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

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

Mad About Mardi Gras – Part 2

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, we’re bringing you ways to make your at-home celebration New Orleans worthy! In Part 1, we created a DIY Mardi Gras mask, and showed you how to decorate your table with all the festive colors. If you missed it, click here!

In Part 2, we’re brining you the cocktails, which is our favorite part! When thinking about what kind of cocktail to create for Mardi Gras, we decided that Jell-O shots were the way to go. Is there anything more appropriate for bead throwing than a festive Jell-O shot?!

These take a bit of time to make, but are so worth it. Check out the recipe below!

MARDIS GRAS LAYERED JELL-O SHOTS

To make these super fun, Mardi Gras layered Jell-O shots, you will need to get a few supplies from your local grocery store and liquor store. We love the bright colors of these and you can even throw in some edible glitter to make your shots really shine. Please keep in mind that these need to be made at least a day ahead of time, as the three Jell-O flavors need to set individually in order to achieve the picture-perfect layering effect!

YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 box of grape Jell-O
  • 1 box of lime Jell-O
  • 1 box of lemon Jell-O
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Vodka
  • Limoncello
  • Chambord
  • Champagne flutes – our personal fave is this travel one!
  • Whipped cream (optional for topping!)

STEP 1: PURPLE JELLO

  1. Boil water
  2. Mix 1 cup boiling water with grape Jell-O
  3. Add 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup Chambord, and 1/2 cup vodka to the Jell-O mixture
  4. Pour into flutes 1/3 of the way full and refrigerate for 2-4 hours until set

STEP 2: YELLOW JELLO

  1. Boil water
  2. Mix 1 cup boiling water with lemon Jell-O
  3. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup limoncello, and 1/2 cup vodka to the Jell-O mixture
  4. Let Jell-O rest until cooled to room temperature, about 20 minutes
  5. Pour lemon Jell-O on top of the grape Jell-O until the flute is 2/3 full (we suggest pouring over a spoon to avoid creating any holes in the first layer!)
  6. Refrigerate 2-4 hours

STEP 3: GREEN JELLO

  1. Boil water
  2. Mix 1 cup boiling water with lime Jell-O
  3. Add 1/4 cup lime juice and 3/4 cup vodka to the Jell-O mixture
  4. Let rest until cooled to room temperature, about 20 minutes
  5. Pour lime Jell-O on top of lemon Jell-O and refrigerate 2-4 hours

For extra flare, put a dollop of whipped cream on top of the shots and a dash of sprinkles, or edible glitter. Grab a small spoon to easily scoop out the shot and cheers!

If you host a Mardi Gras party at home, we’d love to see it! Tag us on social media @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Mad About Mardi Gras – Part 1

THEME | Celebrating Mardi Gras at home

Mardi Gras is celebrated during the month leading up to the beginning of Lent.

Although there are many world-wide celebrations during Mardi Gras season its most notable celebrations are the grand finale parades, or carnivals, hosted in Rio do Janerio and New Orleans. The finale carnival night, known as Fat Tuesday, always falls the day before Ash Wednesday.

Unfortunately for 2021, the wide spread threat of Covid-19 has caused the famous carnivals to be cancelled. But have no fear! There are many festive ways to celebrate safely celebrate at home with family!

SET THE TABLE | Honoring tradition with color

No one is really certain why the first Rex, The King of Carnival, appointed purple, green and gold as the official colors of Mardi Gras but is rumored they are in honor of a visiting Russian Duke, Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanoff. It’s said purple represents justice, green is faith, and gold stands for power!

HOST THIS PARTY| Supplies to capture this look

In sticking with tradition we’ve decided Mardi Gras is the perfect place to highlight “Oh Kale No”, “Gold to Go” and the “Lilac You Lots” Posh collection colors. Sprinkled in are some additional items to finish the look!

FAMILY ACTIVITY| DIY Carnevale Masks

The carnevale mask tradition originated in Italy, to allow wearers the ability to mask their identity and mingle outside of their social class. This practice was a way to embrace the mystery of the event without societal constraints.  

Today, masks are mostly worn for fun, but a definite nod to the cultural history and excitement surrounding Mardi Gras! After all, who doesn’t love a good accessory?

FUN FACT: DURING THE PARADE FLOAT RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS BY LAW!

CREATE THIS CRAFT| Supplies needed for this DIY

To get started on your Carnevale mask you will first need to round up a few supplies. Here’s a quick list of what we used to create this look.       

YOU WILL NEED

  • Oh Kale No or Lilac You Lots Dinner Plate
  • Hole Punch
  • Curling or Other ribbon
  • Elmer’s or Hot Glue- depending on who will be embellishing the mask
  • Feathers
  • Glitter, rhinestones or gems
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

STEP 1: CUTTING

Cut the bottom 1/3 of the dinner plate off. Using your pencil mark two eye holes on the plate and cut out. Remember your mask design is your own! Get creative with those cut lines, not all masks must be made the same.

STEP 2: TYING

With your hole punch, add a single hole to each side of the mask. Double knot the ribbon onto the mask, through the holes you just punched. Once that is complete, cut the ribbon in the middle. This allows you to have an even amount of ribbon on each side. And gives you the ability to tie the mask onto the wear vs guessing everyones head size.

STEP 3: DECORATE

Your mask is probably looking pretty fab by this point, but let’s take it to the next level. Mardi Gras masks are traditionally adorned with sparkle, feathers and shine. If you, a responsible adult, will be decorating the mask go grab your hot glue gun. If the masks are to be decorated by children, regular Elmer’s glue is recommended. Decorate until your heart is content. Allow proper drying time before wearing. Enjoy!

Stay tuned for part two, where we make a Mardi Gras inspired cocktail!

If you decorate, or do this craft, we’d love to see it. Tag us on social media @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Fun at the Farm

Ahhh Fall..the leaves are turning, air is crisp, pumpkin patches are popping up and cider is flowing. What’s not to love?

Throwing a farm themed party is the perfect way to celebrate this season. Set out bales of hay, put on your cutest overalls, cook up some of your favorite fall foods and have some fun outside with your pals. Below are some tips for throwing a farm party!

SET THE TABLE

Pull in different colors, patterns and fun shaped plates for this tablescape. We used these items:

You can get all of these on our site! (Chickens not included 😉 )

PLAN ACTIVITIES

Need a super fun activity to keep the kiddos entertained? Try making these adorable pigs!

YOU WILL NEED

  • Pink Plates
  • Markers
  • Pink Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes

This craft is super east! All you need to do is cut out two pig ears and a nose. Decorate the nose using your markers. Then glue the ears, eyes and nose on the plates.

If you had white plates you could make cows as well, or yellow plates to make chickens. Let the kiddos get creative and decorate their animals however they want!

We can’t wait to see your fall themed celebrations. Tag us @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity – hope you have a good ole time!