Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Decor, Food and Fun

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.

american flag decor

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.

flag decorating ideas, 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.

red white and blue table, patriotic table

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?

patriotic waffle cones

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.

patriotic ice cream cone, fourth of july dessert

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, 20112012.


  1. It looks like you all had a fine day! Water balloon fights - what a great time.

  2. Sounds and looks like a lot of fun!

  3. Ya just gotta love holidays and family - a perfect mix.

  4. Wow...y'all do it up right!! Looks like so much fun at your house! Food, fun, friends and family...what else could you want?! Thanks for sharing...:)

  5. Oh this looks like so much fun and the food looks totally amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  6. What a great family you have! It all looks GOOD!!!

  7. What a fun family event! Your decorations are beautiful, as always, and these are the times your kids will remember when they think of their childhood:>)

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  9. Love those kind of days!
    Balloon fight? Yeah! bring it on---

  10. Everything looks so festive! Love it!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!