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Party it up this Memorial Day Weekend—here's how

Bummed you’re not melting away on the sand this Memorial Day weekend? Turn that frown upside down by hosting a fun and festive party with all your friends and fam. We’ve got patriotic party ideas to make this Memorial Day completely memorable. Keep reading to find out how you can make this holiday a blast.

Gather your party people
A party isn’t anything with out people. Grab a bestie or sib and craft up some patriotic invites. Our pick: Grab mini flags at your local craft store and paste the invite onto the flag. Make sure to include the occasion, date, time and location of the get together. Stick the flags in all your friends’ mailboxes. Wanna save a tree? Send a quick invite via DM.

Deck out your space
Go crazy with the red, white and blue. Hang streamers, balloons and add some extra flags along your yard. Pick up red and blue napkins, utensils and tablecloths, too. You can even make some silver stars to hang from the roof or use as coasters for drinks. Decorating with a theme is a great way to make your party a little more fun, and also reminds people what they are celebrating.

Fire up the grill...
...with your parents, ofc. There’s no better way to chow down on Memorial Day than with some delish BBQ. Ask dad to heat up the grill for staples like hot dogs and burgers. Set out toppings on a table so guests can make their faves. For dessert, you can always pick up red and blue berries for a fruit salad to top on top of ice cream. Blondies and Jell-O bowls are also super easy to whip up.

Press play on a patriotic playlist
Music is definitely important for any party. Load up a Spotify playlist of all your fave summer songs. You can even host a little dance competition with all your friends and family. Hilarious!

Get gaming
Make the most of the sunny skies by holding tons of fun games outdoors. Grab a soccer ball, frisbee, corn hole and put some teams together with your friends. Wanna get a little more creative? Have different craft stations set up so people can decorate T-shirts, towels or hats. Not only is it fun, but they’ll remember all of the fun that they had at your party over summer!

Remember why you're celebrating
Memorial was first resurrected in the years following the Civil War as a way to remember and honor people who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Between grilling and tanning and chilling, take time to appreciate those who have sacrificed their lives so that we can live freely, whether that's with a personal moment of silence, a convo with your fam or otherwise.

What are you doing this MDW? Share your plans in the comments below!

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by Freddi Nevins | 5/25/2019
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