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Friday, May 26, 2017

Ideas For A Great Memorial Day Weekend

Do you have plans for the long holiday weekend?

Memorial Day table decor Premier Table Linens: #WeGotYouCovered

Our local Boy Scout troop will be placing flags at the veteran’s cemetery.

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day:

Afterwards we’re attending a barbeque at a dear friends house. We’ve know one another since our early Air Force days. I’m supposed to bring some sort of side dish or dessert. Isn’t this fruit flag a great idea?

fruit flag

A truly sweet treat are these cute BBQ themed cupcakes.

These adorable BBQ Cupcakes with Grilled Hot Dogs really are the perfect cupcakes for memorial day, father's day, 4th of July, labour day and just about any other summer celebration you can think of!

Although this parmesan garlic grilled corn looks so yummy too.

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn (2 of 2)

I think I will take these tortellini kabobs as they will travel well.


I truly love this flag décor made from rolls of burlap ribbon.

red, white and blue for fourth of july

If I were hosting I would take inspiration from this patriotic centerpiece.


This memorable tablescape is truly lovely too.

It’s always a smart idea to let guests help themselves. What a darling drink station.

Fourth of July Party

Buffet style meals also make it easier on a hostess. I love the bandana wrapped silverware.

Bandana Napkins

Enjoy the holiday, stay safe and please remember the many men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to insure our freedom.

For All The Armed Forces:

I’ll see you Tuesday,



Jane said...

Thank you for posting the beautiful food and decor ideas! But, even more thanks for posting the chart explaining Memorial Day and Veterans' Day! I see so many comments by people who don't understand the difference.
Good of your Scouts to place the flags!
xo Jane

Barbara H. said...

Thanks for all these wonderful ideas!

Jeanie said...

I love these because you can do double duty with July 4, too! And boy, if you make half those things, it'll be great!

My grandmother called it Decoration Day and unless we decide to go to the lake tomorrow, that's exactly what I'll be doing this weekend -- putting geraniums at my parents'/grandparents' cemetery plots. Maybe a cookout, maybe with friends, maybe just us. Loose. Loose is good!

Mary Sorensen said...

Thank you so much for all the beautiful photos - they are always so motivating. And thank you for the information about the difference between all the holidays (Memorial Day vs. Veteran's Day, etc.). Very helpful. The weekend will be quiet for my husband and I - no parties planned but hopefully a little picnic on Monday for just the two of us (and I will try to use one of those lovely ideas!). Thanks again for your post!
Mary S.

Bonnie said...

Great inspirational photos. Thanks, Laura.

God Bless America.

handmade by amalia said...

Seriously pretty ideas. I especially like the fruit flag, so cute.