Crafts + Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo, is that you? If you’re like us, you’ve been longing for a really great reason to shove tacos in your face, down margaritas and get the kiddos off your back. Have no fear, we have you covered with a fiesta inspired craft for the little ones and cocktail for the mamacita’s who deserve some margaritas!

FOR THE CRAFT YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 Paper Cups
    We opted for our Emerald City Posh Cups.
  • Hot Glue Gun 
  • Rice or Dried Beans  
  • Pom Poms
    You can also use other fun items like googly eyes or paint to decorate, get creative.

STEP 1

Take one cup and fill it about 1/3 of the way with your rice or beans. We used a paper plate, but you could use a funnel or pour directly from the bag. Whichever works for you!

STEP 2

Using the hot glue gun, line the top of the rice filled cup. Then place the other cup on top. Make sure they’re firmly glued together. You don’t need rice or beans flying everywhere.

STEP 3:

Finally glue the pom poms around where the cups are connected and decorate freely. Olé olé, the kiddos have some maracas for play!

Now it’s cocktail time! Who’s up for a muddled mango margarita?

FOR THE COCKTAIL YOU WILL NEED

  • Cups or Glasses
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board or Plate
  • Shaker 
    We love this one!
  • Shot Glass
    Or you can free pour, we don’t judge.
  • Muddler 
  • Mango (or cut frozen mango)
  • Mango Juice
  • Tequila 
  • Ice  
  • Lime 
  • Sugar for rim 
  • Plate to put sugar on
    We opted to match the plate to our Emerald City Cups.

STEP 1

Peel and cut your mango into small cubes and put ¼ cup into the cocktail shaker. Don’t worry about cutting it if you’re using small frozen mango pieces. Muddle the mango.

STEP 2

Next, add 2 shots of tequila, the juice of half a lime, ½ cup of mango juice and 1 cup of ice into the cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously! If two shots isn’t enough add more – it’s been a long week of home schooling.

STEP 3

Using a slice of lime, line the rim with lime juice and then dip it into the sugar.

STEP 4

Add a little ice to your cup, pour in the cocktail and finally, garnish with a slice of lime and some mango cubes. Enjoy!

If your little ones make the craft and/or you make this cocktail, share them with us! We would love to see them, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Our Favorite Items

Can you believe that it’s almost been two years since we launched our own line of party goods? We can’t either! We have over 200 products in our collection, hundreds of stores worldwide carrying our items and AMAZING people like you supporting us day-in and day-out.

Now, we know that you all must have your favorites from our line and although we shouldn’t be bias, we totally have our favorites too! We asked our team what their top three fave products were, check out what they said below!

The idea for Yolks on You came to me at complete random and it made (and still makes me) so happy! With it’s cute die cut fried egg shape, and the embossing to create a “raised” egg yolk I love this little collection. Perfect for brunch, birthday breakfasts or just jazzing up your Saturday spread it’s a great option to have laying around for when you just want to do something a little fun!

I love how soft and feminine our Pretty in Pink Charger Plate is – but most of all I love it’s versatility. First, it’s gorgeous watercolor pink print is perfect for bridal showers, birthdays and girl baby showers. But the plate itself is also important to point out. First off, it is HUGE (14 inches!) – and super sturdy. It can be a charger, a platter, or just a statement plate. It’s made with super thick material and has specially designed folds and reinforcements so it can handle something as intense as Thanksgiving dinner – but it’s so pretty you may not even want to cover it up!

One of the OG’s from when I first conceptualized the Jollity Collection in early 2018 this balloon has always been on my list of favorites – and it’s still one of our best sellers! I love avocados in every single form and the idea of having a huge statement avocado ballon just made my heart (and stomach) sing! Perfect for Cinco De Mayo, brunch, or just a fun birthday balloon bouquet for your avocado toast obsessed bestie this balloon will bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Femme Dinner is my favorite simply because, leopard print…need I say more? I love it on my shoes and my clothes, so obviously these plates are no exception!

The round collection is another one of my favorites because they are unique to our classic “posh” shape. The Just Peachy plates are such a fun and feminine POP to any tablescape!

I love the Mint to Be plates because they are a great, neutral option fit for all occasions, from baby showers to holiday celebrations!

P.S. Love Taylor’s headband in her headshot? It’s from our collection too! One of our top sellers it’s perfect for your next bachelorette bash or boozy brunch plans.

What I think I love most about the Mod About You collection, it is very unique, and stands out from the rest of our products. It’s the perfect combination of  bright colors and bold stripes!

Our Swan Plate, otherwise known as Mr. Swan Ronson, is the cutest plate around. It’s perfect for so many occasions, my personal favorites are tea parties, baby showers, and Mother’s Day!

I love that the Balloon Plates can be used for various celebrations from a birthday party, anniversary, or simply to be used for dessert on a Tuesday night. These plates are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face, I mean who doesn’t love balloons?!

