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This isn’t our first rodeo! We’ve done our share of packing for music festivals and would like to give you our top tips for an easy-to-love weekend. Mainly, what you should (and shouldn’t) be packing for all upcoming sipping & JaMming shenanigans. You have more important things to do as you prep for the weekend, so sip back and relax.
Below, we’ve rounded up a few “must-haves” for an epic, comfy, rockstar-worthy festival experience!
1. Beach Blanket or Yoga Mat
We know you’re going to be dancing ‘til you drop. Make sure to pack a bright yellow (easy to find!) beach blanket or yoga mat so you have a cushy place to land when it’s time for a ButterBreak in the shade. You’ll be glad to chill on a whim when the mood strikes!
2. Crossbody or Fanny Pack
News flash! All bags brought onto the festival grounds must be 12x12x6” or less…Forget dragging a big ol’ purse all over, keep your essentials in a super cute holographic crossbody like this one. OR Consider this adorable yellow fanny pack or trendy yellow crossbody. Security-friendly AND keeps you cute while cruising through the entry gates?! You’re VIP status already!
3. Reusable Water Bottle
Stay hydrated, BottleRockers and festie besties!! Here’s a helpful reminder to sip plenty of water between glasses of Butter.
Reusable water bottles (up to 1L) are invited to the party, and so are these foldable yellow water bottles! All bottles must be empty when you enter the gates, then fill ‘em up and sip ‘em down at the water stations found throughout BottleRock. Good for the planet? Check. Will keep you hydrated? Double-check!
4. Sunglasses and Hats
This BottleRock, throw some shade…the good kind!
Trends may come and go, but good sense never goes out of style. Don’t forget to pack a pair of sunglasses and a hat (or two) to provide a little shade from the dazzling California sun.
5. Face Wipes and Sunscreen
The cardinal sin of music festivals: slacking on skin protection!
Keep your bronze, ditch the burn. Add a mini sunscreen and a pack of refreshing face wipes to your list. Dancing is hard work and your skin might be craving a cleanse. Face wipes will come in handy for those between-show-touch-ups. Don’t forget to reapply the sunscreen!
*Aerosol sunscreen is not allowed inside BottleRock, so grab a smaller bottle of your favorite sunblock and throw it in your fanny pack for those midday rays.
6. Tame Your Mane
Keep your head bobbing and hair rocking. Pack a few headbands, hair clips, scarves or bandanas to tame your unruly mane and save time for more sipping and less straightening.
Rely on the help of your festival-ready hair accessories to tame your tresses when the dancing starts. Also, consider packing a mini container of dry shampoo powder to make sure your beautiful locks stay fresh no matter how much rocking happens.
7. Hand Sanitizer
This one probably goes without saying, but you’ll def want to remember a bottle of hand sanitizer. Soap can be hard to come by, and it’s never a bad thing to be extra cootie-free! More high-fives, please!
8. Portable Phone Charger
No one likes the “low battery” during a music festival–especially when you're in the middle of the silent disco not knowing where your festie bestie is. Pack a portable phone charger to keep your phone alive and your crew connected. Back up plan: meet at the Butter Cab-ana!
Forgot to pack something for your BottleRockin’ weekend? No worries! There will be an onsite general store for all things fashion, festival and fun! They’ll have things like gum, lip balm, over-the-counter meds, etc…. Thanks for thinking of basically everything, BottleRock!
What to Know Before You Go:
While you’re prepping and packing for BottleRock weekend, JaM out to our “Summer Festival JaMs” playlist, poured by JaM Cellars on iHeartRadio.
Don’t get caught with bad internet; get ahead of the game by downloading the festival app before you arrive. View the full lineups, check the schedules, and figure out where you want to be, and when. (Hint hint: you’ll definitely want to stop by the JaMPad and Butter Cab-ana for a very VIP experience!)
Make sure you’re following us on @JaMCellars FB, Twitter and Insta for live festival updates, especially if you’re unable to make it in person this year. Snap your Butter-sippin’ #selfies and tag #JaMCellars on IG for a chance to get your own ‘grams reshared on the big screens! See you there, JaMFans!
Who cares if it’s a Hallmark Holiday…it’s YOUR day Moms and you should get what you really want: pampering, me-time and…wine! Not a Mom? This list will help you be the best partner, child or bestie EVER…read on!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Mom-to-Be
In addition to counting the days until their little one arrives, some new moms also look forward to another exciting event: getting to sip on their favorite wine again!
