It may feel like spring started just yesterday but it’s already time to look forward to everyone’s favorite kickoff to summer: Memorial Day! It’s a day to honor our veterans and spend quality time with our loved ones, a time for cookouts and pool openings, and the perfect occasion to bring out all things patriotic. We’ve combed the crafty blogs (and Pinterest, of course!) to find the cutest, easiest, and red-white-and-bluest ideas to make your Memorial Day party extra-special this year.
This berry-laden cupcake flag we found at Kaboose.com has to be one of the easiest, most adorable patriotic party ideas on the web. Simply make any kind of cupcakes you like, frost them with a white icing or whipped cream, then design a flag pattern using blueberries and strawberries. It’s just over-the-top adorable and yummy, too! Guests simply pull their preferred cupcake out of the design when the buffet line opens.
With place settings this cute, it *almost* doesn’t matter what kind of food you serve! We found this adorable mix and match tableware idea over at Social Couture – how darling is this? To get this look, purchase several different patterns of paper goods in red, white, and blue and randomly style each place setting with a mixture of the patterns. Don’t worry about being too matchy-matchy. The haphazard mixture is what really makes this table styling work.
This next party idea is sure to be a big hit on any Memorial Day menu, especially with the kiddos! The Toys in the Dryer blog serves up this fruity and fabulous kabob idea using watermelon, blueberries, marshmallows, and a star shape-cutter. How easy is that? These are simple to put together and so much fun to eat!
Ready to start planning a fabulous Memorial Day party to kick off summer? What are some of your favorite patriotic party ideas? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments!