Remember the Valentine's Day parties in elementary school? You turned your shoebox into a mailbox, decorating it with care.
You looked through all the packages of Valentines at the store, picking the style that you liked the best. Then when when you got home, you sifted carefully through the pack to find a very special Valentine for a very special person.
On Valentine's Day, the parents sent in treats for the party. I remember a variety of candy, cupcakes and cookies. Nothing out of the ordinary but delicious nonetheless.
When my children were young, I was always one of the parents who sent in snacks. In efforts to be a creative mom, I have cut bread or tortillas into hearts and spread them with strawberry cream cheese or strawberry jam. I've cut cheese into hearts with cookie cutters but I knew there were other creative snacks that I hadn't thought of.
So I went searching for something a bit different and I think I found it! Below are 15 ideas for Valentine's Day school parties. Some of these snacks are healthy and some are just cute, sugary goodness.
As always, click on the blog link below the photo for the recipes. Be sure to check with the teacher in case any of the children have food allergies.
Pink Popcorn! Flavored with Jello
Rice Krispie treats dipped
in white chocolate
Pretzels topped with melted
white chocolate and M & M's
Chocolate topped marshmallows
Jello and yogurt pops
Fruit heart kabobs
You can also use fruit such as kiwi and
apples to cut into a heart shape with a
cookie cutter. Don't forget to brush
your apples with lemon juice to
keep them from browning.
Red velvet sandwich cookies
Jello and whipped topping
You can also use Jello to make Jello
jigglers. They can be easily cut into a
heart shape with your cookie cutter.
Bell pepper hearts
with your favorite dip
Cucumber slices are another good
vegetable to cut into hearts with your
small cookie cutter.
Pink chocolate chip
sliced in a heart shape
(she has instructions on how to slice them to make hearts)
Cookie cutter mini apple pies
Do you feel a bit more excited about taking snacks to your child's school party? My children are grown up but I'm planning on making some of these treats anyway!