Party Recap

I threw a Valentine's Day party for a friends and family get together. I wanted it to be sweet and vintage, but I also wanted to try to keep it on a very tight budget of around $35.

So, using things around the house and a trip to the Dollar Store, I managed to throw the entire party, including homemade food and favors, for less than $35.

My mission to stay within budget meant getting creative and finding multiple uses for my items.

I used packages of dollar store doilies to serve food, create a banner and dress up mason jars for flowers and drink containers.

I got creative with the food by using two boxes of cake mix to give me three different desserts--cupcakes, a three-layer cake and cupcakes in a jar.

The homemade marshmallow pops were the most popular. At just $5 for marshmallows, lollipop sticks and candy melts, I was able to create two dozen pops.

I had a great time getting creative trying to stay within my budget!

The FREE printables from this party can be found at www.threelittlemonkeysstudio.com.


Party Highlights

  • Budget


  • Party Favors

    Strawberry Marshmallow Cupcake in a Jar

  • What People Ate

    Strawberry cupcakes, Cake and Marshmallow Heart Pops

  • What People Drank

    Milk and Coffee


1 comment

  • Melissa N

    Melissa N wrote:

    very nice display! Love how you used the doilies!