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Party Menu Ideas

on 12.30.2010 at 2:28pm

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frugal party ideas

It’s never a bad idea to relax and throw a party with friends and family! So, here are a few budget-friendly party recipes based on common stock up ingredients and current store sales!

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies – Recipe

Bacon (on sale at Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter, Winn-Dixie, Food Lion and Publix)
Cocktail Sausages (on sale at Bi-Lo, Harveys, Food Lion or Harris Teeter)
Brown Sugar (on sale at Bi-Lo)

Cheesy Jalepeno Corn Muffins – Recipe

Martha White Cornbread Mix (free at Bi-Lo)
Jarred Jalepenos or canned Green Chiles (these were on sale all summer)
Cheddar or Jack Cheese (on sale at Harveys)

Use a mini-muffin tin for bite sized snacks!

Caramel Apple Dip – Recipe

Cream Cheese (on sale at Harris Teeter)
Brown Sugar (use the rest of the pack from the smokies)
Apples (in season and most stores have them for 99¢ lb.)

Coat apples in lemon juice to prevent browning

Meatballs in Spaghetti Sauce

Meat Balls (on sale at Bi-lO)
Pasta Sauce (stockpile item)

Heat in slow cooker or large pot until warmed through

Hot Spinach Dip – Recipe

Frozen Spinach 99¢ for the store brand
Sour Cream (on sale at Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Sweetbay and Harveys)
Mayo (stockpile item)

Use veggies, crackers, pretzels or bread for dipping

What are your favorite party foods on a budget?

    • Linda

      Check out Food.com it’s not the TV Channel Food Network , but home chefs with regular ingredients that you have on hand.

    • The Buffalo Chicken Dip is such a crowd pleaser. I am a teacher and every friday different grades sign up to bring snacks. That is one of the most popular items (even at 8am in the morning!) YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY

    • Emily

      Can't beat the simplicity of good chips and salsa! Yummy! I just need to find a good recipe for homemade queso! :)

    • Elle Tyler

      Oh dear — you need to wrap that bacon around some pitted dates. Run them under the broiler – fantastic!

    • momof3

      Our family does fondue for New Year's and Valentine's Day, as well as a few other times during the year…It's fun, and entertaining!