Memorial Day is known for honoring the American men and women who have fought for our country. Every year people celebrate by attending parades, decorating graves, and having barbecues. If you want to make sure that your Memorial Day celebration is amazing, follow this shopping guide:
Décor – It’s Memorial Day, so of course you should decorate for your party with lots of patriotic items such as red, white, and blue balloons with stars on them, American flag table cloths, plates, and napkins, and you can put little American flags all over so everyone feels the patriotic vibe. You can find lots of these decorations at your local party store!
Cooking Supplies – Whenever you’re planning on having a BBQ, make sure you have a great grill to cook all your meats on. Don’t forget serving dishes for your meats, appetizers, and desserts. In addition to your serving dishes make sure you have tongs while you’re barbecuing and plenty of serving spoons for the different dishes you plan on serving.
Furniture – Visit your local party rental store to get plenty of tables and chairs for your Memorial Day event. Also, it can get really hot so tents are a good idea. If you live an area that gets really hot, try purchasing a mister to keep your guests cool.
Entertainment – Keeping your guests entertained is a major part of your Memorial Day party. You can hire a DJ to make sure that there is always great music playing. Also, if you have a pool at your house or if you have your party at a park with a public pool, people can go swimming to keep cool and have some fun in the sun. Try playing a Memorial Day trivia game to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday.
Food – My favorite part is the food! You want to have delicious food to satisfy everyone’s appetite, but you also want to keep it simple. Try these great items that are perfect for any BBQ and that everyone loves:
-Vegetables and meat on skewers (for grilling)
-Corn husks (for grilling)
-Chips and dip
-Cookies and cupcakes dyed with red and blue
Drinks – Lastly, you’ll want to make sure that you have cold drinks for your guests. Follow this simple and short list and you’ll be good to go:
These tips will help you plan an awesome Memorial Day BBQ that you and all of your friends will enjoy!