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Valentine’s Day

How to Make Individual Valentine’s Candy Boards

How to Make Individual Valentine’s Candy Boards

Valentine's and Mardi Gras fall right before my twins' birthday, so because I'm busy planning their birthday party, I tend to skip those holidays, or throw something together for our family at the last minute. But this year, we were scouting Sprouts for the grazing...

Freebie Friday: 21 Non-Candy Valentine’s Card Free Printables

Freebie Friday: 21 Non-Candy Valentine’s Card Free Printables

My girls might be aghast at the idea of a non-candy Valentine, but since they are still eating their Christmas candy, it seems like a great idea to me! Here are my favorite non-candy Valentine's free printables. Whoopie Cushion Valentine From Smashed Peas &...

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Party

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan 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...

Freebie Friday: 28 Free Valentine’s Printable Banners

Freebie Friday: 28 Free Valentine’s Printable Banners

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...

St. Patrick’s Day

My Parties: How to Set a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Table

My Parties: How to Set a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Table

One of the reasons I like investing in reusable party supplies is just that -- I get to build a party stash and reuse my favorite items. So at times like this, when I'm not going out shopping for St. Patrick's Day party supplies, it's great to be able to pull from my...

My Parties: How to Serve a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

My Parties: How to Serve a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

I think it's fair to say we've gotten to know each other over the past 2 1/2 years here at Double the Fun Parties. So for those of you who've been around all this time (thank you!) and for those of you who are new (welcome!), you know I like to throw some big, blow...

Freebie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

Freebie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

I've got a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in my head, and I'm wondering if I can make it a reality this weekend so I can share it early with you? Cross your fingers! Here are some free St. Patrick's Day printables to help you celebrate. For even more St. Patrick’s Day...

Recipe: Lucky Charms Treats Recipe from Bloom Online

Recipe: Lucky Charms Treats Recipe from Bloom Online

These Lucky Charms Treats from Jenny of Bloom Designs are looking magically delicious to me! A variation on Rice Crispy Treats, these would be fun to make with your kids or as St. Patrick's Day classroom snacks. Lucky Charms Treats A variation on Rice Krispies Treats...

Easter

How to Style An Easter Tablescape with the Viral WalMart Bunnies

How to Style An Easter Tablescape with the Viral WalMart Bunnies

Like everyone else, I fell hard for the flocked bunnies when they appeared in boutiques last year or so. But I was a good girl and didn't splurge so I JUMPED on the knock-off bunnies when they came to WalMart this spring. (I think Michael's Arts & Crafts also...

How to Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes

How to Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes

I am all about an easy, DIY party dessert. These Easter bunny cupcakes are totally easy, and very much a DIY. It's great to have a few DIYs up your sleeve to help minimize your party costs. If you've splurged on a cake or decorated sugar cookies, your party budget...

My Parties: How to Style a Bunnies & Bows Easter Tablescape

My Parties: How to Style a Bunnies & Bows Easter Tablescape

My best rule for party styling is: use what you have. That's just what I did for this bunnies and bows Easter tablescape: I leaned into what I already own and only bought a few new items. Here's hoping this Easter tablescape will inspire you to create your own lovely...

How to create an Easter centerpiece from grocery store flowers 

How to create an Easter centerpiece from grocery store flowers 

One of my party goals has been to improve my flower arranging skills. I put together this Easter centerpiece from grocery store flowers and I’m walking you through this easy DIY. Flowers can be so expensive and while I love them, it’s hard to spend so much money on...

How to Make an Easy Easter Cake

How to Make an Easy Easter Cake

This easy Easter Cake is decorated with cookies and could not be any simpler. Step 1: buy cake, cookies and frosting. Step 2: affix cookies to cake. I've got a few more details for you below. While you could certainly make the cake and cookies for this "recipe" ......

My Parties: How to Style a Pretty Pastel Easter Children’s Table

My Parties: How to Style a Pretty Pastel Easter Children’s Table

When I think about Easter this year, I keep thinking about How the Grinch Stole Christmas: "He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming! It came!Somehow or other, it came just the same!" And that's how I feel about Easter. We may not shop for new dresses or be able to go...

Shark Week

How to Make a Sharkcuterie Board

How to Make a Sharkcuterie Board

Y’all, I love a pun. I’m as corny as a dad joke. Anyway, I guess I also have a thing for Shark Week and shark parties, so I thought: how fun would it be to put together a sharkcuterie board full of candy and desserts? Here's how to make a sharkcuterie board for your...

