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A Simple Patriotic Picnic for Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is the perfect time to have an epic BBQ or patriotic picnic with friends and family! Today I am sharing some easy and simple ideas to host an outdoor summer BBQ right in your own backyard!

With a homemade American Ribbon flag, to a build your own burger bar, I have you covered !

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I’m sharing everything you need to know about how to host a patriotic picnic, effortlessly. You can set up a fun and festive Memorial Day Picnic in less than 30 minutes.

Hosting a patriotic picnic is a fun way to spend an evening with your family and a great way to entertain friends and neighbors for Memorial Day!

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Table Setting

Setting an outdoor picnic doesn’t have to be hard, as it is a picnic after all! I love to use a mix of fun festive paper products with chargers, cutlery, and cloth napkins. You can always use paper napkins if you prefer but I really do like the texture the cloth napkins add to the table. I simply tied them with a festive patriotic ribbon.

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Table Runner

I love to mix up patterns when setting an outdoor table. When selecting various patterns, make sure to stick to one main color scheme. For this patriotic picnic table setting I choose the colors red, white and blue.

For the table runner I used a cut piece of fabric that I found at my local craft store. It is always fun to think outside of the box when creating a table setting. Especially if you can’t find what you are looking for at an affordable cost!

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Festive Decor

When creating an outdoor table, I always like to add some extra decor to the space. It easily creates a great ambiance for guests and sets the scene! I hung an American Ribbon flag in the trees and a few festive paper lanterns. I also love to add festive pillows and a string of lights for when the sun goes down.

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Patriotic Picnic Food

Now to my favorite part about hosting an outdoor patriotic picnic or party! I have lots of fun festive food ideas listed below:

However, for this outdoor picnic I created a burger bar so guests can make their burger any way they please!

To see the details on the burger bar and how you can create your own head to this post next!

Other Patriotic Food Ideas

  • Italian Pasta Salad
  • Grilled corn or other vegetables
  • Hot Dogs
  • Cherry Pie
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Blueberry Crumble
  • Greek Pasta Salad

Have you hosted an outdoor patriotic picnic for Memorial Day? It’s such a fun way to host friends, family and neighbors for the holiday weekend!!

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