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A Valentine’s Day Party complete with fun snacks, cute decorations, and the show stopper: Snack Packs!
I love Valentine’s Day, but never get to spend it with my husband. He works EVERY Valentine’s Day, so I spend it with the 4 other loves of my life—my kids! This year I wanted to show them the love with a fun party.
Today I am going to share my party plans with you, and some great recipes for Valentine’s Day fun!
First, I decided to go with a pink and hearts theme. And call it the “Mixin the Love” party with Snack Pack. See, my kids love to dip and mix things in, so this was the perfect party for them. I went to Walmart and bought Vanilla and Chocolate Snack Packs along with lots of fun heart shaped and Valentine’s Day themed treats and snacks, and decorations. Walmart had lots of Snack Pack options, including sugar free and fat free. Which I love!
I love Snack Pack pudding. When I was in high school, I would buy a case and take one to school every single day. I love the taste, they have the same amount of calcium as an 8 oz glass of milk, and they now have an Easy Open Lid, which means I don’t even have to help my kids open them!
For my party, I chose three different ways to use the Snack Pack pudding that would be fun for my kids: As a dip for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Wafer Cookies. As chocolate “sauce” for Cupid’s Arrow Fruit Kabobs. And with fun mix-ins, including Red Velvet Brownie Bites, which I will share the recipe for!
I decorated the table with hearts, streamers, and lots of pink, burlap, and fun!
I set up a mixin station with all kinds of things to mix into the pudding cups, like sprinkles, candies, fruit, and Red Velvet Brownie Bites. And I let the kids have fun.
The first area was for choosing Valentine’s Wafer cookies and vanilla or chocolate Snack Pack for dipping.
You could let your kids help you make the wafer cookies if you want. My little one was in charge of the sprinkles. So I would dip the wafer and he would sprinkle it. You can find full instructions for these wafer cookies here.
Then we had Cupid’s Arrow Fruit Kabobs, which the kids could dip in the chocolate Snack Pack! They loved it, and ate a ton of them, which I will never complain about.
As you can see I used mango, pineapple, grapes, blueberries, and strawberries to make my “arrows” but you can use whatever fruit your kids like or that you have on hand. The strawberries are awesome dipped in the chocolate pudding!
Of course we had to have something to drink, so I made “Love Punch” which is basically pink lemonade or fruit punch mixed with a lemon-lime soda. Or, you can simplify things further and use a pink or red punch that is already made, like a Cherry 7UP!
I got all my cute decor and ribbons at Walmart in the party section, and used some stuff I already had.
But my favorite part of the party was the Mix-In Station. I made Red Velvet Brownie Bites that were so easy and so yummy. When I was at Walmart I saw a cute silicone mold with hearts, and knew it would be perfect for the brownie bites. I overfilled it, so I scraped off the tops and made triffles with those, so I kind of smashed the brownie down, and then stuck it in the fridge for a few minutes so they would firm up! They turned out great.
And not only did they look great, but they tasted great too.
And mixed with the Snack Packs…sooooo good!
So here’s what you need to make them:
Red Velvet Brownie Bites
- 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tbs unsalted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion
- 1/2 tsp red food coloring
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- Mini muffin pan or heart shaped silicone baking pan
- Preheat oven to 425
- Spray silicone baking tray with non-stick cooking spray
- In a microwave safe bowl microwave for 1 minutes to melt together butter and chocolate,stir well then continue heating in 30 second intervals until chocolate and butter are melted completely
- Whisk in eggs and sugar.
- Stir in flour, red velvet emulsion, red food coloring, baking powder and salt
- Fill each slot of baking pan about 3/4 full
- Bake 23-26 minutes
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
And I loved watching them have fun!
What’s your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids?
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