Memorial Day is a holiday that calls for patriotic party decor. Be festive and frugal at the same time with these tips for adding some red, white and blue to your table. Color is what gives a table its vibe. For Memorial Day go Americana and pick patriotic colors. Apart from the obvious choices of going red and/or blue with your tablecloth and napkins add a few touches that will show guests you put some thought and effort into creating a table to share time together. Use patriotic “slap bracelets” as napkin rings, then let your guests don them for the the day ( image from BHG.com)!
Berries are in season and are the perfect color for Memorial Day. Use them as centerpieces and when all your guests have arrived, put out dip and let guests dig in! This is a fabulous way to stretch your dollar. Bowls of strawberries or blueberries add a great punch of color to your table. If yours is rectangular, line 3 or 4 bowls down the center. For round tables, one large bowl in the center looks pretty. If you don’t want to go monochromatic use mixed berries, the red and blue tones are very patriotic.
Flowers always make a table feel special, so take care to choose them in the holiday colors. Daisies, tulips, hydrangea and carnations are all inexpensive year round. When using a flower like these, pick one and go monochromatic. Daisies and Carnations don’t look as rich in a mixed arrangement as they do in a bunch. Create an arrangement with daisies by filling a big bucket or pitcher. A great way to use carnations is to gather them tightly and use them en masse or create several small arrangements and put them out in groupings . If you love mixed arrangements and want to create one with red, white and blue flowers, make up several and keep them small. Add greens to these arrangements, it keeps them looking natural. Another really simple way to add a festive feel to your party is to stick flags or patriotic pin wheels in potted red geraniums. A couple of these in your yard will really stand out and you can enjoy the flowers all summer.
Whether you do it on a large or small scale, take some time and add the red, white and blue to your celebration. It will signal to your guest that you are treating the holiday and them to something special!
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