Cupid sprinkled a little love this year in our home for the first time in over a decade! Valentine’s Day is often an overlooked holiday in our home – overpriced flowers and crammed packed restaurants just aren’t our thing. Then when our son entered the picture the holiday took even more of a backseat since we are generally pre-occupied trying to make his birthday on the 15th as special as it can be.
This year though things were different – Pinterest has been trending Donut Parties and I thought, how fun is that! So this year in lieu of a traditional party with friends and family we broke it up into a Valentine’s Day Playdate party with some of his besties and a FORE! Golf party the following week with the family. We did something similar for his 2nd Lumberjack Themed birthday and I loved the ease of two smaller low key parties vs. a big one!
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For decorations we focused on the Sprinkled with Love Valentine’s Theme which included a XOXO banner, coloring and activity placemats, and sprinkle color balloons. Each child had their own coloring activity placemat as well as a donut box with sticker at their place.
The playdate party started at 10 so we kept the spread simple with a variety of donuts, berry arrow skewers, Love Potion No. 9 water and Donut forget the Milk!
How adorable is this milk glass with sprinkle rim! It was a super simple DIY – I used a silicon kitchen brush to paint a thin later of clear piping gel around the rim and then dipped in sprinkles. If you do not have piping gel I read corn syrup works as well. The chocolate milk straws that make plain milk chocolate milk as it filters through were a huge hit amongst the kids!
After a lot of free play in the play room we sent the tired kiddos home and made sure they didn’t leave empty handed. Each guest received a ‘Donut Dough’ Play Dough (The Sweet Shop Playdough was the perfect color combo for our theme) and some Hersey Kisses.
Shopping Tip: The plain white frame that holds the ‘Donut Leave without a treat’ sign & the ‘Sprinkled with Love’ Sign were $2 and $4 at Target. These are a steal and I grabbed them because I like to have basic white frames on hand to use for party signage!