“Giving Back the LOVE” party activities!

Hey party peeps!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today’s post is all about “Giving Back The LOVE” by including party activities that allow your kids to give back to your local communities!  As a former Girl Scout leader, I was always looking for ways for my troops to do community service projects and with me being an event planner, I always found it fun & exciting to include them as part of a party I would put together for them!

“GIVING BACK THE LOVE” VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS:
Last year, I did a Puppy Love themed Valentine’s Day party for my Brownie/Junior Girl Scout troop and the girls made Valentine’s Day cards for children at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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“GIVING BACK THE LOVE” BY VOLUNTEERING:
The girls also volunteered and collected pet toys, supplies and food for our local Humane Society shelter.  The girls had a blast and a FABULOUS lesson was learned.
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“GIVING BACK THE LOVE” PUPPY PARTY ACTIVITY:
Last month I shared a Puppy Love party that I styled that included a “Giving Back the LOVE”  party activity where the kids would accessorize a stuffed puppy toy and deliver them to a local children’s shelter.

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PICK A PUPPY!
Ask your guests to bring a new or gently used stuffed puppy toy or if budget allows, you may have these ready for your guests when they arrive.

BUDGET CHIC GIRLFRIEND TIP:
Create a pretty activity table to display the puppies in a box or basket. Displaying your activity on a table adds to the party decor!

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DECORATE YOUR PUPPY!
Provide several accessories for the girls to dress up their puppies.  I used satin hair bow clips, a dog bone charm and a sparkly dog collar.

BUDGET CHIC GIRLFRIEND TIP:
Display your accessories on trays for each girl so they can easily grab their trays and puppies AND it adds cute decor to the table!

DELIVER YOUR PUPPY!
Once the puppies are all dressed up, the girls place their Valentine’s Cards in the boxes with their puppies and now they are all ready to be delivered to bring smiles and joy to some unsuspecting children in your community!

Today is not only a celebration of love we have for our family and friends, but why not use today to kick start a year long tradition of “Giving Back the LOVE!”  Let me share with you one thing I plan to this year.   I was recently introduced to an AWESOME website  Save1.com that houses coupon codes that give you discounts at LOTS of major retailers like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, you name it!  You know I’m all about saving some $!

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The great thing about this site specifically is they GIVE BACK every time you make a purchase using any of their coupon codes by providing a healthy meal to a malnourished child in third world countries!  EVERY purchase provide one healthy meal!  REALLY!!!  So, I can shop, save money AND Give Back to our world all in one click!  SIGN ME UP!!!!!

Check out their site, you’ll be glad you did.  You can also click here to LIKE them on Facebook to get Daily Deal reminders.  I know where I’ll be checking first before I buy anything online!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Tonya

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