Tutorial: How to make shark cupcakes

Tutorial: How to make shark cupcakes

After I made my Shark Candy Kababs to celebrate Shark Week, I still had a ton of gummy sharks and sour belts left over. Apparently, I can’t throw anything away, and have no fondant or cupcake frosting skills, but fortunately, inspiration hit and I decided to turn my...

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...

Freebie Friday: 16 Free Shark Printables

Freebie Friday: 16 Free Shark Printables

I've been celebrating Shark Week all week on the blog, so it's only fitting to close things out with free shark party printables. (And don't miss these posts: Shark Fin Soda, Shark Tooth Rice Krispies Treats, Shark Favor Balls and Shark Chum Jell-O.) From Sea of...

Shark Week: How to Make Shark Chum Jell-O

Shark Week: How to Make Shark Chum Jell-O

Bear with me now: this one is theoretically gross but actually yummy. And it makes me giggle. I do girl parties all the time, and sometimes, it's just fun to dive into something boy-ish and grody. And so I give you ... shark chum Jell-O! What is chum? (Those are words...

Independence Day

How to Host a 4th of July ice Cream Social

How to Host a 4th of July ice Cream Social

If the 4th of July is hot as Hades where you live, like it is here in Georgia, you’re thinking about indoor Independence Day celebration ideas. I love outdoor 4th of July party styling as much as the next girl, but I can’t with the heat. So, my girls and I came up...

How to Make 4th of July Star Wands

How to Make 4th of July Star Wands

If you saw my Stars & Stripes 4th of July tablescape, you got a peek at my 4th of July star wands craft. My girls had fun decorating these at the dining table, and I think they'd be fun for making with your kids. Can't you see them waving these wands at your...

My Parties: How to Style a Stars & Stripes 4th of July Party

My Parties: How to Style a Stars & Stripes 4th of July Party

Today I’m sharing some 4th of July family party inspiration with you. This is how we set our table for Memorial Day this year, but everything we did would work just as well on the 4th of July. Since this was just for our small family, I kept things pretty simple and...

How to Make Patriotic Layered Jell-O

How to Make Patriotic Layered Jell-O

If you're looking for a no-bake dessert in the heat of the summer, give layered Jell-O a try. It takes several hours to assemble, but most of that time is just waiting for the Jell-O to set up in the fridge. You can even make your Jell-O "fancy" by pouring it on an...

Halloween

How to Add a Ribbon Bundle to a Wreath

How to Add a Ribbon Bundle to a Wreath

Each month in the Party Plan Club, I suggest ways to decorate your door for whatever party theme we're focused on that month. (We also cover color palette, invitations, decor, dessert tables, activities and party favors -- find out more here.) I always say that front...

Easy ghost desserts for Halloween

Easy ghost desserts for Halloween

I love a cute desert and don’t mind paying for them, but I’m also very much into saving a little money. One of the easiest treats for your Halloween party is to find pre-made desserts that are white or beige. A little melted chocolate, some googly eye candy plus...

How to Make No-Bake Ghost Brownie Bites

How to Make No-Bake Ghost Brownie Bites

I’ll never tire of excuses to eat brownie bites. Here’s an easy way to dress up brownies for Halloween: no-bake ghost brownie bites! Bonus: the kids can help. Extra bonus: no baking! 1. Pick up brownie bites and white canned frosting from the store. I used Pillsbury...

How to Make Easy Halloween brownies with candy tops

How to Make Easy Halloween brownies with candy tops

Are you a frosting person? I definitely am, but we are a house divided (on frosting). So I hit on the idea of baking candy corn, candy eyes, and sprinkles into brownie bites to make easy Halloween brownies. The trick is in the timing, and you may have to play with...

How to Style a Halloween Skeleton Tablescape

How to Style a Halloween Skeleton Tablescape

If getting your kids to eat dinner on Halloween night is a struggle for you the way it always was for me, set a table your kids can't resist. Posable skeletons are pretty inexpensive, and they make a fun and unexpected centerpiece for your Halloween tablescape....

How to Style a Skeleton & Gravestone Halloween Candy Table

How to Style a Skeleton & Gravestone Halloween Candy Table

Back in September, I published an early Halloween candy table and now that Halloween is almost here, I wanted to try the same idea in a second style. Mainly, I wanted to play with my posable skeleton. Here's how to style a Halloween candy table, skeleton style. This...

