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Valentine's Day party favors for kids

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Give more than just candy hearts

Conversational candy hearts aren't the only party favors that you can hand out at your kids' Valentine's Day party. Check out these other ideas for Valentine's Day party favors.


Give more than just candy hearts

Decorate your kids' Valentine's Day party with heart-shaped balloons and then allow each child to take one home as a party favor. You can find Mylar and latex heart balloons (Shindigz, $20 for 100) online and at party supply stores.


Give more than just candy hearts

Even in the wintertime, kids love their shades. You can buy cute heart-shaped sunglasses on the cheap (Shindigz, $5 a dozen). These adorable glasses come in purple, red and pink — making them perfect for Valentine's Day favors.

Glow hearts

Give more than just candy hearts

Kids love glow sticks and they'll love these red glow hearts (Windy City Novelties, $1) too. You just bend and shake to make these hearts glow. You can also peel off the sticky back and stick them to walls, place cards and people. These fun hearts make great party favors for Valentine's Day.


Give more than just candy hearts

At craft stores and big box stores, you can find an assortment of Valentine's Day stickers to give away as party favors or inside goody bags. Sheets of stickers are really cheap, and all kids love stickers. You can also find printable Valentine's Day stickers online to print right from your own computer.

Slap bracelets

Give more than just candy hearts

Slap bracelets are cute for young kids. You simply slap them on and they curl around your wrist to form a cuff. These Valentine's Day slap bracelets (Party City, $12 a dozen) are a great buy. Party City offers a wide assortment of other Valentine's favors too, including crazy straws, furry pens, temporary tattoos, colorful erasers and more.


Give more than just candy hearts

Some of the best party favors are the edible kind. For Valentine's Day, bake heart-shaped cookies and frost them with red and pink icing. Check out these yummy Valentine's Day cookie recipes. You can serve cookies at the party, and then send each child home with three cookies wrapped in cellophane and tied with a red ribbon.

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