These fun Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties are the perfect treat for kids to bring to school to share with their friends.
Valentine Snack Ideas For Classroom Parties
The highlight of most kids school year is all the fun classroom parties they have throughout the year. From Halloween to Christmas and everything in between kids love celebrating with their friends at school.
My daughter is already talking about bringing a special Valentine’s day treat to school to share with her friends this year. She couldn’t be more excited to share a yummy treat with her 1st grade class.
Every year, her teacher organizes a class party and sets it up like a small potluck. Each child brings homemade treats and the kids have a blast celebrating together.
So, we were inspired to share some of our favorite Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties with you today.
From sweet treats to healthy Valentine snack ideas we’ve collected a large list of easy Valentine’s day treats that are perfect for school parties.
Continue reading to find out which tasty treats made our list!
To keep things easy to navigate we’ve divided this post into healthy Valentine’s day snacks and sweet Valentine’s day treats.
Whichever type of treat you opt to send to school, we know that all these fun options will be a hit with the whole class this Valentines day.
Considerations For Valentine Snacks
Most of the special treats we collected below are simple and easy to make. But, some do require some advance preparation.
So, picking the perfect treat for your kiddos Valentine’s day classroom party involves figuring out how much time you have to prep and planning accordingly.
If you’re strapped for time opt for something low fuss like rainbow fruit kebabs or Valentine pretzel treats.
Most schools have allergen rules in place that prevent ingredients like peanuts, peanut butter and other high allergy foods from being sent to school.
We were mindful of choosing Valentine’s day recipes that are peanut and nut free.
So, it’s always a good idea to find out if there are any other allergies in your kiddos class to consider before picking one of these treat recipes.
Some foods like berries or eggs may be completely off limits in your class.
Figuring out how you’re going to get these snacks and treats to school is also important.
Will your child be transporting them on the school bus?
Or, will you be bringing them to school yourself that day? Ideally, you’ll want to settle on a fun treat that can be easily transported.
Because most parents worry about germs you’ll want to send snacks that prevent spreading too many germs (if that’s even possible).
Consider packaging certain treats individually in baggies or boxes at a small extra cost to prevent little hands from dipping into bowls and trays.
Classroom celebrations are always loads of fun but they can also get really really messy.
So, it’s a good idea to consider sending snacks that are not overly messy to keep clean up quick and easy for the kiddos, teacher and housekeeping staff.
27 Valentine Snack Ideas For Classroom Parties
Healthy Valentine Snack Ideas For Classroom Parties
1. Fruit Skewers
Rainbow fruit skewers are wonderful healthy snacks that kids love eating. They are a great choice for valentine’s day class parties that you can prep the night before and transport in a large airtight container.
Use fun shape cutters to cut your fruit into heart shapes to make these fruit kebabs perfect for Valentine’s day. (Idea from Smart Party Ideas)
2. Love Bug Fruit Cups
These adorable Love Bug Fruit cups are one of those Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties you can make with your kiddo in anticipation of the special day.
This classroom treat involves gluing pipe cleaners and little foam hearts to a fruit cup to create an adorable Love Bug. (idea from The Melrose Family)
3. Valentine Robot Snacks
Transform juice boxes into adorable Valentine’s day robots that your kiddos entire class will love.
A juice box, 2 packs of raisins, apple sauce and some cute self-adhesive googly eyes are glued together to create easy Valentine’s treats that are loads of fun. (idea from See Vanessa Craft)
4. Temporary Tattoo Cuties
If you want something that doesn’t involve much food prep these temporary tattoo cuties are a fun idea for a Valentine’s day party at school.
Love themed temporary tattoos are applied to cutie oranges to create this fun Valentine’s day snack idea that’s both adorable and healthy. What a great idea! (idea from Little Pine Learners)
5. Apple Lovebugs
Easy snacks made with lots of fruits are always a winner in our books. These easy apple lovebugs are fun way to transform apples into adorable lovebugs for Valentines day.
Candy eyes transform the lovebugs into a completely edible snack that kids of all ages will love eating. (idea from Eats Amazing)
Pro tip: Soak your apples in a solution made from water and lemon juice to prevent browning. 1 cup water to 1 tbsp lemon juice will do the trick.
6. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pops
Our list of Valentine snack ideas for classrooms wouldn’t be complete without a cute chocolate dipped strawberry recipe.
7. Chocolate Banana Sundae Bites
A healthy twist on a classic chocolate sundae these chocolate banana sundae bites are great to make with young children and perfect for bringing to school.
Quick and easy to make this is one of those Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties you’ll have to prep ahead of time.
Little kids will love dipping the banana bites in melted chocolate and decorating with festive sprinkles for their friends. (idea from Finding Zest)
8. Watermelon Heart Pops
Aren’t these Watermelon heart pops one of the cutest Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties?
A heart-shaped cookie cutter is used to cut watermelon into a delicious snack that kids of all ages will gladly gobble up. (idea from Craft O Maniac)
9. Strawberry Lovebugs
Healthy treats like these strawberry lovebugs are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day in the classroom.
These simple chocolate dipped strawberry lovebugs are one of our favorite last minute Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties. They’re always a hit. (Idea from Wing it Vegan)
10. Cheese and Cracker Lovebugs
How cute are these cheese and cracker lovebugs?
Simple to make and transport this classic kids snack combination is one of those Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties you know will be devoured. (Idea from Life She Has)
11. Valentine Bee Mine Fruit Snack
If healthy Valentine treats are your goal these fruit snacks are a really great option that kids will love eating to celebrate Valentine’s day at school.
12. No Bake Valentine’s Day Snack Bites
These quick and easy no bake Valentine’s day snack bites are loaded with healthy ingredients making them a great healthy snack choice.
This is a very easy recipe that you can make the night before and send to school in an airtight resealable container. It’s one of those Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties that we know will be a hit. (idea from On My Kids Plate)
13. Cupid Kebabs
These adorable cupid kebabs are cute and easy to make, making them a great classroom snack idea for Valentine’s Day.
Sliced cherry tomatoes are threaded on a skewer to create tomato hearts while pieces of cheese create the arrow.
This is one of those Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties you can easily send your kiddo off with in a resealable container on the school bus on Valentine’s day.
Easy to make and transport this delicious Valentine’s day snack is a winner in our books. (idea from Not Quite Susie)
Sweet Valentine Snack Ideas For Classroom Parties
14. Valentine Pretzel Treats
One of our go-to Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties we love how quick and easy these Valentine pretzel treats are to make.
Make it a fun activity by getting your kiddos to help dunk pretzel sticks or twists into melted candy and then decorate with their favorite Valentine themed toppings to create this highly portable classroom treat idea. (idea from Smart Party Ideas)
15. Valentine’s Snack Mix
We can’t resist adding a good old fashion snack mix. So, it isn’t surprising that we’ve added this festive Valentine’s snack mix to this list of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
Easy to make using common grocery store ingredients this fun snack mix is quickly going to become a Valentine favorite.
Don’t forget to send a large bowl for serving. Or, if you’re worried about germs you can made individual goodie bags with cellophane treat bags from the dollar store. (idea from Fantabulosity)
16. Red Velvet Puppy Chow
We think puppy chow is a great kids snack option any time of year! So, we had to add this red velvet puppy chow to our list of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
Toasted corn cereal, cheerios, pretzels and Red Velvet flavored M&M’s are combined and coated with a red velvet dessert topping to create a sweet red velvet dessert kids will really enjoy munching on. (idea from Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt)
17. Tic Tac Toe Cookies
Graham crackers, melted chocolate chips and imperial candy hearts are used to create these fun Tic Tac Toe cookies perfect for classroom parties for Valentine’s day.
Switch it up and use conversation hearts or mini marshmallows for a different but equally fun final product. (idea from The Inspiration Edit)
18. Valentine Pretzel Hugs
We love the sweet and savory combination of these Valentine Pretzel Hugs.
We also love how easy they are to make and transport to school!
If you’re looking for simple Valentine snack ideas for classroom festivities at your kids school then this is a great option! (idea from Kids Activity Zone)
19. Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats
Every parent has prepared a treat made from Rice Krispies at some point.
Rice Krispie treats are synonymous with childhood so it’s no surprise that these adorable heart shaped Rice Krispie treats are a popular choice for classroom parties for Valentine’s day.
