Friends enjoying a Memorial day party outside.

Memorial Day Party Ideas

May 14, 2024

Looking to make your Memorial Day unforgettable? You're in luck! We've got a bunch of awesome Memorial Day party themes and ideas to help you host the ultimate Memorial Day bash.

From mouthwatering food to fun games, a patriotic theme, and decorations, we've got everything you need to host a fantastic gathering for friends and family. So grab your flags, fire up the grill, and get ready to create memories that'll last a lifetime!

What is Memorial Day Weekend All About?

Memorial Day weekend is more than just a three-day break from school or work. It's a special time when we honor and remember the brave men and women who have served in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This weekend is a chance for us to have a patriotic party to pay tribute to their courage, dedication, and selflessness.

 

Family Party on Patio

How Do You Plan for a Memorial Day Party?

Planning for a Memorial Day party is an exciting way to kick off the summer season while honoring the significance of this patriotic holiday. Whether you're hosting a backyard BBQ or a patriotic-themed gathering, there are plenty of inspiring ideas to make your Memorial Day celebration a hit with your guests.

Party Invitations

When it comes to planning your party, the Memorial Day party invitations are your guests' first glimpse into the fun to come!

Keep things festive and patriotic by choosing invitations that feature red, white, and blue colors, or perhaps even an American flag design.

Be sure to include all the important details, like the date, time, location, and any special instructions (like if guests should bring a dish to share).

Special Venue or Entertain at Home?

When it comes to hosting a Memorial Day party, deciding between a special venue or entertaining at home depends on what suits you best!

Cozy Family Get Together

Hosting at home allows for a cozy, familiar atmosphere where you can personalize Memorial Day decorations and activities to your liking. It is a quick and easy option especially if you consider a 12 piece conversation set where you can host your party with comfort.

 

Outdoor Venue

On the other hand, choosing a special venue like a park or community center can provide extra space for larger gatherings and outdoor Memorial Day activities. Consider factors like the number of party guests, your budget, and the type of atmosphere you want to create.

Whether you're firing up the grill in your backyard or enjoying a picnic in the park, the most important thing is to spend quality time with loved ones and honor the meaning of Memorial Day together.

Memorial Day furniture sales are a great time to save money and furniture and get your home ready for all kinds of summer fun.

What Kind of Decorations Would Work for a Memorial Day Party?

Planning a Memorial Day party and wondering how to make it look festive and patriotic? Well, you're in luck because there are plenty of decorations that will set the perfect mood for your celebration!

Think red, white, and blue - this patriotic color scheme is a classic for Memorial Day and instantly brings a patriotic flair to any space.

Table Decorations

Let's spruce up those tables in style to honor our heroes.

 

Expandable Table and Bench for Memorial Day Parties

How about starting with the Transformer Table Bench, where you can customize the size, by simply adding panels? When not in use, these panels can be stored neatly out of the way in the Transformer Coffee Table. Add the classic red, white, and blue table decor, grab some patriotic tablecloths or runners as a base, and add pops of color with themed napkins, plates, and cups.

 

Coffee Table with Panel Storage

Get creative with centerpieces! You can use small American flags, mason jars filled with sand and tea lights, or even a vase of fresh flowers like red roses and blue hydrangeas. Don't forget about adding some flair with themed confetti or scattered stars.

Star-Spangle the Space With Decorations

Transform your space into a patriotic paradise.

Start by decking out the area with red, white, and blue streamers, banners, and balloons. Hang up some twinkling string lights or paper lanterns to create a festive ambiance. Scatter star-shaped confetti on tables for an extra touch of sparkle.

Don't forget to add some American flags as centerpieces or around the room to show your pride. With these stellar decorations, your Memorial Day party will shine as bright as the stars and honor those who've served our country with style!

Patriotic Lawn Chairs

How to decorate for Memorial Day using lawn chairs?

First off, position them strategically around your party area to create cozy gathering spots for your guests to hang out and chat.

These chairs aren't just for sitting though, they can also add a pop of patriotic flair to your decor. Consider arranging them in clusters or lining them up along the perimeter of your backyard for a festive touch.

Don't forget to encourage your guests to snap some photos in their patriotic perch! Whether it's for a group shot or a solo pic, these chairs make the perfect backdrop for capturing memories. And of course, make sure to kick back and relax in one yourself.

Painted Lawn Stars

Let's jazz up your Memorial Day bash with some awesome Painted Lawn Stars.

First, grab some cardboard or stencils in star shapes. Lay them down on your lawn where you want your stars to go. Next, grab some spray paint in patriotic colors like red, white, and blue.

Carefully spray paint around the edges of the cardboard or stencil to create your star shapes on the grass. Once you've finished, carefully remove the cardboard or stencil, and voila! You've got some awesome stars decorating your lawn, adding a patriotic touch to your party space.

They're perfect for photo ops and will impress your guests. So get creative and let those stars shine bright on Memorial Day!

Food Ideas to Make Your Memorial Day Party Pop

Get ready to elevate your Memorial Day party to the next level with some food ideas that'll make your celebration pop! Whether you're hosting a backyard cookout or a festive gathering indoors, these tasty dishes will satisfy everyone's taste buds while adding a touch of flair to your event.

 

Apple Pie

Let’s Start With the Appetizers

As we gear up to celebrate this patriotic holiday weekend, let's kick off the festivities with delicious and easy-to-make treats.

