Celebrating a Birthday at Home During COVID-19

Do you have a little one that should be celebrating their birthday next weekend? Did you have to cancel/reschedule the beautiful party you had planned due to social distancing? Have no fear, the party people are here!

Check our tips on how to make your kiddos birthday just as special, while social distancing.

1. Fill The Birthday Boy/Girl’s Bedroom With Balloons

What’s better than waking up on your birthday to a bedroom filled with balloons? Place an order online for balloons in any color you can imagine! From plain colors, or specialty prints – we have fun options for any celebration.

Have them shipped to your house, inflate them after your kiddo goes to sleep and quietly fill their room before they awake. This will guarantee a huge smile the next morning, no matter their age!

2. Decorate a Breakfast Table

Keep the surprises coming with a fun-filled birthday breakfast spread! Be sure to pick a theme (which can simply be breakfast) and deck out the entire kitchen.

Pictured below, is our Birthday Brunch featuring our Yolks On You Plates and Napkins. Try our Letter Banners, and Tassel banners for additional decor.

Make breakfast extra special with a “build your own pancake” bar and a kid-friendly charcuterie board, using our Posh Charger Plates.

3. Host A Virtual Birthday Party

Post breakfast, it’s time to prepare for a virtual party with their friends! Invite their friends to join you for a Virtual Birthday Party, via Zoom, Houseparty or FaceTime.

Have your child pick a theme for the party, and let them get creative! Repurpose some of the breakfast decor and add more! They could host a dance party, a pajama party, princess party – the options are endless!

Create a fun Evite for the event and email or text it to their parents. There are several apps and websites to create a fun Evite, one of our favorites is Canva.

Important information to include on an Evite:

  • Start time
  • End time
  • Attire (based on party theme)
  • Brief description to prepare the parents for the party activities
  • Zoom Information to make the party Virtual

4. Party Activities

When all of their friends have arrived at the Virtual Party, explain the activity/actives that will be taking place during the party and get the party started!

Virtual Birthday Party Activity Ideas:

Be sure to create and email any templates to the other parents before the party. This way, all of the kids can participate in the activities!

Wrap up the party by having your child’s friends sing “Happy Birthday” to them, as they blow out their candles!

We hope that these tips and tricks help you plan a special celebration for your birthday boy or girl, even during social distancing! If you host a virtual party we would love to see it, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Easter Crafts for Kids

Hey there, parents… or should we say, teachers!? Now that you’re probably knee deep in lesson plans (thanks Corona), we thought we’d check in on that art assignment you’ve been dreading to “teach.”

Looking for a fun, yet simple, DIY project for your kiddos..ahem, students? Well look no further! We’re going to show you step-by-step how to make two adorable Easter crafts. And get this, all you need is a few leftover party supplies!

Bunny Cups

YOU WILL NEED

STEP 1

Take two paper straws and cut them into thirds (six total small pieces).

STEP 2

Using a hot glue gun, attach the straws onto the cup making the “whiskers.” Next, glue a cotton ball in the center where your straws meet to make the “nose.”

STEP 3

Time for the ears and don’t worry, they don’t have to be perfect. Using a sharpie, draw bunny ears (approx. 2 inches tall) on white card-stock. Once you gave it your best shot, take your scissors and cut them out.

STEP 4

Let’s glue on those ears! Grab the hot glue gun one last time and glue the ears to the back of the cup and VOILA, you have yourself a bunny cup!

STEP 5

Fill up your cup(s) with all your favorite Easter candy and ENJOY! Our personal fave is Mini Cadbury Eggs, but hey, anything goes!

BUNNY HATS

You will need

  • Round Plate (Dinner size preferred)
  • White Card Stock
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

STEP 1

Grab your plate and flip it over, so that it’s face down. Begin by tracing the outer edge of your plate (as shown above). Then using the whole length of the base, trace bunny ears with your sharpie. Following the lines, cut along the marks you have made on the plate.

STEP 2

Grab your piece of card stock and fold it in half horizontally. Using half the length of the paper, draw your bunny ears. Again, they don’t have to be perfect so don’t sweat it! Follow your tracings and cut the ears out with your scissors.

STEP 3

Home stretch! Flip the plate back over and tape the white paper on the inside of the ears. Once tapped, bend the ears so they perk up. Place the hat on your head and BOOM, you’ve got yourself one heck-of-a bunny hat!

Giving these DIY Easter crafts a try? We’d love to see how they turn out! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Adult's Survival Guide

Is it the weekend yet?! What do weekend’s even mean in all of this madness?

Our last post was to keep kids busy – what about adults who are stuck at home loosing their minds? Maybe you’ve fallen into the new profession of homeschooling (teachers = the real MVPs), or if you’re just stuck at home and looking to break up the days… We see you, we feel you and we’ve got you!

1. Prosecco Pong

This Prosecco Pong Kit will make you want to dust off your collegiate drinking game skills – just with bubbly!  The classy way to binge through a crisis, this game is guaranteed and your quarantine buddies occupied for hours on end.

Kit includes 12 plastic glasses and 3 pink ping pong balls.

2. Cocktail Mixer Kit

Hone your artisanal cocktail skills with the Bittermilk Cocktail Set ! It has everything you need (minus the booze) to make a restaurant quality cocktail from the comfort of your own home.