Thanksgiving

How to Make Turkey cookies for Thanksgiving

How to Make Turkey cookies for Thanksgiving

I'll probably never be a cookie decorator with a piping bag full of royal icing, BUT, I can swipe on frosting and add googly eyes! And you can too and so can your kids! Here's how to make turkey cookies for Thanksgiving, even if you're like me and have no decorating...

Guest Party: How to Style a Lush and Natural Fall Tablescape

Guest Party: How to Style a Lush and Natural Fall Tablescape

One of my favorite party collaborators, Brandi from Barefeet Imagery, is our guest hostess today! Brandi is sharing how to style a lush and natural fall tablescape. It's just right for a relaxed but luxe Thanksgiving or any fall dinner party. And even if you're just...

Tutorial: How to Make Thanksgiving Leaf Placecards

Tutorial: How to Make Thanksgiving Leaf Placecards

I made these leaf placecards for our Thanksgiving dinner, and the process is so quick and simple. I’m sharing the tutorial with you today. I've also got a template that you can easily customize using Canva. Here's how to make Thanksgiving leaf placecards for your...

How to Style A Brown & White Thanksgiving Tablescape

How to Style A Brown & White Thanksgiving Tablescape

When the holidays roll around, I like to try to do a little something new with each holiday tablescape — without spending a fortune on all new table settings. I’ve found the trick is to use about 70% of what I have, and then add in a few new things. Bonus points if...

My Parties: How To Host a Friendsgiving Pie Party

My Parties: How To Host a Friendsgiving Pie Party

I've wanted to host a pie baking party for my daughters and their friends for a few years now. This party was delayed when Baby A got sick and then again when Covid hit last year. So we were awfully excited to finally get to host our Friendsgiving Pie Party. The idea...

Christmas

Our Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

Our Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

Our annual Christmas cookie decorating party is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. We've hosted this party for 10 years now (I think) and I will admit: it gets easier as the girls get older and can contribute more to the party prep! But, I'd encourage you...

How to style a Christmas movie night party

How to style a Christmas movie night party

There’s nothing my girls love more during the Christmas holiday then curling up with some snacks and watching Christmas movies. Whether it’s childhood favorites or a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon, we are here for the Christmas movies. And while nobody needs...

How to Make Santa Mug Floral Arrangement

How to Make Santa Mug Floral Arrangement

'Tis the season for mini floral arrangements! These are great for your Christmas party or to use as teacher or neighbor gifts. Just pair the flowers with a gift card and/or note, and you've got an easy to assemble gift. Santa Mug Floral Arrangement Supplies Dollar...

How to Make Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

How to Make Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Any excuse for a brownie bite! I loved the fun ghost brownie bites I made for Halloween last year, and it occurred to me that I could just as easily make Christmas tree brownie bites. Christmas tree brownie supplies Brownie bites Green cupcake frosting Mini M&Ms...

How to Make a Simple Christmas Ornament Garland

How to Make a Simple Christmas Ornament Garland

If you love the look of the Pottery Barn mercury glass Christmas ornament garlands, but don't feel like spending $50 for one, I've got you covered. These garlands are so simple to make! You can get everything you need at Walmart or on Amazon for a fraction of the...

New Year’s Eve

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...

Tutorial: How to Make a New Year’s Eve Party Horn Garland

Tutorial: How to Make a 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...

My Parties: How to Plan a Family New Year’s Eve Party Movie Night

My Parties: How to Plan a Family New Year’s Eve Party Movie Night

We are definitely a quiet New Year's Eve at home kind of family. But at the same time, we want New Year's Eve to be more special than just a night where we stay up late. So this year, I started planning ahead so we could have a New Year's Eve movie night party that's...

33 New Year’s Eve Party Appetizer Ideas

33 New Year’s Eve Party Appetizer Ideas

In our New Year's Eve Party Planning Challenge, we touched on serving appetizers and desserts at your party. But I really wanted to return to the topic of New Year's Eve party appetizers, and go into that in a little more depth. How much do you need to serve? How do...

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a New Year’s Eve Party

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a New Year’s Eve Party

I hope you've been having fun with the party planning challenges we've been working on this year. I know I've enjoyed putting them together for you! So if you're in the mood to celebrate New Year's Eve, but you have NO time ... can't imagine why... I've created a...

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TPT 14 Party Planning Cheat Sheets 11-23-1

Don't miss my FREE Party Planning Cheat Sheets!

Don't miss my FREE party planning cheat sheets.

These are the exact 14 worksheets I use to plan all my parties!

Have fun planning your party (and stop worrying about what you're forgetting).

Plus, you'll get all the latest parties, tutorials, and discounts from The Party Teacher.

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