National Ice Cream Day!

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It’s almost National Ice Cream day (July 19) and it seems like the perfect way to jazz up a week of endless summer days (and heat!). Get the inside scoop on the Jollity way to set the perfect (pint) party.

TABLE DECOR

We loved mixing and matching our pieces for a themed tablescape. For the centerpieces we used these ceramic ice cream cones and filled the tops with our 3” honeycombs. For serving, went for a Neapolitan feel with the Pink and White Striped Dinner Plates, Bubble Mint Dessert Plates, Just Peachy Dessert Plates and Mint to Be cups. We also used a bright and colorful table runner to make it feel like it was really worth melting for!

⁠ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR

Did someone say sundaes?! An ice cream sundae bar is one of our favorite, easy and crowd pleasing hosting tips. No crazy recipes or baking necessary! All you need to do is buy different ice cream flavors, your favorite toppings and whatever serveware you need. Set it all up on a table, kitchen counter, or on a bar cart!

BOOZY MILKSHAKES

Lastly, if you have a few adults sprinkled across the guest list you can add some boozy milkshakes to the menu. Here’s a recipe for one that we all having everyone partying like its sherbet day.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 3/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream
    You can also use coffee ice cream
  • 1/3 Cup Caramel Sauce 
    Store bought or homemade
  • 1/2 Cup Ice 
    Optional
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • 2 oz of Bourbon

Directions:

Put the milk, ice cream, caramel sauce and ice into a blender, blend until smooth. Drizzle the caramel sauce into one of our posh cups and top with whipped cream and sprinkles! To make it into an adult dessert, before you add the whipped cream, splash a bourbon floater on top. Yum! This recipe should make enough for you and someone to share, so grab a fellow ice cream lover and dig in!

If you decide to throw an at home ice cream party or are recreating our delicious milkshake recipe, we would love all the ways you sprinkled the day with love! Tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity.

Lemon Party

It’s officially lemonade season and lemons have been all the rage as of late. Which is a party theme we can totally get behind. So when life handed us lemons what did we do? Throw a lemon themed party of course! Here’s a few tips for a throwing a simply sweet lemon party.

WALL DECOR

When setting up for a party, we always recommend that you start with putting up wall decor. Especially if it’s going above or behind a table, that way you’re not having to move a beautifully decorated table around to hang items up.

For this adorable and simple backdrop we used 5″ yellow balloons, fishing line and printable leaves. To create this party garland all you have to do is blow up the balloons, string them together with fishing line and then stick the leaves to the balloons. We recommend using double side sticky tape or a low heat glue gun. That’s it!

CENTERPIECES

Once your wall decor is finished, put your table into position and start with a base. We love using paper table runners because they come in a variety or colors and patterns, plus they make for an easy cleanup!

Next, place your centerpieces on the table. For this party we went with fresh lemons and used trays we had on hand. We also added in some cute faux plants for a pop of green. If you have a glass bowl or vase, you can display lemons that way. If you don’t want to use fresh lemons, opt for florals, a green garland, or even yellow honeycombs!

PLACE SETTINGS

Now that the centerpieces are done, it’s time to set the place settings! This is our favorite step because it brings the table together and there are so many pieces that can be mixed and matched based on whatever the party theme is. For this table we went with:

To incorporate our lemon theme into each place setting, we added lemon place cards and lemon straw attachments!

Now that your decor is up and table is set, it’s time to host away! If you need a lemon themed cocktail, check out this Rosé Lemonade Sangria we made. We promise it won’t let you down!

If life decides to hand you lemons, show us what you do with them! Tag us @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

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

Father’s Day Celebrations

Heads up people! If your head wasn’t spinning from the busy month of May and it’s time to round the corner and hit Father’s Day. We’re thankful though – we’re always looking for a reason to celebrate – especially in times like these!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21 and to help you get ahead of the game we’re showing you the perfect tablescape for dad. Move over florals and pinks, Jollity is ready to show you something a little more masculine! Check out some options for setting the table for your dad below.

FOOTBALL DAD

Set a football themed table for the dad who loves tossing around the old pig skin ! Mix and match the tableware, you can go neutral or select colors from his favorite team. To decorate the room add color coordinating balloons, honeycombs, and put some throwback games on the tv. Then let dad sit back and relax, while you all grill up some game day goodies!

