4 Great Memorial Day Party Tips

Memorial Day Party Table
Memorial Day allows us all to show our respect and gratitude to the men and women who have lost their lives while protecting and fighting for our country. At Garry’s Grill, this is near and dear to our hearts. To celebrate our great country and kick-off summer, here are 4 great Memorial Day party tips.

4. All Things Red, White, and Blue

Memorial Day is a great time to show off your patriotic spirit. From inside your home, to your yard – there are so many ways to decorate. You can hit your local craft store or create awesome pieces from the stuff in your house. Not sure what you want, here are some inspirational ideas from Pinterest.

3. Entertainment

Since Memorial Day falls in late May, the weather is usually warmer. This means pool parties and water games (water balloon toss!) usually make their way in. If you are organizing for all ages, think about old time favorites, like corn hole. If you are trying to keep it more adult, have a friendly game of Giant Jenga or horseshoes.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell

2. All About the Food

You can get very creative with your food and desserts on Memorial Day. We’ve seen the American flag replicated in food in more ways than we would like to admit. If you don’t feel like cooking your way through the entire day, consider a potluck or catering. Sometimes even a few dishes from you favorite local restaurant is better than not being able to enjoy your own party.

1. Honoring Our Vets

While Memorial Day has become synonymous with BBQ and outdoor parties, we sometimes forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. A great idea to get guests involved would be to ask everyone to bring nonperishable items for a care package to send to our troops who are stationed overseas. Or have a table with pens and note paper to send a thank you letter to a soldier. Here is a list of veteran and active duty servicemember charities you can also support.

Whatever you decide, everyone at Garry’s Grill and Catering wished you a happy and safe Memorial Day. Thank you to all our current and past servicemembers for all  you do.