Watermelon Picnic!

It’s the peak of watermelon season, so the Jollity girls are bringing you the most melon-tastic picnic ever! Today’s recipes are for a Watermelon Mojito and a Watermelon Feta Crostini. If you’ve never incorporated feta cheese and watermelon, your life is about to get so much yummier! Check out the recipes below and our favorite way to style a picnic-for-two.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Watermelon
  • Bottle of clear rum
  • Bottle of sparkling water (bonus if it’s mint flavored!)
  • Fresh mint (we love using Mojito Mint!)
  • Fresh basil
  • Limes
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Thick french bread
  • Balsamic reduction
  • Sea salt
  • Ice

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CROSTINI:

  1. Slice your French bread into thick slices and pop into the toaster to get them slightly toasted!
  2. Roughly chop 2 cups of watermelon
  3. Thinly slice 1/4 cup basil leaves
  4. Combine watermelon, basil, and feta in a mixing bowl
  5. Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt over the mixture
  6. Serve the mixture atop the slices of French bread, then squeeze a little bit of lime juice onto the crostini’s, finish with a drizzle of balsamic!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOJITO:

  1. Add 1.5 shot of rum, the juice of 1/2 lime, a few cubes of watermelon, and a few sprigs of mint into a martini shaker
  2. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds
  3. Pour mixture over ice, leaving about 1 inch of room
  4. Top off with sparkling water, stir
  5. Add a few more sprigs of mint, a slice of watermelon, and a slice of lime to garnish the drink!

HOW TO STYLE:

There is nothing better than BRIGHT pops of color for a summer picnic! This Sunburst Cooler Bag is the perfect tote to bring your food & drink down to the beach to watch the sunset. We selected our Oh Kale No Dinner Plates and Cocktail Napkins, Ruby Kiss Dessert Plates, Pinky Pie 12oz Cups, Pink Striped Guest Napkins, and Gold To Go Foil Straws to bring out all of the beautiful colors of our Watermelon Picnic!

If you have your own Watermelon Picnic, we would love to see it! Tag us on social media @jollityandco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity

Fourth of July Family Fun!

Can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July? We can’t wait for the fireworks, spending time with family, and eating all of the festive food. We wanted to share a simple dessert recipe and family activity to get you ready for the 4th!

MINI BERRY SHORTCAKES

This is one of our personal childhood favorites. We remember our mom making strawberry and blueberry shortcakes, packing it up, and heading down to the water to watch the fireworks. This recipe is simple and it allows the whole family to partake in making their own personal-sized desserts!

YOU WILL NEED

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Whipped Cream
  • Mini Shortcakes
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife

Place all ingredients and supplies out, then give each person a mini shortcake to build their own dessert! The kiddos will love crafting their creations, our little models were so proud of theirs!

We chose our Markle Charger, Denim Jorts Charger, Ruby Kiss Dessert Plates, Ruby Kiss Guest Napkins, Blue My Mind Cocktail Napkins, and Blue My Mind 12oz Cups for this look!

FAMILY FUN

While you are getting ready to head out to the parade or BBQ, don’t forget to add some sparkle to your attire! We love our temporary tattoos, they are a fun activity for kids and parents to do together. Just press to skin with a damp paper towel for 30 seconds, and voilà! Baby, you’re a firework.

We’d love to see how you celebrate the Fourth of July! Tag @jollityanco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity.

Father’s Day Breakfast!

Father’s Day is less than a month away. To celebrate, we are bringing you some inspiration for treating your dad to breakfast in bed!

There’s nothing better than starting the day off right, especially when it is a day of celebration. We love treating the dads in our life to breakfast in bed because it allows the kiddos to participate and brings the whole family together!

For this setting, we chose our Denim Jorts Charger, Gold To Go Dinner Plate, Denim Jorts Dessert Plate, and Chill Out 12 oz Cup from our Posh Collection, as well as Navy Guest Napkins from our Enchanté Collection.

Make dad’s most loved breakfast items, and give your little’s things they can do to help, like pouring coffee, getting the place setting together, etc. Gather everyone together and make dad’s morning when you walk in with his favorite breakfast to celebrate this special day!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about feeding the rest of the family!

For this table, we chose the Chargers, 12 oz Cups, and Cocktail Napkins from our The Markle Collection, Navy Dinner Plates and Guest Napkins from our Enchanté Collection, and Dessert Plates + Cocktail Napkins from our Yolks On You Collection.