Nine months might feel like nine years to an expectant mom who’s used to a different type of bottle. Make this Mother’s Day fun by giving her something that won't just be for baby. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for the Butter-lovin mom-to-be:
● "I've Waited 9 Months For This!" JUMBO wine glasses for future wine nights.
● “I Miss Wine” t-shirt for a little comic relief.
● “My Mom Needs Wine” Baby Onesie for the brewing bundle.
Mother’s Day Ideas for the Seasoned Mom
If you’ve been “Mom-ing” for a while, chances are… you deserve a break…and a glass or two of Butter Chardonnay. It’s not your first Mom’s Day rodeo, and what you really want is...
Butter n’ Breakfast in Bed
You plan to start the day as you mean to go on (it’s Mom’s Day, not Everyone Else Day!) Breakfast in bed is a good start–and even Butter if there’s a sparkling glass of #ButterBubbles next to the pile of waffles (Mom’s Day is also a No-Calorie Day in our book!) Suggest your perfect-start-to-the-day menu to the people you usually take care of!
● Fun Breakfast Charcuterie Board: This delightful (also: easy) Mother’s Day brunch idea is great for little hands to help with. Make sure they personalize it with your favorite fruits, snacks and beverages.
● Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes With Eggs: You might not be in the Mediterranean, but you can feel like it with this bright, tangy dish. Be sure to tell your loved ones that it’s Mom’s Day which also means they do the washing up, while you sip on some Toast Sparkling LINK
● Quiche Lorraine with Hash Brown Crust: You won’t believe how good this one tastes…when someone else makes it for you! Unforgettably creamy and rich and that crust! You know you’ll want to sip Butter Chardonnay with this one!
Been an extra-great Mom this year? Of course you have—why not stay in bed ALL day in those silky Butter yellow PJs after your yummy breakfast in bed?
Mom, you’ve put the time in and totally deserve more than just a single day of treats. Give the hint that you’d LOVE a JaMClub membership!
Automatic shipments of your fav delicious Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet, Butter Cab, Toast Sparkling, Butter Bubbles or Sugar Sweet White. JaM wines will magically appear on your doorstep every month or quarter. Plus you’ll get complimentary tastings, invites to JaMBashes and discounts on shipping. It’s the Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving! Happy Mother’s YEAR!
Quality Time with the Fam
Work, friends, chores, errands…none of these excuses fly on Mom’s Day, so take full advantage of bringing your family together on your day. But keep the effort low-key by assigning everyone a dish to bring, or get delivery from your fav restaurant. And don’t forget the Butter: Instacart, Amazon Fresh and Drizly can deliver cold Butter in 60 minutes or less. Done and done!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Out-of-Town Moms
Distance doesn’t get in the way of being a Mom, so neither should it get in the way of celebrating Mom’s Day. So if you’re out of town, out of state, out of the country or on your own for any reason…these ideas will ensure you celebrate YOU, in style!
Plan a Pamper Day
Clear your calendar. Mom’s Day is all about YOU all. day. long. Sleep in, run a Butter bath, go for a walk, wear your favorite outfit, watch your favorite movie and pour your favorite wine…Butter! Tell your out-of-town crew your plans and they can sip on the day, from wherever they may be. We’re talkin’:
● Zoom happy hours
● Virtually watching movies together (while you text, let's be honest)
BEST YET: To pair with any and all of the above, Butter delivered to your door within 60 minutes!
Order Your Favorite Dinner
In case you haven’t heard: staying in is the new going out. Order your fav from Doordash or UberEats and your favorite JaM Cellars wine from our Drizzly, Instacart or AmazonFresh–and if you time it right, they’ll arrive at the same time. Dinner you don’t have to cook AND a bottle of luscious JaM Cab? You’re one lucky mama.
Thanks to technology, you can spend some quality time sipping together with remote family members without leaving your home! With things like virtual cooking classes (did someone say tiramisu??), jewelry tutorials, and flower arrangement lessons. For some more ideas, check out this list of virtual experiences for Mother’s Day, and don’t forget to include an order of Butter, JaM and Toast Sparkling directly to your door! Easy peasy!
Sip n' Click Play on the JaMlist we made, just for you.
From our JaMily to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!
We don’t know about you, but around here, everything's better with a little Butter. Because we’re (albeit, self-proclaimed) experts at recognizing the finer things in life, we have a few ideas on how to make every day a little bit…well…Butter! And with ButterCans, NEW Butter Cab and NEW Butter Bubbles, there’s so many options for a #ButterDay.
