Memorial Day is fast in coming and with it comes a weekend of remembrance, patriotism, and celebration. This year throw a backyard celebration worthy of the holiday that kicks off the summer. HopSkipJumpPaper has put together a great collection of decoration and food ideas and family crafts that will help your party stand out from the typical backyard BBQ.
There are great DIY options for decorating this Memorial Day. Use a free palette to make a rustic flag for your front porch. Simply paint the flag on the slats and prop up your art work for everyone in the neighborhood to admire. You can create a fun pattern on your lawn with a star shaped stencil made out of the cardboard in a pizza box. Then simply spray some lawn chalk on your grass in red white and blue to create a patriotic lawn for your backyard bash. Take a look at the stylish DIY wreath ideas using clothespins or paper pinwheels the make your front door look as patriotic as the day itself.
Mason jars come together to make a creative centerpiece when three of them are painted together to look like Old Glory. Use a hammer and nail one some red white and blue tin cans to create a fireworks show on your picnic tables when you place a votive candle on the inside for just a few cents and a few minutes of time. There are lots of great pintables available for your party and tons of etsy goods that will bring Memorial Day to life this year.
Your kids will love some of these fun Memorial Day craft ideas. Make a patriotic pinwheel hair clip for your little girl to wear in the parade, and decorate firework t-shirts with your kids for a one of a kind memorial day outfit. While you do these great crafts with your kids do not miss out on the opportunity to teach them the importance of Memorial Day. There is a great article on the history of Memorial Day available on HopSkipJumpPaper’s Memorial Day Pinterest board.
You cannot have a Memorial Day celebration without serving red white and blue goodies! Of course there are the traditional ideas like fruit pizza featuring a flag made from cream cheese, strawberries, and blueberries. But HopSkipJumpPaper has gathered some more creative backyard party ideas. Make a patriotic dipped strawberry by dipping 2/3 of a berry in white chocolate and then the bottom 1/3 in blue sugar sprinkles. The result is a red white and blue stripped berry for a great fruity snack. Fill a platter with patriotic munchies like yogurt pretzels, cherries, blueberries, watermelon, and more. Create a patriotic themed candy buffet using a variety of candies and jars in, of course, red, white, and blue.
Whatever ideas you decide to use you will be delighted with the results. Your party will be fun, patriotic, and memorable just like the holiday itself.