Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday when you have kids. Pink and red hearts, tiny candies that say “hug me”, cartoon valentine’s day cards…it’s adorable.
Last year was our first venture in the preschool Valentine’s Day Party circuit, so naturally I went to Target to find some cute Valentine’s Day cards and I was blown away at the amount of candy themed treats marketed towards kids.
At my kids’ preschool they have a party for v-day and parents sign up to bring in different items. I absolutely love that we (parents) get to be involved (it’s a co-op, so we get to volunteer in class as well, which I adore!). I also love that it’s a pretty balanced party as far as snacks go – there is typically a cookie or cupcake brought in, along with fresh fruit, and then the rest of the sign up sheet is non-food related party stuff like festive napkins, and a little holiday themed trinket (eraser, pencil, etc).
It made me happy to see the balance and got me thinking about healthy Valentine’s Day treats that kids and parents would love equally.
Full disclosure – I am 100% for having candy on Valentine’s Day! Chocolate kisses and conversation hearts are some of my faves but I like the idea of celebrating the holiday with festive treats that aren’t candy related.
So I set up a little Valentine’s Day Party with my little ones that was a huge hit!
Mixed Berry Bowls
Most kids love fruit. I’ve also found that most kids will eat anything that is served on a stick or in a cute little bowl.
I combined fresh blueberries and raspberries in these festive little Valentine’s Day Cupcake wrappers that I found at Target. I simply chose fruit that was on sale and would fit well into the little cups. You can completely customize it.
Extra bonus – each child can take their little cupcake wrapper serving of fruit without having to worry about fingers touching all the fruit. Completely class party friendly!
Strawberry Banana Smoothies
This smoothie is a favorite in our house! It’s so simple to make and contains no additional sweetener, just naturally sweet from fruit. Plus you don’t need to add ice because the frozen banana makes it super creamy and thick.
This would be a great hit at a classroom party if you are able to bring in a blender to mix just before serving or you could even freeze individual little cups and allow to thaw slightly before serving.
I picked up the cute little heart shaped straws at the dollar store, adding a festive touch without a lot of extra $$
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ frozen banana
- Combine the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth
- If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk
Raspberry Yogurt Bites
How cute are these heart shaped raspberry yogurt bites?
Guess what, they are even easier to make than they are cute and kids love them! Just two simple ingredients – yogurt and fresh fruit.
I got these silicone heart shaped ice cube trays on amazon and used them to make these adorable yogurt bites.
You can use any kind of yogurt you like, but remember with yogurt to be wary of the sugar content. I used strawberry flavored greek yogurt and simple chopped up some fresh raspberries (strawberries were not in season) and then filled the mold and then placed it in the freezer for about 2 hours to set.
Tip on the yogurt bites – make sure you fill each heart shape completely and then scrape extra off with a butter knife so you have a smooth surface on the back.
Raspberry Yogurt Bites Recipe
Prep Time – 5 min
Cook Time – 1-2 hours (in freezer)
Serving – 12 hearts
1 cup fruit flavored yogurt
1/2 cup fresh berries, chopped
Place yogurt in a bowl and combine with chopped fruit
Mix until combined
Spoon mixture into silicone mold until each mold is completely filled
Tip – use a butter knife to flatten the top of each mold to ensure a flat bottom
Place mold in the freezer for 1-2 hours until set
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