Love a great soundtrack while you sip? JaM has got you with yummy playlists to go with your fav wines? From Yellow Happy Hour to Wine + Dine, we’ll have you dancing on Cloud Wine in no time. Crank up your speakers, pop the chilled Butter Bubbles, and get your endorphins flowing with those sassy dance moves.
Pour & Prep
You can order takeout if that's what you're *really* craving, but making dinner at home has its advantages. Whether you’re earning snaps for hosting a girl's night in? Getting cozy at home with your other half? Or treating yourself to your favorite comfort foods? There’s nothing better than cracking open a ButterCan and pouring a glass while you prep. After all you are doing all the hard work, and you deserve a little Butter love.
Best tip ever? These beyond easy dinner at home ideas so you don’t have to work too hard to earn that delicious pour…
“Dinner for One” recipes. For when you don’t want to share your food, or your Butter!
No clean up: Easy one pot meals. No cleaning? It’s like music to your ears!
Fifteen-minute meals, perfect for a ButterCan for the chef
Five ingredient meals, the sixth is Butter Chardonnay!
Easy no-cook recipes, leaving you more time for #WineOClock
Dive Into a Good Book (with a Splash!)
Hear us out: a good bottle of wine and a good book will make ANY day a little #butter.
Is there a pile of books you’ve been meaning to read? Or a few audiobooks that you just haven’t gotten around to listening to? Well, the time is now! You’ve got one hand for wine and one for that hot new psych thriller, so find a little slice of sunshine, pour yourself a glass of Butter (and cozy up with a new book. Just a warning though: the time WILL fly by when you do this.
Here’s your top reading & pouring list:
Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz with Butter Cab
Dive into this romance mystery with sumptuous Butter Cab. A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Instant USA Today Bestseller, and (fun fact) Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick! Schwarts takes her readers to Edinburgh in 1915, specifically to a graveyard; are you hooked yet?
Your Fully Charged Life by Meghan B Murphy with Butter Chardonnay
Get your daily dose of inspiration, motivation, and advice from Woman’s Day Magazine’s Content Director, Megan B Murphy. Sip on Butter Chardonnay while reading how to add more “yay” into your daily life—now that’s a double win.
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave with a ButterCan
A fantastic thriller mystery surrounding a mom and daughter’s search for the truth. Will you find it? Enjoy a ButterCan on your journey.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler with Butter Bubbles
If you’re looking for something a bit more, bubbly… this one’s for you! Pop that cork and sip back for hours of personal stories, lists and advice straight from Amy. This one’s a must-have on the #TBR list!
Plan a Vacay and Vacate
Maybe it’s not in the budget right now, or maybe you don't have someone to watch your fur babies while you’re away; either way, the whole process of planning a vacation can be so much fun. You can browse cool stays on Airbnb, scan for great deals on Domestic flights, and brush up on European backpacking tips from the comfort of your couch–glass of Butter in hand of course.
But whether you're sunning in Palm Springs or planning the next trip from your bed, our delicious and affordable wines are just a click away. Order up some wine with our fast and convenient delivery partners and have a #ButterDay without ever taking your cloud slides off.
Go for a Walk
Want to have a #ButterDay? Take a hike…literally.
Not only does this help boost your levels of vitamin D, but it also gets you out of your house and gives you some much-needed change of scenery. Grab a ButterCan (they’re pocket-sized), and head outside. Plan ahead (check out this great list of hikes by state) and bonus points for getting your friends or family to join you. Just make sure they pack their own ButterCans!
Chill Out (And Chill Your #Bubbles!)
More now than ever before, it’s important to find the time to just BE.
With all the distractions, notifications, and responsibilities that we face throughout the day, sometimes it’s just nice to sit and think. Pour yourself a glass of Butter Bubbles, post up on the porch, sink into the couch or even slide into bed, and just focus on relaxing.
Make Every Day Better with Butter
No #Butter? No problem! We’ll come to you.
With convenient delivery straight to your door, your day will be looking #Butter in 60 minutes or less. Now go on and have a delicious day today, JaM lovers!
Hooray! July is #NationalPicnicMonth and we’re ready for some fun (and Butter) in the sun! Grab your gingham, govinos and head to greener pastures for the chic-est summer wine-sippin’ picnic you ever did see!
Here’s how to have a Butter picnic…
Stock up on #SummerSippers! No great picnic started with a salad, so get your Butter Chardonnay, Toast Sparkling and Sugar Sweet White delivered pre-chilled right to your door, or simply pick them up from your nearest wine aisle on the way! Just pop your zip code into our WineFinder to find your closest store.
