Memorial Day: Tips for the Perfect Weekend

Memorial Day is a time to not only honor US soldiers, but to celebrate being with family and friends as well.  Whether you’re hosting your annual backyard barbecue or having a few guests over for brunch, adding some festive touches can update any outdoor patio or dining room.  Here are a few tips to make sure your Memorial Day party is the perfect kickoff to summer.

Dress the Part
There’s nothing like a colorful apron to spruce up any cooking spree.  Whether you’re on grill duty or baking up a storm in the kitchen, why not do so in style?

Poppies Apron, $48.

Serve in Style
Appetizers are a great way to keep hunger at bay before the main course is served.  This unique and exotic cheese serving set is a great accent, especially for an outdoor gathering.

 

Bamboo Cheese Serving Set, $45.

Decorate Accordingly
Accents like a colorful set of napkins or a vibrant runner can transform any table into a patriotic spread.

Natural Stripe Navy Teatowels, $30.10.

Don’t Forget Dessert
Hot dogs and hamburgers are delicious, but the real crowd pleaser is always the sweet and sugary finale.  Take advantage of fresh fruits in season like strawberries, cherries and blackberries.  We love this Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe from baking blogger Crazy for Crust!

Photo courtesy of Crazy for Crust.

 

Toast to Summer
Warm weather, family and good food—what’s not to love?  Celebrate the day and the unofficial start to the season with a fun cocktail.

Navy Color Pop Glasses, $45.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for a special Memorial Day Weekend Friday Giveaway!

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