Memorial Day is just a little over a week away and you know what that means: lots of partying, people gathering, and commemorating those who have bravely served the country and laid their lives for freedom. In the spirit of this year’s Memorial Day, which falls on May 27, Monday, we’re taking a closer look at the U.S. federal holiday and why it’s being celebrated annually. Memorial Day or Decoration Day is observed every fourth Monday of May to honor those who laid their lives in military service. It is one of the three holidays that honor those who have served or continue to serve in the U.S. military, the two other holidays being Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day.
The Memorial Day weekend also often marks the beginning of summer, which is why lots of parties and celebrations are held during the long weekend. In preparation for this event, we’ve rounded up some entertaining must-haves for a fun Memorial Day celebration. Check them out below.
1. Primitives by Kathy Patriotic Box Sign, 6 x 10-Inches, Our Flag
If you’re going for a fun, rustic look this Memorial Day, try this Patriotic Box sign that reads “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” The box features a red, white, and blue motif to show off your patriotic pride. It is carefully crafted with high quality wood with smooth sanded edges and deep sides that allow them to sit freely on a flat surface or be hung on the wall. It features a slightly distressed design to showcase a rustic look and feel. It’s also great for a Memorial Day present or decor for a soldier’s man cave. Shop at Amazon.
2. Darice Tea Stained American Flag Bunting Display Stars and Stripes
Decor, decor, decor! When hosting parties, you know how important it is to add some decor to increase the vibe of the party. This Memorial Day, display the stars and stripes in a unique way with this tea stained American flag bunting that is great for both indoor or outdoor use. It features a tea stained finish that provides a vintage, rustic look and feel that’s quite romantic. It is made from durable polyester that can stand up to the elements, so you can use it again on Veterans Day or Memorial Day next year. It is easy to hang thanks to the grommets across of the bunting, allowing you to hang it on the front porch, indoors, or anywhere your party will take place. Shop at Amazon.
3. Uniwish Red White and Blue Stars Banner Bunting
For a hassle-free, no-frills party decoration, check out this set of buntings that are pre-strung so you don’t have to assemble them, all you need to do is hang them up! It is made of 100% natural burlap that’s sturdy and looks good, so you can reuse them again for Veterans Day, Fourth of July, or anytime you want to show off your patriotism. Each flag in this set measures 4.7 x 6.3 inch, while the rope is 6.6 feet. Perfect for use in a photo op, party, gathering, or anywhere you need decorations. Also folds easily for storage and later use. Shop at Amazon.
4. Amscan Americana Welcome Party Sign, 28″ x 4″
Welcome guests to your Memorial Day party with this hanging sign that’s suitable for both indoor or outdoor use. It’s perfect for hanging on the front porch to greet guests as they arrive. Features a red, white, and blue stars and stripes motif that shows off just the right amount of patriotism for your party. Shop at Amazon.
5. Grace Home Metal Patriotic Old Glory
Crafted from premium and durable metal, this Americana flag star wall decor is perfect for adding a quaint, rustic vibe to any home or party. It features a pre-drilled hole for easy hanging and comes with ribbon or wire hanger for easy installation. It’s great for accenting mantles, photo walls, or offsetting floral and light arrangements. Shop at Amazon.
6. HeroFiber Disposable Paper Dinnerware for 24, Patriotic
For any Memorial Day backyard party or barbecue, get this awesome set of patriotic party essentials. This kit includes large 9″ plates, small 7″ plates, 9 oz cups, luncheon napkins, spoons, forks, knives, and table covers for 24 guests. It’s perfect for large gatherings, as it will let you focus on food preparation and not worry about doing the dishes. These paper plates are made of durable, non-absorbent paper, and the cutlery is made of elegant and sturdy plastic. Shop at Amazon.
7. Meri Meri 45-1597 Stars and Stripes Cupcake Kit Novelty
Serving up cupcakes this Memorial Day? Make sure they’re dressed to the occasion! This cupcake kit features 48 cupcake cases and 24 star toppers that are perfect for celebrating Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or any American-themed party. Shop at Amazon.
8. Moon Boat Patriotic Party Accessories
Add some red, white, and blue to your party with this set of accessories, which include shutter shading glasses, a headband with tassels, bead necklaces, wristbands, and patriotic pom poms. Shop at Amazon.
9. 19 Inch Wood Curled Roses Patriotic Wreath in Red, White & Blue
This Memorial Day weekend, adorn your front door with this gorgeous red, white, and blue wreath made of wood curls and spirals. The wood curls are tucked amid sparkled wood stars, making for a unique look and feel. Measures 19 inches in diameter, 3 inches deep and 5 inches wide. Shop at Amazon.
10. CSBD Assorted Memorial Day Colors Can Coolers Party Insulators for Beer and Soda
If you frequently hold parties outdoors or in the backyard, you know how cold drinks can get warm easily and how frustrating it can be. This Memorial Day, equip your guests with these can coolers to keep their drinks warm. It’s perfect for any occasion, such as barbecues, amping, outdoors, festivals, fundraisers, parties, events, projects, and so much more. It’s made of 100% thick polyurethane foam and features stitching on the seams so you can use it over and over again. It’s also collapsible for easy storage. Shop at Amazon.
The Teelie Blog archive is full of amazing ideas for party planning and decor. For more great ways on how to make your Memorial Day better, check out the links below.
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