BREWERY DAD

Featured Products: Posh Silver Fox, Posh Noir, Femme Dessert Plates, Table Runner, Foil Straws, Koozies and Fringe.

This tablescape is perfect for the dads who have had their weekend brewery plans foiled by social distancing. This tablescape is inspired by a plan to have an afternoon tasting craft beers. We added a fun twist to every place setting, by putting a beer in a koozie on each plate. For the little one’s or those who don’t like beer, use bottles of Root beer or San Pellegrino’s. Bonus tip: set this table up outside to give your dad the ultimate brewery at-home experience and mark his seat with this beer balloon!

MOVIE DAD

Do you live with a dad the one who must see every Oscar nominated film? Bring the movie theater to him this Father’s Day! Set the stage (aka get the living room comfy), pop some popcorn and put on his favorite movie. Don’t forget to add movie themed decorations and consider doing a dine-in movie. Serve up the tasty meal while dad enjoys a great movie!

TIGER KING DAD

Featured Products: Femme Collection items, Black & White Guest Napkins, Table Runner, Gold Flatware and Foil Straws.

This tablescape is perfect for the dad who’s a cool cat and kitten! If your dad watched the show and is obsessed, bring the show to life for him this Father’s Day. Pair animal prints with vibrant green colors, set character inspired place cards at everyone’s seats and don’t forget these tiger masks. It will definitely go down in the books as a memorable Father’s Day!

PATRIOTIC DAD

Featured Products: Markle Collection Items, Posh Bubble Mint, Posh Ruby Kiss, Enchanté Guest Napkins, Foil Straws and Table Runner.


Break out all your red, white and blue themed decorations and grill up the all American favorite, hot dogs. To increase the fun ratings, have this meal outside picnic style. The best part of this tablescape? Whatever you don’t use, can be saved and used for the Fourth of July!

However you’re celebrating, make it special for dad and set the table based on things he likes! Have any big plans for Father’s Day or other decorating ideas? Share them with us via email or tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Instagram Favorites

One of our teams favorite things is getting to see people’s parties when we are tagged on social. Regardless they’ve purchased their goodies online or we’ve helped them in the store, it brings us so much joy to see the milestones and ways people are celebrating each other. Each party always has such a distinct flair too it- the results always blow our expectations out of the water.

With celebrations looking drastically different in quarantine, everyone is doing their best to make events special. We love how this mom did an impromptu photoshoot using honeycombs, number balloons and 3 foot balloons for her daughters 2nd Birthday!

@ericacampbellbyrum

If we didn’t already have a MAJOR obsession for charcuterie boards, this Fourth of July set up really solidified our love. We take great pride in how functional our products are and she really put our plates and napkins to the test with this amazing dessert board!

@ancardlove

There is no question that our black and white Femme Collection is a bit more muted than some of our other vibrant and bright colored pieces. But pairing these products with rustic accents made the leopard print POP. She knocked it out of the park with this tablescape!

@juliaterpstra |

A big reason we started our own line was to bring people together for all events. Between the girls wearing matching colors that pair perfectly with the Posh items to the mom wearing a Crown Headband, this photo was definitely making our faves list!

@shawavenue

A blanket fort and food?! What could be better?! We love how she took our Lilac and Pink Posh products and used them for an every day activity, lunch. It comes to show that you can use them for anything, not just the special events in life. Plus no dishes – count us in!

@carmennavarrodesigns

There is always something so fun about taking party supplies and using them in unconventional ways! We love how they used our Pretty in Pink Charger Plates as wall decor. It’s a simple and sweet 13th Birthday party, which is what the collection is about!

@rainandpineblog

If there is anything we love more than cute party supplies it is food, especially sweets. This little camp setup gives us all the feels and has us dreaming of being next to a camp fire and roasting s’mores! This mom brought the outdoors inside and used our plates as the perfect platter!

@everythingedington

When we see our Mauve-Elous Collection used, a majority of the time it’s for an Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, etc. It’s never used for pizza night, which is why this picture made our faves list. She elevated dinner with beautiful party goods!

@reesafrances

We love how she threw a pool party with our Shell Yeah Collection! Our die-cut seashell plates were great when the kiddos snacked on these mermaid cupcakes and the cocktail napkins were perfect while the adults sipped on a poolside beverage or two!

@willowinwonderland

We also wanted to dedicate a section of this blog to all the pups who love our party goods. They are hands down the cutest and they made these parties look like so much fun Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate who the real MVP’s are of quarantine? The fur babies!

