Cheers to a weekend of honoring and commemorating the souls that lost their lives protecting the country.
Decorate your home and host a little get-together to celebrate this day with honor. Make this Memorial Day festive and memorable by serving a crowd-pleasing meal to your guests. Let us tell you some recipes and decorations that are just perfect for Memorial Day.
Chickpea Salad with Lemon and Garlic Dressing
This salad is easy to prepare and has the perfect taste for a summer gathering. And the best part, you ask? You can please a crowd with it by making it in large quantities.
- Chickpeas (1 cup, boiled)
- Cucumber (1 cup, cubed)
- Carrots (1 cup, cubed)
- Tomatoes (½ cup, chopped)
- Onion (½ cup, chopped)
- Capsicum (½ cup, chopped)
- Cilantro (2 tbsp)
For the lemon and garlic dressing:
- Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
- Garlic (4 cloves, finely chopped)
- Mustard paste (1 tsp)
- Red chili powder (¼ tsp)
- Salt (¼ tsp)
- Cumin seeds (½ tsp, ground)
- Vinegar (2 tbsp)
- Olive oil (2 tbsp)
Start out by taking a large plastic serving bowl and adding chickpeas, cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, onion, capsicum, and cilantro.
Prepare the dressing by mixing lemon juice, garlic, mustard paste, red chili powder, salt, cumin seeds, vinegar, and olive oil in a separate bowl.
Pour the dressing on top of the salad and serve this healthy salad to your guests in elegant disposable bowls that look pretty. If you want to make this healthy salad look beautiful, consider serving it in our plastic bowls for parties. They are so beautiful and will make your party tables look extremely elegant and beautiful.
These savory chicken kebabs are everything you need to satisfy your guests' appetites.
- 4 small chicken breast fillets (boneless, skinless, cut into cubes)
- Cherry tomatoes (20)
- Button mushrooms (20)
- Large bell peppers (2, each cut into 10)
- Garlic cloves (3, roughly chopped)
- Fresh ginger (one knob, roughly chopped)
- Spring onions (3, roughly chopped)
- Orange (1, with its zest grated and juice separated)
- Vegetable oil (2 tbsp)
- Soy sauce (1 tbsp)
- Wooden skewers (20)
Blend ginger, garlic, spring onions, and orange zest to a fine paste in a food processor. Add orange juice, soy sauce, and vegetable oil and blend again. Pour this mixture over chicken cubes and leave it for marination for an hour. Next, put mushrooms in the chicken cubes and leave for another 30 minutes.
On wooden skewers, thread the chicken cubes, bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and cook each side on a griddle pan for 7 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Meanwhile, keep adding the marinade from time to time while turning the kebabs frequently.
Once the kebabs are done, arrange the skewers on a platter and serve with mint sauce.
Sizzling Summer Burger
Add sizzling burgers to your Memorial Day cookout, or host a burger bash with just burgers and sparkling drinks.
You can prepare a delicious burger easily with pre-prepared patties that you can find in your nearby store. Layer grilled patties, cheese sauce, lettuce, and tomatoes, and you will have your burgers prepared nicely. Click here for the full recipe.
Mini Shortcake Cups
This dessert is perfect for a Memorial Day celebration and very healthy because one serving equals more petite than a hundred calories. So you can satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your overall health.
- Sponge cake
- Strawberries (1 cup)
- Blueberries (1 cup)
- Whipped cream (2 cups)
Line the bottom of an elegant transparent bowl with sponge cake cut into cubes. Now layer strawberries and then add a layer of blueberries. Top it off with whipped cream and sprinkle chocolate syrup on top.
For an elegant serving, prepare this dessert in our fancy plastic bowls that are extremely beautiful and exquisite. Look at our entire range of disposable plastic bowls and get the best ones for yourself.
Memorial Day Decorations
Get into the spirit of Memorial Day and decorate your home with patriotic decorations.
Let the Food and Dinnerware Do the Decor
Your party table can really stand out if the food and dinnerware complement each other. Create harmony on the table with cutlery, plates, bowls, and linens. This part is often neglected, but you will require to spend a reasonable amount of time looking for the right type and contrasting or matching the color of dinnerware.
Get dinnerware in patriotic colors from The Kaya Collection for a Memorial Day cookout. In addition, it becomes easier for you to get matching tableware for your tables because we have a vast collection of disposable plastic dinnerware.
Make a cute garland of red, blue, and white pom poms. It is a quick DIY project and can be made in under 5 minutes. You can call it 'bonus decor' because you can reuse it on the fourth of July.
Get red, blue, and white flowers from the store and arrange them in a blue or white vase. You can make little patriotic bouquets and give them to your guests as party favors.
Stars on the Wall
Of course, put giant stars on the wall in red, blue, and white colors. Furthermore, arrange little stars in a garland and hang them somewhere on the wall.
Front Door Wreath
Wreaths can be made in a lot of different ways. For example, you can use ribbons with America's flag printed all over them. Fake flowers in patriotic colors can also be a great way to make a wreath for your front door. Ruffled organza fabric can also be wrapped around a wire to make a wreath.
Wrap patriotic napkins in red, white, and blue colors and put them on the table. We have beautiful napkins in all these colors.
Memorial Day Crafts for Kids
Kids should equally take part in making decorations for Memorial Day to get that spirit. Let them make printable American flags, paper plate wreaths, tissue paper flowers, and red and white rose bouquets in blue glass.
Encourage them to participate in patriotic activities. For example, give each kid a sheet of paper and ask them to write what they would do if their country needed them.