Can you believe Memorial Day is just one short week away?! Officially the kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend is a fabulous time to gather the troops and fire up the grill! I’ll be back later in the week with some yummy ideas for what to serve, but today, I thought I would focus on 4 simple ideas on how to “dress up” your Memorial Day party.
Better Homes and Gardens has put together a gallery of ideas for decorations, table settings, centerpieces, etc. and today I pulled out a few that I think would be very simple for you to re-create. First, dress up those paper lanterns! 5 minutes with a glue gun and some patriotic ribbon or ric rac will work wonders with those old, white paper lanterns you have been holding on to. Second, create a monochromatic, tiered centerpiece using different sized white pots. Bold, red mums are an inexpensive option….this could also be darling done with sunflowers for a summer picnic! Third, edge your food or dessert table with striped crepe paper or ribbon. Simple, stylish and easy to put up and take down. (double-sided tape should do the trick!) And lastly, put that pie up on a pedestal! Just because you serve a simple dessert doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look extra-special! Dress up your basic, white cake stands with ribbon or mini bunting.