LDW Pool Party!

This summer has come and gone, but we can’t say goodbye without one last bash! What better way to celebrate the final days of summer then lounging poolside with your squad? Check out our 5 tips to throwing an unforgettable pool party this holiday weekend!

#1 Theme

Choosing a theme can be simple and FUN! In the photo above, Klos and Co combined her love for beach balls and palm trees to style the chicest “Palm Springs Beach Ball Bash” right in her backyard.

#2 Photo Moment

Now that we have a theme, don’t be afraid to incorporate it everywhere! Document all of the fun with an epic backdrop! Don’t have ample amounts of wall space? No problem. Decorate the beverage area with a WOW-factor installation!

#3 Party Favors

Everyone loves a treat bag! When the kids have had enough pool time, lean into the theme and give them something fun to play with! Fill our Jellie Handbags with towels, sunnies and other adorable DIY goodies!

#4 Signature Cocktail

Now the parents get to have a little fun too, right!? Klos and Co served her Palm Springs Punch (pink lemonade for the kids, and a spritz for the adults). Add a fun drink stirrer or our Hey Pool Boy cocktail napkin to lean into the pool party theme!

#5 Pool Side Snacks

A sign of any great party is a good menu. Keep it simple, yet delicious and turn sliced watermelon into popsicles. Keeps your guests full all while trying to beat the heat!

Bonus points for setting a full tablescape! We love how Klos and Co carried the theme onto the deck table with our Vacay All Day cocktail napkins.

Now let’s get to planning! We’ve listed below a few of our summer favs that were featured above:

We would love to see how you are celebrating LDW! Tag us on Social Media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity.


Also, a huge thank you to Klos and Co for making our items look amazing and for always supporting our small business!

A Little Dose of Vitamin Sea

Beach days and warm weather is almost over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit in summery soiree in! Consider a timeless classic – mermaid parties are always a classic way to celebrate the season and work for all ages. After all, everyone wants to channel their inner mermaid. So, shore up some decor with under the sea inspired party supplies, whip up a batch of mertinis, and make it extra fun by DIY-ing mermaid crowns!


Shell-abrate with this table setup by mixing and matching pastels with fun metallics to create a fun and whimsical color scheme.

Products in this table set up include: Shell Balloon, Stellar Cups, Dose of Vitamin Sea Cocktail Napkins, Shell Yeah Guest Napkins, Bubble Mint Charger Plates, and Foil Straws in Bubble Mint.

To create our shell backdrop, download our printable below. It makes for an amazing cake display or photobooth!


Every mermaid needs her crown. These easy DIY crowns make for a great party favor, or activity during the party. Plus, if you create the backdrop above you’ll be able to model them for the ‘gram!


  • Headband
  • Tulle cut into strips of 8″ x 1″
  • Shells of various sizes
  • Hot Glue Gun or Mod Podge Glue


Take a pre-cut strip of tulle and tie a knot from the center along the headband. Continue to tie knots using alternating colors. We used two but feel free to use as many colors to your hearts’ desire!


Apply some glue to each knot to secure it to the headband.


Start attaching shells using your glue to secure. We used the larger shells in the middle, then medium and small on the sides.

There you have it, an easy, fun and pretty mermaid crown for you to wear! If you’re using these as an activity during your event – get creative! Add in some paints, or bedazzle your heart out!

We can’t wait to see all of your stunning sea themed celebrations. Tag us @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity – it’ll mermaid our day.

How to throw a Bachelorette Party during COVID

Bachelorette parties are one of the most highly anticipated pre-wedding events- we know how disappointing it must feel when they can’t go as planned. 

With the uncertainty of travel, you may be thinking “what’s a bride and her crew to do?” It might seem impossible to plan your final fling during a pandemic, but we’re here to show you that’s not true! 

Gather your bride tribe and pack your bags! We’re having an old-fashioned slumber party right in your hometown! Bonus points if someone has a family lake house we can borrow but if not, your MOH’s trendy apartment will do just the trick!

To air on the side of caution, order take-out from the bride’s favorite restaurant. Designate one of the bridesmaids to play bartender and have her whip up a batch of our Rosé Sangria. (Trust us, it’s dangerously good!)

Since you won’t be hitting the town, go crazy with decor, party favors and all the fun tableware. This will help make the weekend feel special and keep everyone excited! 

Hung on the wall or grouped in clusters, these heart shaped balloons are the perfect addition to your bachelorette celebration. Throw in the Let’s Party Bitches banner to really set the tone for the night ahead!

PS: How cute is this for a photo backdrop?

Let us be your one stop shop for all things party! We’ve accumulated a list of some of our favorite bridal goodies. Shop the list below:

To Wear:

To Do/Drink: 

For The Table:

Play some games, drink some drinks and turn on your favorite tunes! It may not be the celebration you initially envisioned, but it can still be fun and most importantly, safe!

If you throw a bachelorette party at home, we would love to see it! Tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

P.S. The photo at the top was taken months ago. Don’t hate – just celebrate.

Back to School

All across the U.S. and the world, going back to school is going to look a LOT different. Some students are going back remotely only, some are heading back into the classroom and some are doing a split schedule. With all the craziness of this year and going back to school, we thought we’d share two ideas to make things extra special for students and teachers!


Surprise your kids on their first day with balloons and a fun gift. Place it either at the front door for when your kiddo gets back from school, or for virtual learners at their bedroom door when they wake up for the first day!

Fill the box with fun little gifts, back to school supplies, an encouraging card, colorful napkins and plates for their lunches and more. This is a great opportunity to jazz up the school supplies that were on their list or encouraged for virtual learning.