There is something about these napkins that I love, I just can’t put a finger on it. Perhaps it’s because they’re so simple, yet versatile. They’re always my go-to for completing any party look from a bachelorette fling to game night, and everything in between!

These napkins make me want to hit the disco and boogie down like John Travolta on Saturday Night Fever. I love the rainbow colors and the gold foil wording on these napkins. Let’s crank up the Bee Gee’s and put on our satin jumpsuits, it’s “party time”!

Give me all the stripes, and all black and white patterns. From the guest napkins to these dessert plates, I’m in love. These plates are edgy, bold – and dare I say, stylish. Plus, they mix and match so well with our other items!

Now these suckers are just down right cute! Standing at 5.5″ tall and 3.5″ wide, they’re tiny little guys and perfect for any fiesta themed party. These plates are the ideal vessel for salsa, guacamole or queso (my personal fave)…just add margs!

I love that bees are having a moment right now. This plate can incorporated into so many party themes, from baby showers, to one year old birthdays and even simple spring table settings. The sweet and subtile design makes it so easy to bring this plate into any tablescape!

I have a true love for cocktail napkins and I always have a pack on hand at home, (you never know who might swing by for a surprise happy hour). This one’s my fave, they are the perfect light pink color with bold modern lettering. I’d like to think if I were a cocktail napkin, I’d be this one!

We would love to know what some of your favorites are from our line! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Cinco de Mayo – Fiesta At Home

It’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite food holiday: Cinco de Mayo! While 2020 has brought us a lot of crap so far, it is bringing us Cinco de Mayo on #tacotuesday!

So, instead of making lemonade – let’s make margaritas! We have a bunch of fun ideas to bring your fiesta to your quarantine casa.

1. Setting The Table

When it comes time to setting the table, we’ve got you covered! Cinco de Mayo is a fun time to go bright and bold with your color choices.

For this table setting, we chose some vibrant options from our very own Posh Collection. Buoy Bye and Pinky Pie are two of our Cinco de Mayo faves.

To really bring it home, we added our Avocado Balloon and two of our signature canapé plates (the little avocado and spicy bottle are perfect for all of that guac and salsa).

2. Fiesta Furnishings

One of the best ways to transform any space, is by adding lots of decor to the walls. To highlight the dinner table, we made this super fun backdrop out of tablecloths, which can also double as a photo backdrop.

You can make backdrops out of just about anything. Some fast backdrop ideas can be accomplished with party fans, paper bunting and tassel banners if you’re not feeling like a bunch of DIY work.

Once the backdrop is up, add other elements that you can find around the house, like string lighting and fun colored candles. This will help elevate the look.

To see our entire “Fiesta” themed party decor, click the link here.

3. “Adults Only” Zone – Home Bar

Although you might be spending Cinco de Mayo with kiddos, social distancing self care means the parents should also have some fun. Not to mention, what’s Cinco de Mayo without margaritas?!

Use a bar cart, kitchen island, or folding table, to create an “Adults Only” zone – aka a “home bar.” Set your blender, margarita mix and alcohol of choice in this area. Add cocktail napkins, like our “This Senorita Needs a Margarita” and our Die-Cut Lime napkins, along with some fun cups to complete the look.

Make it even more festive with our fiesta themed balloons. The Avocado and Spicy Bottle balloons are sure to make this bar one you’d like to visit!

Now to decide, who’s the better bartender, mom or dad?!

Cinco de Mayo is the best excuse to break up the monotony of the shelter in place orders and to make some margaritas! Plus, it’s the perfect holiday to set up a Zoom call with friends and feel some normalcy. You’ll be glad to get out of jammies, take a shower and throw on some festive summer attire. It’ll be worth it, we promise! 😉

Looking for more Cinco de Mayo ideas? We are going to keep posting for the rest of the month – plus we have an awesome contest where someone is going to win some Cinco decor! Check us out  @jollityco on Instagram for more fun ideas.

We would also love to see how you plan on spending Cinco de Mayo! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Let’s go to camp!

It’s day 58347 of quarantine and you’re probably going stir crazy in the house and dying for a change of scenery. Since we can’t go anyhwere, clear the living room and grab snacks because we’re heading to camp!

First thing’s first… grab as many pillows and blankets that you can and make a cozy space on the floor. For a fun craft, our DIY Teepee Kit is easy to assemble and comes with fun accessories like felt feathers and pom poms. Grab some washable markers and fun paints to make it your own! It’s ablank canvas!

When you’re done, print out our “Camp” Pennant Banner. Hang from the top of your teepee master piece to really set the scene!

Now that your campsite is all set up, let’s talk all things yummy. What better then a s’mores charcuterie board?!

