May 18th, 2009 |

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer.  With temperatures finally rising here in the midwest – this weekend is the perfect time to host a Memorial Day BBQ!

Food for BBQ’s has to be one of the easiest – and everyone has their favorite summer dishes – so throw some burgers on the grill, toss up a fresh salad and shuck some fresh corn on the cob.  Today, let’s focus on how to set a festive table for your weekend of patriotic parties!

It looks like the weather is going to hold up – so plan to host your party outside on the patio.  Dust off that patio furniture, and freshen up the space with some new chair cushions and throw pillows.  These red, white and blue stripe cushions from Pottery Barn are perfect for our Memorial Day BBQ!

Hang paper lanterns from under your umbrella – it will add some color by day, and a nice glow at night to any table!  Flowers would be lovely on the adults table – but if you are hosting a party with some tiny guests, give them their own festive centerpiece – fill Chinese take out containers with tons of red, white and blue candy!

Combine patriotic colors and patterns for your placesetting – I love this idea of tying a tin star around your napkin – so festive!  If you are looking for some disposible party supplies, go check out my favorite resource, Plum Party Supplies.  The patriotic supplies below –  grosgrain ribbon paper goods, flag party crackers, and red acyrlic tumblers – would be great for any summer party!


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