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Hi! I’m Jessica Jones, a graphic designer with a blog called How About Orange, featuring lots of make-it-yourself projects. Awhile back I helped plan a “Colorful Birthday Party” for a friend. This included simple decorations and invitations I could print on my home inkjet printer. Imagining that other folks might find this useful, I’ve converted […]

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Here’s another one of the baby shower ideas that I worked on for Parents.com, which went live on their site earlier this week. This one is a hip “Little Birdie” soiree inspired by the idea of nesting and getting mom ready for her new little chick (or chicks!). Click here for full details. P.S. The […]

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Feathers add such a glamorous & unique feel to parties and weddings…I’ve always loved the look but am especially in the mode right now because we’re working on some fun feather accents for the upcoming Hip Hostess/Chambord event in NY at the end of the month! (more details on that coming soon!) Pictured above, clockwise […]

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We’ve got some wonderful new wedding/party decor inspiration for you in Entertaining 101 today! The super-creative Morgan Spenla shares some fabulous ideas and imagery from her very gorgeous, very “DIY Bride” wedding…and I really mean DIY – this ambitious 22-year-old bride even made the fondant cake herself! Click here for details on everything from the […]

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If you’re planning a wedding or special party soon…or just love looking at amazing floral eye candy… the Waterlily Pond Floral Design website is just bursting with inspiration!  There are several showcases of weddings they’ve done – from colorful Orchids and Feathers to the pretty & lush Pinks to the creative & chic China Red, […]

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Here’s another baby shower idea that I recently worked on for Parents.com… This theme plays on the idea of Mom-to-be’s expanding family tree and is full of bright colors, mod tree patterns & accents, and lots of pictures to celebrate past, present, and – of course! – future generations. While working on this “Family Tree” […]

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