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65 Fun Valentine’s Party Food Ideas For Kids

Check out this ultimate list of fun and festive Valentine’s party food ideas for kids! You’ll love these sweet and simple desserts and treats!

Valentine’s Day is all about sweet treats and fun ideas to share your love with those closest to you.

And, it’s one of the best holidays for kids!

You can plan special breakfasts, family outings, and Valentine’s Day crafts.

And if your children are old enough, they’ll probably have a classroom Valentine’s Day party.

With that in mind, we’re sharing 65 of our favorite Valentine’s party food ideas for kids, including healthy snacks like love bug fruit cup treats, yummy pastries, cakes, cookies, and festive party favors decorated with little hearts, sprinkles, icing, and more!

Valentine’s Day 101

Mug with heart shape next to a Valentine's Day gift with red and white ribbon.

Before we get into those yummy party food ideas, here’s some Valentine’s Day 101.

If you’re not familiar with Valentine’s Day, it’s an annual holiday, celebrated on February 14th.

It’s a special occasion that originated as a way to honor the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. But over the years, it has become a day to celebrate romantic love and loving relationships of any kind.

Couples (and want-to-be couples), friends, and family often exchange gifts and Valentine’s Day cards.

But, one of our favorite ways to celebrate is with a fun and kid-friendly Valentine’s Day party!

If you’d like to start this tradition in your home or classroom, try one of the cupid-friendly Valentine’s party food ideas for kids, below!

Valentine’s Day Party Food Basics

Two silver heart-shaped cookie cutters on a pile of flour on a wooden kitchen table.

It’s easy to turn your favorite desserts and treats into a Valentine’s Day goodie, using simple ingredients and pantry staples.

For example, you can turn a classic cookie into a Valentine’s Day cookie by changing the shape to a heart and adding pink or red sprinkles.

Here are some basic tools, décor, and ingredients to help you create the perfect Valentine’s party food ideas for kids:


  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter and molds
  • Fine sifter
  • Heart-shaped bowls
  • Heart-shaped waffle maker
  • Plastic piping bag
  • Pink and red cupcake liners
  • Color-themed plates and utensils


  • Heart-shaped wreaths
  • Color-themed tablecloths, napkins, and placemats
  • Heart-shaped confetti
  • Pink, white, or red roses
  • Heart-shaped garland
  • Heart-shaped balloons
  • Paper hearts


  • Chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Red, white, and pink sprinkles
  • Red and pink food coloring
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and cranberries)
  • Whipped cream
  • Candy melts

And, below, you’ll find the best Valentine’s party food ideas for kids if you want some new recipes to try!

The Best Valentines Party Food Ideas for Kids

Pretzels, Popcorn, and Sweet Treats

Here are some fun and festive treats to munch on including, Rice Krispie Treats, pretzels, and chocolate bark.

These Valentine’s Day goodies are the perfect size for little hands and older children, too.

And they’re easy to package into goodie bags for classroom parties.

Just be aware of any allergies in your classroom like peanut butter and other tree nuts!

