The Memorial Day celebration is the time when we reflect on those who served and gave their lives for our country. The best way to show our gratitude is by throwing a party in their remembrance. You must first create a plan so that you can ensure you will have everything you need for this celebration. Once you have the plan in place, it’s time to go shopping.
To set the mood for the event, you need the proper decorations. You will want to purchase some patriotic red, white and blue balloons, table cloths, plates, cups, napkins, utensils, and a flag. For a party that runs into the evening hours, you may want to purchase some Tiki torches. You do not have to go overboard with the decorations.
The highlight of this event is going to be the food. Always ensure that you have enough food to feed all your guests. During this type of celebration, people will want to indulge. You are going to need charcoal, lighter fluid and wood chips if that’s what you prefer. You may want to prepare burgers, hot dogs, chicken, and ribs. You will need buns for the hot dogs and hamburgers. Don’t forget those succulent sides such as potato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs, corn on the cob, pasta salad and fruit salad. A nice dessert will also be a great way to top it off.
You are going to need something to wash that food down with. Sodas, iced tea, lemonade and water are all great ways to quench their thirst. Beer and wine would make suitable choices for those that want something a little stronger. You could also bring out the tequila or vodka if you want to serve mixed drinks.
To keep it exciting, you could hire a DJ or have a set up that plays music from your MP3 player or stereo system. You want to choose music that is current and that many people will recognize. You will also want to play upbeat tunes that make your guests want to dance and have fun. It is also good to have moments where the music is nice and relaxing for the guests.
Now it is time to have everything set up and ready for when the guests arrive. Your guests will be very happy to see everything in place and ready for their arrival. You can now relax and enjoy your Memorial Day celebration.