Memorial Day is almost here and now is a perfect time to start planning your backyard celebration. As the seasons change and we shift from cold winter nights to hot summer days there is an increase in outdoor activities. Memorial Day is the holiday the helps kick-off the season. Memorial Day is a patriotic holiday to celebrate the brave women and men that died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. If you are planning to host a Memorial Day celebration, here are some important party planning tips you need to know:
- Location/venue– The first thing you want to establish when planning a party is where it will take place. Because Memorial Day is considered the “unofficial” start to summertime fun this is a great opportunity to dust off your grill and host the party in your own backyard. By hosting the festivities at your own home, you can eliminate the cost and hassle of finding a party venue.
- Guest List– The guest list is also very important and ties into other aspects of the party planning. Write down or type out a list of people you plan to invite. Instead of sending a paper invitation that could get lost in the mail opt for an e-vite. By sending your invitation by email you can easily keep track of who will be attending. This is important to know so you will have enough food and drink for your guests. Ask your guests to RSVP and include any food allergies they have. It is best to know about food allergies ahead of time so you can plan your shopping list accordingly.
- Food and Drink– Some people only come for the food so be sure it is something everyone can enjoy. Memorial Day parties are casual so make sure that the food you serve is easy to eat. Write down a detailed grocery list with all the items you need. If you are planning on serving hot dogs and hamburgers remember to buy condiments and buns! If you want to get creative consider making a signature cocktail. Paste Magazine has a list of Memorial Day themed cocktails that your guests will love.
- Entertainment– By now, you have an idea of all the basic things you will need to pull this party together. The final piece is the entertainment! To keep your party guests happy and occupied you will need to have something for them to do. For your party planning needs consult Total Entertainment in New England.
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