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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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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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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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12 steps to declutter your house and keep it tidy

12 steps to declutter your house and keep it tidy

Sometimes, I feel like making my house presentable is half the battle in hosting a party at home. If 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: clutter-free, so let's...

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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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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...

Mini Party Plan: Barbie Party

Mini Party Plan: Barbie 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...

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...

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...

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...








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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