Looking to save money? Our money savings experts are here to help. Whether you are planning a holiday party, small get-together, or trying to save money on your weekly grocery bill, Tara (Deal Seeking Mom) and Jenny (Southern Savers) share their frugal advice to keep you on budget so you can focus on the finer things in life.
Q: My kid's school class always has a Valentine's Day party, and each year I always end up spending too much time and money on providing a snack and Valentines for the class party. What money saving ideas can I use to make this more inexpensive?
There's no need to put a lot of pressure on yourself to spend a lot of money for your kids' Valentine's Day party. If you are short on time do not feel bad about picking up ready-made valnentines from the store. While you're there, pick up some yummy cookies or Rice Krispies Treats that have a space for you to write a special message like Happy Valentine's Day. You should be able to get out of the store paying under ten bucks for both items, and I promise no one at your kids' Valentine's Day party is going to think any less of you. Your family will be thankful for the extra time and attention you have for them!
I would encourage you to create a dessert that doubles as a valentine. Cake Pops are all the rage these days, but they seem to be a lot of work. You can take the easier route and create Heart Valentine Treats. Get your kids involved and get them to create a sweet little label or card that you can add to each of them to hand out to their friends at their Valentine's Day party.