Snacks and Treats
As the cards are being exchanged, serve the Valentine's Day snacks and treats.
The menu might include cookies, mini cupcakes and pink lemonade.
Be sure to balance sugary treats with healthier options, such as fresh strawberries or mini bagels topped with strawberry cream cheese. If you need something heartier (no pun intended), many pizza shops offer heart-shaped pizzas around Valentine's Day.
Organizing a classroom Valentine's Day party takes time, energy and creativity. Just remember, you're helping to create long-lasting memories for the kids. Hopefully the image of the children clutching their stash of Valentines as they head for the buses will make your hard work worth it.
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