Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, is just a few weeks away!
We imagine that most people spend the long weekend with family and friends, enjoying food, fun and one another’s company. Below are a few of our favorite ideas for a fabulous and memorable event:
Start by setting the mood with music that lends itself to a patriotic spirit. SheKnows suggests including traditional patriotic favorites, like The Star-Spangled Banner and John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, as well as popular tunes like Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.
Continue the patriotic mood with decorations in red, white, and blue and stars and stripes. Below are a few ideas we rounded up on Pinterest:
There’s no set-in-stone recipe for a perfect Memorial Day meal. Many people choose to cookout and grill hamburgers and hot dogs. If that’s your plan, you can always jazz things up a bit by marinating your meat in a tasty salad dressing, grilling them with barbecue sauce, or adding onion soup to the mix for extra flavor.
In addition to potato chips and pasta salad, you can also add a grilled vegetable side dish to go along with your meal. We found a recipe on the Food Network website that is filled with several tasty veggies.
Of course, your party won’t be complete without delicious drinks and desserts. PunchBowl has several festive cocktail recipes on hand that follow the patriotic theme like a Red, White, and Blue Martini or a Patriotic Shirley Temple.
And below are a few spirited desserts that are sure to please your guests.
How will you be celebrating Memorial Day this year? Will you be spending time cooking out and hanging out at your property’s swimming pool, or are you planning to travel during the long weekend? Leave a comment to share with us!