3 popcorn balls with pink sprinkles on a white rectangular serving platter.
Valentine Popcorn Balls
These Valentine popcorn balls are filled with salty and sweet goodness.  They are easy to make and you can package them for class Valentines or even favors for the kids to take home after a Valentine’s Day party.
Sweet Chex mix in a white bowl with red and pink cookies and candies.
Sweet Chex Mix
This pretty pink Sweet and Salty Chex Mix recipe features sprinkles, popcorn, pink, cereal, and a little something sweet.
Think pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and pink, red, and purple sprinkles.
Valentine Pretzels
Fun chocolate covered pretzels perfect for Valentine's Day! These Valentine pretzels are just right for serving at a party or packing up in bags and giving to your favorite Valentine!
Popcorn snack mix with pink, white, and purple candies in a white bowl.
Valentine’s Day Popcorn Snack Mix
How about we ditch the box of chocolates this year and hand out bowls of this Valentine's Day Snack Mix instead? This stuff is just as sweet, even more delicious, and honestly the prettiest darn snack ever. It's almost too pretty to eat…almost.
Chocolate Rice Krispie treats with chocolate chips in a white casserole baking dish.
Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
This quick,  gooey and crispy homemade dessert is made with cocoa powder and marshmallows.
White cake stand with heart shaped popcorn cake and metal pie server on pink tabletop.
Valentine’s Day Caramel Popcorn Cake
Indulge in a festive and unique Valentine's Day treat with this delicious Caramel Popcorn Cake. Packed with pink sprinkles and themed chocolate candies, it's an excellent dessert to serve those you love!
Valentine's day pretzel treats with melted white chocolate kisses and candy hearts.
Valentine’s Day Pretzel Treats
These Valentine Pretzel Hearts are a sweet and salty treat that’s easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Cute and tasty, they make great gifts!
Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats. They’re made extra soft and chewy, then dipped and drizzled with white chocolate and holiday-themed sprinkles. Kids and adults alike won’t be able to resist these cute treats!
Valentine's day toffee with crushed Oreos and pink and red candies.
Valentine’s Day Toffee Recipe
An Easy Valentine's Toffee Recipe that is quick to make! This valentine's dessert is perfect for snacking on or giving as a gift!
Valentine Rice Krispie Treats
Homemade Valentine Rice Krispie Treats are dipped in white chocolate and garnished with a chocolate heart and festive sprinkles. These are the perfect way to tell someone how much you love them!
Valentine's Day conversation heart Rice Krispie treats on white plate.
Valentine’s Day Conversation Hearts Rice Krispie Treats
These adorable Valentine Rice Krispie Treats take a classic recipe and turn them into cute little conversation hearts. They’re super fun to make, taste delicious and are great for school parties or a special Valentine’s Day snack.
Red candied popcorn in a white bowl next to a kitchen towel with hearts.
Valentine’s Day Candy Popcorn
With just 5 ingredients, this easy cherry Jello Popcorn recipe is full of fruity flavor and baked to crunchy, candied perfection! It’s the perfect sweet snack or fun dessert idea for families! And it’s super easy to make!
Chocolate bark with pink glaze and pink and red sprinkles.
Valentines Chocolate Bark
Whether you want to surprise your sweetheart or you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids for the holiday, this Valentine’s chocolate bark recipe is as fun to make as it is to eat!

Cookies, Cakes, and Pastries

You’ll love these decadent pastries and sweets, including red velvet brownies, sugar cookie recipes, and other baked desserts with heart shapes and sprinkles!

