Here is a fun family or girl activity that is appropriate for Valentine’s! Allow each participant to write down a service they are willing to give before the month is over that anyone would benefit from. To add to the fun, wrap the service gifts up in valentine décor. *If this activity involves girls encourage them to bring their service pre-wrapped with festive flair. As for the exchange, carry it out as you would a typical “White Elephant Gift Exchange” (I changed the name from white to pink to match the holiday). Place all the gifts in the center of a circle. Have everyone draw a number. In order allow the first person to select a gift and open it. Then, the second person can choose whether they want the open gift or to open a new gift… This continues until all gifts are opened. Additional rules could be set in advance to keep the game fun.
Helpful hint- depending on your crowd you may need to establish a few rules from the beginning. i.e.- Can the service cost money and if so how much, all service must be performed by a certain date…
End this activity with fun treats! You could make my Peanut-Shaped Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies (Elephant appropriate). Or keep the party hopping and create a treat together like heart shaped sugar cookie fruit pizza's or chocolate bowls filled with berries and ice cream.