Zoom Pin It Party!

The holiday madness has settled and it’s time to check-in with your gal pals for a little fun! Unfortunately, between the cold weather and COVID-19 concerns, gathering together with friends has become risky business.

Have no fear though because Jollity has come up with a fun spin on staying connected!

By this point most have heard of Zoom, the popular, free video chat service. Their user-friendly interface is the perfect 2021 venue for your Pin It Party – a themed craft night with your friends from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Let’s chat about how to turn a snooze worthy Zoom session into a memorable night at home.

HOST THIS PARTY | Supplies needed to capture this look

Playing into a Pinterest-y theme, we’ve selected a variety of red and white products. And because we’re low-key bougie, we tossed in a few metallic accents.

Alright hostess with the mostess you’ve rounded up all your party supplies, now you need to provide attendees with their own supply list. Be sure to include written, step by step directions for the project and obvious supplies like scissors and glue. This will help avoid interruptions in screen time.

Also keep in mind when selecting a project that your girl gang may have a wide range of crafting skill levels. It’s not a bad idea to select several crafting ideas and let the group vote ahead of time.

SET THE VIBE | Creating Excitement on Zoom

Using a small box or bag, package up the individual attendee place settings and supply list for easy delivery.

There are several delivery options including porch pickup where attendees pick up their designated box from your front porch. Curbside delivery where you drop the attendees package off at their home. Or traditional shipping of the package.

HOSTESS DETAILS | Being an organized hostess

The success of your Pin It Party will greatly depend on your ability to keep this event organized and on schedule. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to host a successful Zoom event!

  • Assign a backup admin.
    • Sometimes technology goes all wrong. As a precaution, assign a backup admin in Zoom in case something happens to your connection during the event. That way your guest can continue with the event and not get booted out of the room while they await your return.
  • Allow time for play and time for instruction.
    • As guests login, expect there to be excitement and chatter. When its time begin, everyone but the hostess should be placed on mute; allowing the step-by-step directions to be easily heard. After each step is explained unmute guest until you’re ready for the next step.
  • Consider a scheduled, timed intermission.
    • If you are using the free version of Zoom, your event will be capped at 45 minutes. Most craft projects take a bit longer, especially if there’s food, wine, fun and giggles involved (and we hope there is)!

      To beat the system have everyone log out for a 10 minute intermission towards the end of the 45 minute mark. Not only will this will reset the Zoom clock but it will give everyone a chance refill their drink!

The most on trend, mood-setting place settings for your stay-at-home party? ✅
Supply list? ✅ ✅
Organized Zoom meeting details? ✅ ✅ ✅

You are ready to get started, so get out there and nail that next Pinterest project! Don’t forget to share your Pin It Party with us on Post on Instagram and use the hashtag #partywithjollity

Valentine’s Day Love Potion Martini

What better way to celebrate love than with a Love Potion Martini?! The Jollity gals had so much fun creating this one. This cocktail is perfect for a night in with your sweetheart, an intimate dinner with a few ladies, or even drinking solo on your couch catching up on this season of The Bachelor!

YOU WILL NEED

  • Strawberries for garnish, we cut ours into hearts!
  • Lemon Slices
  • Raspberry Vodka
  • Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sugar, we opted for pink to keep it festive
  • Martini Shaker
  • Martini Glasses

STEP ONE

Use the lemon slice to rim the glass, making sure to get a good amount of juice on the rim. Then dip and turn your glass in the pink sugar to create a perfectly pink martini rim!

STEP TWO

Pour 1.5 oz of Raspberry Vodka, 1 oz of Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and 1 oz of Pomegranate Juice over ice into the martini shaker.

STEP THREE

Shake all ingredients and ice for at least 30 seconds!

STEP FOUR

Garnish the rim with a strawberry (lemon optional!) and strain martini into glass.

STEP FIVE

Cheers and enjoy sweethearts!

If you make this martini, we would love to see it! Post on Instagram and use the hashtag #partywithjollity

Mod Podge DIY Gift Basket!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we created a fun DIY craft for the special people in your life! We used cocktail napkins from our Stuck On You collection and Mod Podge to decorate the cutest gift baskets.

Find the supplies needed and step-by-step instructions below!

YOU WILL NEED:

STEP 1

Begin by unfolding the “XOXO” Cocktail Napkins and Lip Cocktail Napkins. Then, cut the Lip Cocktail Napkins so that only the Lip design is left, discard the white portion. Next, paint the bucket with Mod Podge.

STEP 2

Apply the “XOXO” Cocktail Napkins to the bucket, trimming off any extra that hangs over the edges. Smooth out the napkins so that no crinkles are present. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.

STEP 3

Apply Mod Podge to the back of the Lip Cocktail Napkins and place them on top of the “XOXO” layer. Smooth each one out as you apply to ensure there are no wrinkles. Let dry for 10-15 minutes.

STEP 4

If needed, apply another layer of Mod Podge to the napkins! It is not necessary, but will preserve the design should you want to reuse it next year. Or, you can remove the napkins and decorate it for another occasion using the same method and different themed napkins.

We decided to fill this basket with lots of fun party supplies, accessories, yummy drinks, and a little something to help that “you are an adult now” next day hangover. 😂

If you make this craft, or any of the other DIY projects featured on our blogs, we would love to see them! Tag us on social media @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity