Updated January 2021
These straws toppers are super cute Valentine’s Day party ideas. Make them ahead of time to use as table decor or have the kids make them as a fun party craft using the free Valentine’s Day printable!
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to make crafts for, and it ranks up there with Halloween, for sure! Now don’t get me wrong, I do love everything Christmas, but it’s so crazy busy around the holidays that we just don’t always have time to sit down and do some crafts.
I have a tendency to buy way too many of one thing for a craft. Like when I made a cute Cupcake Liner Banner, I was using up just a few of the hundreds of cupcake liners I bought to make a wreath earlier in the year.
Paper straws are also my weakness, especially when I find them in the Target Dollar Spot in so many prints and colors. Obviously buying craft supplies in moderation is something I need to work on! Nonetheless, these paper straw toppers are the perfect little touch for your Valentine’s Day party ideas.
The straw toppers are such a fun way to add some pops of color to your Valentine’s Day party ideas! Use them as centerpieces and table decor, cupcake toppers, drink markers, or just for a fun craft to keep the kids busy creating!
Valentine’s Day Party Ideas: Straw Toppers Supply List
- Valentine’s Day Hearts Printable
- Paper straws
- Double-sided tape
- Glue, glitter, washi tape (optional)
Valentine’s Day Party Ideas: Straw Topper Craft Tips
- Print the heart printables out on cardstock – the thicker paper will help keep the hearts from looking too floppy.
- If you are making this with younger kids, cut out the hearts ahead of time.
- Do not use glitter if you plan to use these with food or drinks!
How To Make A Heart Out Of Straws
- To make your straw toppers, start by printing the Valentine’s Day Hearts Printable and cutting out the hearts.
- Using double-sided tape, attach smaller hearts to the bigger hearts and decorate with washi tape, glitter, gemstones, and any other fun embellishments you might have.
- Attach the finished heart straw toppers to the paper straws with a piece of double-sided tape. Arrange in jars or vases as a fun Valentine’s Day party idea!
Super easy, super cute, and super fun! The kids will love making and using these to decorate for a Valentine’s Day party.
How To Have A Rockin’ Valentine’s Day Crafts And Activities Party
Getting the kids in the neighborhood involved is a great way to bring friends and parents together for a fun craft day. Inviting all your child’s classmates over is also a great way to get to know everyone, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some new friends.
The first step is to have all craft activities ready to go when the kids arrive. Set out all of your washi tape, kid-friendly scissors, printable cut-outs, straws, markers, glitter, and any other craft materials. Make sure there is enough for all of the kids to grab and use.
Next, make sure there is plenty for the parents to do, too! Of course, mom and dad can make their own crafts, but I also like to have a freshly opened bottle of wine nearby, and some Valentine’s-appropriate love music playing ambiently. You can incorporate a card game such as Hearts as a fun themed activity for the adults to play, while the kids finish up their crafts.
Party Snack Ideas
You also want to be sure to have snacks! I love these Love Bug Fruit Cups for the kids. They always get a kick out of them, and they are perfect for the Valentine’s Day theme. For parents, my Simple Sangria Recipe is the just the right pick-me-up to keep the party going. A little something is nice to nibble on, and my Strawberry Jalapeno Lil Smokies are a festive appetizer that’s sure to please.
My Favorite Materials For Valentine Toppers
Can I Use This For A Kid’s Birthday Party Activity?
Yes, you can use this arts and crafts idea for any kid’s party, not just for Valentine’s Day. You can make this activity into pretty much any theme such as birthday, jungle, dinosaur, under the sea, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, and so on. Simply buy your accessories based on the theme of the party.
Can You Use The Decorated Valentine Straws?
Of course! The best part about making these Valentine straws is using them to drink a delicious beverage afterward. Try them with smoothies, juices, or milkshakes in a similar theme as your party.
Can Kids Take These To School For Valentine’s Day?
This is the perfect school activity for teachers looking to give their students a fun craft to take home to their parents. All of the materials are fairly inexpensive, and the kids have a wonderful time being creative.
Is This A Good Activity For A “Galentine’s Day” Party?
If your gal pals are into arts and crafts, try incorporating that into your special party. Using the same materials, make these Valentines straws while sipping a nice pink cocktail.
When my friends and I have a Galentine's Day party, we like to do arts and crafts while watching romantic comedies and eating take-out Chinese food. You have to do whatever makes you happy!