We printed out dad jokes on card stock and placed them around the table for everyone to read out loud! There is nothing better than sitting around a table, enjoying a meal, and laughing with your loved ones.

If you are do a Father’s Day breakfast in bed, or use any of our products in your celebration, we’d love to see! Tag @jollityandco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity

Hello Spring Parties

The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. Spring is in full force, and we can’t get enough of it! To celebrate the season, we thought we’d bring you some party inspiration perfect for spring and early summer gatherings. Check out our four favorites below!

BRUNCH IT UP

Calling all our brunch lovers- This party is for you!

To set this table we used pretty shades of pink, gold accents, and of course our “Bitches Love Brunch” and egg napkins. It wouldn’t be a brunch without food or drinks, so we served up a little chocolate fondue, fresh fruit, champagne and juice and some pastries. We used a fresh floral bouquet as the centerpiece and placed everything on a light pink crepe runner. Set this party up indoors or outdoors and enjoy a mimosa or two!

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TEA TIME

We’re buzzing like a bee over this party! 

This table is set with pastel colors, pink and gold foil details, and mismatched place settings for a fun spring gathering. We used paper fans as a backdrop, a beautifully decorated cake as the centerpiece and fresh florals and greenery down the table. To top it all off we served up petit fours, fresh fruit and of course, champagne! Host an afternoon tea or a picnic with this party theme.

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ON THE FARM

This party gives us all the farm feelings and makes us want to party until the cows come home!

To set this table we went with a chic gingham table-runner, which paired well with our black and white gingham dinner plates. We also added apple shaped plates and farm printed napkins to bring the farm theme to life. For table decor we used fresh florals, plants, honeycombs and a basket of eggs. Don’t worry, no eggs were harmed in the making of this party! As an activity, let the kids have fun with our farm themed temporary tattoos and stickers. They can decorate the eggs or on themselves. Host this free ranged celebration indoors or outdoors, and let the kids enjoy an afternoon of fun and friends!

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FLUTTER AWAY

A party guaranteed to make your heart flutter!

This table is set with dreamy pastel colors and the sweetest little details. For the place settings we used pink and gold foils, die-cut butterfly plates and lilac accents. As a backdrop we built a balloon garland and placed butterfly dinner plates in it to give the illusion that they’re fluttering! To finish, we kept the centerpieces simple with two floral arrangements and a vase filled with pink feathers. This collection is perfect for spring celebrations with all the little butterflies in your life!

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If you host a spring party or have a theme you want us style, we’d love to know! Tag @jollityandco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity.

Mother’s Day Lemon Lavender Spritz!

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, and what better way to celebrate with your mama than a delicious cocktail?!

When we heard about Belle Isle’s new Lemon Lavender Moonshine, we knew we wanted to incorporate it into a drink and with its beautiful lilac color, we knew it’d be perfect for Mother’s Day!

Enjoy this spritz on the front porch after Mother’s Day brunch; the lemon and lavender bring a bright citrus and herbal flavor, while the bubbles make it an ideal post-meal sipper.

To coordinate with the colors of the cocktail, we chose to set our Mother’s Day table with these items:

With an array of different colors and styles in our collections, you’re sure to find the perfect tableware and decor for your mom!

LEMON LAVENDER SPRITZ

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Belle Isle Lemon Lavender Moonshine
  • La Croix LimonCello flavored sparkling water
  • 2 Lemons
  • Few Sprigs of Lavender
  • Few Sprigs of Mint
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sharp Knife
  • Rind Peeler (optional)
  • Cutting Board

STEP 1:

Use the knife or rind peeler to peel one of the lemons for garnish, then cut the other lemon into slices and set aside. Separate sprigs of mint and lavender for garnish, set aside.

STEP 2:

Fill your cup with ice, then pour 1 shot of Belle Isle Lemon Lavender Moonshine into it.

Pouring the Belle Isle Moonshine into the

STEP 3:

Fill the cup the rest of the way with La Croix LimonCello flavored sparkling water.

STEP 4:

Squeeze one lemon slice into the drink, then garnish with the lemon peel, mint, and lavender.

STEP 5:

Enjoy!

If you love this recipe or set your Mother’s Day table with our products, we would love to see them! Tag @jollityandco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity

Taco Bout A Party!

Cinco de Mayo is a month away!?

