Even amidst Covid, you can still make your Memorial Day special at home. We asked Kathy some tips for how to put together Memorial Day amid the pandemic and here is her easy, yet fab inspo. Kathy’s vibe this holiday (and summer) is easy and low key. She keeps it simple and sweet, but says, “For me, there still needs to be a feeling of celebration so all of your days don’t simply just run together. Now more than ever, we need to celebrate the simple pleasures that were easily taken for granted 3 months ago.”
Serving in Style
KF put together a patriotic + easy-going table that is chic and fabulously fun! The great thing about this holiday is you can utilize items that make for easier clean up! Star and stripe napkins, coupled with navy ceramic dishware and sleek gold toned silverware for a festive, yet easy theme. Check out these similar napkins from Amazon. com
Fresh flowers are key when making any tablescape. Kathy chose red roses along with blue hydrangeas, separating them to bring both elements and color to the table for that perfectly patriotic finish.
Simple, yet pretty make Kathy’s table perfectly on theme for the holiday, while maintaining an ease. Get creative with your uses of the reds, whites, and blues and make something fun and delightful to set the holiday apart!
KF Tip ~ If you want to add an extra layer of functionality and ease for clean up, you can pick up disposal flatware. Gold versions are available and they look fantastic, but make your life a little easier at the end of the day. Check out one of Kathy’s fave disposable go-tos from Target.
KF kept the individual table setting simple and clean, utilizing necessities and different elements to add interest and depth. A straw placemat adds the breezy summery element we love. She topped navy dinner and salad plates, along with paper napkins to keep things simple, yet festive. Paired with chic gold flatware and a simple crystal wine glass, it makes it simple to celebrate in style and with ease.
Berries are your new BFF for this festive holiday. Fresh fruit paired with cheese and herbs make for delightful summer cuisine.
Fruit salsa… A savory twist on classic berries. It’s a surprisingly delicious and refreshing recipe and perfect for these warm, spring/summer days. Dip in with chips or eat by itself as an app or a side. We got this yummy recipe from Your Cup of Cake.
Festive Summer Caprese
You can’t go wrong with a caprese salad, it’s light and delicious. It’s also super easy to make! We added a fun little twist to the classic caprese to make it more patriotic and on theme with cheese stars and blueberries, which gives it the perfect little twist for the holiday.
Need Cocktail Inspo? We have the perfect skinny cocktail that is delicious and even has some nutritional value as well. Or… why not whip up a batch of Sangria? What better cocktail for Memorial Day? Whether your choose a red or white recipe, sangria is an easy and refreshing choice.
Does sangria not scream summer? We love all the possibilities available when mixing and creating sangria. Whether you choose red, white or rosé, sparkling or not, you can utilize different fruits that correspond with the different wines and appeal to your palette. Make it a little boozier with an added spike of rum or even bourbon to spice it up a bit! Check out our traditional Sangria recipie for that refreshing cocktail you are craving this holiday…
Our new fave cocktail… This one is light and easy to sip without too many added calories and is oh so refreshing and delightful.
If you are like all of us, you are really craving that holiday party vibe. Setting up a little bar that is accessible and looks pretty is always a great accent to create atmosphere and a fresh, fun vibe.