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Memorial Day Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a time for backyard barbecues, poolside lounging, and celebrating with family and friends. As you dust off the patio furniture and fire up the grill, here are some top tips to ensure your Memorial Day outdoor entertaining goes off without a hitch.

Deck Out Your Decor

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A gorgeous red chair on the deck? Why not! This Gensun Casual Lotus Chair is a piece that commands attention and the color is perfect for a patriotic celebration.

Unfurl the red, white, and blue! String American flag bunting, hang festive lanterns, and use potted flowers in patriotic colors as décor. Scatter colorful cushions and throw blankets on seating pieces and ottomans for a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Hand out small American flags to commemorate the occasion during Memorial Day outdoor entertaining.

Light Up the Night

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A patio fire table surrounded by a pair of fire urns is cozy and toasty.

As the sun sets, transform your backyard into a magical space with twinkling string lights, citronella candles, or tiki torches. These add ambiance, provide light for intimate conversation, and can help keep pesky mosquitos at bay. A patio fire table is another way to add a bit of soft light – and warmth – tto your outdoor oasis.

Grill Master Magic

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It’s a barbecue after all! Plan a menu that caters to different tastes – burgers, hot dogs, veggie kabobs– all the iconic foods we associate with this holiday. Of course, Memorial Day outdoor entertaining wouldn’t be complete without side dishes such as coleslaw, potato or macaroni salad and sweet treats with blueberries and raspberries. Bonus points for including finger foods such as crudites with dip that are easy for the kids to munch on.

Al Fresco Dining

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A lazy Susan for patio table is handy and functional.

While you may not have a large enough outdoor dining set to accommodate all your guests, you can always create small groupings of tables and chairs. For an extension outdoor dining table, use a lazy Susan for patio table to make it easier to share condiments while Memorial Day outdoor entertaining. An outdoor fire table is nice to have when the sun goes down and the kids are sure to love roasting marshmallows with it.

Drinks on Deck

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Keep your guests cool and hydrated during Memorial Day outdoor entertaining with a variety of beverages. Stock up on soft drinks, water, and freshly brewed iced tea. For adults, offer beers, wines, or iced cocktails. Create a self-service drink station with a beverage cart that contains a big bucket of ice and cups, stir sticks, mixers and more.

Fun and Games

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Memorial Day weekend is all about celebrating with family and friends. Have a selection of outdoor games on hand like cornhole, frisbees, giant Jenga, or a beach volleyball net. For the little ones, set up a bubble-blowing station or a slip-and-slide for some refreshing fun.

Seating for All

Ensure you have enough comfortable seating for all your guests. Foldable chairs or benches can be a lifesaver if you’re expecting a larger crowd.

Sunscreen and Bug Spray

Protect your guests from the sun’s harmful rays with a basket of sunscreen and hats. Citronella candles or bug spray can also help keep mosquitos and other insects at bay.

Music for the Mood

Create the perfect playlist with upbeat music to set the mood for a fun-filled celebration.

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Memorial Day outdoor entertaining should always include a time of remembrance.

Bonus Tip: Take a Moment to remember. While Memorial Day is a joyous occasion, it’s also a time to remember the brave men and women who have served our country. Take a moment during your gathering to have a short toast or a quiet reflection to honor those fallen heroes.

With these Memorial Day outdoor entertaining tips, you will be all set to host a fantastic Memorial Day gathering that celebrates freedom, fun, and the joy of spending time with loved ones. So, fire up the grill, raise a glass, and enjoy the unofficial kick-off to summer.

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