Collect all your favorite sweets and lay them on a Posh Charger Plate. Great ideas to dress up you s’mores – rose chocolate, Oreos, and Reese’s. You can even have fun ordering all sorts of out of the box chocolate bar flavors like dark chocolate potato chip or cookies and creme! Weather not warm yet? Cue up a virtual campfire on YouTube. Make s’mores inside: place them in the oven on broil!

Finally, no camping party is complete without a specialty beverage. Our Posh Cups are perfect for both hot and cold drinks. So, fill the kiddos cup with hot coco and make yourself with a cocktail (because mom life). To finish off the night, cuddle underneath the blankets and turn on your favorite movie!

We would love to see how you set up camp! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Have any other fun ideas for making social distancing fun! Let us know and we will brainstorm and feature it on the blog! DM us on social or drop us a line by email and we’ll help bring your idea to life!

The Easter Table

It’s hard to believe that Easter is almost here, since this was officially the longest March in history. From planning Easter baskets, to setting the table we have a bunch of no stress ideas for you. Get ready to click “Add to Basket” we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to help you create a holiday worthy of an Instagram shot  — or two!

TULIP FEVER

Featured Posh Colors: Chill Out, Mint to Be, Lilac You Lots and Just Peachy.

Easter Tulips bring the prettiest pop of color to any table, and while we all may be housebound they are a clear signal spring has arrived. They also come in so many diverse shades, that they pair well with so many of our tabletop items. We’re particularly partial to a traditional tablescape that combines pastels, foil metallics and gold accents.

BOLD & BRIGHT

Featured Items: Enchanté Pink and Chartreuse, and Markel Cocktail Napkins.
Featured Posh Colors: Pinky Pie and Bubble Mint.

As much as we love them, we know there’s more to spring than just pastels. So why not add a big pop of color, like hot pink, bright blue and chartreuse?  If you’re not ready to fully invest in the bright colors, you can always add in some pastel Easter eggs and white florals.

FROM A ROBIN’S NEST

Featured Items: Rockin’ Robin Die-Cut Dessert Plates.
Featured Posh Colors: Chill Out, Lilac You Lots and On Wednesdays.

This tablescape pays tribute to some of the world’s prettiest eggs — the Robin’s egg! Paired with hues of pink, mint, gold and lilac for an Easter table that’s both lovely and festive. Add a gingham runner and soft florals to complete the look.

ALL ABOUT THE BUNNY

Featured Items: Pretty in Pink Cocktail Napkins, Flocked Bunnies and Daisy Plates.
Featured Posh Colors: Just Peachy, Lilac You Lots and On Wednesdays.

Show your love for the Easter Bunny with these small flocked bunnies that come in 10 different colors. Mix and match them with soft pinks, lilacs and daisy shaped plates for the ultimate spring vibe!

EGG-CELLENT

Featured Items: Yolks on You Plate and Napkin.
Featured Posh Colors: Just Peachy and On Wednesdays.

Easter and eggs go together like Easter and chocolate. Whether you’re dying, hunting, or eating them, why not set the table with them? These playful napkins and plates are perfect for mixing and matching with our other pieces. Or you can always let them take center stage, either way you’re guaranteed to have an egg-cellent Easter!

Whether you’re team pastels, eggs or bright colors, we would love to see how you’re setting the Easter table this year! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Work From Home Like a #Boss

Have you found yourself working from home these days?! Looking to break up the montity of your desk? Today we’re tackling your work from home flow and including all our favorite tips and tricks to get your through your work day!

First things first: Notebooks. You, my friend, are very smart. Smart people love notebooks and this, well, this notebook and planner pack combo will make all your quarantine dreams come true. Jot down conference call notes and all your week’s goals in style, helllllo productivity!

We will let you in on a little secret…we’re list girls over here at Jollity and Co. Take a peek at anyone’s desk, you’re going to find some sort of “to-do” list. They help us get organized and stay on task! So whether you like sticky notes, numbered lists, or you’re a weekly notepad kind of gal – we’ve got you.

Let’s talk about pens. We’re about to take your “favorite pen” to a whole new level. Think glitter pens and writing utensils with poms that would make Cher Horowitz’s head spin (looking at you Clueless fans). Plus, we’ve rounded up these two (1 and 2) cute pencil pouches to house them. Organization and all around awesomeness…check and check!

Let your new found workspace provide you all the inspiration to get you through your day. In times like these, it’s the little joys in life that make a big difference. Not to mention, once you go back to the office everyone will be asking where you got your cute new swag! Check out some of our favorites, like this wall banner, witty desk plates and pastel portfolio sets. Oh, and don’t forget to hydrate and caffeinate the chic way.

Now that you’re fully set for success at your desk, check out our Work From Home” playlist on Spotify! It’s filled with the perfect tunes to get you through the day. Show us your work from home flow, tag us @jollityandco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity