Have a memorable Memorial Day with an unbelievable party
May 24, 2010
Memorial Day is fast-approaching, but that doesn't mean there isn't enough time to plan an amazing party. If you have yet to receive an invite in the mail for a bash on May 31, why not do everyone a favor and coordinate one yourself? Instead of lounging around your home and wasting time on your day off from work, you could be sipping drinks and mingling with some of your closest loved ones.
Planning a Memorial Day party takes a day or two (at least) of preparation. It won't be difficult, but figuring out some small details will secure your status as the best party planner on the block.
Once you spread the word about your shindig, start off by purchasing a bunch of patriotic decorations. These should be adorned with one necessary image - the American flag!
Try finding a bunch of patriotic banners that are decorated with scores of stars and stripes. Even just the colors red, white and blue will work. If you want to set the mood for a suave affair, hang up lanterns that feature these hues.
Next, make sure you purchase a bunch of patriotic party supplies. These can be as tame or wild as you see fit, but the key is to make sure you stock up on a wide variety.
If you're planning an afternoon barbeque, try to go easy with these. Balloons adorned with the American flag or even paper goods that have some of the most important American historical figures on them are bound to be a hit.
If you really want to go crazy and you're holding an evening affair, try finding a bunch of patriotic body lights. These should have the country's three main colors on them, but feel free to make them humorous as well. Try finding some in the shape of a donkey or elephant to represent the country's two main political parties.
Finally, make sure you purchase a number of patriotic party goods. These products will really bring your party to a place where people will be aching to hit the dance floor with a drink in their hand.
For starters, find a bunch of stars and stripes hats and bandanas and hand them out to all guests. If you've got the grill out and are serving margaritas to happy party patrons, turn the affair into a patriotic luau with red, white and blue leis.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the men and women who served this country, but it also should be a joyous day filled with friends and family. Throwing a shindig is a great way to make this all happen and create early summer memories that are bound to last a lifetime.