If you are an elementary school room mom, right about now you may find yourself scrambling for Valentine party ideas. Volunteering is almost always more work than we anticipate and I’ll be the first to give you a fist bump for saying yes to serving as the room mom either on your own or by default. But please don’t ever feel bad if you find yourself behind the “not nearly ready to have the party” eight ball. Life happens and sometimes we have to scramble. Work happens and we have unexpected deadlines we can’t move. Sick kids happen and we are canceling commitments and shifting tasks left and right so we can tend to our family. Snow storms happen and the entire city shuts down so you have no choice but to yield to the snow and get outside and play with your family. Tough gig!
All of these things and more can happen without your control and the next thing you know, you are staring at a week before the class Valentine party and you’ve got nothing ready to roll. So let’s save the room mom day this weekend with some truly clever ideas for EASY treats and crafts from Spoonful.com. If your are a room mom for tweens, you might love our posts featuring Valentine’s Day Classroom Treats and Party Ideas with Conversation Hearts ~ each created with that “hard to please” and “easily embarrassed” in between stage called tweens.
Heart Shaped Rice Krispy Treats
Hands down my favorite go to treat for when I have zero time and even less creativity, Rice Krispy Treats are a crowd pleaser and easily dressed up for pretty presentation giving you that room mom magic when they are so nice to share.
Heart Shaped Fruit Snacks
Edible valentines are so much fun and when it comes to classroom treats, finding something both healthy and allergy free while simply being oh so cute is a room mom challenge that never fades away. An adorable home run on all fronts!
Valentine Pencil Topper
If you are looking for an easy classroom craft, this one passes the “Easy on the room mom” test. A little prep time to cut, label, and hole punch the foam hearts can be tackled in half the time by purchasing a Valentine foam craft kit full of hearts. You might even hit the jackpot and find them already printed.
Ribbon Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets are as popular as ever and with a wide selection of ribbons to suit but boys and girls this can be the perfect classroom craft.
With just one child in elementary school, my days as a Room Mom are numbered. Juggling a child in high school and a college student as well, our lives are busier than ever. I love how easy these ideas are and am always grateful for both food items and crafts I can pull off on short notice. Because lets face it, some years are just more organized than others. Thank goodness for Pinterest to keep the clever in my room mom magic. Our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board is full of all kinds of creative options from around the web.
What treats and crafts are you bringing to the class Valentine’s party this year?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
Disclosure: A version of this post was originally published in 2013. Special thanks to Spoonful.com for sharing these wonderful and EASY ideas for the last minute Valentine’s Party planner in us all. My opinions are entirely my own.