My 6 year old’s favorite holiday is probably Valentine’s Day. I think it has to do with all the pink heart decorations 😊. This year, we’re hosting a Valentine’s Day play date with some of her friends. When I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about lots of pink and red hearts (it’s probably the same for most people!). That’s what so great about holiday parties, the theme is already picked out. All you have to do it focus on bringing the theme to life.
Several weeks ago, I received a catalog from Chasing Fireflies, the kids apparel company. There was a layout inside that featured a large heart tree. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to create a similar tree for my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party. It was a little time consuming because I had to cut a lot of hearts and then glue them onto the “tree” but it was also really simple. Here are the instructions.
2 foam boards
pink, red & other shades of pink and red gift wrapping paper
brown gift wrapping paper
Cut out the shape of a heart with a trunk using the foam board. I used one foam board for each side of the heart. I also had to separately cut the tree trunk. Tape the different pieces together (I have four pieces in total) into the shape of the tree.
With the brown gift wrapping paper, cut the tree trunk with branches and glue onto the foam board. I drew the tree trunk and branches directly on the wrapping paper so it would be easier to cut. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Cut out various shapes of hearts with the wrapping paper. I used 6 different colors of wrapping paper in varying shades of red and pink. I also folded the paper in half and cut out a “half heart” in order to have a symmetrical heart. This also makes the hearts look more natural (and like butterflies) once on the board.
Glue the hearts onto the tree in different directions. I left some white spaces so you can clearly see the hearts.
I hope you like the finished product! I’ll include pictures from the party in a separate post!