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7. Snack time: After they’ve finished all of the fun and games, pass out a sweet treat (pink rice krispie treats) for the students to snack on. And don’t forget to serve a little love potion. We recommend water or juice, but you can use whatever you’d like.

8. Pass out valentines: It’s time for the finale. If your class has planned for this ahead of time and all of the students have brought valentines to share, let the kids take turns passing out their valentine cards to each other as they eat their treat. If you need some valentines, check out our printable valentines. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.

5. Heart Attack: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for your sweetheart. Do something nice for the teacher or principal at school. Pass out one paper heart per student. Ask them to write a nice note on the heart for the teacher or principal, thanking them for all they do. Collect all of the hearts and stick them to the teacher’s or principal’s desk or door with tape. Or have the students stick them as they finish their note. It’s a heart attack!

6. Queen of Hearts: Divide the students into two groups, boys in one and girls in the other. Using the supplies they are given, have them dress up one person from each team–the girl as the queen of hearts and the boy as cupid. Give each group 10 minutes to create their masterpiece. Once they are finished have them model their creation for the class.

Recommended supplies for the girls (queen of hearts): crepe paper streamers, tissue paper, doily hearts, a crown, a skewer for her scepter

Recommended supplies for the boys (cupid): two hangers for wings, a roll of toilet paper, clear packing tape, doily hearts, a dowel or stick plus a string for the bow, a skewer for an arrow

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.

3. Find Your Heart Mate: This is a great activity to get kids out of their seats and moving around the classroom–and they can practice their math facts at the same time. Pass out one half of an equation to each child and let them walk around the room finding their heart mate. Once they’ve made the correct match they can sit back in their seat. Click on the picture above to download the blank hearts. You can fill in math equations on whatever level the students are at.

4. Guesstimation: Pass three jars full of candy around the classroom and give the children a chance to guess how many pieces are in each jar. The winner gets to keep the jar of candy. If you’d like to use our guesstimation sheet, just click on the picture below.

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. Graphics by Sara Westbrook.

There are so many fun things you can do at a pajama party. At our Pajama Glam Party we served breakfast for dinner and let the girls get dressed up to sing and dance the night away. For all of the party info and to find out about the other party activities you can purchase our diy party plan. This party is now available for purchase in our shop.

Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat. Party held at Dear Lizzie’s in Highland, UT.

Day #2: decorating gingerbread houses. The main activity at a gingerbread house decorating party is decorating houses! Here are a few of our tips and tricks to help you out. Gingerbread would of course be ideal for this activity. But if you need a quick and easy solution that will go a long way for a crowd of party goers, then you can’t beat graham crackers.

Cutting the crackers: Cut a pattern for the house peak from a 3 x 5 index card or other sturdy paper. To cut the graham cracker into a peak without breaking it, get a paper towel damp through (but not soaking), wrap it around the graham cracker, and microwave for 15 seconds. This will soften the cracker enough to cut it. Using a serrated knife, cut the cracker into a point following the pattern on the card. Don’t worry, the graham crackers will re-harden.

Base: Mounting your house onto a piece of cardboard makes it easy for guests to transport their creations home and it also adds an extra bit of cuteness. These houses are on a 6″ cardboard cake round (found in the wedding cake supplies aisle) with scrapbooking paper glued to the top. Using spray adhesive, spray the glue on the cardboard cake round, then stick the cardboard to your paper. Trim the paper around the circle. We used the Martha Stewart Christmas scrapbook paper.

Royal Icing: Ingredients– 3 Tablespoons meringue powder, 1 pound powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1/4 cup warm water. With a hand mixer beat all ingredients together until the icing holds a stiff peak, about 5 minutes. Add a tiny bit more water if too firm and more powdered sugar if too runny. Keep icing covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.

House frames: If you’ve made gingerbread houses before, you know that it can be difficult to keep the house together with only frosting. This quick fix is the most amazing trick brought to our attention by one of our readers. Thank you Addie! Over low heat, melt brown sugar in a sauce pan until it liquifies. This makes the perfect edible glue! *Warning: the melted sugar is very hot, so we advise you do this part ahead of time. This way, your guests can get to work decorating as soon as they arrive and no one will have the bother of their house falling over.

Woodland House: Cinnamon Toast Crunch roof; mini red M&M’s for Christmas lights; mini Kit Kats for the logs; plastic deer; powdered sugar sprinkled on top for the snow; Wreath: We used a mint Lifesaver for the wreath. Break a green circle sprinkle in half. Using frosting as glue, attach sprinkles and a nonpareil for the holly berry.

Traditional House: mini green M&M’s on the roof line; red, green, and white sprinkles for the roof; white nonpareils for lights; Candy Cane Door: The door is made from two mini candy canes. Break the cane part off of one candy cane. Match up the straight part with the other whole mini candy cane. Attach the two ends with frosting and cover the seam with a red hot or mini M&M. Trees: Using an unwrapped round peppermint candy as the base, attach a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cup wrapped in green and a Hershey’s Kiss wrapped in green with frosting.

Cottage: roof covered in frosting and then sprinkled with crushed peppermint; half a peppermint round for chimney; Cadbury chocolate candy for snowballs; Neccos for pathway; sprinkles for lights and window accents; plastic tree.

Houses and photos by Sara Westbrook.

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