It’s that time of year again and I feel like I just got done prepping for Christmas parties. Now we are onto Valentines Day. This, along with Christmas and Easter is one of my kids’ favorite holidays. Why do you think that is? CANDY of course!
I try not to make it just about candy and encourage them to get active by baking and getting creative, along with seeing the true meaning of the holiday. Valentines Day doesn’t have to be a romantic holiday. And it only takes two people to have a party. It’s important for me to encourage love and kindness and what it means to spend time with people you love.
But when you have kids, holiday parties can get pricey. I have learned to budget and reuse items from past parties. Here’s how I did this one spending less than $20.
I found most of my party items at Family Dollar. From the table cloth to the plates and party supplies.
These are the items I purchased. Everything but the tray was from Family Dollar.
Pencils – $1
Heart Notepads -$1
Table Cloth – $1
Heart Straws – $1
Plates – $1
Napkins – $1
Heart Decoration – $1
2 Glass Heart Bowls – $1
Cupcake Liners – $1
Heart Candy – $1
Tray – $5 (Target)
Whipped Icing – $1.79
These are the items I already had left over from Christmas
Cookie Mix from Aldi – I always have one in the pantry.
Cake Mix from Aldi
Cookie Cutters – I have a cutter for all the holidays
Glass Bottle Cups from Halloween
Left over popcorn
Left over Candy Melts
I got the kids to participate in making Valentines Sugar Cookies
These are the best, easiest cookies to make from Aldi. All you need is one egg and a stick of butter. They are amazing.
Best of all, the kids can easily mix the dough. Just roll it into a ball and refridgerate for a half hour. Then roll out with some flour.
They will love making heart shaped cookies.
Mix up some icing with some powdered sugar, milk (add little milk until desired thickness) and food dye.
Bake, cool, and decorate.
I also had some popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows, and candy melts left over from the holidays left over and threw it in a bowl. Mixed it up and there you have it.
The cupcakes and cookies were so simple. Don’t get me wrong, I like baking from scratch, but the kids just want to mix fast and play. this is the best way to do it!
Now all you need is some party favors like glasses and notepads and I got the kids to write messages to each other. They had a blast!
It’s so simple but so decorative. I only spent $16!