Memorial Day is coming up and signals summer fun from pool openings to summer vacation. It is also a heartfelt holiday which commemorates the bravery of military heroes who gave their lives in service. 

Honor their memory and start the season off right with a patriotic themed Memorial Day outdoor gathering featuring Old Glory herself. Whether picnic or pool party, these decorating ideas will instill a healthy dose of national pride and make a memorable occasion for all.


Beautiful lyrics of “America The Beautiful” featured on the wall-hanging Flag Plaque will offer your guests a moment of reflection as they arrive. Hang Red, White, and Blue Fabric Bunting from the front railing or fence for extra festivity. 

Attractive Red, White, and Blue Striped Candles clasped in crystal candle holders make a stylish addition to the welcome area.

Outdoor Decor

Deck out the back porch with some Red, White, & Blue Round Paper Lanterns for a unique and festive display. Intersperse Red, Silver, & Blue Metallic Ceiling Swirls & Stars for a truly celebratory sight. 

Solo-Style Party Cup Electric String Lights in red, white, and blue enliven the atmosphere as the daylight dims; coordinate with red & blue Solo cups for beverages. Add a Metal American Flag Yard Stake out front to set the tone for guests as they arrive.

You can also fill tall vases with red, white, and blue Metallic Bead Necklaces for a splash of color, and place miniature American flags in them if desired. Hang Patriotic Stars & Stripes Pennants on the front porch for an extra special welcome. 

Serving Table

Cover serving tables with a classic Red Gingham Plastic Table Cover to evoke the nostalgia of celebrations past. Make it a little more patriotic with a solid blue table runner or material across the back or center.

In white Eiffel Tower vases or glass milk bottles, add an 11” x 14” Rayon American Flag or a single blue carnation or hydrangea. Tie red ribbon and burlap cloth accents around them to complete the color trio. Brighten the whole scene with cheerful, giant Free Standing Daisies as a backdrop.

Add picturesque condiment and seasoning holders, such as red, white & blue Vintage-Style Hurricane Salt & Pepper shakers in a Red Enamel Salt & Pepper & Napkin Holder, along with Red Gingham Luncheon Napkins. Decorate the other end with a blue Picnic Table & Umbrella Condiment Set with the ketchup & salt shaker in front to make red, white & blue.

Serve snacks, drinks and/or ice in a Red Enamel Oval Tub, along with matching Red Enamel Serving Trays. Use patriotic Flags & Stars Spreaders for dips, cheese, condiments, and spreads. And, if your serving barbecue, include a set of Pig Salt & Pepper Shakers wearing red, blue & white checked neckerchiefs. 

Bring together the Old Glory theme with American Flag Vintage Tealight Lanterns, an American The Beautiful standing wood plaque, and American Flag beverage napkins. Use the sections of a Weathered Oval Planter to hold red, white & blue rolled dinner napkins and cutlery.


Whether outdoors or indoor, the bar area will benefit from featuring attractively themed lighting. Adorable Frosty Popsicle Electric String lights are just right for enhancing classic American themed events, and work well strung along the wall or bartop. 

Display your true colors with Jumbo Stars & Stripes Patriotic Parasol Umbrellas in wide-mouthed jars or create an umbrella ball by sticking the drink parasols in a Styrofoam cylinder from your local craft store. Skewer garnishes, hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches with American Flag toothpicks.

Sprinkle Red, White, & Blue Stars confetti on the surface to add a dash of sparkle, and lay out a pile of themed American Flag or Red Gingham beverage napkins. Don’t forget to freeze Red, White, and Blue LED Ice Cubes to add to drinks and pitchers for an extra special glow!

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