Plan the best memorial day cookout ever!

Memorial Day is next Monday and the long weekend starts in just four days! From ice cold lemonade to burgers on the grill, it’s time to crank your favorite Spotify playlist and enjoy the sunshine during your Memorial Day cookout.

Memorial Day Cookout

We’ve been in business since 1983 and if there’s one thing we know it’s that time spent with family and friends is always a good time. We also know it’s time to start planning your Memorial Day cookout. Make the summer of 2019 your best yet with these Tips for Throwing a Great Summer Cookout.

Decor Is In The Details

Did you know Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? In addition, families used to come together to decorate the graves of Union soldiers who served during the Civil War as a way of honoring their sacrifices.

Today, you can still keep the spirit of patriotism and togetherness alive by incorporating the bold aesthetic of red, white, and blue into your Memorial Day cookout. In addition, we suggest you start with the large scale planning and work your way out. If you’re ready for a block party, you’ll want to make sure your guests RVSP well in advance. This allows you to anticipate the needs of your venue. Tent rentals are a great place to start and our caring, experienced staff is here to help!  

Accent tables and chairs with color pop linens. Alternate red and blue tablecloths with white napkins.

After you’ve tackled the big picture planning, it’s time to focus on the fun! For instance, patriotic wreaths, banners, and even colored chalk murals for the kids can inspire this Memorial Day. If you’re planning on flying a flag, remember to lower the flag to half-staff before noon in remembrance of our fallen heroes.

American As Apple Pie

Memorial Day marks the official start of summer! That means burgers, hotdogs, and lemonade abound. While classic Americana eats are a must this holiday, a little creativity can go a long way. Try frozen lemonade for a twist on a summertime tradition. Watermelon slices, frozen grapes, and grilled veggie skewers are just a few of the healthier alternatives to brighten up your Memorial Day cookout. 

Going no-grill this year? Try a sandwich platter with potato salad, coleslaw, and chopped veggies with hummus. Go street fare style with a snow cone machine for kids and kids at heart!

Day To Night

Keep your Memorial Day cookout going as the evening cools down! Fireworks (where legal) and sparklers are the grand finale to any perfect summer event. If you’re planning on additional lighting for the backyard or block, remember light pollution can ruin a fireworks display. Opt for faerie lights for a muted aesthetic that won’t compete with your show.

Our wide availability of products has you covered with food warmers and ice chests so your guests can come back for seconds — and thirds — as the evening festivities get underway.

Contact our party rental experts today, to get started on your best Memorial Day yet! Or, visit our website and click on the yellow truck to make plans and get a FREE quote.