While summer might look a little different than we were expecting, we cannot forget that Memorial Day is quickly approaching. Whether you are celebrating with your immediate household or a group of close friends, bring out all the red, blue, and white decor you have and make the festivities a day to remember. To get you started, we gathered some of our favorite patriotic party supplies from star and stripes table decor to red and blue yard games. Stay safe and have fun!
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★ How To Observe Memorial Day (Courtesy ofwww.usmemorialday.org)
- by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- by visiting memorials.
- by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
- by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag' as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
- by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance“: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
- by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
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★ Patriotic Invitations
Personalize your stamps by using one of the great Mintd.com patriotic stamps. Please note that custom stamps will be discontinued in the US on June 9. Order ahead and get stamps for all of your patriotic parties for the year.
★ Patriotic Flower Arrangements
Whether you are hosting a get together or attending one, celebrate the spirit of freedom with a bouquet of red, white and blue!
This is so frustrating — we must apologize – we cannot keep up with the constantly changing floral links so rather than continue to send you to places that no longer exist, we have decided to just post pictures for inspiration and recommend you check out the current selection at our “go to” florists!
For an affordable yet festive centerpiece, combine mylar centerpieces with balloons, stuffed animals, or fresh picked garden flowers.
Prefer simplicity? Line three custom labeled Jones Soda bottles down the center of your table. Add just a few red, white and blue flowers in each.
And add a burlap American flag to any glass or vase for an elevated touch.
★ Patriotic Place Cards
.★ Patriotic Napkin Rings
Use this American Flag key ring as a napkin ring or red, white and/or blue rings. They need not match.
★ Patriotic Party Favors
★ Patriotic Candles
Most venues supply tea-lights and holders but if yours does not, consider purchasing some. The play of light makes a difference. Place at least three on each table.
★ Create a Patriotic Feel at Home
★ Patriotic Paper Goods
Think out out of the box on your paper goods. Tableware prints need not be stars and stripes. We love these blue and white floral and toile patterns and this Draper James plaid is fabulous.
★ Patriotic Party Decorations & Props
★Food for Memorial Day
★ Patriotic Party Fun & Games
Although there are not any parades this year, that does not mean you cannot bike or drive around and bring some cheer to the neighborhood!
Carnival Game – Float ducks in a beverage tub. Take a black sharpie and mark WIN on bottom of a few ducks for chance to win a prize.
Wow >> we just found another handful of patriotic games. Although not printable, we can easily envision pulling them out year after year for our Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day parties.
★ Patriotic Printable Games
Printable games are fun for any party and will not break the bank. They are great to have on hand so if it starts to rain or the party extends into the evening, you always have something to play.
These coloring pages are fun for the kids and are sure to keep them busy! Make sure to have lots of red and blue markers.
And how about these fun photo props! These are printable as well.
Costumes and accessories are a great way to seamlessly add a fun element of entertainment to your patriotic celebration.
★ Display the American Flag
And most importantly, don’t forget to display your America Flag. If you don’t yet own an American Flag, order one today to ensure its arrival prior to Memorial Day and the other upcoming patriotic holidays.