When deciding on valentine themes for church parties it is important that you choose something that will make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
Of course, you will plan a romantic couples-only banquet much different than a party that will include all the members and age groups of your congregation; but, the emphasis should be on having fun and spreading the message of love that is expressed during the Valentine season.
So, choose a theme, add a dash of your own creativity and enjoy spending a LOVE-ly evening with your church family.
Transform your church into Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, or Israel and then bring the great love stories of the Bible to life by asking participants to dress as famous Bible couples such as Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Zipporah, or Mary and Joseph. If your party is not couples-only, you could expand this theme to include Bible Families.
Twinkling lights, soft music, and a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower will transport guests to the beauty and intrigue of the most romantic city in the world. Set up little “cafe” booths that feature famous French cuisine such as pastries, gourmet chocolate and truffles, cheese, crepes, and maybe even some ratatouille. Depending on the group, you may like to have people dress in evening attire and plan a dance “under the stars”, or if your party includes a lot of children and singles, you can have a little fun by learning a few traditional French group dances.
Recreate the beautiful architecture and romance of a Venice village and invite church members to enjoy a sampling of Italian cuisine, classical music, and renaissance art. Strap wheels to the bottom of light canoes or kayaks and have couples compete in “gondola” races, or have an Italian Serenade where husbands sing love songs to their lovely ladies. Of course, the best serenade deserves a prize. Again, if you have a lot of singles, make the gondola race girls versus guys, and have a love song karaoke contest instead of a romantic serenade.
Decorate with the traditional hearts and roses, and then ask church members to come decked out in their best Valentine attire.
You can have a conservative “red and white” theme, or make it more of a costume party that encourages extravagance, homemade accessories, and even a little silliness.
Valentine's Day is about love and candy - and nothing says “I love you” better than lots and lots of candy! Transform your church into a quaint candy store – red, white, and pink, of course – and ask everyone to bring their favorite Valentine candy treat to share. With cinnamon hearts, candy lips, chocolate roses, and conversation hearts, your party will be absolutely delectable. Play Valentine candy trivia, use foil wrapped hearts as backgammon or checkers pieces, and swap ping pong paddles for giant heart-shaped lollipops.
Have a mother-daughter Valentine's tea, or extend the invitation and show the love of the season to other ladies in the community. Serve heart-shaped cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, or have a cupcake decorating contest. You may even want to rent a room at a local retirement home and bring a special Valentine's tea party to the elderly and lonely.
Whether couples, singles, kids – or a mixture of all three – a Valentine party is a great way to celebrate the season of love. By incorporating a few simple Valentine themes and ideas, you can plan a church party that everyone will enjoy. In fact, it just might become an annual event!
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