14 May 11 Memorial Day Decoration Ideas For The Patriot In You
Memorial Day is observed to acknowledge the American soldiers who lost their lives protecting our freedom. So if you’re decorating on this memorial day, you have to do it with respect and in a meaningful way!
Some ideas you’ll find in this article can be used as 4th of July decorations. Then, there are some ideas, like balloons and wreaths, that can be used for other parties later.
Embrace your patriotic spirit and show your gratitude this year by decorating your home with these memorial day decoration ideas!
1. Put Up Some Balloons And Fill Them With Confetti
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Alt Tag: A toy car with an American flag and a few balloons tied to it
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. So an easy patriotic decoration idea is to put up some balloons colored red, white, and blue. The best part about these balloons is that you can reuse them for future parties.
If you want more fun with it, fill them with confetti before popping them for an explosive surprise at the end of the party.
Don’t have regular confetti at home? Just cut toilet paper rolls to make your own confetti!
2. Give Your Interior Design A Patriotic Update Using Pillows
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Alt Tag: A pillow wrapped in an American flag cover
You can put American flags everywhere in the house to evoke the spirit of patriotism during Memorial day. If you want to take it further, cover your pillows with festive scarves in shades of red, white, and blue. Then, you can use these pillows for Fourth of July decorations, and even Labor Day decorations.
We absolutely love the scarf on this pillow, but if it’s too much for you, you can get a white scarf with a little American flag embroidered on it!
3. Show Your Patriotic Spirit With Flag-Inspired Tableware
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No matter if it’s a cupcake or a Martha Stewart recipe for Memorial day, flag-inspired tableware will show your patriotism.
Apart from getting flag-inspired plates, you can DIY an American flag on cans and mugs, like shown in the picture. It’ll show your crafty side and let guests know you’re nothing short of festive.!
4. Finish The Meal With Cupcakes Topped With American Flags
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Alt Tag: Cupcakes, hotdogs, burgers, fries, and other American food for Memorial Day celebratation
There’s probably nothing more American than food. So in honor of Memorial Day, make some cupcakes and dress them up by sticking small American flag toothpicks in them.
If you don’t want to use your baking skills to test, order some cupcakes. The key is to bring lots of American food and cover it with little American flags. A little bit of red white, and blue, goes a long way on Memorial day lunch or dinner!
f you’re feeling more American, you can make or order beef burgers, fries, and hotdogs. Doesn’t get more American than that!
5. Take It Outdoors
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Alt Tag: Two adults and two children celebrating Memorial Day in a backyard
This idea works all year round because greenery and nature elevate any decor attempt.
Here’s an idea: Barbecue in your backyard this memorial day. For decoration, just place a red-white tablecloth on the table and hang paper flags on the fence. The existing flowers, trees, and plants will do the rest for you!
6. Use A Red-And-White Gingham For Your Tablecloth
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You can use this cloth on Memorial day, veterans day, the 4th of July, or any other American holiday. Heck, I like it so much that it has my all-year allegiance, so use it whenever you want.
This design and color combination is one of the most vibrant yet subtle foundations for any table setting. Also, you don’t have to make much effort for it. Just buy one and place it on your table.
Use this Memorial day decoration when you’re barbecuing with friends outdoors.
7. Use Signs To Show Your True American Feelings
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A clear nod to the American spirit, signs express your love for this nation visually and through words.
If you like decorating your lawn, these flag-themed USA letters will add a little patriotic flair. Or if you’re into more literal signs, this “Land That I Love” sign is a great addition to the dinner table this Memorial day.
8. Hang A Patriotic Wreath
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Make a beautiful wreath using red, white, and blue flowers. Then, hang it on your front door. As the guests enter your house, they’ll know how American you are!
If you want to show more American flair, let it stay up all summer long for the Fourth of July and Labor Day.
9. Hang A Flag On The Front Porch
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If you want to have the most American home in the neighborhood, hang a flag on your front porch. It’s also a good idea to put one or more flags to spruce up your backyard with that patriotic flair.
If you have lots of greenery around your area, red, white, and blue will blend in nicely!
Also, buy a flag that’s made of high-quality materials so you can use it on the 4th of July, Veterans Day, and Labor Day.
10. Remember: You Can Never Go Wrong With A Few American Flags
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Memorial Day is meant to celebrate those who served our country and ensured our freedom. So the best decoration for this day is flags. Flags also make sure that you’re not going over the top with your decorations. After all, it’s not a bachelor party: You have to decorate with respect.
So when nothing else is working or you’re late on memorial day decoration hobby lobby, just buy lots of flags, in different sizes too. Place them in different parts of your home, like the front porch, or hang them on the front wall of your home. You can decorate your food with them as well.
Remember: You can never go wrong with the old stars and stripes. Even if you’re not the most artsy person around, bringing lots of flags will show how American you are!
A Few Words On Memorial Day And Decorating For It
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on a fixed date, May 30. However, now it’s celebrated on the last Monday in May.
When it comes to Memorial day decorations, the first thing to keep in mind is to avoid overdoing it. You don’t want to make it a bachelor party. It’s a respectable day so decorate for it in a meaningful.
The safest bet is to go with a few flags. You can hang one in your backyard or front porch. You can decorate your food with it. And if you have some time, you can make a flag garland to drape over your fence.
Just remember to not use too many flags because it’ll make it look like a Fourth of July celebration!
What decorations are appropriate for Memorial Day?
The idea is to stick to America flags, food, and signs. Avoid anything that makes it look like it’s a fun party. A few appropriate Memorial day decorations are a flag on the front porch, food decorated with little flags, a patriotic wreath, and a red-white tablecloth.
Do you decorate red, white, and blue for Memorial Day?
Yes! Red, white, and blue are the right colors for memorial day decorations. They show your true love for America and the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our great country. You can put American flags in different places, like the front porch, and even, on the food.
Remember: If everything fails, buy a few flags and place them around the house because that’s the only major thing you need to really get into the spirit of Memorial Day!
How do you make a Memorial Day wreath?
Here are 6 simple steps for making a Memorial day wreath that you can also use for the 4th of July or labor day:
Choose a beautiful design
Gather all the items you need for the wreath, like red, white, and blue flowers
Decide on a flower arrangement
Place the flowers in the arrangement
Add final touches, like green leaves, if you want
Finally, hang the wreath on the front door or some other place you like
How do you decorate for Veterans Day?
Veterans Day decoration is similar to Memorial day decorations. You don’t want to bring any over-the-top decoration because this is a day to honor the men and women who served our country. That’s why stick to patriotic decorations, like an American flag on your front porch, food decorated with little flags, a patriotic wreath on the front door, and a red-white tablecloth.
How do you decorate an American flag?
Hang it on your front porch or wall. Or you can get pillow covers made out of the American flag. If you’re into DIYs, you can make a wreath using little American flags. If you celebrate Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July with food, you can cover cupcakes and other desserts with American flags and show your patriotic spirit!
When should you start decorating for Memorial Day?
As Memorial day is celebrated on the last Monday in May, it’s a good idea to start decorating for it a week before that. You should make a plan of things you’re going to buy, like American flags, balloons, confetti, signs, and the recipe you’re going to make. And as the big day approaches, you can have the perfect celebration without any hassle.