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!
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
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!