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 @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

DIY Christmas Tree Piñata

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You will need

  • Cardstock Paper (colors of your choice)
  • Tree Template (Found Here)
  • Fun Fringe Festooning
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Treats to Fill the Piñata
  • Tape

STEP 1

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Print and cut out your tree structure. Create lots of little shapes for ornaments, the let your heart run wild!

STEP 2

Build your Christmas tree! Fold along dotted line and roll paper to create the cone shape. Use tape to hold your cone together for a flat surface for your festooning!

STEP 3

Place a line of hot glue along the base of Christmas tree and press the end of your festooning into place. Tightly wrap your fringe up your tree. Use hot glue every inch or two to keep it secure, and hot glue the opposite end of the fringe at the top.

STEP 4

Fill your Christmas tree with treats! Secure the bottom of the piñata in place by hot gluing the tabs onto outside of tree. Cover the tabs with small pieces of fringe!

STEP 5

Decorate your tree by hot gluing on your ornaments!

Trying out this DIY? Let us see how it turned out tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Going for Gold Party

How amazing are the Olympics? The whole world coming together in a show of athletics and sportsmanship that only occurs every FOUR years.

The Olympic opening ceremonies always send shivers down our spines; this year we decided that it was time to channel all that wonder into a fun party that anyone can host in their home.

Get ready – Opening ceremonies are August 5th.  While the athletes are giving their all, you can support them by throwing a gold medal worthy party! Let’s cheer on TEAM USA with food, drinks, and some games of our own.

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We created  free printables for this party including the  USA banner, the Olympics banner, fun straw flare , medals, place cards , and cupcake toppers  that are all featured here. You can get the plates, straws, treat bags, cake stand, and honeycombs from the Jollity & Co. store to complete this gold medal worthy look! 

Don’t forget about the food either… Your athletes will need something to refuel them!
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Pretzels became the “Competitors Crunch”, the treat bags filled with popcorn and candy were the “Spectator’s Snacks”, and just for fun we filled ice cream cones with a mix of Cheeto’s and hot Cheeto’s to be our “Flamin’ Torches”.

Time for the actual athletic portion of this party… Unless you count inhaling all of those snacks, because if that’s the case, we would totally take the gold. #olympiceaters

Hurdles

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Yes.  It’s as fun as it looks.
For the actual hurdles we used pool noodles and pencils (or pens). You use the pencils as stakes, shove them into the ground, and slide your pool noodle onto them. The height of your hurdle will depend on how close or how far you place your stakes, set up as many hurdles as you like. The person to go through the course the quickest without knocking over a hurdle wins. Print your hurdles sign here.

Shot Put

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We just had to include Shot Put, one of the original Olympic Games. We used a bocce ball set but really you can use tennis balls or whatever you have laying around. Whoever throws the ball the farthest wins. Print your shot put sign here.

40 Yard Dash 

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The 40 Yard Dash is a perfect event for the kids you might have dropping by the party. We spray painted a start line (you could lay down a rope or streamer) and had two people holding up the finish line for our competitors to run through. The kids were very intense during this race and asked to do it multiple times! Print your event sign here.

You can also play soccer, basketball, do gymnastics,  or if you have a pool, add some fun water events! extra olympics PicMonkey Collage

This party will definitely help our US Olympic athletes bring home some gold medals… Well, maybe not, but you can at least send your friends home with a few! Print a set of medals for each event your having – and you can even do an all-around athlete medal ceremony at the end.

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We can’t wait to see your Olympics parties. Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity