7 Ways to Decorate a Party Venue with Restrictions

Creating a party wonderland when you have both space and decorating restrictions can feel impossible, but we promise, it isn’t! There are plenty of ways to add pop to your party in a restaurant, museum, or any out of home space. Here are seven of our favorite tricks to personalize your party in an otherwise impersonal space!

519A5830Pick out a table runner…
First things first, when throwing a party in a pre-decorated space like a restaurant, you’ll most likely be confined to a table or two. So how do you make it your own? Pick out a fun and festive table runner of course! This directs the focus to the colors of your choice instead of what’s already around you.

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Personalize each seat with place cards…
What better way to make sure everyone feels special than to give them a place of their own?

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Balloons, balloons, balloons!

Available in basically every color you could possibly imagine, balloons are an easy, attention grabbing way to add height and interest to an otherwise flat table-scape. Add them to the guest of honor’s chair, use them in the center of the table, or simply add a single balloon to each chair – you’ve got options. Everyone will know your table is the party table.

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Bring your own cake server…
Avoid the potential catastrophe of having to serve your guest of honor’s cake with the timeless combination of a butter knife and your hands…

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…and your own cake stand!
You might be asking yourself, is that over the top? Well let me ask you this Karen, you love this friend enough to throw them a party – so the answer to your question is “does that really matter, at this point?” Cake stands are reusable, and make a fabulous addition to your kitchen counter between parties!

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Decorate the cake with sparkler candles or a custom topper.
Don’t put a naked cake down in front of your honored guests! Candles are cool, but sparkler candles are cooler! If you’re not into fire (or you’re just not celebrating a birthday) consider a custom cake topper to congratulate them on celebratory life events like birthdays, engagements, graduations, babies, promotions, and all that good stuff!

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Wrap it all up with an adorable goodie bag.
Keep the party going after your guests head home by sending them off with a delightful little good bag of fun things like notebooks, gift poppers, stickers, or fun lipgloss!

Show us how you make a restricted party venue your own with #partywithjollity! Party on!

Folded Heart Napkins DIY

Hey party people! Did you catch us on WTKR this morning? We were showing off our Valentine’s goodies and a great Valentine’s craft! We wanted to share one last Valentine’s DIY that’s an adorable and easy way to dress up your table for a sweet breakfast or romantic dinner: folded heart napkins! All you’ll need for this craft is cute napkins and a bone folding tool to make perfect creases.

 

Start with a paper dinner napkin (usually 5″x5″ folded), and unfold it once so it is 5″ tall and 10″ wide.

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Fold the bottom of the napkin up horizontally towards the top of the napkin, leaving around a 3/4″ edge of napkin showing at the top.

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Taking the bottom right corner of your rectangle, fold the corner upward toward the center of the napkin, creating a diagonal line.

 

Repeat folding the opposite side of the napkin towards the middle so your napkin is an arrow shape.

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Flip your napkin arrow over!

 

Fold the corners of the to

Baby Shower in a Box!

When you have family and friends across the nation (or world), trying to gather everyone together for important celebrations can be difficult. But, hey, it’s 2018! We have technology on our side! Even if everyone can’t attend, you can make sure all your loved ones are still a part of your special day. We put together a baby shower in a box to show you how a virtual party works, but this idea also works for bridal showers, birthday parties, engagement parties, and plenty other celebrations too.

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To make your remote guests feel as if they’re attending the baby shower, we’ll bring a little of the party to them! By sending elements of the party guests in attendance will see, your virtual guests will feel like they’re right in the midst of the fun. For our virtual  guest package, we sent our remote attendees a plate, napkin, cup, drink stirrer, cutlery, goodie bag, confetti popper, and frame guest book piece for them to fill out with a wish for baby and send back to the host.

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Making sure your remote guests are able to see the party in real time is important. By live streaming your party, your virtual guests can join in on the fun with you and the other attendees! (Think Skype… Facetime… Google Hangouts… etc!)

Would you host a virtual party? Let us know what you think in the comments! #partywithjollity

Giant Cootie Catcher

Do you remember cootie catchers? You know you do! Picture your grade-school self rigging that little paper fortune teller to say “YES” when asking if Joey (who sat two desks down from you) would ever love you back… Ah, the good old days.

Check out our fun new twist on this classic for a cute craft or unique centerpiece for your upcoming Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day parties!

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  • kraft paper in your favorite color
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • paint markers, gold letter stickers, and anything else you want to use to decorate!

 

First, fold and trim your paper to make a perfect square. Open the fold back up.

 

Next, fold across the opposite corners of your paper and open it back up to form an ‘X’ crease through the middle of your square.

 

Fold each corner in to the middle (they will line up with the ‘X’ you made earlier).
Repeat this step with all 4 corners to form a smaller square.

 

Repeat the last step by folding the corners of the now smaller square in to the center, to form an even smaller square.

 

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Flip your small square over and (you guessed it) fold each corner into the middle, to create the smallest square yet! S’cute!

 

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Fold your square in half, so the “flaps” will be on the outside. Place your thumb and pointer fingers into the pockets you’ve created and pinch the whole catcher into the center.

 

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Ba-BAM! Catch all the cooties with this bad boy!

 

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This craft is perfect for kids and adults. You can make multiple catchers and style them into a unique centerpiece, or use them as fun place cards!

 

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Show us your cootie catchers using #partywithjollity!