We had a blast today with some friends and their kiddos getting ready for Valentine’s Day with a little “tiny tot” valentines party. Outside of one first grader, all our attendees were under 2 1/2.
I had a blast… but mostly because I got some good mommy time in! I like to think the kids had a lot of fun too… and I am pretty sure they did because the snack table was pretty much attacked within a few minutes. Nothing like hopping your friends’ kids up on a ton of sugar, right?
I’ll be showing you some of the individual snacks and favors we had soon, but today I wanted to show you the decor for the snack table, and how easy it was to pull together.
To start off, I set up a sturdy, but lower, card table to display all of the sweet treats. I added a 99 cent plastic red tablecloth (yes, the cheap ones from Walmart- no sense in going overboard with little hands that WILL get food and drink spilled). I then blew up a few balloons, two small white and a big, giant and wonderful red balloon from the Tomkat Studio, and tied them to weights, and placed them in some cute containers. I then tied a satin ribbon to the big red balloon to give it a little more appeal and to make it look a little more chic.
For drinks, I set out paper cups and paper straws, also from Tomkat, and poured milk, water and lemonade as the kids asked. In a tin tray on a candlestick I propped up adorable paper striped and chevron paper bags with popcorn and fruit (perfect as mobile snack holders to prevent excessive spills).
My mom found a great “love” paper mache at a craft store, which I spray painted robin’s egg blue and propped in front of two white painted styrofoam blocks that held cakepops.
I also set out a small bowl of fun shaped marshmallows and marshmallow gift favors on the table.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Have any fun toddler party tips and tricks?