The Best Backyard BBQ Tips You Need to Include for Memorial Day
Wow your party guests with these red, white and blue, DIY embellishments this summer.
Cracker Jack Centerpieces
Create centerpieces out of vintage Cracker Jack tins, filled with red, white and blue roses, carnations or mini flags. Perfect for a picnic table centerpiece.
DIY Picnic Table with Built-in Cooler
Keep the party going with easy-to-access drinks, so no one has to wonder where the beer or soda is. This DIY picnic table features a built-in cooler. A removable cover allows you to use all of the table’s surface space, if need be.
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American Flag Cake Pop Decor
Skip the boring cake that you’ll have to cut and serve to everyone. Instead, let people serve themselves without the need for plates and silverware with these American flag cake pops that double as a patriotic centerpiece.
Create a Patriotic Pallet Grill Station
Pallets were used to create this outdoor grill station. On the inside of the pallet, you can hang hooks to hold various grilling tools.
Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss
Between BBQ bites, keep your guests active with a bean bag toss (aka corn hole). Add a major touch of patriotism with a retro stars and stripes theme. Buy it or DIY it!
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Patriotic Stake Drink Holders
Whether you’re playing a game of bean bag toss or need a quick place to rest your can of soda or beer, guests will love these crafty patriotic stake drink holders that are super DIY-friendly.
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If you have a pergola, it’s the perfect place to hang decorations. Use your DIY skills to hang red, white and blue paper fans from beams or from tree branches.
Need a refreshing Memorial Day BBQ treat? Slide blackberries, raspberries, bananas and apples onto skewers to create a red, white and blue sweet and healthy snack. Stand them upright in glasses to decorate your table and save money and time on decor you might not use next year.
Jean Pocket Silverware Holders
Purchase or make jean pocket silverware holders, stuffing them with red napkins and white silverware for that patriotic vibe.
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Wine Bottle Tiki Torch
If you’re going to have a lot of flag-centric decor, you’ll want some solid colors to counteract all that busyness. And if the party is going past sunset, you’ll need some backyard light. Skip the American flag tiki torches and try something a bit more rustic and unique, like painting wine bottles a brilliant blue or red and attaching them to a fence.
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