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Tips on Hosting a Great Memorial Day Party

Tips on Hosting a Great Memorial Day Party

With Memorial Day just a couple of weeks away, it’s never too early to keep in mind some party planning tips especially if you’re looking to host a massive get together. One of the most basic things to keep in mind is to stick to summer classics for the menu. Barbecues, easy to make salads, and effortless entrees must be top of mind. To make planning easier, get your family and friends on board and ask them to chip in by bringing their own specialty entrees if they would like. Another tip is to keep the drinks flowing. Make sure to stock up on ice and have coolers and ample ref space ready to keep drinks chill in the summer heat. Here are more tips for hosting a great Memorial Day party this season.

Show Patriotism with Indoor and Outdoor Decor

1. Glitzhome Wooden Patriotic Star Yard Stake, Set of 3

Create a patriotic atmosphere even before your guests step into your home with this set of three wooden patriotic star yard stakes that add an eye-catching look to your garden. Its classical star design features a red, white, and blue theme that brings bright visuals to pathways and gardens. Made with medium-density fiberboard. Shop at Macy’s.

2. Nearly Natural 18-Inch Americana Burlap Wreath

On your front door, make sure to hang this Americana burlap wreath to show your patriotic side and welcome people into your home. Perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Veterans day, this wreath is great on any door or bare wall or to tie in together with your other patriotic decor. It also makes for an ideal gift. Made of burlap and twig. Shop at Macy’s.

3. Glitzhome Patriotic Gnome Standing Decor

Let this little knome welcome guests into your home this Memorial Day season with its whimsical colors, slender hat, and plush beard. It’s a lovely standing character to add to your patriotic decorations. It’s even weighted so it can easily sit flat on any floor or flat surfaces. Made of polyester and sand. Shop at Macy’s.

4. The GG Collection Metal Americana Pinwheel Wind Spinner

Add a touch of nostalgia to your patriotic decor this Memorial Day  with this metal Americana pinwheel wind spinner yard stake that is festive and welcoming. It’s a great addition to any yard this season as it brings the spirit of the holiday home. It measures 17 inches by 4 inches, with metal stake 63 inches and is easily storable between seasons so you can use it next year. Made of metal. Shop at Macy’s.

5. Glitzhome Wooden Patriotic or Americana Gnome Family Table Sign

Show your love for Uncle Sam with this gnome family table sign that features not one but three gnomes holding up two American flags on both sides with a quote that says “God Bless America.” It’s a quaint addition to your Memorial Day indoor decor and for your buffet tablescape. Made of medium-density fiberboard and iron. Shop at Macy’s.

Create an Americana Theme with Home Decor

1. Homesick Candles USA Candle

A perfect gift for Memorial Day, this hand-poured creation from Homesick Candles features the tart scent of Granny Smiths mixing with vanilla and cinnamon, which calls to mind the classic all-traditional apple pie. It has a 60 to 80 hour burn time and is made from custom fragrance oils. Made in the U.S. Shop at Macy’s.

2. Bey-Berk USA Flag Metal Decor

Whether it’s for your man cave or to spruce up your Memorial Day celebrations, this USA flag metal decor will surely show your guests your patriotism. It’s a conversation piece that’s great for parties with its wall-mountable function and distressed and vintage-like finish. Shop at Macy’s.

3. Mod Lifestyles Americana Allover Stars Pillow

Make any lounging space extra patriotic this Memorial Day with this decorative pillow with stars all over it. It features a hidden zipper for the removable polyfill insert and measures 14 x 20 inches. Great for sofas and living rooms or even your bedroom or playroom. Shop at Macy’s.

4. Nearly Natural Americana Wall Hanging Art Decor

Love arts and crafts? Then you’ll love hanging this wall hanging art inspired by eclectic charm rustic design. This macrame-like piece of home decor displays patriotism with colored stripes similar to the American flag. It measures 14 x 24 inches and is perfect for decorating a bare wall that needs a festive touch. Also makes for a great gift this season. Shop at Macy’s.

5. Glitzhome Patriotic Lantern, Set of 2

Add a rustic touch to your Memorial Day home decorations this season with this lantern set, which features a patriotic red, white, and blue theme. It’s great for placing on your porch or indoors for your Memorial Day party. Made of iron and plastic. Shop at Macy’s.

Arrange a Patriotic Tablescape

1. Saro Lifestyle Stars and Checkered Table Runner

Start your patriotic tablescape with this stars and checkered table runner, which offers a great contrast against wooden tables. It’s great for patriotic holidays such as Memorial day and features a thin poly lining and made from cotton. It comes in a red, white, and blue color scheme that’s great for the season. Shop at Macy’s.

2. Fiesta Americana Collection

Celebrate Memorial day with the scarlet, white, cobalt, and lapis shades of this Fiesta Americana Collection that features Art Deco style and chip-resistant durability so you can use it for years to come. These items are dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. Shop at Macy’s.

3. Thirstystone Stars Marble & Wood Cheese Board

Add a touch of patriotism to your serveware this Memorial Day season with this marble and wood cheese board that is sprinkled with stars. It is perfect for serving appetizers or charcuterie at your next party. It is made from natural acacia wood and marble that are united using a 3-step process to ensure durability and features a star studded paddle board. This item measures 11 x 8 inches, giving you ample space for your cheeses. It also includes a leather strap on the handle. Great for gifting. Shop at Macy’s.

4. Thirstystone Wood & Enamel Bowl

With a patriotic stars and stripes pattern, this decaled three-quart salad bowl is expertly handcrafted from natural mango wood. It’s perfect for serving salad or chips at your next Memorial Day backyard barbecue. Also great for fruit or bread or as a decorative bowl. Shop at Macy’s.

5. Thirstystone Salad Servers

Your patriotic enamel bowl will go well with this pair of salad servers which also come with a patriotic stars and stripes theme. This set of two includes a round fork and spoon that are both 12 inches long and are made with mango wood and finished by hand. Shop at Macy’s.

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