Orange Is The New Black Season 2 Party – An OITNB Crafty Blog Hop

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Orange is the New Black is like a total sick pleasure… But I love love love it.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard that Netflix was releasing Orange Is The New Black Season 2 on June 6! Not only that but they just announced that Season 3 is coming!!! I think I am gonna have a heart attack!

How about we ball up all this excitement into the Ultimate OITNB Premiere Party! Whether you're watching Season 2 next weekend, doing a marathon party (go on with yo' bad self), or gonna plan a party for Season 3, I've created some great recipes and printables to make your party the ULTIMATE! And ultimately EASY to create 😉


Welcome to the Orange is the New Black Crafty BLOG HOP!! This all came together when I saw JaderBomb talking about finishing up watching Season 1 of OITNB on Facebook. I messaged her and asked if she wanted to do a blog hop. She was in ‘cuz she is cool like that! Then we put a call out for other people to join in. We have a group of some of the raddest bloggers on the planet to share their crafty OITNB ideas with you, from recipes to crafts to wearables and more!

I cannot wait for you to see all of the ideas everyone has to share! Speaking of parties, back to the Ultimate Premiere Party I am putting on..


I made almost all of the decor for this party set up and you can too – it is super easy, super affordable, and what better way to watch Orange Is the New Black than with Orange is the New Black in your house??? These recipes are all for fingerfoods, perfect for watching the show in marathon format.

Here's the guide to everything I made and how you can make it too:


1. OITNB Straw Toppers

I created these printable strawtoppers with OITNB quotes: OITNB Quote Printables (click that link for a how-to blog post with pdf printables you can download). You can use them on straws, to make invitiations, scatter on a table, or string them together to make a banner. I got the orange straws at my local  craft store but you can find them on Amazon as well: Paper Drink Straws Orange 150ct

Make fun, easy straw toppers for your OITNB party! Jennifer showed how in a quick tutorial!

2. Prison Stripe Cloth Napkins

These napkins are so easy to make. I sewed the napkins myself but you can pick up cloth napkins at local box stores or online at Amazon: LinenTablecloth 17-Inch Polyester Napkins (1-Dozen) White

To make the stripes, you'll need a trash bag, ilovetocreate's Fabric Spray Paint Color: Ashpalt, and ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, Multi-Use, .94-Inch by 60-Yard.

3. Printable OITNB Napkin Rings

Dress up those cloth napkins with these printable OITNB napkin rings with favorite quotes from the show.  OITNB-Premiere-Party-Printables-Hydrangea-Hippo-NAPKIN-RINGS-June-2014 (click here to download)

OITNB Napkins Rings by Jennifer Priest of Hydrangea Hippo

4.  Orange Blood Drip Tablecloth

I wanted to create a table cloth that I can use other times in the year, like Halloween, so I made this one just orange. It is so easy to make and can be ready in about an hour! You'll need water, a LinenTablecloth 60 x 102-Inch Rectangular Polyester Tablecloth White
and Tulip One-Step Dye Kits- Orange

Here's how I made it:

5.  Taco Night Popcorn

Combine your favorite cheese popcorn with taco seasoning to bring the flavors of taco night to your party! Put a Tablespoon of taco seasoning inside the bag of popcorn, shake, and serve in stamped glassine bags. Add mustaches to the bags in honor of Pornstache ‘cuz he'd love that you were eating out of his bag. Just sayin'…

Add more fun to your popcorn bags with Grease Resistant Gusseted Expandable Wax Paper Bags and Colorbox Surfacez Multi-Surface Inkpad-Black. Jennifer Priest showed how to make these super cool bags for your OITNB party!


  • Cheese popcorn – either a store bought bag or a microwave popcorn bag
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Mustache Rollagraph Stamp Wheel by Clearsnap, designed by Jen Goode
  • Colorbox Surfacez Multi-Surface Inkpad-Black
  • 100pack Glassine Food Packaging Grease Resistant Gusseted Expandable Wax Paper Bags 4 X 2 1/2 X 8 1/2″

Roll the Mustache Rollagraph Stamp Wheel in the Surfacez ink in black to ink the stamp. Then roll across the glassine bag. Repeat until the entire bag is covered with mustaches. The ink dries instantly so they're ready to use right away. Use a scoop to fill the bags with popcorn.

