I don’t know about your kids, but my girls are officially obsessed with the Simply Southern brand. Maybe it is a local thing. If you haven’t seen it, think preppy illustrated t-shirts. The logo is a hair bow, or maybe it’s a bow tie. Anyway, it made me think: why can’t St. Patrick’s Day be […]
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I escaped my house for a little antiquing a few weeks back and stumbled upon a pink bar cart that I didn’t know I needed. I stayed strong and left the bar cart at the store, but not before posting about my love for it on […]
For years, I’ve had the idea of a brown paper packages party in the back of my mind. I think it’s a combination of how much my girls loved the UPS truck when they were little — or, the “PS truck” as they called it — and knowing that nothing makes a kid happier than […]
Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet and her Floral Christmas Wonderland Party to the blog. Here in Georgia, we’re looking at 68 degrees on Christmas Day, so an outdoor dinner party isn’t at all out of the question. Wouldn’t it be relaxing to have an adults-only evening in the middle of […]
A multi-layer fondant cake that wows has it’s place on dessert tables, but other times, you want quick, easy and inexpensive. But of course, you also want cute. These 3-D Christmas tree cake toppers provide the wow — quickly, easily and cheaply. Here’s how to make them. (Did you miss my Christmas Crafting Party? What […]
When I was little, my church sponsored a store where kids could shop on their own for Christmas gifts for their moms and dads. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to pick out, with my “own” money, mommy and daddy’s presents. So it occurred to me last year how much fun […]
My kids love Halloween almost as much as Christmas, so Halloween is always a good excuse for having a party. Here are my favorite Halloween party ideas for kids from the past few years here at The Party Teacher.
Call them party cones, treat cones or tussie mussies, these cone-shaped treat holders are just plain cute! I love them for: Giving my family Halloween treats Presenting party favors Leaving the neighbors a “you’ve been boo’ed” surprise Hang them from a kitchen chair, your bed’s footboard, bedside table, or door knob. I’m sure you’ve seen […]
Today, I’m excited to welcome Kara of Lillian Hope Designs to the blog with her bunny tail inspired Easter party for kids. I love the bright pastels (is that a thing?) and all the little fluffy bunny tails! Best of all: all the treats are store-bought and the party printables are free!
Valentine’s Day is such a fun time to decorate a little for the holiday. I try to do a little Valentine’s Day breakfast with a few small gifts, and I’ve got to get busy with those plans soon. So I’ve started searching out free Valentine’s printables, and today I’m featuring my favorite free Valentine’s Day […]
I love tissue tassel garlands, but I’d never made one before. It is really so much easier and faster than I thought it would be! But I also thought it would be fun to dress up the garlands a bit. So here’s how to make my Christmas Tree Tissue Tassel Garland!
Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? I’m not. We’re headed to my MIL’s and a fabulous restaurant. It’s completely non-traditional for us, but comfortable for her, and she’s earned it. So I am totally off the hook, although I’m seriously considering making a pumpkin pie just for me. Don’t tell. I won’t share. If you […]
The hubs says I have not purchased enough candy. $35 and 350 pieces of candy later, I guess I’m headed back to WalMart. Otherwise, we’ll need one of these “we’re out of candy” signs for Halloween.
Did you have a favorite Halloween costume as a child? Mine was a witch costume, sewn by my mom. One of my twin girls feels the same way, and has dressed up as a witch for Halloween three times. (I have no sewing skills, but I can shop with the best of them.)
One of the big jumping off points for my Witch’s Tea Party was this black and white striped ribbon. I just loved how clean and crisp the pattern is, and wanted to be sure to incorporate lots of bows made from the ribbon. But there is a trick to getting your bows just right. I’ll […]
Of the desserts at our Witch’s Tea Party, I think the girls were most excited about the Witch’s Stockings. I make variations on this dessert all the time because it’s so quick and easy and goooood. (It honestly deserves the extra o’s.) If you’ve ever made Martha Stewart’s Icebox Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, you know […]
When I styled my Vintage Tea Party, one of my absolute favorite elements was the floral teapot centerpiece. I decided to recreate the look for my Witch’s Tea Party (featured on Love the Day!) — but to figure out the DIY version. Enter: the styrofoam ball and a whole bunch of black silk roses. (I […]
I think it’s fair to say that my love of Charlie Brown has continued unabated since childhood. I got to thinking about poor Charlie Brown on Halloween, his pitiful ghost costume with way too many holes, and how “All I got was a rock.” Without a doubt, the round-headed kid needed a party!
If you’re like me, you’re getting a late start on Father’s Day planning. (In fact, one of my hub’s missions this Saturday will be to pick up his self-chosen gift.) But at least we can pretty up the party with some free Father’s Day printables! I’ve collected everything from cards to tags to coupons to […]
Cinco de Mayo is coming right up, so I’ve rounded up some free fiesta printables for you! And if you’re on the hunt for more Cinco de Mayo party ideas, don’t miss my taco wreath (yea, you read that right) and the free Cinco de Mayo printables in my freebies section.