It’s hard to believe the unofficial kick start to summer is almost here! Memorial Day is upon us in a few short weeks and today we are here to provide some tips on how to make the holiday the best one yet. Plan a party with friends and family and get inspired by these great entertaining and decorating for a festive celebration.
But first, we’d like to take a moment to salute and honor the brave men and women who have served in our military or our veterans. Truly, that’s what Memorial Day is all about! Though many of us think of grilling, boating and barbecues, let’s all take a moment to thank those that serve for our country.
First up when planning your Memorial Day celebration, consider a printed invitation. Break out of the Paperless Post and Evite mold and go back to our roots. There are many adorable invitations with a red, white, and blue theme so find a good one and order it! Then, of course, we would like to recommend a coordinating return address stamp to finish off the invitation. You’ll set the stage for the perfect party.
For the menu, be sure to pop on over to this amazing round up of summer grilling ideas. This bacon burger from Wine and Glue.com really caught our attention, but you could be inspired by the Carolina Mustard Sauce recipe for your bbq, the grilled chicken salad, the spiral wrapped hot dogs… is your mouth watering yet?
Every great menu has a signature cocktail and what says summer better than watermelon? We spotted these watermelon margaritas and knew that was it. We had to try! Be sure to head to Debbie Dishes for the entire recipe.
If you aren’t the hostess of your Memorial Day celebration but instead, are attending a fabulous soiree, you will want to bring a hostess gift. Hosts put in a lot of effort to plan parties, not to mention expense, so it’s courteous to bring a small token of your appreciation. Even if it’s just a note. For more on hostess etiquette, check out our blog post on Hostess Gift Giving Etiquette. We have curated some summer ideas here, too. From buttons to mugs to signs, we have some great ideas at Simply Stamps.
You will also find personalized cutting boards, personalized stamps, personalized growlers, custom luggage tags and a few other fun ideas for memorial day merchandise and great gifts all summer long! So what are you waiting for? Order those invitations. Start pinning some recipes. Plan your Memorial Day celebration now!