Memorial Day is just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to order a few extras to add a festive touch to your party and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so. We love the little mason jar sippers with red and blue striped straws. Glass bowls filled with red, white and blue jelly belly and m & m candies are fun, easy and inexpensive. Good looking paper plates and napkins are always essential. Throw a few small vases filled with swirl pops and patriotic pretzels around the room intermixed with this simple fresh flower arrangement (ok – we admit, no matter how great our decor, it never seems quite complete unless we have at least one vase of fresh flowers). Patriotic cupcake kits make yummy cupcakes taste even better. How fun would it be to send your guests home with individual bottles of “Hot & Proud” hot sauce which also add a bit of sass to your table settings. And finally, red and blue ribbons remind us of the meaning of Memorial Day.
Although a bit too late to purchase for use at today's Memorial Day BBQ's, it is definitely not too early to start planning for your 4th of July entertaining needs! One Kings Lane is hosting a Red, White & BBQ Memorial Day Sale. Celebrate summer (and our forefathers) with this collection of patriotic party buckets, grilling accessories, plates, and more. By the time you're through, you're sure to feel like lighting a sparkler or two.
Some of the deals are good but others are really great especially the napkin rings which we promise you will use over and over – not just at your patriotic parties! We are featuring just a few of the fabulous deals. Be sure to check them all out NOW! So many of our favorites are already sold out.
We just received word that Ancestry.com is providing special Free Access this weekend in honor of Memorial Day!
So cool – we immediately went to looked up our dads' service enlistment records and there they were. Although initially we were unsure abut how this all might practically relate to planning your Memorial Day party as we were using the site we had one of those aha moments – we think access to these military records could actually be integrated into your celebration to add meaning and interest. We envision the family gathered around the computer oohing and aahing as you discover all sorts of ancestral history. In fact, if at all possible we recommend connecting your computer to your television (this might be the excuse you needed to invest in that long coveted Apple TV or other wireless computer to tv content streaming device) so searching your family history becomes an extended family bonding activity.
From Thursday May 23rd through Monday May 27, 2013, Ancestry.com is offering Free Access to the large collection of new military collections, draft, enlistment and service records. Visit Ancestry.com to start your search!
Don't forget to print out a few games for your Memorial Day Celebration Parties. They are not very expensive so even if you don't end up using them this time, you will have unlimited printouts for 90 days which takes you way past the 4th of July. Continue Reading →
Many of our favorite deals are listed right here in Purple Yes, right here in the sidebar to make it extra easy to take advantage of the best holiday deals on everything and anything you might need to host or attend the best party ever! The rest are on our new post devoted to 2017’s BEST December Let’s Party Deals. Party Hearty!