The best Valentine's party games are ones that everyone has fun playing. Choose the games based on whether you will need games for kids, tweens, adults or large groups of all ages. There are even a few fun games for couples to play on this romantic holiday.
Kid's Valentine's Game Ideas for the Classroom
To make Valentine's Day fun for kiddos, you need to keep them moving. There are several fun games they can play that will keep their interest peaked at the Valentine's Day Party.
Bullseye for Cupid
Create a bullseye board on poster board. Cut out several paper hearts and put some tape on one side. Blind fold the kids and spin them three times. Then have them try to get the heart closest to the bullseye. It is a fun Valentine's Day twist on pin the tail on the donkey and sure to keep kids entertained.
Break the Heart
You can either create your own pinata out of paper mache or buy a heart-shaped pinata. Fill it with Valentine's candies. You will then blindfold kids and have them take turns whacking it. The first one to break it is crowned the prince or princess heartbreaker and wears a sash or crown.
Valentine's Day Message
Another great Valentine's party game for everyone to play is a version of telephone tree. Come up with a special Valentine's Day message to give someone across the room and then tell the person next to you. Kids and adults will love the hilarious results of this fun game.
Outdoor Valentine's Day Games
If the weather cooperates, take your fun outside. In a large yard or on the playground, you can try these outdoor games:
- Have a relay race, handing off a paper heart to the next person.
- Consider setting up an obstacle course in the shape of a heart.
- Play "capture the heart," a modified version of capture the flag.
Heart Felt Games for Tweens or Teens
Tweens might be a little harder to appease for Valentine's Day games than kids. Look for games that are a bit more grown up and group oriented but still focus on the fun of the day.
Eat Your Heart Out
Bake cakes in heart shaped pans. After cooling, flip the cake out of the pan and place a small chocolate candy at the bottom of the pan. Without using their hands, guests must eat through the cake to find the piece of candy. The first person to find the candy is the winner.
- For a fun couple twist, you might have them do this in pairs with one person hold their hands with the other eats.
- For a messier version, consider serving spaghetti on a heart-shaped platter with a large meatball hidden amongst the sauce and noodles.
Hide the Heart
Rules for Hide the Heart are simple enough that anyone can play this game. Have one person hide a large stuffed heart somewhere in a room, while everyone else steps into another area of the house. The first person to find the heart gets to hide it for the next round.
Valentine's Day Bingo
Both tweens and teens will enjoy playing Valentine's Day bingo games, which can be found free online. To make it fun and interesting, you can turn it into couples or pair bingo. You might also have something special for the first couple to win.
Pass the Heart
This is going to require a paper heart and straws. Pair up tweens or let them pick their partners. The partners are going to work together to pass a paper heart to another group using the straw. They can do this by alternating who passes the heart or by doing it together. They must continue to pass the heart until they drop it or win. Any group to drop the heart is considered out. The final two poeple to successfully pass the heart are the winners.
Great Valentine's Games for Groups
Are you having a big Valentine's Day party? Keep in mind that just because you are hosting a Valentine's Day party, it does not mean the entire party needs to revolve around the romantic notions associated with the holiday. Instead, you can come up with some fun games that are sure to make everyone's heart pound with happiness as each person enjoys the fellowship.
Heart Candy Guess
Use your favorite Valentine candy to fill a glass container. Small red candy hearts, M&Ms or conversation hearts are all good options for this game. Pass the container around the party and have guests write down how many candies they think are in the container. The person who guesses the closest wins and gets to take the candy home.
Divide guests into two or more teams. Each team needs to find something in the room that starts with each letter of Valentine's Day. Once the team has found their items, inform them they need to write an original Valentine's Day poem using each of the items they gathered in their poem. You can have the guests write the poems individually or as a group. Then, read them aloud to everyone for some big group laughs.
My Secret Valentine
My Secret Valentine is a great holiday party icebreaker for a group who does not know one another well. Before the party, write out small index cards with five statements about a particular person. As guests enter the party, hand them a card. They must then find their "secret" Valentine by chatting with everyone, to find out whose card they have. While this game does not have winners or losers, it does get everyone chatting.
Mend a Broken Heart
Another great party icebreaker is Mend a Broken Heart. Before the party begins, cut hearts in half using jagged and zigzagged lines. Do not make any two alike. Give each guest half of a heart upon their arrival. Each guest must then find the other half of his/her heart amongst the rest of the party guests.
Adult Couples Valentine's Day Games
Valentine's Day can also be all about romance. Couples can enjoy playing a variety of games that will strengthen their bond of love as well as provide entertainment.
Before couples arrive, write down some phrases that are relevant to love on strips of paper. This can include titles of books, movies and songs. Use a heart shaped box to place the slips of paper in and give each couple a chance to act out their choice.
This game is played just like traditional Pictionary but uses Valentine symbols such as:
Divide people into teams of two to play this fun game.
Put a romantic twist on the classic scrabble game and use words related to Valentine's Day. You can be as risqué as you please. Be sure to include romantic words such as:
This game requires people to be grouped into teams of two. One person from the team will wear lipstick. A bell will ring and a timer will be set for 60 seconds. During that time, the person wearing lipstick will kiss the other as many times as possible on the cheek. Once the timer stops, kisses will be counted according to lip marks on the cheeks. The team with the most kisses will be the winner.
Fun Games for All
There are a wide mix of fun games that can played for Valentine's Day. Whether you are around a group of close friends or with your someone special, games are entertaining and a great way to pass the time.