Several cherry bars cut into squares on light brown parchment paper with white frosting.
The Best Cherry Bars Recipe
This Cherry Bars recipe features a sugar cookie-like crust covered in lots of cherry pie filling, topped with more sweet batter and a sugar glaze. It makes a large pan of bars so it's perfect for a crowd!
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
These white chocolate and peanut butter cookies are so delicious and simple to make! The perfect sweet treat with sprinkles. They bring all of the sparkle and magic! Perfect for holiday gift-giving and cookie gift exchanges. 
Fudgy red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips on a cooling rack.
Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies
These fudgy red velvet cake mix brownies are so easy to make with only 4 ingredients. They have white chocolate chips inside and a super moist, chewy texture that melts in your mouth. It's the perfect doctored red velvet cake mix recipe that you won't regret making!
Pink and white homemade donuts on a cooling rack next to cups of frosting.
Healthy Valentines Vanilla Donuts
Healthy Valentines Vanilla Donuts – A quick and easy donut recipe that looks beautiful, tastes delicious and is a whole healthier than your average donut.
Cookie cake in a metal pan with chocolate chips and pink glaze.
Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Have you ever made a Valentine cookie cake? It's super easy and so festive. We also include the icing recipe for decorating your cookie cake.
Mini cheesecakes in red and white cupcake liners topped with cherries on white plate.
Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites
These Mini Cherry Cheesecake bites feature a delicious cheesecake filling, cherry pie topping, and cookie crust. They're a cinch to throw together!
Several Oreo cookie balls covered in white chocolate with pink sprinkles.
Valentine OREO Cookie Balls Recipe
If you need a fantastic cookie recipe for a Valentine party or just because, these Valentine OREO Cookie Balls are so easy and taste so good, you’ll be glad you picked them!
Valentine's Day cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and candy melt toppers on table.
Strawberry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
These Strawberry Valentine's Day Cupcakes feature a sweet cake topped with cream cheese frosting and a fun candy topper. The colors, flavors, and festive decorations make these the perfect Valentine's Day cupcakes!
A stack of chocolate sandwich cookies with pink, red, and white sprinkles.
Valentine Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Recipe
If you’re looking for a special treat to make this Valentine’s Day, why not try making some delicious chocolate sandwich cookies? This easy recipe requires just a few simple ingredients and will surely bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces.
Valentine's day golden Oreo truffles covered with pink chocolate and sprinkles.
Valentine’s Day Truffles Recipe
This Valentine’s Day Truffles Recipe is a great way to make a bite-sized dessert that everyone can grab and go. Add these to your list of Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts that are a must-make this year!
Cherry chocolate chip muffin on white plate with pink glaze and gold fork.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins
These yummy Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with maraschino cherries and topped with a pretty pink glaze. They're perfect for Valentine's Day!
Pink cookies with cherries and chocolate kisses on w blue serving platter.
Easy Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies
Chocolate cherry blossom cookies pair the sweet, fruity taste of cherries with the timeless appeal of chocolate. This chocolate cherry cookie recipe makes a batch of cute pink cookies and each one is topped with a Hershey’s kiss.
Several heart-shaped chocolate lollipop treats with pink, red, and white sprinkles.
Heart Shaped Chocolate Valentine Lollipop Treats
These chocolate heart lollipops are certainly a lot of fun to make and it is so easy with chocolate pops molds. You can’t get better than this gluten free no bake Valentine treat!
Strawberry cake mix cookies with white glaze on squares of parchment paper.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
These Strawberry Cake Mix cookies have a nice, chewy texture and are bursting with strawberry flavor! We enjoy these cookies any time of year, but the vibrant color makes them the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and gender reveal parties!
Heart Shaped Jam Thumbprint Cookies
The heart shape of the cookies makes them super cute and appealing, while the strawberry jam thumbprint filling adds a sweet surprise to every bite.
Strawberry Brownies
These strawberry brownies are fudgy and gooey, made in one bowl, topped with a swirl of strawberry jam, and topped with fresh strawberries.
Pieces of raspberry pastry on white plate decorated with fresh raspberries.
The Easiest Braided Raspberry Pastry
This braided Raspberry Pastry features sweet jam, a sugar glaze, and a pancake mix pastry. It's a delicious breakfast treat without all of the fuss of traditional dough.
Strawberry pound cake with a heart in the center and pink and white frosting.
Secret Heart Strawberry Vanilla Pound Cake
This easy Valentine’s Vanilla Pound Cake has a sweet surprise – a strawberry flavored heart baked right in the center. If you are looking for a delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day, look no further!
Heart-shaped strawberry hand pies with pink glaze next to fresh strawberries.
Heart Shaped Strawberry Hand Pies
These cute little heart-shaped strawberry hand pies have homemade strawberry filling sandwiched between two layers of perfect flaky pie crust! They're the perfect Valentine's Day treat!
Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes
These rich and moist Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes are vegan, allergy-free, and topped with a homemade dairy-free cream cheese frosting! These naturally-dyed, soft and tender cupcakes have a perfect balance of sweetness and tang with mild notes of cocoa and vanilla. This simple recipe is so easy and quick, it's baked in just 15 minutes!
Pink Valentine's Day cake with drip and heart decorations on white platter.
Anniversary Love Cake
Whether it is Valentine’s Day or just a special occasion, this anniversary love cake is an eye candy and tastes heavenly too! Go give it a try!
Lemon Raspberry Cookies
These Raspberry Cookies are soft, fluffy, buttery, and bursting with the delicious flavors of fresh lemon and raspberries. Super quick and easy to make and everyone loves them!
Jam filled cookies on a white plate.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
These deliciously buttery jam thumbprint cookies are a classic Christmas treat. They come together in no time with only 4 ingredients!
Heart-shaped marble cookies with pink and red swirls on a white plate.
Valentine’s Day Marble Cookies
Valentine’s Day cookies make a beautiful and unique treat for your loved ones who will adore it! It’s a mess-free easy recipe that requires basic ingredients available in every pantry. They have soft centers and crunchy edges. And this is a great way to say “I Love You” to the special people in our lives!
Heart-shaped chocolate sugar cookies with pink and white sprinkles on a baking sheet.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
This easy recipe for Chocolate Sugar Cookies makes deliciously, chocolatey cookies that are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any occasion.
Heart-shaped sugar cookies on sticks with black bows and pink and red icing.
Valentine’s Day Sugar Biscuits on Sticks
These sugar cookies are crispy and buttery. It's a fool-proof recipe and perfect for use with cookie cutters. They hold their shape well whilst baking.
Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake
This no bake strawberry crunch cheesecake with golden Oreos takes your favorite summer ice cream truck treat and turns it into a fabulous dessert.
A stack of pink and red fudge squares in front of a Valentine's Day kitchen towel.
Valentine Fudge Recipe
This Valentine’s Day Fudge is smooth and creamy, layered in red and pink stripes and topped with sprinkles. You only need 5 ingredients to make a batch!
Strawberry cheesecake cookies with pink and red sprinkles on parchment paper.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
These Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies make the most delicious little treat that is perfect for afternoon tea or a special occasion. They combine two layers of strawberry shortbread cookies with a strawberry cream cheese frosting filling.
Yellow, pink, purple, and green conversation heart cookies on a white plate.
Conversation Heart Cookies
Make an adorable bunch of conversation heart cookies for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day using simple store-bought ingredients! This canned frosting hack will give you the look of bakery cookies in no time.
Heart-shaped pink macarons with sprinkle decorations on pink background.
Heart Shaped Macarons
A deliciously simple macaron recipe with a vanilla buttercream filling, except we are switching up the shape. Heart Macarons are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
A tall stack of red velvet chocolate chip cookies on a white background.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Celebrate the holidays or anytime with these gluten free red velvet chocolate chip cookies. They're incredibly soft and chewy, and so pretty to look at.
No-Bake Valentine’s Day Cookies
These No-Bake Valentine’s Day Cookies are super easy to make! They’re a cute little envelope design made from graham crackers, vanilla frosting and heart candies.
Sugar cookies bars with pink and red heart-shaped sprinkles.
Valentines Sugar Cookies Bars
These Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Bars are so easy to make! Irresistibly sweet, chewy, and buttery – the best sugar cookie bars!
Heart-shaped red velvet sugar cookie with chocolate glaze and sprinkles.
Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
Change up your traditional sugar cookie cut out recipe with homemade Red Velvet Sugar Cookies from scratch! Cut them into fun Christmas and Valentine’s Day shapes and decorate with an eggless royal icing.
Chocolate chip cookies with red, pink, and white M&Ms on a cooling rack.
Valentine Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
Valentine Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies are soft and chewy thanks to the wonderful addition of the vanilla pudding. You will love the combination of chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Oreo cookies in the shape of Mickey and Minnie Mouse with pink and red frosting and candy hearts.
Mickey and Minnie Valentine’s Cookies
These Mickey and Minnie Valentine’s Cookies are sure to be a hit this year. All it takes is chocolate-dipped Oreos and a few extras to transform them into fun Minnie and Mickey treats that everyone will love. 