6. Taystee BBQ Breast (on a stick)

Taystee's barbecue sauce story …. Wow. This recipe is all about breasts and barbecue sauce … chicken breast, that is!


7.  Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Pretzels

Take your fave pretzels and dip them in white or dark chocolate. Let cool. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the pretzels to create the “swirl”. Cool and serve. Easy peasy!


8.  Olive & Carrot Crudités

This is simple but effective – just line up carrots and olives in a tray for an Orange & Black effect.


9. “Strong Shot At A Twix” Chocolate Shot

Xaver created a mixed drink specifically for OITNB! This drink is based off of Piper saying she has, “a strong shot at a Twix” while on the phone from prison.


10. Namaste Green Tea Lemonade

In honor of Jones, the yoga master, this non-alcoholic drink will keep you going for the whole OITNB Season 2 Marathon! Steep 4 Green Tea bags in 4 Cups of Water. Add 1 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of honey and mix well. Pour over ice in a pitcher. Add water to fill the pitcher.

OITNB-Season-2-Party-Jennifer-Priest-Hydrangea-Hippo-TEA - Those cool straw toppers were made with fun orange straws & printables from Hydrangea Hippo blog.

Are you throwing a premiere party for Orange Is the New Black? Welcome Piper, Alex, and the whole crew back into your home with these delicious snacks and fun themed decor! Here are printable signs you can use for your party if you make any of the recipes we've shared here: OITNB-Premiere-Party-RECIPE-SIGNS

And hey, what prison meal is perfect without lunch trays! I picked up these stainless steel lunch trays on Amazon. They're perfect for this party and they're great for camping or sleepovers afterwards. They ship super fast too so if you order now, you'll totally get them before the OITNB Season 2 premier next Friday 😉

Most of these links go to amazon because it’s just so convenient to order from them. You'll be able to prepare fun decor & other exciting stuff for your own OITNB party in no time!

Stainless Steel Rectangular Divided Dinner Tray 5 sections

You'll need stainless steel rectangular divided dinner trays to make your OITNB really fun and exciting! Check out Jennifer Priest's complete tutorial for making a DIY OITNB party!

Check out all the supplies I used to create this party in this handy dandy widget – print it out to shop from or blick the links to view the products in more detail.


  • Stainless Steel Rectangular Divided Dinner Trays
  • Grease Resistant Gusseted Expandable Wax Paper Bags
  • Tulip One-Step Dye Kits – Orange
  • White Linen Tablecloth
  • Multi-Use Painter's Tape
  • Black Tulip Fabric Spray Paint
  • White Linen Tablecloth Polyester
  • Orange Paper Drink Straws

Now, don't forget to continue on the hop!

JaderBomb – Jade Harrington 

CraftyChica – Kathy Cano-Murrillo

Swell Designer – Alexa Westerfield

Mothership Scrapbook Gal – Rina Gonzalez

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. This show has been mentioned so many times to me in the last few days. I guess I’m going to have to settle in, turn on Netflix and watch it.

  2. how adorable. great idea for the show. hosting a party using your cute crafts as a start would be a great idea.

  3. This is so freakin’ adorable – I love all of these posts! I’m all about that Twix shot, girls.

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  5. My girlfriends and I are also having a OITNB party on Friday. We are going to have a signature drink…Screw driver… thanks for all your cute ideas. might have to copy some.

  6. How cute! I can’t wait for Friday to come and for all of my friends to come over for a binge watching party!

    1. Thanks! We can’t wait either — what kind of fun things can we find on your website to enhance our watching??? Please tell me more!

  7. OH JENNIFER….you always come up with such great and original ideas. this is super. i was so happy when i saw your newsletter. glad you are back.
    i bet WE all hear you on life.

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