Why not throw a Couples Valentine Party this year?! Post may contain affiliate links.
Planning parties is always much more fun and festive with others! This last month, my friend Corie and I threw a Couples Valentine Party for members of our church. The party had been decided on last minute and I wasn’t even planning to help but… thanks to a little encouragement from my friend, I accepted the task.
I have been slowly building up my party supplies ever since our 9 parties in 9 weeks challenge two years ago, so we have a fair supply. But I have nothing on my friend Corie. She’s the queen when it comes to throwing a classy party.
I love watching her work! After arranging a few pieces, she steps back and glances at it with a scrutinizing eye. She then quickly rearranges and puts a few final touches on things she didn’t notice up close.
Just like an artist.
To make our lives a little easier amidst the preparations, we asked each guest to bring a finger food to share. As food came in, we arranged them to make sure everything was aesthetically pleasing. We had extra platters and dishes on hand that matched our theme and simply transferred the goodies to those.
Couples Valentine Party Games
If you were to attend a Couples Valentine Party, you would expect dancing, right?
In a perfect world yes.
But depending on the crowd you choose (and how many), getting people to actually follow your lead and begin dancing may be a little tricky. I like parties to have some sort of activity besides just gabbing and eating (both of which I enjoy doing… don’t get me wrong).
I knew I couldn’t count on dancing as a set activity with our expected numbers. So I planned two games that were both a huge hit.
The first game I handed out after people had settled into their seats and had been chatting for a little while. This game, I like to call the “Couples Game“, has a list of questions that each person answers individually and then compares their answers with their partner’s to see how well they both know each other. It’s like the newly wed game or something of that sort. I designed these game cards for this party in mind (just click on the image to take you to download the game cards!).
This game was fun for each couple as well as for the group. Guests used the cards as conversation pieces as they went around their tables asking what each couple had answered.
The second game definitely put people out of their comfort zone but everyone had a blast. It’s a card game called Funny Bones. It’s like a standup twister game for couples.
How you play is everyone has a partner (hence the couples) and all the cards are face down in the middle. The couples take turns picking up a card. The couple then has to hold the card between the two locations described on the card. Cards say such things as “hip bone to hip bone” and “elbow bone to ear bone”. The couple must hold the card in position until their next turn upon which they will grab for another card and then do what it says. They must keep all cards in place and the couple that lets a card drop is eliminated.
None of these are inappropriate which makes them great for some good clean fun.
Valentine Photo Booth
The photo booth was another fun element of the evening. All you need is a white sheet, a giant heart or two and you’re in business! I spruced it up with a few paper hearts in the background and a fun chalkboard sign. The giant hearts are just heavy cardboard pieces spray painted red.
And there you have it! A perfect case study that shows even a short time table is no excuse for throwing a stellar party. Especially if you are surrounded by others who share in your affinity for such things. 🙂
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