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Hey party peeps! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I wanted to do something special for my tween daughter and a few of her friends this year that didn’t feel too kiddie. If you have a tween girl at home, you know what I’m talking about–that never ending struggle between wanting to be a teenager but not quite old enough yet! Check out my Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Party for Tweens.
DECORATE WITH WRAPPING PAPER!
This party’s decor actually was inspired by a roll of wrapping paper I found at Walmart! The pattern was bright and festive but not overly kiddie and traditional for Valentine’s Day. I knew my tween daughter and her friends would love it!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Decorating with wrapping paper is not only easy but SUPER AFFORDABLE and clean up is a breeze since you just throw it away! One roll of wrapping paper for $4 was enough to create a fabulous table runner for both my dining table and sweets bar and I also used it to create custom art. I simply cut the wrapping paper to the size I needed and for the custom art pieces I just added a red felt heart in the center to bring in a Valentine’s look and feel!
DESIGN AN INTERACTIVE SWEETS BAR!
Tweens are all about wanting to do EVERYTHING themselves. So, this idea is perfect for them! Snack Pack Pudding Cups are a staple in our house. They are perfect to put in my kids’ lunch boxes as they don’t require refrigeration and they have new Easy Open Lids which makes them super easy for the kids to open when I’m not around. To give these a special twist for our party I designed an interactive sweets bar where the girls could choose from mix-in toppings like Crunch n’ Munch Popcorn, fresh chopped bananas, crushed vanilla and chocolate cookies and Reddi Wip to create their own yummy treat! My personal favorite was the vanilla pudding topped with whipped cream, fresh bananas and crushed vanilla cookies! YUMMY!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Okay, so clearly giving a can of Reddi Wip to a bunch of tweens is not the smartest thing as they apparently love to spray it directly in their mouths! Gotta love it!
TWEEN FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS!
How cute are these wooden LOVE cutouts by Cut It Out! Pair them with sparkly rhinestone stickers and you’re set! The girls had a blast creating their own sparkly LOVE creations! My daughter’s is now displayed in her room.
DIY CUPCAKE TOPPERS!
Now this idea couldn’t be more easy! Simply remove the backing from a heart shaped glittery sticker and stick it to the top of a lollipop stick! SERIOUSLY that easy, inexpensive and SUPER CUTE!
I was able to pickup most of what I needed for this party from Walmart. Check them out to snag up some of the fabulous decor items used in this post and host a Tween Party of your daughter. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR YOUR TWEEN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY?
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WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & photography: Soiree Event Design
– Snack Pack Pudding Cups (vanilla & chocolate 4 packs), Crunch n’ Munch, Reddi Wip, cookies, bananas, plastic dip tray and plastic stackable candy jar: Walmart
– LOVE wood cutouts: Cut It Out
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