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January 16th, 2020

Happy Birthday, Jordan Jones!

This month's Birthday Girl is Jordan Jones, Founder & CEO of Packed Party. Each month we celebrate a local female business owner on her special day.

Happy birthday, Jordan! How did you celebrate this year?
My birthday falls right after New Year's so it always feels like a fresh start. This year, especially, since I turned 30 - a new decade! I was actually on vacation with my family, fiance (also Packed Party's President!) and his family. It was filled with a lotta laughs, sunshine, and being really present without my phone for 2 weeks :) 

Packed Party essentials for a b-day celebration...
Off the top of my head, definitely a Most Clutch, our Disco Drink, Confetti Number Stickers and an Everything Pouch. When it's my birthday, I want all the confetti and sparkles so those party products definitely bring it.

Newest Packed Party products you're excited about...
I love our Stream Big Pom Pom Earrings from our most recent Winter Collection. They're so lightweight!

What's your sign, and do you identify with it?
Capricorn and, yes, I'm extremely driven and business-oriented. I was the kid selling everything from lemonade to a Christmas carol in the neighborhood growing up.

Best place for celebratory blowout.
I'm tied between Joann's or The Peacock downtown. Joann's margaritas are my favorite and The Peacock's Mediterranean food is a can't-miss meal.

You've created a business out of making life a party. Have you always been into celebrations? 
My mom is insanely detail-oriented and I grew up with her making everything from a birthday to losing a tooth a special moment or a party, so I truly believe she played a big part in making me who I am today and creating my outlook on making life a party. 

Three words to describe your style. 
Colorful, feminine, retro.

Best spot to refuel? 
Merit at Seaholm—they have my favorite crushed ice in their coffee.

Places in Austin where I always take out of town visitors?
Joann's (I'm a creature of habit), Matt's El Rancho, a day on the lake or a hike around the Greenbelt. 

Favorite thing to do in Austin to relax.
Walk around the lake or stand-up paddle. I love being on the water whenever I can!

Podcasts and series I'm addicted to.
I just finished watching Handmaid's Tale, You and I shamelessly love Real Housewives of New Jersey...I know. As for podcasts, I like Alli Webb's Raising The Bar, How I Built This and My Favorite Murder. I'm always looking for new podcast to walk and listen to.

Best book I've read lately. 
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

3 songs to help pump up the work day. 
Anything from our Packed Party Spotify Channel's Confetti Filled Beats playlist - we listen to this at our HQ during the week and we're always updating.

Fave designer?
Alice & Olivia

Always in my bag.
Sara Happ Lip Slip

What's on your birthday wish list?
I received the best gift I could have ever gotten just recently for my birthday honestly. I was surrounded by my entire family and my grandpa gifted me my grandmother's wedding ring that he and my parents had reset as a bracelet after she passed. It's something I'll cherish forever.

How many candles are you blowing out this year?
30 of 'em.

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