Are you planning a Memorial Day get together? I am sharing so many Memorial Day decoration ideas that you might want to get started today! I’m sharing recipes, games, table decor and more.
Hi, I’m Regina and this is Saved From Salvage. I’m glad you are here, you can expect to find DIYs, Furniture Flips, Event Inspiration and more.
Today is part of our monthly Celebrate the Holiday Blog Hop. This month it’s all about Memorial Day. Thank you to our host Carol Lander of Blue Sky at Home for hosting these fun hops.
Are you ready to plan your event? Do you want to make it memorable? Keep reading to see how to party in style.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel “– Maya Angelou
I love this quote. It’s true too. This doesn’t mean people will forget everything you did, but when you take time to pay attention to details, it sends the message that your guests are important and you care.
That is something they will remember.
I’m excited to share special touches you could do for your Memorial Day gathering.
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STARS & STRIPES SANGRIA
First up is a yummy recipe for a patriotic drink. This Stars and Stripes Sangria is a perfect drink to serve at a summer event like Memorial Day.
1 bottle of red wine – I like Meiomi Pinot Noir
1 shot of Brandy
1 shot of Couintreau or Triple Sec
1 cup of orange juice
Take a large pitcher and mix one bottle of red wine, 1 shot of brandy and 1 shot of either Triple Sec or Couintreau. I love to serve this in my favorite white pitcher.
Add one cup of orange juice, ice and stir. Pour into a glass, place blueberries on a skewer and add fruit bar and serve. In sangria without a fruit bar, add simple syrup to taste. The fruit bar has sugars that sweeten it.
A SWEET TREAT
This simple treat is made of popcorn and then sprinkled with the perfect sprinkles for Memorial Day. I made a cone from colorful paper and added the popcorn and placed in this vintage bottle holder. The self serve fits the laid back vibe of the event.
PATRIOTIC CLOTHESPIN WREATH
This clothespin wreath is super easy, inexpensive and cute, perfect for Memorial Day. You can pick up clothespins, wooden stars and a wreath frame at the dollar store.
Start by painting your wire frame white. This provides a cleaner background. I like to recycle wire wreath frames. So if you have one laying around, use that!
Next paint your stars white. Now comes the box, I clipped my clothespins onto the top of the box and painted them one color at a time. Putting them on the box makes it much easier and cleaner to paint.
Next you add the clothespins to the wreath, 3 or 4 of each color and add your stars to the blue clothespins. Add a string and you are ready to hang.
EVENT TAKEOUT CONTAINERS
This is a favorite way to share extra food and not make anyone feel bad about accepting it! Make these up and it looks planned so no one minds taking leftover goodies, like extras or a dessert for the road.
This is one of the little touches that makes a difference. You can purchase these take out containers online or at a restaurant supply store. This one says “Post Party Provisions.”
You make these on the computer and print them on any type of labels. This is the first time I used clear and I like the white background better. It’s great if you can tie the saying into the theme or event.
WOODEN DECOR BOXES
These wooden boxes are my favorite. You can use them for so many things throughout the year. I’ve used them in every season. They are easy to make with scrap wood.
You determine the size you want and cut two pieces of wood the same, depending on the size for the sides.
Two pieces to fit on the ends and then a bottom piece to fit across the entire box.
You can use heavy duty staples to hold it together. I can’t live without my Ryobi stapler. It’s easy, and fast.
I filled it with geraniums and my dollar store patriotic scarf.
These easy touches are simple to make. Using DAS air dry clay and cookie cutters, you can make this fun napkin ring that only takes a few hours to dry. I used a star cookie cutter and poked hole with a skewer.
Air dry clay
A FEW BONUS IDEAS – DOLLAR TREE ITEMS
Here are the wooden stars I bought from the dollar store and spray painted. I used the same spray paint for the clothespin wreath.
The clay pots that I painted navy and red.
The scarf from the dollar store I tucked in with the plants in the wooden box.
For the book stack, I stole my inspiration from Marshall’s. They had wooden blocks with similar designs. I took 3 old paperbacks, typed up the words and printed it out.
After printing, hold the words up to the books to check the spacing.
Fix the spacing if needed then print it off again. Then attach with tape and coat with Mod Podge.
I wrapped twine around mine, so cute and it can be used all summer.
SETTING THE STAGE
The pillows around the fire pit are decorated with the patriotic pillows. Take the time to create a cozy spot with patriotic pillows, a fun diy tic tac toe on an old stump and a soft sided cooler with drinks by the chairs.
Using painters tape and painted rocks, create this easy game on an old stump for kids to play.
Thanks for stopping by to get the details behind any Red White & Blue event, whether it be Memorial Day, Flag Day or Independence Day. I hope you loved the Memorial Day Decoration ideas I shared today, now make sure to stop by for so much more Memorial Day inspiration below.
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Until next time,
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