If you're of the same mind and you like to host parties, I'm positive you'll appreciate Party Origami, a new title from Chronicle Books by Jessica Okui. You might recognize Jessica's name from her enjoyable blog Zakka Life where she shares crafting tutorials and entertaining ideas.
You'll find fourteen fun ways to incorporate origami decorations into your next celebration. These little bird place cards are pretty darn cute, as are the bow napkin rings, chopstick rests, irises, swizzle sticks, and sweet heart-shaped lollipop covers, just to name a few of the clever projects that range from ideal for beginners to those that will take a bit more practice.
Jessica has been paper folding since early childhood and with her background in graphic design, Chronicle found the ideal person to gather a great group of projects and illustrate the steps via diagrams and accompanying text.
As is true with the majority of craft books, while working on the projects you will most likely find yourself doing what I did to snap these photos - hold the envelope-style portfolio open with a bookend or two.
Chronicle has offered to send a copy of Party Origami to one reader in the U.S.