Memorial Day is a weekend of remembering and celebration. It is a time to gather friends and families to celebrate. With a little thought and preparation you can celebrate in style. Here are some tips & recipes to help you get started.
SET THE STAGE
Start with a beautiful table.
For traditional decor, go for red, white & blue. Choose a white table cloth and accentuate with colorful accessories in patriotic shades. Try a simple basket weave runner made from paper streamers (available at Walmart for $.97 each).
Next add touches of decorations and table settings. Try white plates with colorful napkins or visa versa. Add in pots with flowers and flags. Embellish with jars of red, white & blue candies. Whatever you choose, mix the colors up evenly for best results.
Once you've set the stage, next planning a menu is key. Grilling hot dogs & hambergers are the easiest way to get the party started.
There are some simple things you can do to spice up your menu without going to a lot of trouble. Try a patriotic parfait of berries & whip cream or an ice cream sandwich dipped in sprinkles in the colors of the American flag. Find sheets of scrapbooking paper in a patriotic design, shape it into a cone and tape to hold in place. Fill the cones with colorful chips.
OR you could try a cake with red, white & blue decorations.
The key thing to remember is to plan ahead, have fun & relax!