7 Fun & Simple Ideas for your
Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ

I absolutely love celebrating our country’s independence and all the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our Country. Its so great to spend this quality time with our loved ones and eat some really yummy food. In my opinion, no Memorial Day or Fourth of July is complete without a backyard BBQ. There are so many fun things you can do with food and decorations to make your get together look beautiful and feel festive. Check out these 7 ideas that’ll have everyone celebrating!

1 - American Flag Fruit Pizza

Let’s be honest, when it comes to throwing a BBQ or any kind of party for that matter, things can get a little stressful and overwhelming. I’m all about keeping things simple, especially when it comes to having a get together. The easier it is, the better! That’s why this American Flag Fruit Pizza is perfect for your Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ dessert. Its so easy and fun to make! A total of 20 minutes and your done! Plus, the kids love to help out! Did I mention its also delicious? It is sure to be a crowd pleaser! 

For sugar cookie flag pizza recipe, click here. 

2 - Star Shaped Watermelon

Watermelon is one of the best summer fruits, so it makes sense to include it in a backyard BBQ! To make it a little more festive, instead of cutting it up into the usual cubes or triangles, get your cookie cutters out and cut out some adorable star shaped pieces for everyone to enjoy. This looks cute and goes perfectly with any patriotic theme.

For more ways to cut a watermelon go to thegunnysack.com (photo credit: thegunnysack.com)

3 - Patriotic Punch

Who doesn't love a fun drink at a party?!?  It’s just so much more enjoyable to drink a pretty juice instead of a can of soda or a bottle of water, especially when you’re at a themed get together. These drinks not only make a tasty, refreshing addition to your BBQ, but they really add to that whole patriotic theme.

To try this recipe go myunentitledlife.com (photo credit: My UnEntitled Life)

4 - American Flag Utensil Holder

I am so in love with these American flag mason jars and how you can totally use them to hold utensils. They’re so adorable and make such a cute addition on your food table. They really brighten up the whole look of your party. They are so easy and fun to make!

For instructions on how to make these super cute jars go to www.itallstartedwithpaint.com
(photo credit: itallstartedwithpaint.com)

5 - Patriotic Decor

These Rustic Farmhouse Signs are so adorable! I am a sucker for farmhouse rustic signs.  I love to decorate my home with them for every season & holiday, so why not add a little decor to your festive BBQ! These are the perfect size and would look amazing on the tables set up for people to eat on. 

Click here for more details on these signs.

6 - Patriotic Banner

This banner is so cute to add a little decor to the party. You could hang it on the food table, or the backyard gate where your guests enter or even across the mantle.  It really adds to whole festive look of the party and they are super easy to make, especially with this FREE printable! Just print, cut and string!

Click here for FREE patriotic banner printable.

7 - Red, White & Blue Balloons

Balloons always make a fun piece of decor at parties, so why not include them at your backyard BBQ? Red, white, and blue balloons are so fun! You can also get a little creative with some festive confetti inside clear balloons. Adding a few balloon decorations will make a bigger impact on the whole look of your party.

(photo credit: housebeautiful.com)

There you have it! 7 super simple ideas to make your Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ more festive! Life is all about the little things, celebrating and connecting with your family! How do you make your BBQ more festive? We would love to hear from you!  Leave your ideas in the comment section below!
Carrie Lynn - Little Big Things




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