Easy Memorial Day Celebration Ideas - LAURA'S little PARTY

Easy Memorial Day Celebration Ideas

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start to those long days of Summer fun! I'm sharing easy ways to make the most of your Memorial Day gathering. Simple decor, and festive colors will help get the celebrations started!

I found a vintage ironing board, and gave it a quick, festive update. I added stars & stripes, and knew it would work perfectly as a small serving table. 

When planning my menu for any get-to-gether, I often go for easy, self-serve options. When I do this, I find that I have more time to mingle with my guests!

For your Memorial Day menu this year, create an easy-peasy hot dog bar and serve delicious street-style hot dogs! Have all the hot dogs pre-cooked, and give your guests topping options that will make their mouths water. 

Before you cook your hotdogs, wrap them in mouthwatering bacon! They'll ready for your guests to top with delicious guacamole, and then cover it with fresh pico-de-gallo. You can even add grilled peppers, or sauteed onions. Are you getting hungry yet?!

Serve a refreshing beverage that's not only festive, but also fresh & fruity! I sliced up ripe strawberries and added them to a ready-made fruit punch. Nothing says summer like fresh berries. You can even add some bubbles for a simple spritzer!

My hubby loves to use the grill whenever he gets the chance. This year, we're trying something different - we're grilling our corn on the cob. I hear it is delicious! A few turns on a hot grill, and they're ready to dress up with mayo, parmesan cheese, sea salt... you name it! The possibilities are endless, and oh-so-delish.

Want to quickly serve up some greens? Premake a simple green salad, and set out on a tray, in ready-to-eat jars. Attach small bamboo forks, and have a variety of dressings available. Super simple!

Looking for a couple dessert options that are just as easy? Try serving up snack cups with ice cream sandwiches inside. Add a stick for easy, messy-free handling! Be sure to grab them quickly before they melt! 

Apple pie is an all time favorite over here; especially during BBQ season! Change it up a bit, and serve individual apple pies. They'll look cute served on a cake stand. Here, I added miniature sparkler candles, for a little festive touch!

However you celebrate during your Memorial Day gathering, enjoy it! Wishing all of you a safe & happy Memorial Day!

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  1. Oh my goodness! I love the red striped pitcher!!!

    1. Thank you, Elise! It was one of my favorite finds from HomeGoods! Thanks so much for stopping by : )