Are you thinking about hosting a Memorial Day party? Memorial Day get-togethers are the perfect time to move the gathering outside and are often the first real pool party of the year. It's a great incentive to get your yard and pool ready (check out the weather forecasts first, of course) for the summer holidays. We can help you make the party even better with a few tips to keep in mind.
Send Out Invitations to Remind People
Memorial Day weekend can be a busy time for people, including your friends and family. People are busy setting up trips and planning outings of their own. To make sure people show up, you should create invitations and send them out early to everyone you really want to come (a simple Facebook invitation will work for those outside the core group you have planned).
You can send email invitations, which is certainly a simple way of doing it, but emails can get lost if people don't immediately add the date to their calendar. A handmade invitation allows you to be a little more creative and gives people a tangible reminder about your party.
Set Up Patriotic Décor
Set aside a bit of time to clean up your yard and add a little decoration. Memorial Day decorations can be simple and subdued, so don't worry about going big. A few vases filled with flag arrangements may be the perfect addition to your deck or patio party. Flag banners may also be suitable. If you are choosing disposable dinnerware, look for red, white and blue combinations that will add to the theme.
Provide Entertainment for Everyone
It's likely that your Memorial Day party will include a mix of kids and adults. Try to have entertainment options planned for both groups. Adults may be interested in tabletop games, cornhole, and other popular options. Kids typically enjoy lawn games and pool toys. Always remember to have someone to supervise the kids at play, especially if you are opening up your pool for this party — safety should come first! Parties later in the evening are a great time for music too, so don't forget to set up a Bluetooth speaker!
Create a Fun Menu
For Memorial Day, it's a good idea to set up a traditional menu with a few fun surprises. That means hamburgers and hot dogs (with some vegetarian options), a few salad bowls, and basic sides like fruit dishes and chips. You can make this simple fare interesting by adding more luxurious ingredients. What about avocados for the burgers, beer-cheese sauce for the chips, or corn chutney for the hot dogs? Use a little imagination, and you can impress everyone with these easy additions to the classics.
Do your family and friends love the water? At Pierce Pools & Outdoor Visions, we can help design a pool that fits all of your needs. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.