Every year, hubby and I have a Memorial weekend barbecue we call, RIBFEST!! Here are some ideas for Memorial day decorating, food and the simple fun we have to celebrate family.
We keep it simple. We break out every flag we have and lots of red, white and blue around the house and outdoors. We love to decorate in red, white and blue so I will have to have a whole other post to show you our patriotic decorating ideas we keep up from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July.
I think we started really decorating for Memorial Day because we have always been out of town for the fourth each year, however this year we will be home so we like to show our spirit.
An old star spangled banner is the table scarf we use. Each year the table is done differently. I always make a poster announcing the day of ribfest and hang it on the fridge. You can see one here.
Every year we make a patriotic themed dessert and this year I made waffle cones dipped in white chocolate and dressed with red, white and blue sprinkles. Simple ice cream cones, what says summer more than that?
Seriously though, it is about the ribs. They are the star. Hubby does a great job and barbecues for hours. He had two grills going. We are nuts I tell you.
Every year we also play in the yard. A water balloon fight is a must. No one is immune. If you are here, you are going to get soaked. It must be fun cause every year the kids friends ask to come too. We oblige and just fill more water balloons.
Simple yard games of horse shoes, paddle ball and badminton wear us out. Today we are resting and recuperating but it sure was fun. Building memories, that is what it is all about.
A few previous ribfest posts, 2011, 2012.
Sharing with some of these fun parties.