Sunday, May 15, 2016 / 19 Comments

10 Magnificent Ideas to Celebrate Memorial Day


Memorial Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In our home Memorial Day is a time that we remember our loved ones we've lost and celebrate their lives and also celebrate our soldiers who have put their lives on the line for our country and our freedom.

We usually have a big cookout and decorate up a storm with red, white and blue. My family has always been very patriotic and I know my mom and grandparents would approve.

Here are 10 magnificent ideas to help make your Memorial Day memorable.

                                            Good idea for a grave site for a loved one:

To start the day we always pay a visit to the grave site of our relatives. I just love this ideas of taking fence boards and making a cross and putting a solar light on it. Now all cemeteries won't let you do this but if they do this is a really nice.

                                              Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Picnic Table:

Once we come home we always like to cook out. This tablecloth made from bandannas is so simple and patriotic. It's a real conversation starter.

                                                july 4th 2013 | 17. Flag Mason Jars ~ Transform plain mason jars into patriotic red ...:
These red, white and blue mason jars are so fun and an easy craft you can do in the morning and use in the afternoon.

                                          Photo 7 of 15: Patriotic/Memorial Day / 4th of July "Memorial Day real party" | Catch My Party:

Looking for an affordable centerpiece? Use some empty Coke cans and cut some wild sunflowers and stick a few flags in. Very patriotic and very affordable.

                                             Simple cookies arranged on a platter to look like the flag. What a great idea.:

 I just love the ideas of serving a patriotic cookie platter. You can make them ahead and arrange them the day of the party.

                                                         Celebrate Memorial Day with a handmade bean bag toss game!  1) Cut two 6 inch squares for each of the eight bean bags. 2) Cut two (one smaller than the other) stars out of fabric. 3) Attach both stars to one square with heat n' bond. 4) Sew around the top square at about 1/8th of an inch from the edge. 5) Sew both squares together, leaving 1/4th of an inch along the edge. 6) Once you fill the bag with pellets, finish sewing up the edge. 7) Finally, use pinking shears to cut along the raw edg...:

Every single person around will love this corn hole game. It's addictive. You can use it all Summer long and beyond.

                                                        Spangled Smoothie - This 4th of July recipe would also be a perfect Memorial day recipe. It's very easy to make and tastes delicious.:

What better way to stay cool during a long afternoon than to sip on a patriotic smoothie.

                                                      Memory creator! Awesome idea for a wedding day keepsake .... Vintage photo booth!!:

Why wait for a wedding to make your own photo booth. Make new memories with your family and friends with your own make shift photo booth.

                                                        Create a vintage inspired American Flag this season! Fly it high for Memorial Day or Fourth of July! Design by @tmemme28! Catch #HomeAndFamily weekdays at 10/9c on Hallmark Channel!:

This is one of my favorite things ever. You could do this with your family and friends during a bbq and it would be a great conversation starter to teach your family about freedom and soldiers.

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Perhaps the most important thing we can do for a great Memorial Day is to pray for our soldiers, their families and the leaders of our country.

It's important that every person that comes through our home knows that we believe freedom isn't free.

From my home to yours. Happy Memorial Day.

For those of you who have served we salute you and we thank you.

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  1. There are some great ideas for the Memorial Day celebration. I love the bandanna tablecloth. What a cute idea. And easy to sew too. For me, Memorial Day is always the kick off to summer events. I always love to see it come around. Have a great holiday and wonderful start to summer fun. Thank you for visiting the Little Yellow Corner Store too.

  2. Those are some awesome ideas, Valerie, and perfect for Memorial Day and the 4th. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your visit.
    p.s. No, I didn't change my header up.

  3. Great ideas Valerie. It's the holiday to kick off summer and appreciate our military who sacrificed so much.

  4. What great ideas for Memorial Day! It's so nice that you can spend such a wonderful and meaningful day with family and friends.

  5. That tablecloth is awesome!! Great post, Valerie!

  6. I love all of these ideas!! I want one of those bandana tablecloths!

  7. Nice ideas! I really like the bandana tablecloth because it is red, white, and blue without breaking flag protocols. I do not like to see flags being used as tablecloths, which definitely is against flag code. Now I must check out the red, white, and blue smoothie.

  8. What great ideas for Memorial Day. Thanks for sharing each and every one of them with us. I also am very patriotic my dad was in WW1 and my husband was in the Korean war and I also had many relatives who served in the armed forces. I decorate for every holiday. Will be getting my red white and blue things out for Memorial Day and they will stay up until after the 4th of July. Have a blessed day and a wonderful week. Madeline

  9. These are all wonderful ideas! I really like the tablecloth. Maybe do it in all red bandanas and add blue and white table ware. There are so many possibilities!!Thanks for sharing Valerie :)

  10. There are some wonderful ideas here. The bandana tablecloth is really cute. Thanks for sharing and linking.


  11. Valerie,
    These are truly excellent ideas for the first big Holiday of the Summer.
    Such a special time to remember those brave service men and women who keep us safe and for those who have passed on.
    You know I am pinning several of these too!

  12. Some really great ideas for Memorial day! Our soldiers should always be remembered...

  13. So many great inspiration ideas, Valerie...I love the flag mason jars!

  14. Valerie, these are terrific. And the nice thing is that a lot of them can do double duty as July 4, too! We always do the cemetery thing on Memorial Weekend. I don't think they'd let us do the planter but I love that idea. It would be lovely for your own "pet cemetery" too.

    Thanks for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy -- I really appreciated your visit and your comment and was so delighted to have you stop by!

  15. howdy Valerie! so glad you stopped back in again and that you liked the mermaid post! I love some of these patriotic craft ideas here! I paint the old jars alot so I would probably do that one for sure

  16. love the ideas of showing patriotism through such cute decor and yummy food : )

  17. your inspiration for Memorial Day is wonderful. Love the Patriotic projects, great food and more. It;s always getting your craft on. Enjoy the weekend.

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