We celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year.
My daughter turned 9 and we decided to have a “Love” themed party. This was an easy theme to do because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I was on a mission to save so we hit the local Dollar Tree. We were able to pick up plates, napkins, silverware, cups and streamers all with a Valentine’s Day theme and a lovely red color. I paid under $10 and that gave me enough dishes for snacks and cake for 20 people.
To further curb the party spending, I scheduled it for 3:00 PM. This meant I only needed to have light snacks and beverages instead of serving lunch or dinner. I also saved money by baking and decorating my daughter’s birthday cake. You can read about that here.
I wanted to serve snacks that suited both adults and children. For the kids I selected carrots and dip, chips, and pretzels. All of which I bought on sale. For the adults I stepped it up with Baked Brie and Raspberry Preserves and delicious Valentine’s Day cookies. This was my first time making Baked Brie and it was a huge success. I served it with delicious pretzel crackers.
Check out how the party went and see the Valentine’s Day Cookies we made.
Valentine’s Day Baked Brie with Raspberry Preserves
1-Puffed Pastry Sheet (found in the freezer section) Store Brand***
1 8 oz round of Brie (Found in the deli section)
1/3 cup Raspberry Preserves
Any type of Crackers
- Preheat oven to 425* Farenheit
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet or use a baking stone.
- Lay out Puff Pastry Sheet on cookie sheet/baking stone. Roll out edges slightly.
- Place Brie in the center of the puff pastry sheet.
- Top with Raspberry Preserves.
- Bundle puff pastry up around the cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes
- Cool for 5 minutes before serving with your choice of crackers.
Watch for my article tomorrow about how the party went and see the Valentine’s Day Cookies we made.
Check out our Valentine’s Day posts:
- Valentine’s Day Recipes
- Valentine’s Day Crafts
- Valentine’s Day Gifts
- Valentine’s Day Ideas
- Valentine’s Day Deals