We would love to see how you style our party goods! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Quarantine Olympics

As we wait anticipation for the COVID postponed Olympic games, we’ve decided to take the opportunity to make our own Jollity inspired Quarantine Olympics!

Below are some fun family games, that can be played in the safety of your own home or yard.

TOLIET PAPER BOWLING

Toilet paper bowling, one of the most popular Quarantine games and it’s perfect for all family members, no matter their age! To start, split the family into two separate teams. At the end of the day, the loosing team will be tasked with doing something…we recommend the dishes after dinner!

YOU WILL NEED

  • Rolls of Toilet Paper
  • 10 Paper Cups
    We opted for our Posh Cups because they’re super fun, colorful and a bit bigger than your average paper cup.

STEP 1

To setup the game, create a bowling lane in a long hallway, or room. At the end of the hall or room, line up the cups and make them into the shape of a diamond. Start with 4 cups in the back, then 3 in the second row, 2 in the third row, and 1 solo cup in the front.

STEP 2

Now it’s time to start the game! Split into your two teams and play ten rounds. Each team member will get two turns per round in attempt to knock down all the cups.

Each cup is worth one point. Keep track of the points for each team member, tally them up at the end and see which team won this challenge.

You can also do fun variations here with stacking the cups in different formations!

BALLOON JOUSTING

Next up, is Balloon Jousting! It’s the perfect game for all of those competitive family members.

**This game is one that MUST be supervised by adults and we recommend playing this game in a garage or driveway.**

YOU WILL NEED

STEP 1

Grab a balloon for each member of the family then blow them up. Using a sharpie assign each balloon a name, pertaining to whose balloon belongs to which family member.

Next, take the painters tape and stick each balloon to the floor. Be sure to spread the balloons out in equal distances around the room. Once the balloons have been been placed around the room, put the Roomba in the center of the balloons.

STEP 2

***This step must be completed by an adult.***

Make your jousting stick by attaching a knife to the top of the Roomba. Use painters tape to hold it in place. Be sure that your knife is safely secured to the Roomba.

STEP 3

Time to get this tournament started! After securing the knife, hit the power button and let the Roomba take over!

The Roomba will go around the room, and one by one take out the balloons. The last one standing, is the new champion!

If you don’t have a Roomba, play another balloon popping challenge. Here’s one of our favorites:

Have everyone write their name on their blown up balloon. Next, put all of the balloons in the middle of the room and set a timer for thirty seconds. The goal is to stomp as many balloons as possible until there’s one balloon left. The remaining balloon wins the game. To make it even more challenging assign multiple balloons to each person. The more balloons, the harder it gets!

FLIP CUP

Playing with kids? Use juice. Playing with friends? Drink whatever.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 Cup for Each Person
  • Beverage of Your Choice
  • A Table

STEP 1

Start by filling everyone’s cups halfway. Next, gather around the table. Make sure teams are on the same side of the table and the opposing team is across. Give yourself enough space between each other to play.

STEP 2

The first person on each team chugs their drink. Then, they place their empty cup on the edge of the table.

STEP 3

Using their fingers the player has to try and flip the cup completely upside down. The trick is, it has to land upside down on the table, once this is accomplished the next person on their team goes.

The first team to finish first wins the challenge!

50 STRAW PICK UP

Have you ever hear of the game 52 Card Pick Up?

52 pickup or 52-card pickup is a practical joke using a standard deck of 52 playing cards. Two players and a pack of 52 cards are needed. The first player offers the second player a game of 52 pick-up (or 52 card pickup).

If the second player accepts, the first player scatters the 52 cards over the floor and says “52 – pick up!”. The second player’s job is then to reassemble the pack of cards by picking them all up.

50 Straw Pick Up is the Jollity version of the game! Here’s how to play:

YOU WILL NEED

STEP 1

To setup the game, you will need to empty each pack of straws and put them into coordinating cups.

STEP 2

Split up into your two teams. On the same count, dump the cup of straws onto the floor. Have the first person on each team rush to pick up the straws. Each straw must be picked up one at a time, and placed back into the coordinating cup!

Each player has 15 seconds. Once the first player completes the task, it’s the next team member’s turn to go. The team to pick up all the straws first wins the challenge!

We hope all of these Quarantine Games give your family a fun activity to partake in and may the best team win!

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!