Start by adding a patriotic flare to your spread with red, white, and blue-themed appetizers. How about some flag-inspired fruit skewers with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows? Or get creative with red, white, and blue nachos topped with colorful salsa and cheese. Don't forget the classics like apple pie and cherry pie!

Flag S'mores Dip

This fun and easy-to-make sweet treat is sure to be a hit.

Start by arranging a layer of chocolate chips in a baking dish to represent the "blue" section of the flag. Next, add a layer of mini marshmallows to create the "white" stripes, and finally, top it off with a layer of red and white striped graham crackers. Pop it in the oven until the marshmallows are golden brown and gooey, then serve it up with extra graham crackers for dipping.

Food Truck

When planning your Memorial Day party, consider adding a fun and convenient twist by hiring a food truck! Food trucks offer a variety of delicious options that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences, making them a crowd-pleaser for any event.

Whether you're craving gourmet burgers, tacos, BBQ, or even vegetarian or vegan fare, there's bound to be a food truck that fits the bill. Plus, having a food truck on-site eliminates the stress of cooking and serving food, allowing you to relax and enjoy the festivities with your guests.

It's a convenient and memorable way to add some excitement to your Memorial Day celebration while ensuring that everyone leaves satisfied and happy.

Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs

These festive appetizers are sure to be a hit with your guests.

 

Outdoor Patio Spread

To prepare them, start by hard-boiling your eggs until they're cooked through. Once cooled, carefully peel the eggs and slice them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and mash them in a bowl with mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Now, it's time to add the colors! For the "red" filling, mix in a bit of paprika or hot sauce. For the "white" filling, keep it classic with the mashed yolks mixture. And for the "blue" filling, stir in a touch of blue food coloring.

Once your fillings are ready, spoon them back into the egg whites, alternating colors for a festive look. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika or fresh herbs, and voila! You've got yourself a fun and delicious appetizer that's perfect for celebrating Memorial Day in style.

Main Course Memorial Day Party Ideas

 

Party Main Course

For a traditional backyard BBQ, consider grilling up some juicy burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue chicken. Add some flavorful sides like potato salad, coleslaw, and corn on the cob for the perfect summer feast.

Food Station

If you want to shake things up, try a taco bar with a variety of fillings and toppings to please everyone's palate. Another crowd-pleaser is a build-your-own pizza station with plenty of dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings for your guests to customize their slices.

Memorial Day Thirst Quenchers

 

Drink Station

Classic Lemonade

Beat the heat with a pitcher of homemade lemonade! Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with water and simple syrup, then garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves for a refreshing touch.

Berry Sangria

Combine red wine with sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in a large pitcher. Add a splash of orange liqueur and some lemon-lime soda for fizz. Serve over ice for a fruity and festive drink.

Watermelon Margarita

Blend chunks of fresh watermelon with watermelon juice tequila, lime juice, and a splash of triple sec until smooth. Rim glasses with salt, pour in the margarita mixture and garnish with a watermelon wedge for a summer-ready cocktail.

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

In a shaker, muddle fresh blueberries with vodka and lemonade. Strain into glasses filled with ice, then top with a splash of soda water for a bubbly kick. Garnish with a lemon slice and a few extra blueberries.

Patriotic Punch

Mix equal parts cranberry juice, blue sports drink, and lemon-lime soda in a large punch bowl. Add sliced strawberries, blueberries, and star-shaped pineapple chunks for a festive touch. Serve chilled with ice and let the flavors mingle for a refreshing punch option.

What Are Fun Activities for a Memorial Day Party?

Incorporating fun activities is the key to a memorable celebration. Outdoor games are perfect for enjoying the sunny weather and creating a lively atmosphere.

Set up classics like cornhole, horseshoes, or lawn darts for some friendly competition. Party games like charades or trivia can get everyone laughing and bonding. And don't forget about lawn games like giant Jenga or ring toss to add a nostalgic touch to your festivities.

More Ways to Make a Memorial Day Party Fun?

Turn on the Perfect Patriotic Playlist

Looking for more ways to make your Memorial Day party even more fun? Crank up the tunes and turn on the perfect patriotic playlist!

Creating a playlist filled with upbeat and patriotic songs is a great way to set the mood and keep the energy high throughout your celebration. Include classic American anthems and don't forget to sprinkle in some modern hits and feel-good summer jams to keep the party vibes going strong.

Whether you're dancing, chatting with friends, or enjoying delicious food, the right music can elevate the atmosphere.

Happy Memorial Day Party Planning!

As you gear up for a fantastic celebration this Memorial Day, remember to infuse your party with all the patriotic spirit and fun ideas you've gathered. With inspiring decorations, delicious food and entertaining activities, your Memorial Day party is sure to be a hit. So gather your friends and family, honor our fallen soldiers, and celebrate the unofficial start of summer in style.

Take Aways

In conclusion, there are a lot of friendly and informative tips for planning an unforgettable Memorial Day party.

 

Family Party Pool

From creative decor ideas to the perfect furniture for your party that incorporates seamlessly into your everyday life, visit Transformer Table.

Remember, the key takeaway is to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day while enjoying quality time with loved ones. So as you prepare to host your perfect Memorial Day party, keep in mind the importance of commemorating our fallen heroes and expressing gratitude to military members past and present. Here's to a meaningful and memorable Memorial Day weekend filled with laughter, joy, and patriotic pride!