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For my senior project, I am having a junior high Valentine's Day/Winter dance. I need name ideas and cheap, but nice deocorating ideas and tips.
Rachel from Pittsburgh, PA
My school called the Valentines dance "Party Harty" last year. It was really cute with huge heart shaped balloons everywhere.
Add more color to the decorations. instead of just red and pink how about a little white and a hint of silver.
To add a twist to the theme, have people wear masks to give the dance a romantic mystery feeling. That way people will dance with people they wouldn't have before.
our school is having a Valentines dance, and the theme is Cupid's Got Bad Aim. We just have a ton of arrows(paper ones-not real) and they are going everywhere, into random things. It's a pretty funny theme I think. (have a good Party!)
How about a Venice, Italy theme. Or maybe Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) theme. That would be romantic.
Have some different activities so that people aren't just sitting around bored. Make sure you include themed prizes like teddy bears and chocolate.
Cinderella dance: all the girls put one shoe in the center and every guy picks a shoe and finds the owner, then dances with them. You could do it by grade so it's not a 6th grader with an 8th grader, awkward!
At our school Valentines dance, I had this great idea that we should have a "kissing booth" but instead of giving away kisses, give Hershey's kisses to the people. That's always creative and fun.
For our Halloween dance we had king and queen of the dance and we are doing it for valentines day are theme is queen of hearts. You should have lots of balloons and hearts ever where.
I think you guys should put in lots of twinkling lights. Even those that aren't into dating will think it's really cool. The more twinkling lights, the less overhead lights you have to use. My youth group throws a dance every year and we have over 300 Christmas lights (clear, not colored). Last year, we created the coolest patterns. Be creative and try to include candles (a walkway would be cool!)
You guys could have grams and sell crush sodas for people to give to their crushes
Thank you for the help.
Hi, my friends and I are from high park alternative school and we have 2 days to plan a valentines day party and so we're staying in at lunch but were not really getting anywhere. We read all of these ideas and some of them are pretty cool, but we think that the dancing with teachers thing is just...ew. creepy. So here are some of our plans but they kinda suck....
-our theme is valentines day so probably pink and read and heartish lovey stuff every where
-strawberry ice cream sundaes with whipped cream and merachino cherries
-red pink and white streamers
-we might use the "cupids got bad aim" theme (thx whoever came up with that idea)
-piles and piles of heart shaped cookies with red and pink sprinkles
-lots of sparkly white lights so we can turn the lights off
-strawberrys dipped in chocolate fondu
-lots of different types of music because every likes different types.
-fake flowers everywhere
-arrange all the tables in a hear shape
(omg I TOLD you out ideas are lame :S)
-put confetti everywhere (valentines colours)
-ipod speakers for people to do their own music and requests if wanted
-fruit and candy cabobs
-heart shaped ice cudes cuz we have heart shaped ice cube trays :P
(if you have any good ideas for us PLASE email me b4 valentines day! rachael_roxygirl AT hotmail.com
-romantic playlists chips and stuff like regular party foods
-heart glasses (hard to explain)
You can always go to the 99 cent store and get paper decore or look up some diys on youtube
I need ideas on having a Valentine's ball for youth, similar to a prom.
Mary from Texas
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My middle school Is having a Valentine's dance and we need ideas.
T from District Heights Maryland
One little idea put conversation hearts in little paper cupcake holders. Get some styrofoam and make large heart shape forms then wrap with pink, red ribbons for decorations. Pink, red, silver ballons all around. Then have a photo area,
something decorated where a couple stands in front of it and gets picture snapped for a few dollars.
Treat it as a usual dance, just decorate with pink/red/white & hearts all over the place! Much can be done w/ 8x11 construction paper hearts & crepe paper streamers!
If refreshments are served, think red/pink for the drinks or punch. Snacks & treats can help carry the theme, so if they're donated ask for valentine theme items. Use of red or Valentine napkins helps set the tone. Not everything has to be those colors. Too much is not good. Clear cups & colored/theme napkins work well for example. Or colored cups & napkins with white foam plates. Perhaps the music would be a bit more "romatically" themed, however, not everyone there will be a couple which must be taken into consideration. Unless it's a couples dance.
There's plenty of good rock or modern music that could fit into a Valentine's Day theme. Just think about the titles or words of the songs, anything about love whether good or bad. That would include many songs in any style of music.
Remember that the kids there will be between 6th & 8th grade (guess?) so the ages & interests will be varied. Some are into dating & some are not. It should be enjoyable for all kids represented there. Maybe you could get some teachers involved & raffle (for free & for fun) a dance w/ "your favorite teacher of choice".
Kids could put their names into a "hat" to be chosen to dance. Teachers present would line up & chosen kids would choose a teacher. I don't know if this would be permitted, so get permission first. Could be seen as good entertainment or perhaps not allowed. If allowed, it doesn't have to be a romantic song, fast dancing would be equally as fun, perhaps more so as the teachers may not dance the way the kids do! It could even be a silly Valentines type song. The music teacher might have some good selections. May be difficult to get teachers to make "fools" of themselves, but many are all for good fun.
Or, for fun, have a coffee can set up for each teacher at the school, kids can cast a paper vote for their 'favorite' / 'most lovable' teacher & write why. With the winner & runners up being announced at the dance & some of the reasons read. The cans of votes & reasons can then be given to those teachers, it will make them smile to see why the students like them. Please do not use these or other activities to hurt feelings of teachers or kids. Hope you enjoy the dance whatever you decide to do. (01/20/2006)
I think you should see if anybody that you know's mom's or dad's are photographers, and you can see if they can take pictures of the kids for $1 or $2 a pic. They would use an instant camera. Also, if your having it in the cafeteria, see if you can sell food and things there. You can have votes for the best couple and etc. at our dance we are choosing the best dancers, best dressed, and so forth. You can have 20-40 volunteers (even number of girls and boys) put their names into hats, one girl hat and one boy hat, and one name out of each hat, and have the drawn couples dance together. We did something like that 2 years ago. (02/05/2006)