Patriotic Memorial Day Decoration & Entertaining Ideas

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I focus on a different theme or topic to inspire you.  As we get closer to summer, we’re beginning to think about summer entertaining.  Now, is the time to start planning your Memorial Day decoration ideas for your barbecue or family get together.  Here are some festive ideas to inspire you!

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Memorial Day Decoration and Entertaining Ideas:

Patriotic inspired ideas…

One year, I joined a group of 7 blogger friends to share our patriotic crafts and decorating ideas... For my contribution,  I shared my patriotic baseball tablescape.  The other talented bloggers in the group shared all kinds of beautiful patriotic crafts and decor.  So, be sure to visit that blog post for ideas you can use to decorate for Memorial Day!

DIY Patriotic Baseball Themed Table Setting with Red White and Blue

Get creative with red, white and blue…

When decorating a Memorial Day tablescape, use fruit to add some color!  If you want to get really patriotic, cut up some watermelon in star shapes and mix in some blueberries.  For more patriotic dining room ideas, read – Patriotic Decor in the Dining Room.

Red checked tablecloth with patriotic place setting of blue and white plates and a bowl of red cherries

Add some patriotic curb appeal to your home…

A little bit of red, white and blue goes a long way.  When we’re at the beach (or “down the shore” as we say in New Jersey), I love admiring all the pretty coastal homes.  Of course, they’re even prettier when they’re decked out for the patriotic holidays!

Gray beach house with flag buntings hung on porch railings - memorial day decoration

Decorate your outdoor living spaces for Memorial Day…

If you plan to dine alfresco this Memorial Day, use some of my ideas from this patriotic table setting on the patio!  In that blog post, you’ll also find links to a bunch of patriotic tables designed by my blogger friends.

Red white and blue patriotic tablescape with natural fiber placemats - Memorial Day decoration ideas

Browse the stores for inspiration…

Recently, I spotted some pretty red, white and blue dishes and table decorations at Pottery Barn.  Whether you’re looking to add to your patriotic collection or just browsing, you can always get ideas from the pretty store displays.

Red white and blue display of plates and table decorations

Memorial Day/Patriotic Decorating on a Budget:

Simple and festive ideas…

My baseball table setting was just one of several ideas I had for decorating for the patriotic holidays on a budget… If you don’t want to spend a ton when you decorate, DIY Memorial Day decorations are the way to go!

Flag banner hanging on mirror - Patriotic Decoration ideas

Shopping for Memorial Day Decorations:

With a flag theme, you can keep these decorations out all summer!

If you don’t want to make your own banner (like I did above), buy this super cute burlap banner instead!

burlap flag banner - Memorial day decoration ideas


Arrive to that Memorial Day party in patriotic style with these adorable wine bags!…

What party hostess wouldn’t appreciate those?


When you decorate your table for Memorial Day, use a pretty flag runner as a starting point…

Flag table runner - Memorial Day ideas

If you’re planning ahead for summer, any of these patriotic home decor items would be great for Memorial Day, 4th of July and even Flag Day!  God Bless America!

Now, for even more ideas to entertain and decorate for Memorial Day,  here are some finds:

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to prepare and decorate for Memorial Day and the summer season.

In addition, here are some previous ‘Saturday Spotlight’ posts that will help you get ready for Memorial Day:

Will you be entertaining for Memorial Day?


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  1. Loving all your ideas, Shelley! And that wine bag is awesome. Can you believe Memorial Day is around the corner?! Then the 4th. Time flies … xo

    1. Thanks Juliet! Yes, isn’t that wine bag cute? Yeah, I’m such a warm weather fan so I don’t want the days to fly by!

    1. Thanks Amy! We don’t go too crazy with the Memorial Day decor either but it’s always fun to bring out a little red, white and blue! Enjoy your week!

  2. Hi Shelley – Thanks for submitting your post to the Fabulous Friday Link Party. We are featuring it in our 6.3.22 party. Congrats!

  3. How beautiful, Shelley! I’m so excited for the weekend and to welcome summer!

    Thank you for sharing my patriotic tablescape. I appreciate it!

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