Patriotic Party Ideas

Patriotic Party Ideas

Hello from Haeley with Design Improvised! Memorial Day is often considered the first unofficial day of summer break in our house, and I love that it is a holiday meant to be spent outside.

Patriotic Party Ideas

There is no place I like to hang out more as a family than in our own backyard, having neighborhood friends over for a casual get-together. This year, we’re skipping the traditional Memorial Day hamburgers and hot dogs and having a grill-your-own pizza station. I transformed our picnic table into a patriotic tablescape with the help of Chinet® Classic White™ products and love how it turned out.

Patriotic Party Ideas
Patriotic Party Ideas

The sturdy and disposable Chinet® brand tableware is perfect for outdoor entertaining. It served as a great base for the simple DIY patriotic table décor and tiered pizza topping centerpiece. I like using Chinet Classic White products because they are made in the USA, which fit perfectly with my red, white and blue theme.

To create an all-American look for our table, I started with a Chinet Classic White tablecover and added some red party streamers and star stickers down the middle. So easy and so cute – check out my simple patriotic tablecloth tutorial to make your own!

Patriotic Party Ideas

I also dressed up the Chinet Classic White dinner napkins by tying red, white, and blue rick rack ribbon around them and adding a mini American flag pick through the knot. I slotted the Chinet® Cut Crystal® cutlery underneath to finish the look.

Patriotic Party Ideas

If you plan for your backyard party to last until dusk, these patriotic sand votives using Chinet Cut Crystal 14 oz. cups are a simple and colorful touch! Check out my patriotic votive tutorial for the simple steps and list of supplies.

Finally, a strand of red, white, and blue balloons tied to twine make a festive, last-minute backdrop for your backyard party.

Patriotic Party Ideas

Now that you have the decorations down, it’s time to focus on the food and drink! When I entertain, I love the idea of a make-your-own food option, whether it is a taco bar, ice cream sundae station, or an assortment of pizza toppings – guests always enjoy making their own creations. Plus, it only requires a bit of prep on your end before the party, rather than spending a lot of time serving food once the guests arrive. For our outdoor pizza party, each place setting had an individual pizza crust on a Chinet Classic White dinner plate.

In the center of the table, I used a tiered serving platter to arrange a variety of toppings in Chinet Cut Crystal 9 oz. cups with spoons from the Chinet Cut Crystal cutlery pack. The toppings look so pretty displayed this way, and I love any time I can have food do double-duty as a centerpiece. I added small American flags in sand-filled cups to the top of the platter for a patriotic touch.

Patriotic Party Ideas

The more pizza topping options you have for guests, the better! In addition to pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese, I set out pepperoni, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, and mushrooms. Once the pizzas are topped, throw them on the grill until they are cooked through, and you have a one-dish meal!

Patriotic Party Ideas

I hope this has inspired you to have your own casual backyard get-together with family and friends this Memorial Day, and perhaps skip the BBQ for a pizza party this year!

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Patriotic Party Ideas