Celebrate the kickoff to summer by rounding up your crew for a backyard barbecue or party on the water. We pulled together our favorite creative ideas for food and drink recipes, activities, and decor tips that will equal an unforgettable holiday weekend without the stress. Click through for your complete guide to throwing a Memorial Day bash, and we’d love to hear in the comments what you’ve got planned for the long weekend this year!
Step 1: Invite your guests to a patriotic shindig by downloading these adorable invites, printing at home, then filling in the blanks.
Step 2: Make an All-American menu.
Kale, Avocado & Watermelon Salad
Step 3: Whip up an easy + delicious dessert starring summer’s prettiest fruit.
Cherry Almond Tart
Step 4: Set the scene by stocking up on a few easygoing decor accents.
Hand Woven Yarn Hammock
Step 5: Create a bar-on-wheels using a classic Radio Flyer red wagon.
Read about our bar setup here.
Step 6: Mix up the cocktail of your choice with these boozy recipes.