We are suffering the same staffing shortages as many small business. All the while, our website and online/wholesale business is busier then ever. As a result, we are going to take a quick pause to reset and get caught up. This isn’t good bye, just a way for us to come back and serve you better then ever.
Effective September 11, our store will be closed for in-store shopping. Curbside pickups are back and we can service scheduled pick-ups Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. We will also be honoring all scheduled balloon pickups until we get back to normal.
Thank you so much for your understanding Stay safe, and stay tuned. We have some big new things on the horizon!
August 17 is National Black Cat Appreciation Day and we could think of no better way to honor them than with homemade cat treats!
National Black Cat Appreciation Day was founded to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing black kitties in shelters waiting to be adopted! Unfortunately, lingering superstition around black cats make them less likely to be adopted from a shelter than their more colorful buddies.
The next time you adopt a new furry friend, please consider giving a black cat a fuuurever home!
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:
Bottle of clear rum
Bottle of sparkling water (bonus if it’s mint flavored!)
Fresh mint (we love using Mojito Mint!)
Crumbled feta cheese
Thick french bread
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CROSTINI:
Slice your French bread into thick slices and pop into the toaster to get them slightly toasted!
Roughly chop 2 cups of watermelon
Thinly slice 1/4 cup basil leaves
Combine watermelon, basil, and feta in a mixing bowl
Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt over the mixture
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:
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
Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds
Pour mixture over ice, leaving about 1 inch of room
Top off with sparkling water, stir
Add a few more sprigs of mint, a slice of watermelon, and a slice of lime to garnish the drink!
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
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!
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 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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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:
1 Box of Lime or Lemon Jell-O
1 Cup Boiling Water
1 Cup Tequila
Sea Salt (or sugar if you prefer sweetness!)
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.
Mix Jell-O with 1 cup boiling water until dissolved, then add 1 cup tequila and mix well.
Place lime halves in muffin tin for support, then carefully pour Jell-O into the halves. They should look like tiny little bowls.
Refrigerate 2-4 hours until set, use a sharp knife to cut into slices, then sprinkle salt or sugar as the final touch.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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