How about this for an easy treat for class parties?
Desserts for Party shares this twist on the cupcake topper. Buy a bag of heart shaped suckers if you can't find any like these, purchase some pre-made white icing cupcakes, and add some crushed sucker pieces for a topping. So simple!
This one is an easy one, too, from Domestically Speaking.
You could embellish store-bought cupcakes with candies or you could bring the cupcakes
in iced and ready for the children to add their own Valentine's candy decorations. It would be a treat and a class activity, too.
We make these quite often around here with Rolo's or Hershey's Kisses and pretzels,
but I love the Idea Room's version with Dove chocolate hearts and a Valentine M&M.
These only take a few minutes to make and would also be a
thoughtful gift bagged up for a favorite teacher.
Super easy popcorn balls on decorative straw sticks from Parents.com. Hint: Sometimes you can even find pre-made popcorn balls in the grocery store, especially around a holiday.
Heart shaped pepperonis from See Kate Sew would be a fun classroom twist on a Pizza Party! Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to turn round pepperoni's into Valentines hearts - so easy!
Gorgeous fondant cupcakes from Create Celebrate Explore using a fondant press (find on the cake decorating aisle of the craft store) to make the flower impression. It might look hard, but it's really a little like working with playdough.
Here's a great fondant recipe made from marshmallows to get you started, and best of all, fondant will keep for weeks if wrapped tightly and sealed in a ziploc bag.
Gorgeous red velvet macaroons from Delectable Deliciousness might be a little more difficult to make for the busy mom, but these were so pretty, I had to include them. I think you could try make something similar with red velvet cake cut with heart shaped cookie cutters or you can always try this idea from Bakerella for heart-shaped Oreo cakesters.
Best wishes with all of your own class parties, and don't forget your camera --
they are growing up fast!