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Tutorial: Sprinkles, Sprinkles, Sprinkles

Tutorial: Sprinkles, Sprinkles, Sprinkles

I'm always looking for ways to party a liiiitle less expensively. So I got all sprinkled inspired and then ran through the grocery store, looking for easy-to-sprinkle treats. What I love about this idea is that you can customize store-bought treats to your party with...

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Tutorial: How to make a bowling ball trophy

Tutorial: How to make a bowling ball trophy

When I planned the centerpieces for my daughters' bowling party, the dining table still felt a little empty. I needed another idea, and immediately thought about these marbled bowling ball cupcake toppers from Handmade Charlotte....

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My Parties: Teen Girl’s Bowling Birthday Party

My Parties: Teen Girl’s Bowling Birthday Party

Here's the thing about 14-year-olds: they know what they want. And for their birthday this year, my twin girls wanted a bowling party / sleepover and they wanted their primary party color to be ginger. Allllright-y then. Fortunately for me, I found Jula Paper Co, a...

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Tutorial: Easter egg garland and backdrop

Tutorial: Easter egg garland and backdrop

For my Easter bunny buffet, Baby B and I made two craft projects -- both easy and inexpensive: an Easter egg garland and backdrop. If you suffer as I do from WAAAAAY too many plastic Easter eggs, these are the projects for you!...

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My Parties: How to Style an Easter Egg Hunt Bunny Buffet

My Parties: How to Style an Easter Egg Hunt Bunny Buffet

I don't know how Spring Break works out for you, but Easter always comes right on the heels of our Spring Break. And that makes styling an Easter party a challenge to pull off. So this year, I kept things simple with an Easter egg hunt bunny buffet. If you're not...

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Welcome to 2019!

Welcome to 2019!

In December, I Marie Kondo’d my uterus. It did not bring me joy. Sooo, that’s where I’ve been for 6 weeks: hysterectomy town. My doctor did not order me to stay off social media and my blog, but I knew I needed a full break. I’ve had about 4 years now of daily pain....

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My Parties: Football Party

My Parties: Football Party

When we had girls, it did not occur to me that they would turn out to be HUGE college football fans. Time to update my thinking! After the University of Georgia lost the national collage championship to Alabama last year, Baby A just cried and cried. So this year, I...

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Mini Party Plan: Superhero Party

Mini Party Plan: Superhero Party

One of the most popular posts on this blog is a girl's superhero party. So I thought it might be fun to create a Superhero Mini Party Plan for you. I styled this mini party plan in the traditional red, yellow, and blue, but you could change the color palette for a...

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My Parties: Baby Carriage-Inspired Baby Shower

My Parties: Baby Carriage-Inspired Baby Shower

If you are like me, you're hosting several parties a year. I do so many parties, that sometimes I forget to post some here. And then I completely forget about them. For four years. Sigh. So, here ... directly from 2014 ... is a baby carriage-inspired baby shower that...

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My Parties: Back to School Dessert Table

My Parties: Back to School Dessert Table

Each year, on the first day of school, I style a little back to school dessert table to welcome the girls home. I make this as easy as possible, because I'm throwing it together in the middle of the day. (It helps to work from home!) The backdrop is a reproduction...

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Mini party plan: How to plan a shark birthday party

Mini party plan: How to plan a shark birthday party

Our family is a mixed bag when it comes to shark fandom. My husband has never quite gotten over the movie Jaws, and maintains a healthy respect for sharks. Baby B is fascinated by them, and wanted to become a marine biologist for a while. Baby A and I are big fans of...

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My Parties: How to Plan a Beachy Bake Sale for Charity

My Parties: How to Plan a Beachy Bake Sale for Charity

It's become a summer tradition that my girls and I plan a lemonade stand / snow cone stand / bake sale to benefit The Confetti Foundation. It gives us a fun activity to work on together and helps fill their summer free time. Last summer, we chose a beach theme for our...

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My Parties: Firefly Catching Party

My Parties: Firefly Catching Party

Our kids always have the best ideas, and at the start of every summer, I have them brainstorm ideas about what they want to do during their school break. (I pulled together 602 summer ideas here.) My favorite of their ideas was a Firefly Catching Party. This could not...

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Freebie Friday: 16 Free 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printables

Freebie Friday: 16 Free 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printables

What are you doing for the 4th of July? Are you styling a dessert table? Setting a cute dining table? Or just taking it easy? As it turns out, we'll be going to the mountains so I think we'll be able to avoid the fireworks that terrify our poor dog so much. But, the...

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My Parties: How to Style a 4th of July Party Kids’ Table

My Parties: How to Style a 4th of July Party Kids’ Table

Last year, we learned an important lesson on the 4th of July: our puppy is completely terrified of fireworks. The girls and I had been away the year before, and Don told us she was scared, but we didn't appreciate just how scared she was until we saw it for ourselves....

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My Parties: Selfie Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

My Parties: Selfie Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

When my twin girls were about to turn 11, they couldn't agree on a joint party theme ... like, at. all. But, I discovered there was one activity they could agree on. Apparently, it was very fun to swipe my phone and take selfies. I'd be looking for a photo, and all of...

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My Parties: Royal Wedding Viewing Party

My Parties: Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Well, if it's even possible, I loved Harry and Meghan's royal wedding even more than I thought I would. I woke up at 4 a.m. ET because I was not as ready as I wanted to be at the end of Friday. Let me tell you, I needed every one of those four hours before the party...

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Freebie Friday: Free Graduation Party & Gift Printables

Freebie Friday: Free Graduation Party & Gift Printables

Let's make one thing about graduation season a little easier. How about some free graduation party printables? You don't have to wait for these to be customized. Instead, you just follow the teal link to the designer's site, download the printables, print and trim....

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Easy Black & Gold Graduation Party Decoration Ideas

Easy Black & Gold Graduation Party Decoration Ideas

If you're planning a graduation party, I'm willing to bet the party planning snuck up on you. I know for me the idea that there's only two weeks left of school has left me spinning a bit. Our cozy little routine is about to be completely upended. My summer goal? Keep...

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Freebie Friday: Royal Wedding Viewing Party Free Printables

Freebie Friday: Royal Wedding Viewing Party Free Printables

When Will and Kate got married, I remember that royal wedding viewing party free printables came out at the veeeery last minute before the wedding. I suspect that may be the case again this time around. The good news is that we can pick our way through Will and Kate...

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Royal Wedding Viewing Party Inspiration

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...

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How to plan a royal wedding viewing party

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...

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How to Use Paperless Post for Email Party Invitations

How to Use Paperless Post for Email Party Invitations

A few weeks ago, my daughters were invited to a birthday party via an email invitation. That was certainly not the first email invitation they’ve received, but it was the cutest. Cute enough, in fact, that it made me rethink my preference for printed invitations. My...

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How to style a last-minute Valentine’s Day party

How to style a last-minute Valentine’s Day party

So, it's -- um, February 6. And Valentine's Day is just days away. So close in fact, that when I shopped this weekend, I saw more Easter than Valentine's decor! But I still want to pull off a little Valentine's celebration for my family. So that means I need a to...

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Tutorial: How to decorate party forks

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...

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Tutorial: How to make a cowgirl boot centerpiece

Tutorial: How to make a cowgirl boot centerpiece

Hands up if you love fresh flowers. (Me, me, my hand is raised.) Hands up if you need your child's birthday party to be pretty, but way easier. (Me again! Two hands up!) When it comes to children's parties, I completely believe in pre-making centerpieces with faux...

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Tutorial: How to decorate rustic birthday party letters

Tutorial: How to decorate rustic birthday party letters

We throw joint birthday parties for our twin girls, so since they have to share a party, I always try to find a way to make the party personal for each of them. For their 12th birthday Horseback Riding Party, I decorated rustic birthday party letters for each of them....

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My Parties: Horseback Riding Party

My Parties: Horseback Riding Party

My girls' 12th birthday was in February, but this past year, we swiped an idea from a friend whose daughter also has a February birthday. We just moved their birthday to summer. That gave us the chance to pick from outdoor activities. That might only work for tweens...

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Freebie Friday: 47 New Year’s Eve Free Printables

Freebie Friday: 47 New Year’s Eve Free Printables

I hope our New Year's Week has been helpful and maybe inspirational for you. I'd love to know if you try any of the ideas you've found here for your family's New Year's Eve party. Today, I'm capping everything off with a round-up of my favorite New Year's Eve free...

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Tutorial: New Year’s Eve Party Horn Garland

Tutorial: New Year’s Eve Party Horn Garland

Sometimes I'm not sure where my ideas come from, and this New Year's Eve party horn garland is one of those ideas. But, I'm happy to say it couldn't be easier, and so I made it my one craft for my New Year's Eve movie night party. The best part is that if you already...

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Tutorial: Sprinkles, Sprinkles, Sprinkles

I'm always looking for ways to party a liiiitle less expensively. So I got all sprinkled inspired and then ran through the grocery store, looking for easy-to-sprinkle treats. What I love about this idea is that you can customize store-bought treats to your party with...

Tutorial: How to make a bowling ball trophy

When I planned the centerpieces for my daughters' bowling party, the dining table still felt a little empty. I needed another idea, and immediately thought about these marbled bowling ball cupcake toppers from Handmade Charlotte....

My Parties: Teen Girl’s Bowling Birthday Party

Here's the thing about 14-year-olds: they know what they want. And for their birthday this year, my twin girls wanted a bowling party / sleepover and they wanted their primary party color to be ginger. Allllright-y then. Fortunately for me, I found Jula Paper Co, a...

Tutorial: Easter egg garland and backdrop

For my Easter bunny buffet, Baby B and I made two craft projects -- both easy and inexpensive: an Easter egg garland and backdrop. If you suffer as I do from WAAAAAY too many plastic Easter eggs, these are the projects for you!...

My Parties: How to Style an Easter Egg Hunt Bunny Buffet

I don't know how Spring Break works out for you, but Easter always comes right on the heels of our Spring Break. And that makes styling an Easter party a challenge to pull off. So this year, I kept things simple with an Easter egg hunt bunny buffet. If you're not...

Welcome to 2019!

In December, I Marie Kondo’d my uterus. It did not bring me joy. Sooo, that’s where I’ve been for 6 weeks: hysterectomy town. My doctor did not order me to stay off social media and my blog, but I knew I needed a full break. I’ve had about 4 years now of daily pain....

My Parties: Football Party

When we had girls, it did not occur to me that they would turn out to be HUGE college football fans. Time to update my thinking! After the University of Georgia lost the national collage championship to Alabama last year, Baby A just cried and cried. So this year, I...

Mini Party Plan: Superhero Party

One of the most popular posts on this blog is a girl's superhero party. So I thought it might be fun to create a Superhero Mini Party Plan for you. I styled this mini party plan in the traditional red, yellow, and blue, but you could change the color palette for a...

My Parties: Baby Carriage-Inspired Baby Shower

If you are like me, you're hosting several parties a year. I do so many parties, that sometimes I forget to post some here. And then I completely forget about them. For four years. Sigh. So, here ... directly from 2014 ... is a baby carriage-inspired baby shower that...

My Parties: Back to School Dessert Table

Each year, on the first day of school, I style a little back to school dessert table to welcome the girls home. I make this as easy as possible, because I'm throwing it together in the middle of the day. (It helps to work from home!) The backdrop is a reproduction...








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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