My Chicks N’ Waffles

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Hi Friends!

Over here at Jollity  & Co. we think everyone deserves a night with their gal pals on the reg. Taylor Swift is not the only one with a #squad – it’s time to rep and we want to help by sharing how we kick it with our besties, Jollity style. Gather your crew for a #Friyay night with fried chicken, waffles drowning in syrup, and boozy drinks, that will beat any night out!

For the decor we hung DIY word banners using Instagram worthy phrases. We mixed these with a gold geometric banner and some metallic balloon lips for a girly and chic look.

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And of course the table was all about the accessories.

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Shout your #squadgoals loud and proud with our cake topper and drink stirrers that your friends are going to love! For this look we mixed ombre and geometric plates with coordinating cups, napkinsstraws with printable straw flare, and baking cups for the food and drinks. For our favor bags we took our DIY glitter letter stickers and blinged out our striped treat bags just to add a little extra somethin’-somethin’.

For the food we had a diverse menu with waffles being the string that tied it all together. A girls gotta have options, right?

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We had chicken and waffles with a maple pecan syrup. (It’s okay if you’re drooling a little)
For the chicken and waffles just grab some Mini Eggo waffles and whatever chicken tenders you prefer! Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can bread and fry your own chicken.  The maple pecan syrup is what makes this a drool worthy dish that your friends will be talking about in hushed, reverent tones for weeks to come.
Maple Pecan Syrup:
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the pecans and cook 3ish minutes. Add the maple syrup and salt and cook, stirring constantly until the it has reached a syrupy consistency.

Big thanks to our friend Pam at the Twisted Fork for teaching us how to make this AMAZING syrup! If you’re in Hampton Roads you HAVE to check her out! She does events big and small and we always loooooove to work with her! Her food is #amazeballs.

Print Waffle skewer toppers here.

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A waffle bar with lots of different topping options, as well as waffle sundaes. All you have to do for this is pick your fav toppings, syrups, and ice cream.

We used plain white kraft paper as a table runner so we could write all the different topping options on it!

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Okay, we have to talk about waffle pizzas! Sooooooooo tasty and easy, you can choose whatever toppings you like. We went with a Margarita style pizza. Just pick your toppings, put it on your waffle, and pop it in the oven to melt your cheese. This might just become THE go-to meal in our household.

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For the waffles use your favorite waffle mix. Doesn’t matter whether it’s store-bought or a secret family recipe, whatever’s easiest!

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And if you don’t already have a waffle maker, we’re pretty nuts about this one:
Waring WMK600FR refurbished Double Belgian Waffle Maker (Certified Refurbished)

Last, but not least, we had these amazing gourmet Waffle Lollipops with mini to-go bottles of syrup as favors for our besties! Print your own “My Chicks N’ Waffles” labels here.lollipops and syrup bottles collage

And since the world has gone coloring book crazy, we thought it’d be fun to come up with our own coloring page poster. The poster doubles as easy, relaxing entertainment and decor! Just grab your favorite markers, pens, or colored pencils and go crazy.

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Click here to download and print this poster(it will print on 4 separate sheets). Once you finish coloring it in just line the 4 pages up so it creates the above image. ( Make sure your printer scaling is set to 100%. Your printer may leave a bit of a white edge around each page – go ahead and trim that down).

This girls night wouldn’t be complete without a delicious drink to go with our waffles. What could be better than an adult version of chocolate milk?!

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This drink is so simple, you could throw this together at the last-minute without breaking a sweat.
It only requires 4 ingredients:
Baileys
Kahlúa
Vodka
Chocolate Syrup.
Mix the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Add a Mini Eggo for garnish, taste, and enjoy!2

We had so much fun throwing this party, and can’t wait to see how you guys add your own twist to it!

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When you have your own “My Chicks N’ Waffles” party, be sure to use #partywithjollity so we can see all your pics! We will repost our favs on our insta!

Party On,
The Girls from Jollity

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Top 6 Party Buys for Easy Outdoor Summer Entertaining

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Can you believe it’s August already?! Summer is flying by! It needs to just sloooow down, and maybe even rewind a little. K? Thanks.

We wanted to share some of our favorite party buys to help you throw a few awesome parties before the long, warm summer nights are gone and we’re cooped up inside. We need to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer while we can! And let’s be real.. We don’t always have time to craft and create our own party decor. Sometimes you decide to throw a spur of the moment “it’s beautiful out and no one had any plans” party and you have 2 hours to put it together. (especially when no one is a “planner” in your group of friends, am i right?) Buuuut you still want it to be epic and Instagram worthy. We gathered together our favs for you to keep on hand so when that group chat starts blowing up saying “what’s going on tonight” you can be ready to #partyallnight.

1.Outdoor Games 

One sure-fire way to have a good time is yard games.

Giant Jenga: Jenga GIANT Genuine Hardwood Game

Can-Jam: Kan Jam Game Set

Giant Dominoes: Hammer Crown Giant Dominoes; Color Pips

Giant Bowling: Etna Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

Pretty much anything giant is a winner in our book.

2.Music 

Music is a must at any party of ours, so it definitely comes in handy to have some speakers that can go from kitchen dance party tot he backyard with ease. We’re all getting a little old for the phone in the glass bowl trick…

iHome Speaker Cube: iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube – Black

And it comes in lots of fun colors!

Anker Bluetooth Speaker:Anker Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound with Enhanced Bass, 20 Hour Battery Life, and Built-in Mic, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Laptops and More (Black)

JamBox: JAM Party Wireless Boom Box (Yellow) HX-P730YL

3. Outdoor Ambiance

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You can’t expect to have an Insta-worthy party without some backyard flare. Lighting is a must.

Paper lanterns create an instant whimsical effect, pick from multiple styles! Shop Here

String some fun lights on your deck! Shop Here

Candles are also an easy way to add style to an event without too much effort involved. Shop Here or here: Zion Judaica Quality Tealight Candles Unscented Set of 120 – Stark White

4. Tabletop 

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Having tableware on hand can definitely make that last minute party a breeze to put together and using disposable items keeps your clean up to a minimum.

Mix and match plates, cups, napkins, and utensils so you’re ready for anything! Shop Here

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Always keep your bar cart stocked with accessories so you and your friends can get your sip on. Patterned straws and drink stirrers make everything better. Pinky swear. Shop Here and Here!

Just doing finger foods or appetizers? No problem. Use fancy toothpicks and trendy skewers to step up your foodie game. Shop HerePicMonkey Collage2

5. Pool Party

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Ever since T. Swift posted that infamous pic on the swan floaty we have been obsessed with all of the funky new pool floats! Fill your pool with a pizza slice, pineapple, doughnut, and maybe even a giant pretzel to create some serious FOMO for anyone who doesn’t come to your party.Find some here:  Swimline Giant Pretzel Swim Fun Inflatable Floating Seat, 60″ Diameter

6. Sparkelers

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And finally, end your summer bash by lighting a few sparklers. Staying stocked with sparklers can be a simple way to turn up the volume at your next party.

We hope these tips helped. Now get out there and be the hostess with the mostest! If you use these ideas make sure you tag #Partywithjollity , we would love to see your summer parties!

Party On,
The Girls From Jollity