Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine Table Toppers

I always think they had the neatest ideas back in the 40s and 50s.  I only read about them now since I was a child of the 70s, but I can re-create them using things available for purchase today.  Not only that, but I have a little miss that loves to make things too, and these are just as simple for her to make on her own if I have some chores that need to be done.  And we will continue to share them here! 

Valentine parties are so fun and so darling with all the pink and red, two of my favorite colors.  Here are some simple table toppers you can make with things you find at the discount store! 

Here's your supply line up:  red jelly hearts, red heart suckers, paper hearts and/or glitter hearts (we found ours at WalMart in the Valentine section, but you could also make your own with construction paper, or use a doily like they did in our book).  We also used scrapbook mono-adhesive and glue dots.

Simply attach your paper heart to the back of the sucker, add a glitter heart on the front, if you wish, and then push the sucker stick into the front of the jelly heart.  They will stand on their own and make a heart-stopping center piece for a school party or a little one's February birthday. Line them up or circle them around your cupcakes.  Have fun! 

This ideas was inspired by The Complete Book of Children's Parties by Florence Hamsher, 1949.


  1. I love the simplicity and sweetness of these!

    1. Thank you, dear! They turned out really cute and they were great for her class. :)