Fruit, Veggies, and Healthy Options

And here are some healthy Valentine’s Day treats (or health-ish treats), including fruit cups, veggies, fresh strawberries, hummus dipping sauce, and more.

They’re great for a fun snack. And they’re the perfect, guilt-free Valentine’s party food ideas for kids!

Chocolate banana sundae bites with pink sprinkles and cherries on top.
Chocolate Banana Sundae Bites
I have seen similar frozen banana desserts floating around Pinterest, but we gave them a holiday twist with Valentine’s Day sprinkles and heart cupcake picks. I hope you give these Chocolate Banana Sundae Bites for Valentine’s Day a try!
Several halved strawberries filled with cream cheese and chocolate on parchment paper.
Deviled Strawberries
This delicious no-bake deviled strawberries recipe produces the yummiest cheesecake stuffed strawberries. They are so yummy and will be a hit at any party!
Strawberry banana breakfast muffins with fresh berries on a kitchen table.
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Muffins
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Muffins – No refined sugar & they’re vegan & gluten-free. That makes them guilt-free, so you can enjoy one for breakfast or any time of day.
Several chocolate protein bars with colorful sprinkles on white parchment paper.
No-Bake Chocolate Protein Bars
These homemade chocolate protein bars make a great snack for kids and adults, or a delicious post-workout treat. These are lightly sweetened with honey and made with healthy ingredients like flaxseeds and cacao powder. With only 15 minutes of prep, they are ready in no time.
Several pink chocolate covered strawberries with brown speckles on a white plate.
5-Ingredient Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These pink chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect dessert. This sweet treat is made with only 5 ingredients including fresh strawberries, white chocolate, coconut oil, and food colouring. You'll love that this recipe is no bake, naturally gluten-free, and can easily be made dairy-free and vegan too. Perfect for Valentine's Day! 
Heart-shaped cucumbers on wooden skewers with hearts on one end and a cherry tomato on the other end.
Vegetable Cupid Arrows
These vegetable cupid arrows are simple to put together and perfect for a Valentine’s Day party, classroom celebration or even a healthy after school snack.
Love Bug Valentine's Day snack cups with googly eyes and pipe cleaners.
Love Bug Valentine Snack Cup
Looking for Valentines Day ideas for kids?! Love Bug Valentine Fruit Cups are the perfect cute little treat to serve at your kids Valentine’s Day party! 
Several pink chocolate covered strawberries on a white serving platter.
Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries are almost too pretty to eat! They are the perfect treat to make for Valentine's Day! You can use any sprinkles or non-perils to easily match the theme of your party.
Dark chocolate hummus in a white bowl surrounded by pretzels, nuts, and fruit.
Dark Chocolate Hummus
Sweet, creamy dark chocolate hummus is the perfect healthy dessert, snack or party appetizer. It's velvety smooth, rich and made with just a handful of ingredients in 10 minutes or less! Plus, this fun recipe is gluten free, dairy free and vegan so everyone can partake. Dip fresh fruit, pretzels, nuts and more.
Close up image of vegan chocolate covered strawberries with chocolate drizzle and sprinkles.
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Delicious and easy to make, these flavorful vegan chocolate covered strawberries are great during summer or as a romantic dessert! Juicy, chocolatey and lovingly decorated, they are really gorgeous crowd-pleasers.
Hand dips strawberry in chocolate dip in heart shaped dish on charcuterie board.
Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board
A Valentine’s Day charcuterie board with chocolate fruit dip is a fun recipe to make, and one that you, your spouse, and the kids can enjoy!
Pink beet hummus garnished with seeds on pink tablecloth with fresh ingredients surrounding.
Pink Beet Hummus
This healthy and colourful appetizer is a nice change from a classic hummus recipe. Roasted beets and tahini are the star ingredients of this easy pink beetroot hummus recipe.
Dessert nachos made of apple and pear slices, caramel sauce, and chocolate chips on wood platter.
Apple and Red Pear Dessert Nachos
Dessert nachos! A simple, easy, healthy recipe the whole family will love. Short on time? This tasty treat is ready in 20 minutes or less. A gorgeous platter of thinly sliced pink-lady apple and red pear "chips" drizzled in peanut butter and chocolate.
Several strawberries cut into the shape of a heart with chocolate drizzle and sprinkles.
Strawberry Hearts
These white chocolate-covered strawberry hearts are great for Valentine's Day!

