With so many summer parties on the horizon, get ready to host a block party bash that the neighborhood is sure to enjoy! Ushering us into summer, Memorial Day is the time to remember all of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. While sobering, it is also with much gratitude that we celebrate the freedoms we get to enjoy on account of these heroes. This is why a classic American cookout is a favorite way to spend at least one afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend!
This year, plan a Memorial Day party that will set the standard for years to come. You can achieve this by combining American themed party elements to create the perfect party experience.
Memorial Day Food Ideas
If you're hosting a cookout for your friends and neighbors, we recommend keeping it simple! Grill out hot dogs and hamburgers, Something you maybe didn't think about throwing on the grill? Watermelon. That's right, you're going to want to try it. Ask guests to bring their favorite sides and desserts as well for a tasty potluck. Set your disposable plates, utensils and napkins out buffet style, placing picnic blankets and lawn chairs strategically with citronella tiki torches to keep your guests comfortable. Be sure to have both trash and recycling receptacles out for easy cleanup!
America Themed with a Personal Touch
Give your party all the personal vibes with DIY Memorial Day decor and custom details. Add some natural color to the event with red, white and blue floral arrangments. Guests will love the summery, patriotic look! There are also lots of easy decor tutorials like this ribbon windsock or this festive garland from Martha Stewart.
Custom party supplies will double as party decor and serving necessities. With disposable napkins, plastic cups and even party favors designed to fit your Memorial Day theme, the party will be seen in every hand!
Memorial Day Party Games
Encourage laughter and community with yard games set up for all ages to enjoy. Turn a classic like Twister into a crowd favorite by busting out the spray paint and creating a Lawn Twister 'board' in the grass meant for a crowd. From Giant Jenga to Giant Dominos, we're really loving the jumbo spin to create easy summer lawn games. Hosting for adults only? Try Giant Beer Pong (#3 on this BuzzFeed list) for a good time—you might even get a little exercise in!
While the 4th of July certainly takes the cake for summer holidays where fireworks are appropriate, any party topped off with sparklers shines in our opinion. Have your sparklers ready for guests in cute, themed sparkler sleeves to show your Memorial Day party style in every detail.