Decorate with your favorite Valentine’s day sprinkles and toppings to make them extra festive. (idea from Your Homemade Healthy)
20. Valentine Cherry Hand Pies
These cherry hand pies are a great choice for a classroom Valentine’s day party.
Flaky pastry dough is cut into cute heart shapes and stuffed with cherry pie filling to create an adorable heart hand pie kids will love!
We love this idea for Valentine party favors too! Simply box them up individually and tie them with a pretty ribbon to create a one of a kind personalized gift. So fun! (idea from Amanda’s Cookin’)
21. Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies
A classic sugar cookie is the base of these adorable chocolate dipped heart cookies. We couldn’t help but add this beautiful cookie to our list of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
Make these ahead of time and send them to school in a large resealable airtight container. Let your kids help make these and they’ll beam with pride when it’s time to share their beautiful creations with their classmates on Valentine’s day. (idea from The Salt and Sweet)
22. Heart Shape Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have yet to meet a kiddo who would turn down a good old fashion chocolate chip cookie.
So, we had to add these adorable heart shaped chocolate chip cookies to our list of cute Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
Make a batch of these ahead of time and pop them in the freezer so you’ve got a Valentine’s day classroom snack ready and waiting to go on the big day. (Idea from The Toasty Kitchen)
23. Chewy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
If you’re looking for a great example of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties that look complicated but are insanely easy then this is a must try.
Their chewy texture and white chocolate chips make them a great kid friendly choice for class parties. (idea from Rich and Delicious)
24. Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes
We love brining cupcakes to parties. Who can resist a deliciously moist and flavorful cupcake with a perfect buttercream icing?
These cherry vanilla cupcakes are one of those indulgent Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties that kids will really enjoy.
Not a fan of buttercream? Swap it out with your favorite cream cheese frosting instead. (idea from Sippy Cup Mom)
25. M&M Valentine Cookie Recipe
These sweet M&M Valentine cookies are a great choice for Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
They’d also be a great opportunity to earn money at a school bake sale or as a treat for Valentine’s themed parties where a large or small group of kids will be attending.
Send them to school in an airtight container for easy transport. (Idea from Sustain My Cooking Habit)
26. Heart Hugging Teddy Grahams
Isn’t this one of the cutest Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties?
The best part? These heart hugging Teddy Grahams are incredibly simple to make.
They are one of the easiest Valentine’s day treats you can make and sent to school.
Jumbo heart sprinkles are glued to each Teddy Graham’s tummy using a little melted candy. Genius. (idea from The Decorated Cookie)
27. Graham Cracker Love Letters
These sweet graham cracker love letters make for adorable Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
Graham crackers are transformed into an adorable love letter using white and red cookie icing. So simple and so cute. (idea from The Simple Parent )
More Valentine Freebies & Activities
- Valentine’s I Spy – fun little Valentine themed game for kids that works on fine motor skills. Send enough copies to school for your kiddos classmates to join in on the fun.
- Valentines day word search free printable – sweet word search created with loads of Valentine’s day vocab for kids.
- Race car Valentine cards – an adorable free printable race car Valentine card kids can give to friends and love ones
- Valentine’s Bingo – free printable bundle of 24 unique Valentine themed bingo cards. A great classroom party game.
- Play-Doh Valentine cards – print on card stock or construction paper to create adorable Play-Doh themed Valentine cards for your kiddos classmates.
- Rainbow fruit skewers – a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack idea for kids of all ages.
- Valentine unscramble worksheet – a free word puzzle game that requires kids to use their problem solving skills to decode the Valentine themed words
- Valentine’s day maze – a free printable heart maze for kids to complete in honor of Valentine’s day.
- Valentine Pretzel treats – a quick and easy Valentine treat perfect for sending to school, potlucks, bake sales and parties.
- Printable Valentine’s games – 9 free printable games you can use at school or home.
- Birthday breakfast ideas – kick off their special day with one of these extra special birthday breakfasts we know your kiddo will love
Phew! That’s a lot of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties up there.
We had loads of fun compiling this fun list of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties and can’t wait to make some ourselves.
With so many incredibly cute snack ideas to pick from we know you’ll have a hard time picking just one.
Which of these Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties are you planning to make for your kiddos class party?
Happy Valentine’s Day! 💖💘