There’s just something about Memorial Day; the sound of sizzling burgers on the grill, the raucous parades marching up and down the streets, the taste of sweet watermelon, as the juice rolls down your arm, that we just adore. It’s a way to kickoff summer, to gather with our family and friends on a special day of remembrance, and in most cases, it’s the first official cookout of the year. Since we’re all about decorating tabletops (and in this case, picnic tables!) with our festive color schemes, we thought we’d give you a few ideas about how to deck yours out as well.
We love the look of a lavish centerpiece to bring all eyes on the table, and here at Always Festive we think, “the brighter, the better!” Gather all of the red, white, and blue flowers you’ve got and load up your Scarlet Disc Pitcher. Include a mini flag to really set the mood.
However, one vase of festive flora is never really enough. Why not include individual Jam Jars of flowers at each place setting to really liven up the table? It’s the perfect size for a bitty bouquet. Offset the Scarlet centerpiece with Lapis to keep the patriotic theme rolling!
Last, but not least, is the actual place setting. We love the idea of tying in a craft with your Memorial Day tablescape, and what better craft than a patriotic pinwheel? We found this template from Skip to My Lou and it turned out beautifully! Place them on your Scarlet, White, and Lapis plates to tie the whole table together.