Valentine’s Day Themed Party

We celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year.

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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.

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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

  1.  Preheat oven to 425* Farenheit
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or use a baking stone.
  3. Lay out Puff Pastry Sheet on cookie sheet/baking stone. Roll out edges slightly.
  4. Place Brie in the center of the puff pastry sheet.
  5. Top with Raspberry Preserves.
  6. Bundle puff pastry up around the cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before serving with your choice of crackers.
**Puff Pastry sheets come 2 in a box. If you are only using one you can re-wrap the 2nd one and put it back in the freezer. You can thaw overnight in the Fridge or on the counter at room temperature for 40 minutes.

Watch for my article tomorrow about how the party went and see the Valentine’s Day Cookies we made.


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  1. says

    I also buy as much as possible from Dollar Tree, when planning a party.
    When I can, I have guests bring food or drinks.
    I save decorations for themed parties in storage containers for future use.
    I don’t do children’s parties right now.
    I might in the future, as my first granddaughte will be 1 in May!

  2. Tracy says

    I use coupons on everything and try to catch things on clearance. I also keep a gift box to put things in all year as I find great deals

  3. Lauren Walsh says

    When planning any party I look into how I can make the decorations myself. I always see stuff at the store and think, wow…..that is so easy to make and half the price when I make it myself!!! Not only that, but the kids get to be involved as well! We also like the idea of a party after lunch, but before dinner to save on big meal purchasing!

  4. Kristi says

    When I plan a party I also shop at the dollar tree. I try to be as frugal as possible that way I can spend more on the gift. My kids know that I don’t buy anything full price because of coupons and it’ll eventually go on sale or clearance.

  5. says

    Brie is also great with sweet pepper jelly – and if you might have gluten free guests, skip the “en croute” part and bake it plain and have apple slices as an alternative to crackers.

  6. clarissa says

    we have a huge party every summer at our house. I save by starting to shop for things like soda well well in advance taking advantage of good prices when they come up

  7. Lydia H says

    I try to buy clearance ahead of time when I can guess what theme the party might be in. So, sometimes I have picked up stuff couple years in advance!

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