Memorial Day is almost upon us now. If you are not yet planning a party, you could miss out on the fun and excitement that comes with this special day. There’s no doubt that Memorial Day is an important day for most Americans. It’s that one time in the year when people from all walks of life honor the heroes who have died serving the nation. But a little party never hurts and if you are not sure what to do, we have a few ideas that could significantly expand your options.
Rent a Boat
If you want to enjoy the perfect Memorial Day weekend, you can rent a boat and escape to the sea. Pack a few beers in the cooler, pick up some friends, and let the party begin. The best thing about this idea is that you won’t really need a lot of supplies or effort to put everything together. As long as you have the money to rent a boat, you are good to go.
Set Up a Hot Dog Bar
We all love hot dogs and we just can’t say no to them on Memorial Day. If you don’t want to spend too much time cooking at home, you can easily set up a hot dog bar for everyone. To put it simply, you will basically be making hot dogs for guests as part of Memorial Day weekend celebrations. If you can theme up the bar with US flag colors, it will be even better.
Host a Southern Style BBQ
The southern style cookout is perhaps one of the most revered traditions in America. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the south or not, you can get the barbecue ready in no time. All you need is to get some ribs, gather a few friends around with some beers, and grill the ribs for everyone to enjoy. Southern style barbecues are held in the US for many occasions. They bring people together in an outdoor environment so you will definitely love it!
Hang Streamers and Lights
For Memorial Day, you can use these simple streamers and lights to set the mood for everyone. It doesn’t have to be a big party. Streamers and lights are cheap and can be hung anywhere. Bring in some drinks and food too. The lights will definitely set the stage for any party!
Organize a Craft Beer Tasting
If you are looking for something simple, elegant, and in line with the US tradition, then a craft beer tasting would be the perfect choice for you. You will need a wide variety of craft beers though. Make sure you have sourced for this early. Invite some friends or family and begin the tasting. This is a fun way to drink and wind down the Memorial Day weekend in style. Besides, you won’t even need a lot of time or money to prepare this party.
Well, we almost forgot this one. A pool party on Memorial Day weekend would be awesome. Even if you don’t have a swimming pool in your backyard, you can find one somewhere around town and crowd it for the weekend. Pool parties are also very common in the US. You may also theme the event with Memorial Day decorations to add character to the party. A bigger pool will always be more fun than a smaller one but if you can’t find something big, just make do with what you have.
Having great parties as we honor US heroes during Memorial Day is a popular tradition. You don’t need a lot of planning for this. Explore the simple ideas above and let everyone have a good time. The key to a successful party is the location, the activities, the food, and the drinks. Get these things right and everything else will be alright!
How are you celebrating Memorial Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!