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Memorial Day party ideas

 

Safely fire up the barbecue grill, mix up a batch of homemade lemonade ...and get ready for outdoor fun as Memorial Day weekend kicks off the 2014 summer season in the USA!

This year, Memorial Day is officially observed on Monday, May 26, 2014.

Memorial Day weekend is the time when the weather turns noticeably warmer and drier, affording great opportunities for families, neighbors and friends to really come out and shine in the great outdoors.

Better still, planning a Memorial Day party is as easy as...apple pie and ice cream! Get festive by breaking out the red, white, and blue streamers and other decorations in keeping with the theme. And, don't forget to have plenty of ice and beverage coolers on hand marked appropriately so guests can help themselves.

Then fire up the grill and be sure to tell your guests to leave room for tempting Memorial Day desserts to really celebrate the first big holiday of the summer!

Meanwhile, also reserve time to also enjoy a full weekend of bargain hunting at 2014 Memorial Day sales during the first big bargain blowout of the season.

Just up ahead, check out a whole backyard of barbecue ideas & recipes, along with where to find parades & concerts, complete histories, related quotes & tributes to veterans, and fun kids' activities to help commemorate Memorial Day ...


More about Memorial Day & holiday party ideas around the Web:



razzle dazzle recipes | memorial day bbq recipes - Check out expert recipes for barbecued chicken, ribs, seafood, kebabs, plus grilled hamburgers, potato and macaroni salads, a dozen ways to cook a hot dog, topped off with festive desserts and summer punches, ice tea and lemonades.

Memorial Day Party Ideas - From Evite.com, with lots of ideas for party decorations, games & activities, music, food and a complete recipe for homemade lemonade...

U.S. Memorial Day History and Information on U.S. War Memorials - Learn more about the holiday at this fact-filled site featuring related prayers, poems, quotes and speeches, video clips, e-cards, ideas on observing the holiday, U.S. flags for printing and wallpaper, links to online school activities and lesson plans.

US Memorial Day Parade Directory - Where to find marching troops, bands and floats in all 50 states with times, locations and dates, contact info.

The Memory Shall Be Ours: Celebrating Memorial Day - A lesson plan article from Education World featuring an online Memorial Day Treasure Hunt, and great ideas for individual activities as well as class projects, related resources.

Memorial Day Quotes - Dozens of quotes, sayings and poems appropriate for the day by famous authors including Longfellow, Disraeli, Daniel Webster and lots more.

American History in Patriotic Sounds and Music - Marching songs, bugle calls, popular tunes and audio files in .wav and midi format...and so much more - including patriotic wallpapers, images, a printable Declaration of Independence, a history of the American flag and lots of related resources.

 

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