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Throw the Perfect Memorial Day Barbecue

Set up some board games on the picnic table or patriotic blanket and turn up the music. Check out these tips to throw the perfect Memorial Day barbecue. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer making it the perfect excuse to celebrate with friends and family.

The weekend is getting closer, the weather is getting warmer, and summer is surely on its way. Are you hosting a barbecue to celebrate Memorial Day with good friends and family? Turn on the sprinklers and have some inflatable balls blown up for your guests to toss around for some summery fun. What better way to get the summer started than with some light hearted music and close friends? Memorial Day is the perfect excuse to have a bash celebrating the beginning of summer! Create a party playlist as inspiration so your guests will get up and dance. Open those pools, serve some cocktails and fire up the grill because this Memorial Day everyone should celebrate in style.

Memorial Day BBQ Invitation

If you’ve decided to host a cook out, there is still time to send the perfect invitation to get all your guests in the Memorial Day mood. 

Red, White and Blue Wall Décor

To keep your home uniform to your theme, decorate with ribbons, streamers and paper wall hangings. Beautiful flowing decorations are perfect for a warm, celebratory day. Add some red or blue table cloths to the dining tables and place American flag inspired banners around entrance ways! Memorial Day marks the start of summer so be sure to add some colorful flowers and fruits to the tables to brighten up your entire dining space. This décor is sure to catch everyone’s attention.

Grilled Cheese Burger

Get the grill ready! While this may not be the healthiest meal, it is perfect for a lazy day of relaxing by the pool and grilling with friends. Offer your guests a variety of grill favorites such as these grilled cheese burgers, grilled chicken, steak kabobs, and grilled corn and veggies. Even take a shot at creating veggie burgers for those friends who don’t eat meat! Summer is the perfect time to experiment on the grill and in the kitchen.

Arnold Palmer Cocktail

Add some pitchers of lemonade and ice tea on each table to offer your guests some traditional picnic drinks. If you feel like swapping that traditional lemonade for a delicious cocktail then try out this Spiked Arnold Palmer. This drink puts a unique spin on an Arnold Palmer by using earl grey tea and fresh lemons! Guest will love this refreshing cocktail while relaxing poolside.

Image Via Eat Love Drink

Mixed Berry Crumble

Serve some refreshing desserts and cake with a patriotic flare at your Memorial Day BBQ. Make this delicious mixed berry crumble with some honey-vanilla ice cream, from Delish, as a sweet treat after dinner.

Image via Porch Pies

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