If you haven’t already read my post where I declared my love for activity stations, you might want to read it now. Otherwise, I’ll show you the three stations and final group activity that I used for this party. There were 16 kids who came–each of my four kids got to invite three friends. So there was a huge mix of ages, both boys and girls.

#1: The Craft Table: The kids made a valentine heart out of paper plates. They could decorate it with doilies, stickers, glitter, etc. They punched a hole in the top and made a handle with a ribbon.




#2: The Cookie Table: Yummy vegan cookies and frosting (shh, don’t tell) made by one of my favorite bakers awaited the kids on a table full of organic and all natural candy. They frosted, decorated and talked to their hearts content.




#3: Making Gum from Scratch: I taught the kids at this station how to make gum from chicle. It was hard work, fun, and a new experience for me. The kids loved the concept and I didn’t have any complaints.



#4 And then we all played valentine bingo.
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14 Comments

  1. this party was beautiful. It also looks like you had a lot of fun.

    PS- You’ve got a wonderful site.

    Corinne    Thursday, January 21, 2010
  2. so adorable! I am big on party stations too! :)

    susan@pocacosas    Friday, January 22, 2010
  3. Oh my gosh I love this blog. What wonderful ideas you have. Thanks for sharing.

    laura bunker    Saturday, January 23, 2010
  4. fantastic ideas! adorable blog with lots of pretty. thanks for sharing.

    allyn    Sunday, January 24, 2010
  5. SUPER cute, brittany! and i love your straight long hair!

    kara    Monday, January 25, 2010
  6. Hi Brittany ~ What a fabulous Valentine’s Day Party! Yes, activity stations are the way to go ~ they certainly keep a party organized. The kids all looked like they were having so much fun. I just loved the paper plate decorations! P.S. Your new blog is awesome, by the way. I loved the previous one, too, don’t get me wrong; but I know that you put a lot of time and energy into this new blog, and the fruits of your labor have definitely paid off….BEAUTIFUL! ~ Karen

    Karen ~ lillybelle Custom Designs    Tuesday, January 26, 2010
  7. I love that you made vegan cookies. No one can ever tell. What a fun party!

    luz    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
  8. Love the party ideas ~
    Did you create your own bingo cards or did you get a template from a site?
    thanks so much ~

    Kimberly    Friday, January 29, 2010
  9. Kimberly: I made my own bingo cards from an online template (I can’t remember where) that let me change the words at the top and then I added stickers, laminated them, printed out numbers on my printer (to use for calling out the bingo numbers), and then I circle punched the numbers. It was a disaster trying to make those. It took forever to find the bingo template, it was too small, the copy shop overlapped the bingo cards in the laminator and no stores had any valentine sticker left so I was stuck with those cheap heart sticker that wouldn’t come off of the sheet. Anyway, there’s the behind the scenes scoop. If anyone knows of an easier way, I’d love to hear it!

    Brittany    Friday, January 29, 2010
  10. (ugh my internet keeps crashing the last 3 times I have pressed enter so I hope this isn’t a duplicate!)

    OMG! I just found your blog from Kara’s Parties! I love it! I love the idea of the stations! I bet the kids had so much fun! Glad I found your blog!

    Kim
    http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

    Kim    Saturday, January 30, 2010
  11. Your parties are amazin.
    I told me. No more suscriptions, but I can’t
    I added yors in my reader :)
    Thankssssssssssssss a lot for your ideas, tips and all that you sharing.

    giozi    Monday, October 18, 2010
  12. This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will coem be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

    Brooke Douglass    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  13. Is there a recipe for the homemade gum? That looks like fun. Did the kids like the gum? I do love your site and your fun ideas…thanks for sharing!

    Kathy    Thursday, February 3, 2011
  14. Kathy–The homemade gum is from a kit that is sold by Glee Gum: http://www.gleegum.com/make-gum-kit.htm

    Brittany    Thursday, February 3, 2011

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