Fire Up Your Grill: Plan the Ultimate Memorial Day Backyard Party

Summer solstice isn’t for another month, but the unofficial kickoff to summer is upon us: Memorial Day weekend. And with the reverence it represents comes, in most cases, a long weekend, warmer weather and an excuse to gather with friends and family. Whether you call it a BBQ, grillout, pot luck, or block party, chances are you are gathering at some point over Memorial Day weekend to grill outside.

Here at Coldwell Banker we like to dream big. So we’ve created the ultimate backyard bash with a little help from one of our favorite inspiration sources, Pinterest. Read on for some fun backyard party ideas and choose from the best recipes and decorations to kick off summer in style.

 

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Memorial Day Backyard Party Food and Drink Recipes:

Basil lemonade
Pork and pineapple kabobs
Watermelon lemonade
Coca-Cola BBQ ribs

Memorial Day Backyard Party Décor:

Serve up utensils in Mason jars with bandanas
Create a red, white, and blue drink station
Decorate with pinwheels 
Line your walkway with American flags and decoupage Mason jars
Illuminate your yard with star-shaped lanterns

For more Memorial Day Backyard Party inspiration, head on over to Pinterest and check out our full board: Memorial Day Backyard Party. And for more backyard inspiration, check out our Build Your Dream House board, “BYDH: Outdoor Spaces.”

By |2018-11-15T12:42:42-07:00May 23, 2014|

About the Author:

Gina Uriarte is an avid traveler and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, sporting events and live music. Gina has been in the marketing field for the real estate industry since 2005 and most enjoys the creative side of her craft. When not working or planning her next trip, Gina can be found sharing her musings on music, design and sports 140 characters at a time over on Twitter. Feel free to tweet her, as she is quick to respond.

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