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!
Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
Sugar, we opted for pink to keep it festive
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!
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.
Shake all ingredients and ice for at least 30 seconds!
Garnish the rim with a strawberry (lemon optional!) and strain martini into glass.
Cheers and enjoy sweethearts!
If you make this martini, we would love to see it! Post on Instagram and use the hashtag #partywithjollity
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!
Metal bucket (can be found at craft stores, like this one here)
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Elmer’s or Hot Glue- depending on who will be embellishing the mask
Glitter, rhinestones or gems
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
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:
We all love a good charcuterie board, right? Beautifully displayed meats, cheeses, tasty crackers… YUM! Well, since snack boards have been all about creativity lately (think dessert and candy boards), we thought it could be fun to make one at home (but with a little competitive spin!)
Take game night with your couple friends to the next level by having a Snack Board Contest. Think outside the box and make sharable boards using all of our favorites snacks and treats!
Here is how it works:
Each couple picks a theme for their board (Shh! Keep it a secret).
Make a shopping list and have everyone bring their groceries to the host’s house.
Pour a glass of wine and start building your board!
To amp up the intensity, set a timer.
Once time is up, have everyone guess what each theme is and vote for the best board.
The winning board can be based on appearance, food styling, overall creativity and deliciousness.
If you host a Snack Board Contest with your friends, we would love to see it! Tag us on social media @jollityandco and use hashtag #partywithjollity
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!
Choosing a theme can be simple and FUN! In the photo above, Klos and Cocombined 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:
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!
SET THE PARTY
Shell-abrate with this table setup by mixing and matching pastels with fun metallics to create a fun and whimsical color scheme.
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:
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.
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.