¡”Drinko” de Mayo!

Hey party people! May is so packed with celebrations! With Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and Star Wars Day (if you’re a fan of the Force), May is jam packed with fun. But this year, May has upped it’s game, with Cinco De Mayo and the Kentucky Derby on the same day!

519A8443We’ve created the perfect Cinco bash — a fiesta to end all fiestas.

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Color is the name of the game for Cinco de Mayo around here. We chose these fun cactus plates, and paired them with the brightest pops of color we could get our hands on by including our ombre orange crepe paper table runner and lime green ruffle plates! And, did you see our lime wedge napkins? WOULD YA JUST LOOK AT ‘EM??

Our bright fiesta baskets are the perfect treat holders, and our stripe printed wooden cutlery bring it all together! Olé!

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We love the combination of these fun straws and tiny umbrellas to add a little flair to our margaritas (can we get salt all around that rim-rim-rim-rim?). If you’re not feeling real margaritas, try our margarita gummies! Mix and match our awesome honeycomb tassels, garlands, and a freakin’ pom pom CHANDELIER to up your festive vibes!

When it comes to treats, we suggest a good balance of sweet, salty, cheesy and boozy… but hey, that’s just us! Cinco de Mayo is also a great day to be a little extra, and maybe craft up a guacamole bar? Just tell us what time we can show up…. we’ll come hungry.

Show us your Cinco De Mayo party with #partywithjollity!

DIY Bridal Shower Backdrop

We’re gearing up for wedding season here at Jollity, and we’ve been brainstorming some awesome DIY projects for a next level bridal shower or baby shower! Enter: Our DIY Backdrop!

You can make this for about $20 in less than an hour with the help of a couple friends. Not only is it an easy project with simple-to-follow steps, but it looks like a million bucks when finished!

MATERIALS:
2 Rolls of pink crepe streamers
2 rolls of white crepe streamers
1 disposable tablecloth in a neutral color (pink or white)
1 spool of white or gold wrapping ribbon (the kind that curls well)
1-2 spools of glitter ribbon

1. Hang your disposable tablecloth. A backdrop stand comes in handy here, but if you don’t have one, you can use low tack tape and hang your tablecloth directly to your wall.

2. Measure and cut your crepe strips. Your crepe strips should be about 6″ long so you are able to take full body photos in front of your backdrop.

3. Hang the crepe strips from the top of your tablecloth by taping them. Make sure to hang all the strips at the same length so they hang evenly

4. Add in long pieces of curled ribbon and glitter ribbon to pop against the crepe paper!

5. Start taking cute pictures!

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Game Night!

Hey party people! Today we’re showing you how to throw the best cocktail-filled, grown up game night!

Grab Some Guests

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Gather your most outgoing (read: competitive) friends for your game night. When choosing your guest list, keep in mind that you’ll be creating teams, so even numbers tend to work better.

Decorations

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We decided to pay homage to Scrabble Day (yes, that’s right, this Saturday, April 14 is actually Scrabble Day) by creating a letter tile backdrop for our party. Using two tones of kraft paper, we made whimsical, larger than life Scrabble game pieces. Our favorite part about this backdrop is how customizable it is. You can spell out any number of cheeky messages.

An enormous green marbled ballon added a pop of color and whimsy, while our navy tablecloth balanced the bright colors.

Snacks

 

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You’ll need sustenance as you make your way through rounds of different board games. If you want something a little more cocktail hour than ordering a pizza, try creating a cheeseboard! We’ve come up with a foolproof step by step to guide you through creating a totally *sophisticated* cheeseboard.

  • Start with our fab wooden cheeseboards (small or large) as a base.
  • Fill your board with a mixture of cheeses with different textures. We like using a combination of a dry cheese (like an extra sharp white cheddar), a bold cheese (like a stilton), soft cheese (like a brie). Cheeses come in all sorts of flavors so don’t hesitate to mix some salty and sweet varieties!
  • Spice up your cheeseboard with fresh and dried fruit, different varieties of crackers, and nuts. Texture is the name of this cheese game.
  • If not vegetarian, you can also add slices of a summer sausage or prosciutto to your board.

Drinks

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To give your guests a competitive edge, try our specialty cocktail, the Game Changer!

  • 1 parts, vodka
  • 1 part ginger liquor
  • 1 part limoncello
  • 1 spash of lemon juice
  • 1, lemon wedge
  •  club soda to taste

Show us your game night with #partywithjollity!