I love Memorial Day cookouts because they allude to the start of summer. I don’t know about you, but summer has a very specific smell and feeling to it for me, and come Memorial Day on May 30th that feeling comes back! It was always the signal that I could relax from school, my extracurriculars, and could spend time with my family. I love it.
Now that I am older, however—no seriously, I just graduated from college this is insane how old I am—I want to relish even more in these Memorial Day cookouts and summer feelings. I am realizing that this is my last summer without a full-time job (going to grad school), and that is wild. Therefore, I am making this the summer of me and good vibes. To start, I want to have a little Memorial Day cookout situation.
Party Place has tons of patriotic party supplies that would go great for Memorial Day cookouts, and you can even save them to reuse on Independence Day. Talk about multipurpose and sustainability.
There is not much to a Memorial Day cookout other than a menu prepared on a grill, patriotic decorations, and good friends. That is peak summer vibes to me, and there is seriously nothing better!
Here are some of my fav decorations available from Party Place:
It doesn’t take much to make a good Memorial Day party set up. Focus on the food, a few decorations, and the general setup.
My biggest tip for cookouts like this is to have plenty of seating, but make it casual. People don’t love to be separated by tables at events like these. Consider plenty of cushions, stand-alone chairs, and even a few pedestal-style tables. Keep it casual, and keep it cool.
The same can be said for the food. Keep it easy and casual with things like burgers, hot dogs, grilled veggies, and so forth. People are there to relax and soak up the summer vibes. Just let it be, and get your summer going with a Memorial Day cookout.
Also, don’t forget what Memorial Day is truly about, and pay your respects to those that have sacrificed their lives for this country.