Since Sloane’s birthday was close to Valentine’s Day I thought a heart themed party would be perfect, and decor items readily available. I’ve also always loved anything heart and love themed, so it was an easy theme to choose!
For the waffle bar, I made the waffles the night before and reheated them on a low temp once guests arrived. The kids loved being able to add their own toppings. The heart waffle maker worked really well and I’ll be able to use it for Valentine’s Day for years to come!
I decided to do a heart shaped pancake cake for just her. It was super easy and cheap! I bought the pancakes from a local diner and the frosting from the bakery we use often. I could have made the pancakes myself of course but figured why not get perfectly shaped and fluffy ones made by someone else! I then used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut them out.
The kids gift bags included plastic heart shaped glasses, heart bouncy balls, bubbles and assorted candy. Not pictured were some heart activity books and stickers for the kiddos to make Valentines with. The bargain section at Target was a gold mine for these items!