Cheers to the Red, White and Blue!

Fourth of July weekend is just over a week away, so we’re here to give you some tips and tricks to gear up for the holiday! We know that celebrations might look a little different this year, so whether you’ll be spending the weekend by your pool, or grilling out in your backyard, we’ve got you covered with some fun cocktails and cute decor ideas.

First things first…let’s drive into a patriotic pour that will get the party started like it’s 1776!

YOU WILL NEED

  • Bomb Pop
  • San Pellegrino
  • Prosecco

COCKTAIL

This cocktail is one of our easiest yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun! For the adults pour Champagne or Prosecco into a poolside safe acrylic glass, for the kiddos use San Pellegrino and pour into a festive party cup. Add a bomb pop to each and voila, you have yourself a refreshing yet festive drink. Oh, and don’t forget these cute cocktail napkins!

PARTY DECOR

Now, let’s talk tablescapes. We are willing to bet most of you will find yourselves grilling out a some point over the long weekend, so having a red white and blue table-setting is a must! We used a red and white striped runner, our Ruby Kiss Cups and Dessert Plates, Silver Fox Dinner Plate and Bubble Mint Chargers. As for napkins, we love our Blue My Mind Guest Napkins and our Gold and White Striped Cocktail Napkins. Add some table confetti and you’re all set!

This year, with all the crazy, we’re keeping things simple and fun! We would love to see how you are celebrating the Fourth of July! Tag us on Social Media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity.

Let’s Celebrate PRIDE!

While our streets may not be filled with marches and city-wide parades (thanks rona), that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the LGBTQ community at home. Today we are showing you three simple ways to throw your own Pride Party at home!

DIY Rainbow Heart Backdrop

Hung on the wall in groups or individually, these rainbow colored hearts are the perfect pop of fun and color to your Pride celebration. Plus they make the cutest backdrop for a #photomoment!

YOU WILL NEED

  • Printer
  • Colorful Card Stock (we recommend 6-8 different colors)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Double Sided Sticky Tape

Step 1: Download our free Pride Hearts printable here.

Step 2: Print the first page off onto individual colored pieces of paper. Whatever colors you want your hearts to be! If you don’t have colored paper, the rest of the pages in the printable are pre-colored hearts.

Step 3: Using your scissors carefully cut along the black outline.

Step 4: Place strips of double sided sticky tape to the back of the hearts and stick them to the wall in the pattern and look you desire.

Pro tip: To create the backdrop we did, we printed off the document 10 times to create 20 hearts.

Decorate the room with every color of the rainbow!

SET THE TABLE

Just like there shouldn’t be any limits on love, why limit your table decor to only one color? Draw inspiration from the Pride flag and ombre your plates, cups and napkins. Our signature Posh Collection comes in almost every color and is perfect for this colorful occasion!

BLOW UP SOME BALLOONS

Another easy way to fill the room is with rainbow colored balloons. Whether you line them down the table as a center piece or bundle your favorite colors together, you can’t go wrong with an array of colored balloons!

Other Pride themed items to add to your cart:

We hope that these tips and tricks help you celebrate love and equality, even during these corona times! If you host a Pride party we would love to see it, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Ball Park at Home!

Summer is the perfect time of the year for one of the best All American sports, BASEBALL! Sadly, most stadiums are temporarily closed. If you have any baseball fans in your Quarantine Crew, then we have the best idea -create your own Home Ball Park Night!

If you have access to a ball diamond or a large outdoor space (backyard), start the day off with a fun game of “Social Distancing Baseball!” Split your group into different teams and have one team wear stripes, and the other team wear solids.

Ball Park Concession Stand

One of the main reasons sports fans LOVE attending games in stadiums, is for the food!! We got a little creative while preparing our spread for a Ball Park Night at home.

To start, the entree! Every ball park would not be complete without the ultimate staple, hotdogs! After taking the dogs off the grill, serve them on a Bubble Mint Dinner plate.

Additionally, we prepared a ball park inspired twist on a charcuterie board, French Fry Board. This is the perfect snack for all of the hungry athletes playing in the big game, and for those of us watching on the side line.

Since we really wanted to make this a spread, we prepared the French Fry Board on one of our Bubble Mint Charger plates, which substitutes perfectly as a serving platter.

Create a dipping station in the center of the board, using our Appetizer Plates. Pro tip – these double as a wine glass topper as well.

To wrap up the evening, prepare a fun movie night, featuring a recording of your favorite World Series Game or a baseball movie? Our pick: A League of Their Own!

We recommend airing the feature on an outdoor projector, to continue the ball park theme.

Finally, hand out freshly popped popcorn in our Posh Cups, as the perfect concession stand treat for watching the game.

PLAY BALL!

We would love to see how your games turned out! 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 media or drop us a line by email and we’ll help bring your idea to life!

National Rosé Day

Hey girl, hey! It’s time to celebrate with some Rosé! We’re here to give everyone a friendly reminder that Saturday, June 13 is National Rosé Day, a holiday worth celebrating!

Rosé is a beloved summertime (or anytime) wine that we at Jollity & Co absolutely love and we know you share that same sentiment. To celebrate this beautiful blush beverage, we had a little fun and created a Sparkling Rosé Wine Sangria that put on us “cloud wine!” It’s the perfect drink to celebrate the day.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 Bottle of Your Favorite Rosé
  • 8 oz Vodka
  • 2 Cups Lemonade
  • 1 Container of Strawberries Sliced
  • 1 Lemon Sliced
  • A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint for Garnish
  • Optional: Sparkling Water

Step 1

Start off by placing your sliced strawberries and lemons in a pitcher.

STEP 2

Add your vodka, lemonade and bottle of Rosé. We like a splash or so of vodka and two cups of lemonade. Feel free to add more or less, depending on your preferences.

STEP 3

Stir and serve in a festive glass or cup with ice and garnish with strawberry, lemon and mint. Don’t forget your paper straws and rosé themed cocktail napkin.

Clink, clink, sip, sip to some of your favorite tunes or jam out to our Rose All Day playlist! Happy Rosé Day! If you decide to make this cocktail show us and let us know what you think! Tag us @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Brunch 3 Ways!

In honor of National Egg Day (June 3rd), are bringing you three fun brunch ideas featuring our “Yolks On You” Collection!

KIDS BRUNCH

As the school year is wrapping up (THANK GOODNESS), celebrate the last day of zoom-classes with a pancake party! Line all your favorite toppings down the center of the table and let the kids decorate pancakes to their liking! We styled our Yolks On You Napkins with our PinkAholic and Mint to Be Plates.

TROPICAL BRUNCH

Our city, like many, is still airing on the side of caution, some of us are not quit able to hit the town for bottomless mimosas. Instead, call a few of the gals and invite them over for Sunday Funday and make yourselves some fruity cocktails with a mimosa bar! Stack your favorite brunch snacks on our Yolks-On-You Dessert Plates and pair them with our Femme Cups and Pinky Pie Cocktail Napkins for a sassy celebration!

BRIDAL BRUNCH

For all of our couples who are having to re-evaluate their festivities leading up to the big day… we’re so sorry. Everything about this just sucks, and while we are all cancelling life’s moment for the right reasons it doesn’t mean that it makes it easier.

Were you a member of a bridal party for a wedding that’s now postponed? Shower the (almost) newlyweds with a boozy brunch at home! For a more elegant feel, we paired our Yolks On You Dinner Plates, with our black and white Femme Chargers and Gold To Go Cups! Even though the celebrations may look a little different, that doesn’t mean they have to be any less FUN!

We would love to see how you brunch on National Egg Day! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity