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Tutorial: How to Wrap a Bouquet

Tutorial: How to Wrap a Bouquet

One of my girls is the assistant stage manager for a local children's theater production and for her opening night, of course we wanted to bring her a bouquet. I thought it would be a great idea to elevate some simple grocery store flowers by wrapping the bouquet in...

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My 2019 Christmas Dining Room

My 2019 Christmas Dining Room

My Christmas dining room decor this year is a bit of a high-low approach. My goal was to use mainly what I had in a new way. All I added was the wrapping paper and Merry Christmas wood centerpiece. This look is really all about layering. Use the wrapping paper as a...

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Tutorial: How to Make a Nutcracker Wreath

Tutorial: How to Make a Nutcracker Wreath

I love an easy wreath. They are a great way to start your party at the front door. This nutcracker wreath definitely qualifies as easy -- here's how to make it. If you want to try this idea for a birthday party, any narrow Christmas ornament would work. Just change up...

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Mini Party Plan: Barbie Birthday Party

Mini Party Plan: Barbie Birthday Party

My darling little niece (actually great-niece, but let's not go there because it makes me feel old) has chosen a Barbie birthday party. Her "Kitty" will host the party, but I get to help out with some ideas! And that means, you get a Barbie birthday party mini party...

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Mini Party Plan: Strawberry Party

Mini Party Plan: Strawberry Party

One of our summer plans for this year was a trip to the pick your own strawberry patch. With my broken foot, we've had to skip that plan. But at least I could dream up a mini party plan for a strawberry party for you! It's got bright colors and a modern touch. All you...

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Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

Growing up in Minnesota, we grew rhubarb in our backyard garden, and rhubarb pie was a summer staple. I had in my mind to create a version of my Grandma's rhubarb pie for the 4th of July, but we can't find her recipe. I swear we made it just last year, so it has to be...

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Mini Party Plan: Construction Party

Mini Party Plan: Construction Party

I love making these mini party plans for ya'll! They really satisfy my need to plan All. The. Parties. even though I can't afford to host All. The. Parties. Also, boy parties are so much fun! So today, here is my mini party plan for a construction birthday party. All...

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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. I decided to upsize the bowling balls...

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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! Plastic Easter egg garland I originally...

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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: 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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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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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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Tutorial: How to Wrap a Bouquet

Tutorial: How to Wrap a Bouquet

One of my girls is the assistant stage manager for a local children's theater production and for her opening night, of course we wanted to bring her a bouquet. I thought it would be a great idea to elevate some simple grocery store flowers by wrapping the bouquet in...

My 2019 Christmas Dining Room

My 2019 Christmas Dining Room

My Christmas dining room decor this year is a bit of a high-low approach. My goal was to use mainly what I had in a new way. All I added was the wrapping paper and Merry Christmas wood centerpiece. This look is really all about layering. Use the wrapping paper as a...

Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

Growing up in Minnesota, we grew rhubarb in our backyard garden, and rhubarb pie was a summer staple. I had in my mind to create a version of my Grandma's rhubarb pie for the 4th of July, but we can't find her recipe. I swear we made it just last year, so it has to be...








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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