (CandiQuick)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, melted butter, egg, water, and vanilla extract and mix well until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes on medium of electric mixer).
Spray a 9x13 (or any size you have, it will still work) with nonstick spray. Pour in red velvet brownie batter.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (ovens vary so watch closely).
Crush package of Oreos in a food processor (or in a large plastic bag and rolling pin).
Melt cream cheese for 15 seconds in a microwave to soften.
Stir together crushed Oreos and cream cheese until blended smooth.
Carefully spread out Oreo truffle mixture on top of baked red velvet brownies.
Use your hands to help press it down instead of spreading to avoid tearing the brownies.
Melt chocolate candy bark and pour over top Oreo truffle layer.
Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips while still warm.
Let cool competely before cutting into squares.

 

Valentine Pancakes

 

Make pancake batter based on box instructions.  Divide batter in half and add red food coloring to half of the batter.  Make plain and red pancakes as directed.  Use a heart cookie cutter to cut out the center piece of plain/red cooked pancakes.  Add a plain heart to a red pancake and a red heart to a plain pancake.  Garnish with strawberries and add a dash of whipped cream.

ENJOY!