More Healthy Valentines Party Food Ideas for Kids

Party Drinks

3 Cherry floats in mason jars with whipped cream and pink sprinkles.

This list of Valentine’s party food ideas for kids, could not be complete without some delicious and festive drinks. Here are two of our favorite beverages that you can make in a snap!

3 Cherry floats in mason jars with whipped cream and pink sprinkles.
Cherry Float
Who doesn’t love something sweet, delicious and red for Valentine’s Day?! This delicious cherry ice cream float is simple to make and it’s such a cute way to celebrate Valentine’s day. There’s really no prep time and clean up is a cinch!
Conversation hearts strawberry hot chocolate with whipped cream and a pink straw.
Conversation Hearts Strawberry Hot Chocolate
Looking to steal the heart of your little valentine with a special treat this Valentine’s Day? This conversation hearts strawberry hot chocolate is sure to hit their sweet spot.


What should I bring to school for Valentine’s?

This depends on your classroom’s party plans and guidelines.

But, it’s always fun to bring Valentine’s Day class gifts like themed candy, cards, and miniature toys.

And if your school allows, you can also bring goodie bags with treats like:

Sweet and sticky Chex Mix
– Popcorn snack mix
– Candied popcorn
– Rice Krispie Treats
– Chocolate bark
– Chocolate-covered pretzels
– Cookies

What do you put in Valentine’s goodie bags?

It’s best to pack treats that don’t have lots of icing or other messy ingredients so the goodie bags stay cute and presentable.

Here are some popular Valentines party food ideas:

– Valentine’s Day-themed candy
– Snack mixes like Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow or Chex Mix
– Candied popcorn
– Rice Krispie Treats
– Chocolate Bark
– Pretzel desserts
– Cookies

More Fun Holiday Party Foods to Try

If you liked this list of cute Valentine’s Day food ideas, here are some other fun food ideas to help you celebrate one of the next upcoming holidays, Easter!

Each of these goodies is easy to make and always a big hit with party guests.

Easter-Themed Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

Easter decorated air fryer donuts on cake stand with plates and bowls of sprinkles nearby.

These Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts are super easy to make, and even more fun to decorate! They are sure to bring a smile this year when you serve them for Easter brunch.

No Bake Birds Nest Cookies (Healthier Version)

Three Easter nest cookies on speckled plate with loose pastel coated chocolate eggs sprinkled around.

These No Bake Birds Nest Cookies are a healthier and holiday version of the classic treat. Your friends and family will love munching on these fun Easter nest desserts decorated with candy eggs!

Marshmallow Bunny Bait Popcorn

White egg platter and two small bowls filled with chocolate drizzled bunny bait popcorn.

This Marshmallow Bunny Bait Popcorn is better than all the rest! A sticky, sweet marshmallow coating covers salty popcorn, which is then drizzled with melted chocolate and festive sprinkles. It’s a scrumptious treat that’s sure to go quick!

We hope you found some new and easy Valentine’s Day Treats to try this year. If you make one, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!


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If you have another cute idea for a Valentine’s Day party food, let us know in the comments! Happy Valentine’s Day!