Ain’t No Laws When You’re Dressing Like the Claws

Every year the million-dollar question: what are you going to be for Halloween? If you’re anything like us, you start thinking about next year’s costume the day after Halloween. But one fine day, when we cracked open a can of White Claw, the year’s idea came to us without any difficulty.

Materials Needed:
– 3 cans of white spray paint
– 1 trash can without the handles. We used this one: Rubbermaid FG354600 Gray 22 Gallon Untouchable Round Container
– Hand saw
– Pair of white suspenders, or white ribbon
– Spray adhesive glue
– 1 sheet of orange poster board,
– 2 sheets of black poster board
– Exacto knife or box cutter.
– Printer
– Roll of tape

Step 1: Flip your trash can upside down, so the bottom is upright. Next, take your hand saw and cut a circle out of the bottom of the trash can. Be super careful! You need enough space to be able to fit in it and walk in it. If it’s super jagged you can file it down with sandpaper

Step 2: Spray paint the outside of your trash can white. This may take a few coats depending on the color of your trash can. While it dries move on to step 3.

Step 3: Download the White Claw printable and print each page out on your printer.

Step 4: Create the logo stencil by taping the pages together into the shape of the White Claw logo. The pages go three across as follows:

– pages a, b, and c go on the top row
– pages d, e, and f on the second row
– pages g, h, and i on the bottom row

Step 5: Now that your pages are taped together, cut the letters and brush stroke out with an Exact-o knife. Do not cut out the red letters or the brush stroke. You’re going to have to cut pretty hard to do this in one step – if you’re not comfortable putting that much pressure cut out the letters to make a stencil first and then trace and cut out on the poster board. Place the newly cut out logo to the side.

Step 6: Next, using your logo stencil again and your orange poster board, cut out the brush stroke. Keep your logo stencil handy for step 9.

Step 7: Take your adhesive glue and glue the letters RUBY GRAPEFRUIT to your orange brush stroke.

Step 8: Once your trash can is dry attach your suspenders. Cut off the buckle and then attach – Do this by hot gluing the front of the suspender elastic under the lip of the trashcan. Then do this again to the other side of the suspender and the back. Be generous with the hot glue if you want to stay dressed 🙂

Step 9: Place your trash can on its side with the front upright. It’s time to attach the logo!

Step 10: Using your spray adhesive attach the black logo and the orange brush stroke to the front of your trash can. To ensure everything is lined up we recommend using the logo stencil from when you did your cut outs.

Step 11: Crack a cold White Claw and throw a party! You deserve it!

We’d love to see your costumes, tag us on social media with #partywithjollity!

DIY Candy Corn Backdrop

When we look back at the Halloweens of our childhoods, we have to admit that the decorations were our favorite part! Everything from painted and carved pumpkins, to the spiderwebs hanging in doorways. Costumes and candy came in a close second for us though (we have a bit of a sweet tooth). With that in mind, we are always looking for fun ways to add new decorations to our Halloween festivities, and what better way to do that than with this candy corn backdrop? Hung on the wall in groups or individually, these life-size candy corns are sure to add a pop of fun and color to your Halloween decor! Plus they make the cutest photo backdrop!

Materials: printer, colorful card stock (we recommend 3 different colors), scissors, tape, and double sided sticky tape.

Step 1: Download our free Candy Corn printable here.

Step 2: Print the pages individually onto colored paper. Whatever colors you want your candy corn to be!

Step 3: Using your scissors carefully cut along the black outline. Pay attention to what number you’re cutting out, you will need to know this for the next step.

Step 4: Make your candy corn sections by taping 1a to 1b, 2a to 2b, and 3a to 3b.

Step 5: Using your tape again, tape the three candy corn sections to one another. 1a/b is the top section, 2a/b middle section, and 3a/b bottom section.

Step 6: Place strips of double sided sticky tape to the back of the candy corns and stick them to the wall in the pattern / look you desire.

Step 7: Throw a party!

Pro tip: To create the size backdrop we did, we printed off the document 24 times to create 24 candy corns.

We’d love to see your DIY backdrops, tag us on social media with #partywithjollity!

Pumpkin Pie Punch and Girl’s Wine Night In

Today was an epic day over at Jollity & Co! We did our first Facebook live in our new ongoing party inspiration series! We hope you loved watching and please, please, share it with your friends. We are really excited to be coming at you with all kinds of new content creation and fun inspiration.
If you missed today’s video you can watch it here:

https://www.facebook.com/jollityandco/videos/907879892927800/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCTMNyPtDL4snEew_GXIgrydg5VKgss4FKGwNOHqoQTkljvIPoyy81q6wAAwlJy5JsnEhb4yYuDq8cc

Sooooo, now to get down to the reason you all came to our blog! If you watched the video you saw us make a pumpkin pie punch – it’s to die for. We literally forgot to take a photo of it all finished because the team at Jollity drank it all in a matter of minutes!

