10 Red White and Blue Ideas for Memorial Day

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With Memorial Day weekend closing in on us, it’s time to bust out the red, white and blue! I always love the burst of stars and stripes that pop up over the holiday weekend as people welcome summer with open arms. Want to add a little patriotic flavor to your decor or your bbq this weekend? Here are 10 red, white and blue ideas for Memorial Day!


  • Stars + Stripes 1 of 10
    Stars + Stripes
    Boasting a little patriotic spirit can be as easy as hanging a flag outside your front door proudly for all to see. (Gorgeous New England beach house not required.)
    Photo by What Katie Ate.
  • Colorful Cocktails 2 of 10
    Colorful Cocktails
    Mix up a colorful pitcher of lemonade or a tasty cocktail like this strawberry lemonade. Red and blue straws keep the festive spirit going!
    Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens.
  • DIY Goodie Bags 3 of 10
    DIY Goodie Bags
    Jazz up plain paper bags with washi tape and scissors for little goodies bags perfect for snacks or a picnic lunch!
    Get the how-to at The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Bunting + Stripes 4 of 10
    Bunting + Stripes
    Decorate your table with a striped table cloth (they're plentiful in local stores this time of year) and add a touch of paper bunting for extra cheer.
    Table cloth from Maisons du Monde.
  • Get Spray Paint Happy 5 of 10
    Get Spray Paint Happy
    Add a patriotic touch to seating by giving old, mismatched chairs new life with red, white and blue spray paint.
    Photo from Paint Ideas.
  • Printable Party Goods 6 of 10
    Printable Party Goods
    Add a festive touch to your picnic food with these free printables - it's as easy as downloading, printing and sticking them all over!
    Printables by Magnolia Creative Co.
  • Get Fruity 7 of 10
    Get Fruity
    Serve up berries in red and blue in paper cones made from parchment paper for a healthy dessert that's as pretty as it is tasty.
    Photo from Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Mismatched Linens 8 of 10
    Mismatched Linens
    For a patriotic tablescape, mix and and match red, white and blue linens. A touch of ribbon and you'll be perfectly coordinated in an instant!
    Photo from Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Paper Pinwheels 9 of 10
    Paper Pinwheels
    Craft up paper pinwheels made from red, white and blue scrapbook paper and group them in clusters in a small bucket for a simple centerpiece. Or hand them out to the kids for hours of fun!
    Get the DIY instructions from Martha Stewart.
  • Glitter Stars 10 of 10
    Glitter Stars
    Create a glittery star garland to hang above the bar or bbq using paper, glitter and string.
    Get the tutorial at Better Homes & Gardens.

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