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Ultimate Christmas Planning Guide

Ultimate Christmas Planning Guide

If you're like me, and LOVE the Christmas season, but find it hard to manage it all, I have a Christmas present for you: my Christmas Planning Guide -- or, as I think of it, my December survival guide. Merry Christmas! At Christmas time, there’s so much we want to do,...

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Get your house party ready: 12 steps to clutter busting

Get your house party ready: 12 steps to clutter busting

Sometimes, I feel like making my house presentable is half the battle in hosting a party at home. And I guess, if I think about it even more, there are a few phases of "presentability": Clutter-free. Clean. Magazine-worthy. Most of the time, I'm stuck on #1:...

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Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We roast pumpkin seeds every year, and every year I try a different roasting method and seasoning. But this year, I think I've stumbled on the easiest way to roast pumpkin seeds. It just doesn't have to be as hard as Pinterest might lead you to believe (wink). And,...

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Easy Halloween Icebox Oreo Cake

Easy Halloween Icebox Oreo Cake

One of my favorite cakes to make for my family is Martha Stewart’s Icebox Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Sometimes I follow the recipe exactly, and other times, I change out the cookies, or turn the cake into trifles. For this year's Halloween Party, I used Halloween...

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8 Weeks of Summer Fun Ideas for Kids

8 Weeks of Summer Fun Ideas for Kids

Like every mom, I find summer a particular challenge. I work from home, so trying to actually work while keeping the kids entertained, and – to be honest – out of my hair, is just plain hard. My office is right by the front door, so my girls are constantly in and out,...

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Party Planning Challenge: 4th of July Party

Party Planning Challenge: 4th of July Party

I thought it might be helpful to try a new "party planning challenge" series where I walk you through the steps in planning a party. What do you think? Please let me know in the comments below. In the next week or so, let's plan a 4th of July party together - sound...

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My Parties: How to Plan a Lemonade Stand

My Parties: How to Plan a Lemonade Stand

It's become our summer tradition for the girls and I to host a charity lemonade stand to benefit The Confetti Foundation, which supplies birthday party kits to children who are spending their birthday in the hospital. We've got a process pretty well down, so today I'm...

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Royal Wedding Viewing Party Inspiration

Today I'm rounding up some of my favorite British-themed parties to share some Royal Wedding Viewing Party inspiration with you. Some of these are London Is Calling Parties, or Jubilee Street Parties, or just British-flavored birthday parties. No matter the exact...

How to plan a royal wedding viewing party

I know we're all waaay too young to know the song, "I'm just wild about Harry" but, I am wild about Prince Harry. He just looks fun! And, I'm wild about royal weddings. Since getting up early with my mom and watching Lady Di marry that schmuck, I've been hooked. So...

Tutorial: How to decorate party forks

One of the things I enjoy most about party planning is creating little details that support my theme. An easy way to do just that is do decorate party forks. For our Horseback Riding Party, I simply decorated our forks with buttons. This is one of those little touches...








Jennifer Needham

Founder of The Party Teacher

I am an Atlanta-based wife, mom and children’s party planner. Between my twin girls, and a full-time job, I am always busy, but party planning is one thing I always seem to be able to find time for. At The Party Teacher, I teach other busy moms how to fit party planning into their lives, so they never miss an opportunity to celebrate special moments with their kids. My blog is your go-to source for party planning tips, party tutorials, recipes and birthday party plans.

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