When I signed up to plan my daughter's Valentine party several months ago, I never could have imaged it would be as fun as it was! If the smile on each child's face was any indication, it's safe to say they all had a blast too.
There was only one dilemma: How do you minimize the sweetness factor, so the boys would enjoy it just as much as the girls?!?!? After lots of thinking and searching online it finally came to me, a photo booth themed party!
There are lots of resources online for a photo booth party, but the budget for a class party meant that I needed to get creative to make it happen.
If you're at all crafty, then you can make these props too! Here is how... Start by making a free-hand sketch of the desired designs onto a folded piece of printer paper. (It helps to have a kid handy to make sure your design will fit their face before you cut them out.) Once each design looks right, unfold the paper and trace your design on a piece of heavy card stock. After that, it is just a matter of cutting out the design and attaching it to a stick with hot glue. How easy is that?!?!?
Of course, you'll need something to contain all the photo props. This pickle jar worked just nicely, with a little cuteness factor added to it!
....And what would a Valentine's Party be without some sweet treats?
Every good party has to have a game too. The search for a Valentine's game took me over to Darci Dowdle's site. She has this cute little game called "Cupid's Arrow". So perfect! The object of the game is to blow a Q-tip into a heart-shaped bowl.
The straws were dressed up with hearts and triangles to make them look more like arrows.
For the record, this isn't as easy as you might think. Give it a try, and see for yourself. The kids thought it was a lot of fun in spite of that! One kid got five Q-tips in, but I'm not so sure he didn't have a little help from his friends.
Keeping with the photo booth theme I designed these "mustache" cards for my daughter. Love the way they turned out!
....And last but not least, my next project is to create a snapshot of each child to have of their photo booth visit!
(This was so much fun, we'll be using these Photo Booth props for somebody's birthday party too!)
I hope you have a sweet day!!
Thanks for visiting with me today!