Skip to main content

4 Tips to Throw the Best Memorial Day Outdoor Party


The kickoff to summer is finally here. Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Americans have been celebrating Memorial Day since May 30th, 1868. Wow, it’s been 151 years. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Memorial day’s birthplace in Waterloo, N.Y. Many people celebrate and honor soldiers for their duty in the armed forces. Everyone celebrates in different ways so, here we have the best tips to help you throw the greatest Memorial Day party for your friends and family.

Tip #1: Food, food, and more food. Everyone one loves a good barbecue and it being the start of the summer it might be the first of many. Go to your local super market and pick up some hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and chips. These are all the essentials you need for your party. Before your start the BBQ grab some finger foods to be passed around, so your guests don’t get too hungry. Some of the best finger foods include crackers and cheese, a simple shrimp platter with red sauce and some tomato and mozzarella bites. All this will allow your guests to be full and satisfied.


Tip #2: Drinks. Besides having amazing food, you’ll need some beverages to go along with it. You need to get the staples of water, soda, ice tea, beer and some apple juice for the kids. Making sure you have the basics is important, but now it’s time to add some fun drinks to the mix. You could make a patriotic punch. An all-time favorite is the Watermelon Cooler. All you need is vodka of your choice, watermelon chucks, lemon juice and elder flower liqueur. Place the muddled watermelon at the bottom, add in the other ingredients and stir. Top it off with a watermelon wedge. This gives the patriotic vibe of Memorial Day, but also the summer vibe.


Tip #3: Entertainment. What's a Memorial Day party without some sparklers and backyard games? Our favorite outdoor games are Corn Hole and Kam Jam, while the children have a blast with water balloons and patio chalk.


Tip #4: Atmosphere. You want to create a warm and welcoming environment for your guest. Make sure to have some music playing in the background. Not too loud; you still want your guests to be able to hear each other. Have seating around the backyard so guests feel comfortable and have a place to sit down and relax. If the party plans on going into the evening, or it’s an evening party, make sure to have lighting around the backyard, so it doesn’t get too dark out there.

These 4 tips will help to keep your atmosphere pleasant for your company. In the end make sure your enjoying yourself too. It’s important to make sure your guests are happy and comfortable, but it’s also important for you too enjoy the festivities, as well. Not everything will go as planned, but just roll with it and have a good time.

Let us know how you celebrated Memorial Day and the best thing that happened at your party!

Popular posts from this blog

The Best Plants to Naturally Repel Ticks & Fleas

November is here which means flea and tick season is upon us. Both pests feed on blood and cause irritating bites. Their bites both transmit different diseases; Fleas transmit tapeworms and ticks can carry Lyme disease and the Rocky Mountain fever. These illnesses can cause major health issues if go untreated, so keeping yourself, your family and your furry friends safe is a top priority as we roll into the season. Utilizing plants is a great (and natural) way to repel these pests. We have found the best garden plants that you can plant to help keep you and your pets safe this flea and tick season.
Rosemary If all natural is your thing, then rosemary is for you! Rosemary is an herb that is a natural flea and tick repellent. Herbal essential oils are often a good eco-friendly pest repellent. Rosemary carries a strong scent. So only dusting a few spring around the garden will help keep the fleas and ticks away. The good thing is, is that rosemary also repels mites, flies and aphids.
Worm…

Spooky Sunroom Decorating Tips for all Hallows Eve

The best time of year is here. Halloween is a celebrated every year on October 31st. Everyone dresses up in their favorite costumes and begin to decorate their homes. Join in on the fun! Below we have listed some fun ways for you to decorate your sunroom or house for this festive holiday.
Pumpkins: The most classic and festive way to decorate for Halloween is with pumpkins. Pumpkins are the symbol of fall. Gather different variations of pumpkins and gourds and leave them around the sunroom. Also, lighting a pumpkin scented candle will fill the room with the Halloween vibes.
Candy Corn: Whenever you see those little white, yellow and orange candies you know Halloween has arrived. You can purchase a candy corn banner from Etsy that will ring in the season. Putting out a bowl of candy corn on the table will make for a sweet treat while hanging out with your family and friends.
Skulls: Another spooky way to honor the Halloween season is to add some skulls into your sunrooms. You can purch…

Budget Friendly Fall Decor for your Sunroom

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you still can't enjoy your outdoor space or sunroom. There is plenty of cost-effective options to transition your sunroom from summer to fall. Let us help you find the best way to re-do your sunroom just in time for the upcoming season. Check out our favorites below:
Wreaths One fun easy way to bring the fall season to your sunroom is adding a fall wreath to wall. There is so many choices to choose from when it comes to this idea. wayfair.com sells a ton of wreaths as low as $17! Feeling crafty? Check out this DIY Fall Wreath made with assorted artificial leaves, fall berries, rustic grape vines and seasonal fuzzy sprigs!

Table Décor Another one of our favorite ways to decorate for the fall season is buying all different kinds of table toppers and tablecloths/ runners. This allows you to be festive for when you have company over or just for yourself. Some fall table toppers include pumpkins, gourds and cornucopias. All these items can …