Memorial Day is about remembering our service men and women and firing up the grill, having fun with friends and just being able to enjoy a day off. So how do you throw a great Memorial Day party, not break your bank and make it fun for everyone?

Check out these tips below!

(Photo Credit: by John Moore/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: by John Moore/Getty Images)

1. What do you have already? What is it that you own at home already? Do you really need to go and purchase essentials? Chances are you already have a great festive table cloth, napkins left over from another party you threw or you have some decorations that can translate into a great Memorial Day celebration! Before you hit the stores, check and see what you have already!

2. Visit your local discount shops. When it comes to throwing a great party, “dollar stores” are great places to begin your shopping. Table cloths, plastic utensils, decorations and even certain foods can only cost you a dollar each! Also, check with retailers for sales on decorations that you can use again, again and again!

3. Pot-Luck Please!
There is no need to prepare all of the food yourself. Have friends bring their award-winning dishes to the party. From desserts to delicious dips and chips, to great main dishes such as ribs and chicken, you have the opportunity to create more fun when everyone participates in the culinary creations!

(Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/Getty Images)

4. Classic games and fun! Memorial Day gatherings are all about having fun and sometimes that fun comes in the form of games. Have classic board games on hand for guests or even a few decks of cards. Get some of the latest DVDs or ask friends to bring theirs so that great movie can be played while everyone is enjoying delicious eats and treats!

Do you have additional tips for a Memorial Day party to remember? Share them and watch related video below!


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Houston

Watch Live

Listen Live