Turn up the JaMs! Once you’ve laid out your blanket and cracked open your first ice-cold ButterCan, you’re just a button click away from getting the alfresco fiesta officially started! Grab that wireless speaker and press play on our "Summer Festival JaMs poured by JaM Cellars" playlist on iHeart Radio. It’s full of our fav festival hits and freshly updated with the 2021 lineup for Ohana and BottleRock!
Easy-peasy and eco-friendly! Save the mess and waste by pre-packing individual servings cup-o-charcuterie, pre-made sandwiches, and some jam-jar salads. In some eco-friendly picnic-ware. Remember to pack out what you bring in! ButterCans and wine bottles are ready to recycle! #Picnicgoals achieved.
Friendly Fun! Whether you’re at the park, beach, or back-yarding it, the ultimate day party picnic isn’t complete without a little friendly competition with your besties. We’re talking larger-than-life Connect 4, or go ahead and pack your bocce set! OR, for the ultimate DIY repurposing just stack up your used ButterCans for Butter Bowling! Pass me another ButterCan, please!
Stay cold, ice-cold! July = sizzling summer temps! Keep it cool with handheld misters and a cooler full of ice (on wheels!). The last person to show is responsible for grabbing an extra bag of ice on the way over (it’s never too much!). Not only will your Butter, Toast Sparkling and Sugar Sweet White stay chilled, you can also use it to dip in your own personal cooling towel to stay hella chill.
And as simple as that you’ve got yourself the most perfectly executed #JaMCellars sippin’ picnic plan all #NationalPicnicMonth long! Snap some pics for the ‘gram and sip, smile and share! @JaMCellars #JaMCellars
Book Club is officially cool again (wasn’t it always?). It’s even easier to connect with your gal pals over your favorite reads thanks to today’s virtual vibes and…wine! Here’s how we’re reading between the wines…
• A super cute bean bag to cuddle up on
• Your own personal Butter yellow ice bucket filled with ButterCans chilled for your sipping pleasure.
• Sticky notes, your favorite pen to write in the margins & a bookmark—you can even personalize your own!
Start your own private Facebook page and invite your besties near and far! Read these tips on starting the best book club ever—totally virtual. Buy matching Book Club shirts to wear on your monthly Zoom chat…or better yet, create your own slogan and get them made! Or get super creative and theme out each get-together based on the book.
Join other book-club babes virtually at; Girls Night In Book Club!, and Read a Book With Kara. It’s always helpful to have recommendations at the ready for next month’s pick, so stay up-to-date on some of the latest releases (these picks from Oprah are always a good idea).
If reading is totally your "Me-Time" JaM, set a date-night-in with yourself. Start with a checklist of all the books everyone should read during their lifetime and dig in. Or start with these Top 30 if you need something more bite-sized. Buy yourself a cute journal and use some of the discussion prompts on Goodreads to expand your mind. Could Butter be a metaphor for life? Discuss with yourself, you’re bound to get the right answer.
Book Club is a great way to relax online, chat, and sip wine with girlfriends and new friends, or for a solo escape…and we are here for it! Butter, books, and besties…is there anything better?
The Peach-Queen Sugar-tini
This creamy, peachy concoction with a touch of sweetness is perfect for a little royal treatment with the besties!
1.5oz of your favorite vanilla vodka
Top off with a splash of peach puree
Whipped cream and peach slice to garnish
Tastes as pretty as you look! Happy sipping, gals.
We’d love to see your reviews and pics, tag us @JaMCellars #JaMCellars
Whether you’re tailgating solo or with your at-home squad, the Big Game is still ON which means we’re here to help you set up the most-epically-easy at-home tailgate, JaM-style!
Set the Sip Roster:
First things first, draft your wine line-up for delivery straight to your door in time for kick-off. With MVP’s like Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cab, Toast Sparkling, and Sugar Sweet White, your roster is already full of game day winners!
Next, draft your Super-Bowl-cheersing dream team and invite your besties for the al-fresco game time.
Once you have your rosters set, time to gear up and set your at-home scene like the college tailgate you know and love.
TIP: tee up disposable utensils and GoVinos for easy post-game clean-up. All that cheersing will leave you tired at the end of the day.
Pre-bag some popcorn to keep everyone’s fingers from double-dipping.
Serve up seven-layer dip in their own cups.
Mini Queso Cheese Balls are so easy and delish, you’ll be chef Rookie Of The Year.
Fire up the grill with one of these 51 grillable tailgate recipes - don’t forget to supply Butter to the GrillMaster in charge.
Need some inspiration off the bench? Check out these 12 tailgating recipes for a practice run before the big day.