Decorate the box using things around the house to match what your kid loves. We took inspiration from Dr. Seuss for our box!


Let’s be honest, teachers are superhero’s and they deserve the best – this year they will be navigating so much. Show your kids teacher some love with a gift they’ll love to put on their desk and with a card showing your appreciation.

Need some gift ideas? Check out these items:

Need a gift for a male teacher? Shop these cocktail gift sets .

While 2020 just seems to get crazier and crazier it is important to remember that together we can make small events, large events and everything in-between special. Even going back to school!

We’d love to see how you’re celebrating the kids going back to school; whether they’re going back online, into the classroom, or both. Tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity.

Have your Cupcake and Eat it Too!

Ready to host a cupcake themed party? Whip up this backdrop, set the table and then fill it with all your favorite cupcake flavors. Whether they’re store bought or homemade, they’re the sweetest dessert for all to enjoy. Plus they give you a reason to host a party, and who doesn’t love a great party?!

To create the cupcake backdrop download our cupcake printable below and print them on colorful card stock. Cut the shapes out, glue them together using hot glue or Elmer’s glue and then tape them up on your wall with double sided tape. 

We recommend printing the whip cream off on white paper and the cherries off in red. Go crazy with the cupcake colors – the brighter, the better!

Next, set your table with pretty cake stands, colorful honeycombs, color coordinating Posh and Enchanté plates. Then top it all off with some colorful cups, straws and don’t forget the Witty Cocktail Napkins!

The final step is to put out all your favorite cupcakes and enjoy!

Check out what our staff favorite flavors are below:

If you throw a cupcake party, we would love to see it! Tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity. Bonus points if you tell us what your go-to cupcake flavor is!

The Prettiest Pizza!

With the hottest summer ever in full effect, we’ve been taking advantage of eating everything that’s cold and delicious from popsicles to pizza…Not the cheese and pepperoni covered pizza (as much as we love it), but pizza with FRUIT. Yes you heard it, a fruit pizza! Check out the recipe below and our favorite pieces to serve it with.


  • Watermelon (see below for our tips on picking the perfect melon)
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Edible Flowers
  • Fruit
  • Honey (optional, if you want it a little sweeter)


  1. Slice your watermelon into large circular slices, about 2″ thick
  2. Using a spatula, spread a layer of greek yogurt over the watermelon slices
  3. Decorate with your fruit and flowers
  4. For extra sweetness, drizzle with honey
  5. Slice it for everyone to have a piece



There is something about gingham and bright colors that just screams summer picnic! To set the table for this fruit pizza party we chose to display the slices on a decorative charger plate. We then selected bright colored cocktail napkins, festive cups and straws, and layered it all on a summery table runner.

If you make this fruit pizza, we would love to see it! Tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity.

Movie Night In!

As we’re trying to social distance, we’ve been brainstorming fun activities to do at home. One of our favorites has been Friday movie nights. With great food and snacks, a fun movie, the comforts of home – what’s not to love?! Here’s some of our tips and tricks for hosting your own movie night in.


First, go get some comfy clothes on! ‘Rona has made life crazy for all and a night of relaxing and comfy clothes is much needed.

Next, grab all the pillows and blankets you have and setup in front of your tv or projection screen. If you have a projection and screen setup in your backyard. We like pushing our couch back to make more floor space!

BONUS – if you want to get really creative, build a blanket fort around your tv.


From popcorn, to pizza, to the $1 candy boxes and more the options for movie night grub is endless. Treat yourself and order a pizza from the local place you love. Then pop a huge bowl of popcorn, sip on your favorite beverage and munch on some candy. If you have kids, divide the popcorn up in paper bowls and use paper cups and straws for drinks. It’s a way easier cleanup!


In our house, we take turns picking the movien to avoid all out wars. Sometimes it’s an easy pick (our go to Harry Potter), other times we’re scrolling endlessly. Flip a coin to see who gets to pick the movie, or pull out a random one from your stack of DVD’s. And yes, we know you still own DVD’s because we also own them – we’ll keep the secret though. Once you’ve selected the movie, sit back and enjoy!

Looking for more fun ideas for creating memorable moments at home? Check out The Party Box – our monthly subscription service for creating fun mini parties each month to build memories and have fun!

We’d love to know how you’re staying entertained during these quarantine times! Tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity. Bonus points if you share what you’re go to movie is!

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Orange Crushes!

There are two things the Jollity & Co Girls love:

  1. Insta worthy parties (duh!)
  2. Cocktail hour!

When we’re not reaching for a glass of rosé or a White Claw – we’re making orange crushes. They’re not only delicious, but they’re a staple to the area – Virginia Beach, one town over is known for them! If you head to any bar or restaurant near water you’re sure to find orange crushes on the menu. Check out our favorite recipe below and get to making some drinks!


  • 2 Shots of Vodka
  • 1 Shot of Triple Sec
  • Fresh squeezed OJ, about 1-2 oranges worth
  • Splash of Sprite
  • Orange peel or slice for a garnish
  • Ice


Another reason this is one of our go-to drinks is because it is SO easy to make! Just add your vodka, triple sec and orange juice to a cup filled with ice. Then pour a splash of Sprite on top and mix well. Final step, garnish with an orange peel or orange slice. Bottoms up!

Dressing up cocktail time? Check out some of our best selling cocktail accessories:

We would love to know what your favorite cocktail is and if your area has their own specialty drink! Need ideas for some new drinks? Check out some of our past blog posts. Don’t forget to tag us on social media  @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity .

National Ice Cream Day!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for …

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.


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!


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!


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.


  • 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 
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • 2 oz of Bourbon


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.


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!


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!


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