How to Throw a Memorial Day Cookout
Can you believe it s almost Memorial Day? While the holiday doesn t mark the official start of summer, Memorial Day is the kickoff of cookout, boat and pool party season! I m not sure about you, but here at Willis Furniture, we are ready for all that summer has to offer this year.
Here are a few tips for holding a Memorial Day cookout of your own:
Delegate Cooking Duties Being the host home of the Memorial Day cookout, you ll likely be in charge of grilling burgers, hotdogs or other meats as the main entree. Ask your guests to bring the other dishes like macaroni and cheese, potato salad or baked beans. Hosting a party is stressful enough, so delegate side dishes and desserts to others.
Invest in Patriotic Decorations Fourth of July doesn t fall far from Memorial Day. Buy decorations you can easily re-use for another summer gathering. If you re having a low budget party, get the kids to get involved and help you make DIY decorations.
Make your Backyard an Inviting Space Outside from eating and socializing, give your guests a great atmosphere for your backyard soiree. Make sure you have plenty of patio seating, lounge chairs and tables for your friends and family. Turn on some great music and have the party games ready.
The most important part of hosting a party is having fun! Don t make it more stressful than it needs to be.
Remember the Occasion Be sure to acknowledge the reason for this day. Remember our Veterans and take any chance you have to thank them this Memorial Day!
Follow our Memorial Day Pinterest board for more party inspiration!