Memorial Day, a holiday that for many marks the unofficial start of summer, is fast approaching. Celebrate those that gave their lives in service of the country, the start of summer, and great friends and family with a big Memorial Day party. On a budget? No worries, you can throw a Memorial Day party that is both frugal and fantastic. All it takes is a little creativity. Here are some Memorial Day party ideas to get you inspired. By the way, if you need a little inspiration for throwing your next party for the kids follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Kid Party Ideas Pinterest board.
Memorial Day Party Ideas: Centerpieces
Make a stunning first impression at your Memorial Day party with eye-catching centerpieces. Of course, red, white, and blue are traditional but don’t be afraid to get crafty here and think outside of the box. Below are just a few Memorial Day party ideas geared toward centerpieces to get you started:
- Lollipop Centerpiece
- Firecrackers Centerpiece
- Firecracker Centerpiece – Take 2
- Allium “Fireworks” Centerpiece
Memorial Day Party Ideas: Decor
Decor for any holiday or party can be pricey. Plus, what happens when the party is over? A lot of it ends up in the trash can or recycle bin. This Memorial Day, conserve your cash by using items found in nature like flowers from your garden to decorate. If you want to have other party supplies, go on a DIY binge with the little ones and whip some up. Doing so may not save you a ton of money but you’ll have a lot more fun than simply purchasing them at the store. Below are a handful of Memorial Day party ideas for decor to get the creative juices flowing:
Memorial Day Party Ideas: Food
No Memorial Day party (or any party for that matter) would be complete without food! Obviously, you can serve anything you like at your Memorial Day party but if you want something themed or something the neighbors will talk about consider these Memorial Day party ideas for delicious, fun food:
- Memorial Day Cookie Platter
- Cream Puffs
- Marshmallow Firecrackers
- Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake
- Pretzel Sticks
Memorial Day Party Ideas: Party Favors
Don’t forget the favors for your Memorial Day party. This is another opportunity for you and your party to stand out. Anyone can handout little goodie bags filled with cheap plastic toys and sweets. Below are some unique Memorial Day party ideas for favors:
Memorial Day is a day that definitely deserves a celebration. Break out the barbecue, spray down the patio furniture, setup some lawn games (like these 25 Awesome Outdoor Party Games for Kids of All Ages), crank up the tunes, and invite the whole neighborhood over for one BIG Memorial Day party. Implement a few of the Memorial Day party ideas in this article and your shindig is sure to be the talk of the town!
Do you have more creative Memorial Day party ideas? Share them in the comments!