If you are throwing a Valentine’s Day party, either for kids or adults, the supplies needed for games don’t have to be expensive. That’s why I love shopping at Dollar Tree and coming up with activities and games! There are so many things available in store and ways you can use the items in order to create something fun to do.
And so, here are 7 Valentine’s Day Party games you can make using supplies that you find at your Dollar Tree store.
Heart-to-Heart Ring Toss
Headband with heart antennas
3 packages of glow sticks, 8 ct. each
Open the packages of glow sticks and make 12 rings using 2 sticks and 2 connectors for each. To play the game, one person is selected to wear the headband. All other players take turns using the 12 glow rings to gently toss them, aiming to get the rings around one of the two heart antennae. Score one point for each ring you get hooked onto the headband and the player with the most points wins!
100 ct. bag of Mini Felt Hearts
Something that plays music, like a smartphone
This game is played like musical chairs but with felt hearts! Using the Sharpie marker, write numbers on the felt hearts, up to however many players you have. For instance, if you had 12 people playing you would write the numbers 1 through 12, each on their own heart. Pile the numbered hearts into the center of a table. Then number another set of hearts, for the same quantity and put those into a bag or container. These will be the hearts you draw to eliminate players.
On your go, play some music while all players go around the table (or playing area) until the music stops. Once the music stops everyone races to grab a heart. There are enough hearts for everyone, so be sure that all players get one.
Next, draw a heart out from the bag or container. Whatever number it is will eliminate the player holding that number. Continue playing until only one player remains and is declared the winner!
3 packages of heart stamps, 8 ct. each
White mini circle labels
Cover the bottom of each stamper with a white mini circle. Then write an “X” on 20 of the white circles and an “L”, “O”, “V”, and “E”, on the remaining 4 white circles. Put the stampers face down so you can’t see the circles and mix the stamps around.
To play the game, everyone will take turns trying to spell the word “LOVE” without uncovering too many “X”s! The first player will begin by picking up one stamper at a time. Once the player has uncovered all of the letters to spell the word LOVE, have them count up the number of “X”s they uncovered. That is their score and the lower the score the better. After everyone has played, whoever has the lowest score (or uncovered the least amount of “X”s before they found the word LOVE) is the winner!
3 packages of Valentine erasers, 18 ct. each
4 boxes, buckets, or containers to serve as “baskets” for the game
Slips of paper and a Sharpie
To set up the game, write point values on the slips of paper for each box or container you have. So if you are playing with 4 boxes, write 1, 2, 3, and 4, each on a slip of paper. Then tape each slip of paper on a box and space the boxes out on the floor. For instance, the 4 point box should be further away from the throwing line as it is more points and should be harder to score in.
Set a timer for 1 minute. Players then take turns taking a handful of erasers and one at a time gently tossing the eraser aiming for one of the baskets. After one minute is up the player stops taking shots and counts up how many points they received. They then collect all the erasers thrown and pass them on to the next player. After all players have had a turn, the person with the most points wins the game.
Rose Petal Drop
Package of Rose Petals, 300 count
To play this game, spread the 300 rose petals around a table that is easy to maneuver around. On your go, start the timer and the first player is to blow the petals off the table. Once all of the petals are on the floor, stop the timer. Pick up the petals, spread them out on the table again, and the next player goes. Once everyone has had a turn, the player that blew the rose petals onto the floor the fastest is the winner!
Find the Red Heart
Fabric Gift Bag, 2 pc (you’ll only be using one)
4 bags of red and silver chocolate shaped hearts
To set up this game, open up all 4 bags of chocolate hearts and take out only the silver ones. Add all of the silver hearts to one of the fabric bags. Then take just one red heart and put that in the bag too.
To play this game, the first player reaches their hand into the bag and pulls out a heart. Most likely it is silver. They are looking for the only red heart in the bag. So the player will keep drawing out hearts until they find the red one. After they find it, count up how many silver hearts they drew before they found the red one. That is their point total. The lowest amount of points (or least amount of silver hearts drawn before the red one) is the winner.
2 to 3 bags of glass gems (they have red and white gems that would be perfect for a Valentine’s day party!)
container of some sort – I liked the acrylic Valentine’s themed glasses seen in the picture below
Slips of paper for people to put their guesses on
Open up the gems and put them into whatever clear container you are using for this game. Be sure you count them privately first so you know the answer!
Then, all players will then take turns guessing how many gems they think are in the container. The person that guesses the closest to the exact number without going over (Price Is Right rules!), is declared the winner!