The pros may be warming up the turf, but you are MVP of your lawn - so don’t miss a chance to rev up a little friendly competitive spirit with ButterCans in hand.
Throw a classic with a game of ladder toss, work off those extra weenies with a little Spikeball, play a game of Tipsy Tower with Toast Sparkling, and is it even a tailgate if there’s not a game of Butter Pong?
Now you’re ready to rumble! Whether or not your team brings home the big win, make sure you bring home plenty of Butter and JaM to keep you quenched the whole game through. Find a store locally, order online with Instacart, or get your wine with same-day delivery on Drizly! Cheers!
The season is scary, our at-home vibes are howling, and simply nothing will stop us from sippin’ and spookin’ our way into a festive, socially-distanced Halloween! So, pour yourself a creamy glass or two of #ButterChardonnay and read up on our tips for an unBOOlievable 2020 Hallo-WINE…
Haunt Your House. Home base is where it’s at in 2020, so go ALL OUT with your at-home decorating. Make like Jack Skellington and vibe with these decorating ideas…
• DIY a deadman’s hanging cage (to lock up your Butter!)
• Spookify your JaM Cab and dress it up as a wine bottle mummy, slip into a little costume of its own, or try one of these DIY bottles of boo’s!
• If you’re feeling a little lazy bones, perfect…toss up any of these super easy Halloween decorations and then crack open a #ButterCan and get sipping.
You’ve been BOOzed! Adults need some fun too, so we’re reinventing “Ding-Dong-Ditch” mischief and making it a little bit BOOzier!
Step 2: Ring your neighbors’ doorbell with a “Da de dum dum daaaaa”. Better yet with all these video doorbells—play in costume!
Step 3: Leave your ghoulish goodies on their doorstep for a trick AND a treat!
Step 4: Run out of sight!
Add a note to “Pass It On” to keep the good vibes going throughout your neighborhood.
At Home Trick-or-Treating. Staying home is the new going out, but you can still get spooky and have some frightful fun with your nearest and dearest—just be sure you know the answer to “Witch way to the Butter?”…
• Candy grab-bowls are so 2019. This DIY Halloween candy slide will keep the tricks and treats flowing.
Scary-good Appetizers. An all-candy diet may be tempting but sneak in some bloody good snacks to balance out your sweet tooth. Here’s some of our favorite simple treats that match our haunting mood.
Happy Haunting to you our JaMily! Whatever you do, make sure you’re stocked up with plenty of Butter, ButterCans and JaM Cab to get your Halloween festivities howling! Deliver the ghouly goods right to your doorstep with one of our delivery partners including Doordash, Drizly, and Amazon Fresh!
4 Steps To Netflix & Chill(ed Wine)
Watching Netflix with popcorn? That’s nice enough. Watching Netflix with the squad (socially distant, obvs) and pouring Butter with your popcorn (#ButterChardonnay that is!)… NOW we’re talking!
Thanks to the Netflix Party app, we’re not missing out on movie night with our besties, even now. Here’s our HOW-TO for enjoying our most chill(ed wine) night in together:
2. Pick a flick! Our faves?
Want to go full Netflix-series-binge? Here’s the inside scoop on the JaM team’s top shows...
» The Office & California Candy Dry Rosé - “Hilarious.” “My absolute go-to.” “Makes me laugh out loud, and I catch something new every time I watch it.” “If you’re looking for something to watch while multi-tasking (which I’m ALWAYS doing), this is your show.”
» Schitt’s Creek & Butter Chardonnay- “Beyond entertaining and funny.” “It just keeps getting better! I catch myself doing the T-rex wrist thing Alexis does, all the time.” “My go-to, easily enjoyable!”
3. Get on the group chat and set a time and date for your wine-sipping, show-viewing extravaganza! If you have a particularly “hard-to-nail-down-options” kinda group, get everyone on Facebook Messenger and take a poll. While you’re there, quiz the crew to figure out which JaM Cellars wine they are! A super fun way to choose which bottles to pop with your popcorn….
4. Pants are optional but #Butter with your popcorn is non-negotiable. Make sure you’ve got plenty of Butter Chardonnay, California Candy Dry Rosé, Toast Sparkling & JaM Cabernet. Check out our WineFinder to locate your closest wine aisle. OR don’t even worry about leaving the house-- have your wine delivered to your door through Drizly, Instacart, or by ordering online at the JaMStore (shipping is complimentary through May! Yasss!).
Streaming and sipping? Tag us in your Netflix Party Selfie with @JaMCellars so we can give you a virtual cheers!
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