Have no fear, the Jollity Girls are bringing you the perfect fiesta inspo, so you can throw the best taco party! We also created lime slice tequila Jell-O shots that will be an instant favorite. Check out the recipe below and fiesta like there’s no manaña!

We really wanted to make this table as bright and colorful as possible for this Cinco de Mayo celebration! So, to set this table we chose our Pink Dinner Plates, Pink Guest Napkins, and Chartreuse Guest Napkins from our Enchanté Collection and our Posh Buoy Bye Dessert Plates. We also wanted to add in a pop of gold and used our Posh Gold to Go Chargers. To finish the look off we used our Avocado Canapé Plates from our Fiesta Collection.

For decorating the table, we grabbed cactus and sombrero themed items, colorful fringe and honeycombs, and we added a fresh touch with a beautiful floral arrangement. Have some fun setting your own table and don’t be afraid to use things you already have at home. The more colorful, the better!

LIME SLICE TEQUILA JELL-O SHOTS

We love these Jell-O shots because they match so well with the table and decor, not to mention they’re delicious. At first glance they look like normal lime slices, but your guests will be delighted to realize that they are actually shooters!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 6 Limes
  • 1 Box of Lime or Lemon Jell-O
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Tequila
  • Sea Salt (or sugar if you prefer sweetness!)
  • Muffin Tin

STEP 1:

Cut limes end to end and juice them. Then use a towel to pull the pulp out of the lime halves and discard the pulp.

STEP 2:

Mix Jell-O with 1 cup boiling water until dissolved, then add 1 cup tequila and mix well.

STEP 3:

Place lime halves in muffin tin for support, then carefully pour Jell-O into the halves. They should look like tiny little bowls.

STEP 4:

Refrigerate 2-4 hours until set, use a sharp knife to cut into slices, then sprinkle salt or sugar as the final touch.

STEP 5:

Enjoy!

Lime slice Jell-O shots arranged on a stack of Buoy Bye Dessert Plate, Pink Enchanté Dinner Plate, and Gold to Go Charger.

If you love this recipe, or set your Cinco de Mayo table with our products, we would love to see them! Tag @jollityandco and use the hashtag #partywithjollity

Cheers and Party On!

Tattooed Easter Eggs

If you are looking for a super fun, easy and almost mess free way to decorate Easter eggs this year, we have you covered with this Insta-worthy idea!

YOU WILL NEED

STEP 1

Since of the tattoo sheets contain multiple designs on one sheet, we decided to cut out each individual design to optimize their use. When doing so, it’s ideal to leave some white space around each piece so there is something to hold onto while applying it to the egg.

STEP 2

On a cool, hard boiled egg place the tattoo face down in the desired location. Be mindful of the designs orientation; an upside-down bunny will look a little dizzy!

Once in place use a damp paper towel to apply even pressure to the backside of the tattoo for 30 seconds. Starting in a corner, slowly peel away the white backing from the egg, and voila!

HELPFUL TIPS:

  • When removing the backing, if the tattoo is not sticking to the egg, reset the backing and apply additional pressure. 
  • Peel the backing straight back. Do not slide the backing off of the egg. This may cause your tattoo to fold, crinkle, or smear the design.

We’d love to see your decorated Easter eggs and spring time decor! Tag us on social media @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity.

Leprechaun Trap

Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate the day, we rounded up some of our favorite magical items to create an easy craft that’s kid friendly.


YOU WILL NEED

BONUS ITEM

This activity pairs well with Adam Wallace’s book How to Catch a Leprechaun!

STEP 1

First things first, scout out the perfect place to set your trap! Leprechauns are sneaky little buggers, so we recommend setting your trap by a window, fireplace or door.

Once you have selected the perfect location, set your charger plate and napkin down as the staging ground for your trap.

STEP 2

Time to decorate! Using stickers, jazz up your trap until its just right. Don’t forget Leprechauns love all things sparkly!

Next, cut the paper straw into thirds to create the prop used to support the trap. We found making a small ledge or slit on the side of the straw (as seen in the first picture above) helps tremendously.

STEP 3

Laying the bait is an important step in setting the perfect trap. Candies, clovers and other playful elements are sure to draw in an unsuspecting Leprechaun! After the bait in placed set your trap and wait.

These magical little guys are nearly to impossible to catch but if you’re lucky enough one will undoubtedly visit your trap. Even if you don’t catch one, they will likely leave a sweet treat or token behind to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”!

We’d love to see your Leprechaun trap or St. Patrick’s Day décor by tagging us on social media @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

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