Kit includes 4 oz of mixers, directions and one themed glass. Makes four drinks.

3. Block Party Toppling Tower Game

Next up, a new twist on block parties (hello, social distancing!). Think Jenga, but add your favorite liquor! Here’s the drill: you stack a tower from the blocks and then remove the blocks one by one, but with this game there are added challenges printed on some of the blocks (some include taking shots)!

Block Party Toppling Tower Game includes: 4 shot glasses (1 oz., hand wash only), 30 block pieces with assorted sayings, 30 blank block pieces and playing guide.

3. Postcard Book

Take it old school and check in with all your besties from afar with our cute Postcard Book. Who doesn’t get excited when they receive a little note in the mail (especially these days)? Have fun sending special connections to your loved ones they can hang on the fridge – these cards are cute enough to decorate with! Just maybe don’t combine this activity with numbers one, two and three.

Set includes 24 (8″ x 6.25″) postcards. 12 sheets, 2 postcards per sheet.

We’d love to see how you’re filling the time! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Fun "At Home" Activities for the Kids

Social Distancing: Week 2.

If you’re like us – you’re already running out of things to keep your kids busy. It’s not like we had a lot of time to prepare for all this. Here’s a quick round up of fun ideas to keep the kids busy. Sneak in a couple more minutes of sending emails, calling clients, or just find some “me time”!

1.Stack-A-Sauras

This adorable Stack-A-Sauras game, is perfect for all dino-lovers!

To win, carefully balance the slanted neck pieces then prop his head on top without toppling him over. Once he falls, it’s game over and time for a sibling’s turn! Have your kids count how long it takes them to build the dinosaur and the fastest time wins!

Includes seven blocks and body base, all in solid wood, plus a handy muslin bag that’s perfect for storage.

Recommended for kids three years and older.

2. Dino Excavation Kit – Fossil Finds

Our Dino Excavation Kit – Fossil Finds is another perfect activity to keep the momentum going after Stack-a-saurus! Use this fun activity to teach your kiddos a quick lesson on the history of dinosaurs by explaining what fossils are and how they are discovered.

Recommended for kids three years and older.

3.Eco Friendly Play Dough

Looking for an activity to get the kids off of their electronics and get their hands dirty? Try our Eco Friendly Play Dough!

The dough is colored with dyes made from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.

The perfect activity to let kids use their imaginations, and mold any creation they can dream of!

  • Pack of 6, 4 oz. Jars
  • Exploratory molding dough
  • Vibrant colors
  • Scented with essential oils

4.Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Dye Kit

Since Easter is around the corner, try our Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Dye Kit! This kit only uses natural ingredients so it’s super safe for kids of all ages.

Includes three natural dyes (orange, blue, and purple all using plant, fruit and vegetable extracts), a color chart for creating six different colors and instructions for easy, beautiful eggs. 

Kit includes:

  • 3 powder-based coloring packets
  • Eco-crayon for decorating eggs prior to dipping
  • Grass seed
  • 2 eco-coconut husk pucks
  • Color chart and instructions

Online orders are shipping as usual – so any of the activities can be to your door quickly! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Jollity Super Sundaes

The Coronavirus is going to make us lose our minds “up in here, up in here.” We’re trying our best to stay optimistic, but sometimes a girl just needs a drink and some ice cream! So why not combine the two because who wouldn’t love a boozy milkshake at a time like this?

YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 oz Milk 
  • 1 oz Rum Chata 
  • 1 oz Vodka 
  • 2 oz Dulce De Leche 
  • 1 oz (30ml) Simple Syrup 
  • 1/2 Cup Ice 

Add all ingredients to a shaker + give it a few good shakes (we also encourage a quick DMX dance party to ensure it’s nice and mixed). Top with One scoop of ice cream.

Garnish with whipped cream, extra sprinkles, mini bottle of vodka and mini bottle of Rum Chata.

Love this shaker? Click here to buy it! Show us what you’re mixing up and tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

One Step at a Time, COVID-19

To our friends, customers, and community: 

In the last few days, like many of you, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been at the top of our minds. As it continues to affect our communities and become a bigger risk, we are doing all that we can to keep you and all of our employees as safe as possible. We are closely following local and national health official’s guidelines and are taking extra care when sanitizing our stores. Some of the actions we have taken include:

  • We have increased the frequency of our regular cleanings and are taking extra care during the sanitizing process.
  • Our brick and mortar store has been outfitted with a sanitary wipes station for customers to sanitize upon entry and gloves are available to both our customers and employees when requested.
  • We have taken similar measures to ensure extra cleanliness during our shipping procedures and all boxes are being disinfected.
  • We are continually reinforcing guidelines that employees take precautionary health measures, including hand washing, social distancing, etc.

From today through March 27, we will be going to limited store hours and closing on the weekends. We will now be open Monday – Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. We are prepared to continually adapt as the situation evolves and may adjust our hours further.

We are online 24/7 at shopjollity.co.  We are also offering free in-store pickup to locals during the hours of 11-2, Monday-Friday. In-store pickup orders can be placed online or over the phone.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to navigate the new world we are all experiencing

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. And if you aren’t feeling well or think you have come in contact with someone that is sick – take care of yourself. We will be here when you’re ready.​

xo,

The Jollity Girls