PUMPKIN PIE PUNCH

For the pumpkin simple syrup you’ll need:

  • 1 15 oz can of pure pumpkin
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

For the punch you’ll need:

  • 2 cups seltzer water
  • 4  cups apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups  Captain Morgan
  • 2 cups vodka (we used Tito’s)
  • Lemon rounds for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To make the pumpkin flavored simple syrup (you can do this days in advance) heat the can of pumpkin, water and sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a pot on low heat and allow to reach a low boil. Stir frequently to ensure the pumpkin doesn’t burn. Syrup will be properly pumpkin infused when it reduces to half.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Strain the syrup using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.

For punch:

In a large punch bowl add pumpkin simple syrup and remaining ingredients, one at a time. Stir, and add garnishes directly to the punch bowl. Ladle over ice and serve.

WINE NIGHT BLIND TASTING

Looking for a fun activity to do with the girls during your night in? How about hosting a fun wine tasting. Click below to find a printable pdf with labels for covering your wine (or labels for your decanters) and a fun sheet to print out for your guests to take notes about the wine!

Tag us in pictures of your punch exploits and wine tasting @jollityandco and using hashtag #partywithjollity We love seeing your photos and your joyful celebrations.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and join our email list to hear about the next Facebook live on October 8th at 2:30 EST!

Epic Valentines + Envelopes

Want a BIG idea for showing love at your Galentine’s Party? It’s almost our favorite holiday (okay, yes, every holiday is our favorite) so that means we get to break out our biggest ideas! And, who doesn’t want a GIANT love letter? Or better yet, a wall full of them? You have to admit that this would be the most perfect photo booth backdrop.

You can create an enormous card for each of your friends to open at your Galentine’s celebration! Add in your favorite inside joke, remind your bestie that she’s killing it at her new job, instill how much you love your girl’s new haircut, etc…

For these envelopes we were able to dust off our skills from last year’s Balloonagram. Head over to that post for a step-by-step on how to assemble the perfect vessel to let someone know just how epically sized your love is for them!

And be sure to keep a watch on our Instagram for more photos from this shoot and the other fun Valentine’s Day ideas that we have up our sleeves!

Making this backdrop or a gift for your Valentine? Show us how it turned out and tag us @jollityandco or with #partywithjollity!

Jollity Birthday Cocktail

The Party Girl Champagne Cocktail

It’s no secret that our office supplies include “emergency vodka” and quite a few of our best ideas have been the result of a cocktail or two. So we couldn’t let our second birthday pass by without coming up with our very own signature drink! Be sure to test this out for your next girls night, creativity session, or just to celebrate making it through your day!

  • 1 oz of vodka
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of lavender syrup (we used hibiscus lavender)
  • 3 oz of champagne
  • Hibiscus flower to garnish

Pour vodka, add syrups and fill to the top with champagne.

Add hibiscus flower for garnish and enjoy. Cheers!

Making this cocktail? Show us how it turned out and tag us @jollityandco or with #partywithjollity!

Easy Cranberry Margaritas

Tis the season for family gatherings, which means it’s definitely the season for cocktails. If you need to muddle (see that cocktail pun?) your way through an upcoming holiday party, we’ve created a recipe for Easy Cranberry Margaritas that will help you get in the holiday spirit (another cocktail pun, bam).

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Easy Cranberry Margaritas

  • 1 oz of tequila
  • 3/4 oz of orange – flavored liqueur (we used Cointreau)
  • 2 squirts of lime juice
  • Cranberry juice to taste
  • Cranberries to garnish

Rim glass with salt or sugar and fill with ice. Pour liquors, add lime juice and fill to the top with cranberry juice.

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Add cranberries and lime for garnish. Enjoy!

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Add cranberries and lime for garnish. Enjoy!

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Making this cocktail? Show us how it turned out and tag us @jollityandco or with #partywithjollity!

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

Hosting for the holidays means finding ways to put spins on classic food and drinks to impress your guests. Looking for a holiday cocktail that isn’t the same old spiked apple cider? Our cinnamon maple whiskey sour (or two) should do the trick. Keep an eye out for another signature cocktail recipe to fill your bar on Wednesday!
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Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

  • 1.5 oz or bourbon
  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 – 4 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • Cinnamon stick
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice (about half to two thirds full). Pour in bourbon, lemon juice and maple syrup.
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Close shaker and shake until well blended.
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Fill cocktail glass with ice and strain the whiskey sour mixture over the ice.
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Garnish with a cinnamon stick, stir and serve.
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