Need a simple Valentine’s Banquet idea? This is one of many easy activities for a church banquet or a school party. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, adds no extra cost to the reader, but helps support this site.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! My husband is a youth minister, and each year he is in charge for some of the entertainment and gathering prizes for our church’s Valentine’s Day Banquet. Every year we have a jar of candies at the Valentine’s ticket registration table. Guests guess how many candies are in the jar, and the person who guesses the closest wins. It is a fun and easy Valentine’s Banquet idea that serves as a game and a prize in one. I usually dress the jar up for him in some way. If you are in charge of a Valentine’s Banquet or dance this year, this is a simple idea that you can do completely last minute.
- Mason jar filled with candies
- Mini chalkboard with baker’s twine attached
- Wire Ribbon
- Bow Wire
- Mini Bowdabra
Cut a piece of bow wire, approximately 8 inches. Lay it in the Mini Bowdabra and tuck the ends of the wire under the Mini Bowdabra.
Lay a piece of ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra, leaving approximately 8″ tail.
Fold the ribbon and insert it back through the Mini Bowdabra. My ribbon is one sided, so I twisted it slightly in the center so that the right side is always on the outside.
Continue going back and forth, making loops, until the desired size bow is created.
Use the scrunching tool to scrunch down the bow. Bring up the bow wire and tie.
Pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Finish tying off the bow wire. Fluff the bow until it looks great. Tie on the mini chalkboard.
Cut off the loose ends from all the wire and twine. Use the tails of the bow to tie around the jar.
What other church banquet games have you planned or participated in for a Valentine’s Day Banquet?