How to Decorate for Memorial Day: Ideas and Inspiration
Memorial Day Decorations
Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. It is also a time to celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy with our friends and family.
The history of Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War when it was originally known as Decoration Day. It was a day to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.
This year, why not add some patriotic flair with some fun and festive Memorial Day decorations to your home décor? We have gathered some ideas and inspiration to help you get started. From American flags to red, white, and blue balloons, these decorations are sure to brighten up your Memorial Day celebration!
Display an American flag
The most classic way to decorate for Memorial Day is to hang an American Flag up in or around your home. You can buy an American flag at most stores, or you could even make your own out of red, white, and blue paper!
Another classic decoration for Memorial Day is red, white, and blue bunting. This can be hung on a front porch, around a balcony or patio, or even in a window! You can usually find this pre-made at stores, or you could make your own out of fabric or paper.
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Hang red, white, and blue balloons
Balloons are a great way to add some color and festive spirit to your Memorial Day decorations. You can buy red, white, and blue balloons at most stores like Target or Party City. Hang them from the ceiling, around doorways, or in your yard.
There are all different shapes and sizes of balloons too such as star-shaped, triangular, and round. You could probably even find some balloons with red and white stripes on them around Memorial Day.
Set up a Memorial Day tableau in your front yard or on your porch
A Memorial Day tableau is a great way to show your patriotism and commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
You can create a tableau using American flags, flowers, or other patriotic decorations. If you are feeling creative, you could even make your own Memorial Day decorations!
You can display flowers to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country for Memorial Day. Fresh flowers are always beautiful, but you could also use artificial flowers or plants.
You can plant flowers in your yard, put them in pots, or even make a flower wreath to hang on your door.
If you do not want to use actual flowers, you can always look at the wide array of DoorFotos with flowers on them to add to your Memorial Day decorations. DoorFoto™ has all different kinds and colors of flower-designed DoorFotos available, so you will surely find one you like to go with your Memorial Day decorations.
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Place mini flags at each grave of a fallen soldier in your local cemetery
This is a touching way to commemorate Memorial Day and show your respects to those who have sacrificed their lives.
You can either purchase flags or make them yourself. If you make them yourself, be sure to use materials that will weather well outdoors.
You can even purchase or make your own flowers as well to put at the graves of the fallen soldiers to go along with the flags you put too.
Display photos of fallen soldiers
If you or any family members or friends have lost loved ones in combat, you can display photos of the ones you have lost in your home or yard.
This is a great way to remember and honor their sacrifice. It adds the perfect personal touch to your patriotic decorations.
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Create a centerpiece for your table
A patriotic centerpiece is a great way to add some festive spirit to your Memorial Day table.
You can use fresh or artificial flowers, candles, and flags in your centerpiece. Be sure to use our country's colors of red, white, and blue to represent the theme of Memorial Day.
Use a patriotic table runner
A patriotic table runner is a great way to add some color and style to your Memorial Day table. You can find them at most stores that sell home decorations.
Or, you can make your own table runner by simply painting or coloring a piece of fabric in red, white, and blue stripes or stars. Sew or glue the fabric together to make a runner for your table. Your buffet table will look fantastic with your homemade runner and your guests will love it!
Make homemade apple pie or other patriotic desserts to enjoy during your celebration
No Memorial Day celebration is complete without some delicious food!
One of the most patriotic desserts you can make for Memorial Day is homemade apple pie. You could also make other patriotic desserts like cupcakes with red, white, and blue frosting or a Fourth of July cake.
If you are not the best baker, no worries! You can always buy some desserts from your local bakery or grocery store. They are sure to have tons of patriotic choices for you around Memorial Day.
Get your family and friends involved in the Memorial Day decorating
One of the best parts about Memorial Day decorations is getting your whole family and friends involved. Memorial Day is about celebrating the fallen soldiers, but it is also a good time to come together with your family and friends to remember those fallen soldiers.
You can have a decorating party to get everyone together to help you with your Memorial Day decorations. You could also have a contest to see who can come up with the most creative decorations.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to add some patriotic spirit to your Memorial Day decorations, try making or buying a patriotic wreath. A great place to look is Etsy.com
You can find patriotic wreaths at most stores, or you could make your own using materials like fake flowers, berries, leaves, and other decorative items.
Or you can get real flowers like daisies, lilies, or roses. Just be sure to incorporate red, white, and blue colors into the wreath too to represent the theme of Memorial Day.
You could even add a personal touch to it by adding miniature pictures to the wreath of the fallen soldiers you are honoring to the wreath.
String up some festive lights
Another easy way to add some Memorial Day spirit to your home is by stringing up some festive lights to accent your decorations.
You can find red, white, and blue lights at most stores this time of year. Or you could make your own lights by using patriotic ribbon or fabric.
Be sure to hang your lights outside and inside your home to really get in the Memorial Day spirit! Plus, you could even keep the lights up all summer long since they are a great accent piece to any decorations!
There are many ways to decorate for Memorial Day, and these are just a few ideas to get you started. No matter how you choose to celebrate, be sure to take time year-round to remember and honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. We should be grateful for their service and never forget the sacrifice they have made. Happy Memorial Day!