Tips For Planning Your Outdoor Memorial Day Party! @DollarTree #Ad

*Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Dollar Tree. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


    Around our home, Memorial Day weekend is a special time because it signals the beginning of the Summer.  More importantly, however, it is the day for remembering the men and women who died serving in the Armed Forces for the United States.  My brother and husband both served in the Army and my Sister in Law is currently serving proudly in the Navy and we are very serious about commemorating our fallen soldiers.

    Most people like to hold family gatherings and barbeques on Memorial Day because it is a long holiday weekend and many are off from work.  Dollar Tree has everything that you need to plan and host your Memorial day gatherings.  They have a full selection of themed patriotic holiday supplies to put all of your guests into the holiday spirit.  The best part is that everything they offer is just $1!  That price is definitely music to my ears because I love saving as much money as possible when I plan events while making sure that everyone at my party has a great time.


    Here are some of my tips for planning the perfect Memorial Day Outdoor Party:

  • Choose a theme for your party decorations.  Since Memorial Day is about remembering fallen veterans, a theme featuring the American Flag is perfect for an outdoor event.
  • Since the party is outdoors, it is important to have the perfect lighting even when the sun goes down in the evening.  Installing some solar garden lights with stakes around your yard will ensure the perfect lighting that won’t put a dent in your utility bill.
  • Using paper plates, plastic cups and cutlery are more convenient when hosting an outdoor party because guests like to be able to eat and munch whenever they want to and simply dispose of everything afterwards.  This will also help you from having to clean a mountain of dishes after your party!
  • It’s important to keep the kids entertained during outdoor parties.  Having activities planned for them to engage in makes for a great time.  Some fun kids’ games to enjoy outdoors include backyard water games, Badminton, Hopscotch, and racing games.
  • Being able to spend time and talk to your guests is the highlight of having an outdoor party so make sure that there are plenty of snacks that everyone can enjoy while engaging in some great conversation.

    Spending time with your friends and loved ones on Memorial Day weekend can signal the beginning of a wonderful summer season.  Dollar Tree has everything that you will need and is the largest single price point retailer searching the world for the stuff you want. It all sells for $1 or less!  With prices and a selection like that, the possibilities for your Memorial Day party are endless!

Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite way to spend Memorial Day outdoors with your family and friends?

Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Dollar Tree. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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  1. Robin Rue says

    We usually have a little cookout for Memorial Day. Nothing major, but we do like to mark the unofficial beginning of summer in some way!

  2. So many great festive items for so little! No better way to kick off the summer 🙂

  3. Using the solar lights is a great tip! I hadn’t thought of that before. They’re so cute and this would definitely make walking around easier.

  4. I was in Dollar Tree this evening, eyeing the graduation items!

  5. GrandmaBonnie A says

    We will take the grandchildren to shop at the dollar tree to prepare for our Memorial day party. I am giving them each five dollars to spend and they will learn how to handle and count money. The best part is I won’t go broke!

  6. I love Dollar Tree and am there at least once a week. I can really make my dollar go far!

  7. Oh wow it’s already Memorial day soon? My how time flies. We call it Remembrance here in Canada and it’s on the 26th of May. We don’t have any plans. Hopefully it is nice and warm enough for us to head over to Mont Royal!

  8. Alexandra Elizabeth says

    I can’t believe how fast memorial day is approaching – where did the time go? it means we’re closer to consistently warmer weather and that makes me happy! I usually crash a memorial day party with the kiddo – but these are great options. Once I move out of my small apartment and have a yard I can’t wait to throw parties and decorate everything!

  9. kristimaloney says

    Great tips for a Memorial Day party! Disposable plates, cups and cutlery are a must, as well as the patriotic decorations and I know Dollar Tree is fully stocked with both. You can’t beat the prices at the Dollar Tree.

  10. Helene Bludman says

    Great ideas! I always try to make Memorial Day festive with red, white and blue plates and decorations. I can almost always find great items at Dollar Tree!

  11. Touristmeetstraveler says

    These are really nice ideas, they’ll help with my Memorial Day party this year!

  12. Thrill of the Chases says

    Dollar tree is often our go-to spot for party decorating. I will have to check out what is available at our local store. We always try to celebrate with red, white and blue – anything left over is perfect for the 4th of July! – Alice Chase

  13. Great ideas! We always have a family cookout for Memorial Day. I will be stopping by Dollar Tree for the decorations this year.

  14. We ususally hang around at home instead of traveling but we always grill out and try to have some family time. Maybe see a movie or go out for lunch too on one of the weekend days.

  15. We usually go to family cookouts for Memorial Day. Thanks for the great ideas!

  16. Nice tips. I like outdoor parties best. Dollar Tree has great products.

  17. Outdoor parties are the greatest. It sucks this weather is giving us a fight. I doubt we are barbecuing this year.

  18. Jennifer Williams says

    We are not hosting the party this year though we will still be decorating for Memorial Day. I love Dollar Tree, I can find all kinds of things to decorate or to do crafts with – my youngest loves their toys.

  19. Dollar Tree always has such great products for decorating for any event. I always check there first!

  20. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I really like those food tents. That would make a world of difference here, plus they’re cute.

  21. TheNewClassy says

    Dollar Tree has the coolest stuff for so cheap! Those food tents would come in really handy!

  22. Veronica Solomon says

    Oh yes Memorial Day is coming up real soon!! I need to check out the goodies at dollar tree. When my kids were little we would go to dollar tree for pool floated and all the fun stuff for a day at the community swimming pool. Fun times!

  23. mail4rosey says

    I love any chance to get patriotic. These are all cute ideas. 🙂

  24. Oh my gosh, How did I forget about Memorial Day coming up so fast? TOMORROW is MAY!!! This past month slipped by and I guess I didn’t realize it. We usually enjoy a BBQ with family and friends to celebrate.

  25. Amanda Her says

    Dollar Tree is definitely one of the first spots I go to looking for holiday decor. They usually have a great selection, and you can’t beat the price!

  26. Dollar Tree is so affordable. It is definitely a great place to shop for outdoor parties

  27. Amanda Smith says

    Great tips and I love Dollar Tree for our party stuff!! Keeps our party on a budget!

  28. Wow, thanks for these awesome and great tips! Perfect!

  29. Lean Lacaba says

    Since we don’t have memorial day here, I’m saving this for other cool parties!

  30. Meagan Bailiff says

    i just like cooking out and swimming, we sometimes go to the lake.

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