Happy Memorial Day! Patriotism is what today is all about. In the midst of all the happiness and partying, we hope you take some time to remember what this holiday is all about: remembering those who sacrificed their lives for freedom for the rest of us. In conjunction with that, for this week we’ve put together a patriotic Pinterest board.
Memorial Day is also the kickoff to summer, and a family and friends barbecue is the best way to celebrate! Decorate your house with red, white, and blue. Paper Chains, streamers, and painted jars are easy DIY projects you can do to turn your event into a patriotic party. Line your walkway with mini flags, or decoupage or paint flags onto glass candle jars.
Yard games are perfect activities for all ages. Corn hole, ringtoss, and tic tac toe are great suggestions. Make your own with items you can find around your house and paint them red, white, and blue!
Hot dogs and hamburgers are a must-have. Fruit, pasta salad and corn on the cob are great choices for sides. For non-alcoholic beverages, offer fresh lemonade or red, white, and blue slushies, the kids will love them!
American flag cookies and cupcakes are simple and easy. Other sweet treats can include fruit pizza, popsicles, or ice-cream sundaes.
A bonfire is the perfect ending to a fun-filled barbecue. Create a DIY s’mores bar with different add-ins. Close out the night with fireworks and sparklers.
For more ideas on patriotic inspiration for your events and your home, check out our Pinterest page!
Deerfield Country Club is an absolutely breathtaking venue for a wedding, and we were fortunate enough to work with Sarah and Tyler on their romantic, rustic garden wedding. This breathtaking venue and wedding had so many amazing details, but here are some of our favorites from their special night.
Statement Ceremony: The team at Deerfield Country Club created this beautiful ceremony archway. With the addition of mossy greens and purple caspia, the nuptials are turned into a romantic, ethereal forest. And what better way to top that off than a beautiful butterfly release?
Champagne Toast: Immediately following the ceremony, guests were greeted with a champagne table display. Lush florals on top of a farm table bar make for a visual statement during cocktail hour. And what better way to congratulate the bride and groom than with a glass of bubbly?
Antique Tray Recycled: Whether you have inherited a silver or gold breakfast tray from your grandparents, or searched one out strictly for this reason, it’s easy to turn something old into something new. The chalkboard escort sign is a perfect example, and helps to elevate the laid back chalkboard style.
Grey Wash Wood: The dessert display at this wedding still leaves my mouth watering. The cupcakes from Rochester NY Wedding cake were divine! We displayed them on crates that were grey washed, keeping a soft silvery hue throughout the pallet. Crates are a great dessert display solution and can be assembled in a wide variety of ways on virtually any size table.
Go Out With a Bang: What a grand finish! It was such a thrill to have a firework display for all of the guests. Even the bride and groom were out of the loop!
Deerfield Country Club is such an inspiring venue for a wide variety of wedding styles. I’m thrilled that Sarah and Tyler’s wedding came to life at such a beautiful place! These amazing details are something any bride and groom can incorporate to have the rustic countryside wedding of their dreams.