All you want is a good dose of vitamin sea on Memorial Day weekend! Looking for a fantastic Memorial Day BBQ idea that will make your celebration unforgettable? Look no further! Since we couldn’t go to the beach, we decided to bring the beach vibes home. We hosted a chic red, white and blue nautical dinner party at home. With some Twinspiration, there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself while social distancing and staying at home. We are excited to share our Memorial Day BBQ idea with you.
Memorial Day BBQ Idea: Create a Red, White and Blue Tablescape with Beach Accents
Resting beach face. Our Memorial Day BBQ idea begins with a beach theme. Elevating the dining experience at home doesn’t have to be a daunting task or break the bank. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather on our side, so we set up a stunning red, white, and blue tablescape outside, creating an inviting atmosphere that embodied the spirit of Memorial Day. We layered blue melamine plates over a charming red and white gingham table throw, adding a delightful touch of beachside charm to our setup. The result was a visually striking display that set the stage for a truly memorable Memorial Day BBQ idea.
Shell-yeah. Now, let’s talk about the centerpiece that stole the show. We got creative by utilizing a collection of beautiful sea shells and a charming candle, crafting a focal point that effortlessly transported us to the seashore. Not stopping there, we scattered additional sea shells and starfish on the table, allowing our guests to feel immersed in the coastal ambiance we had meticulously curated.
It’s clawsome. To infuse our table setting with an extra touch of coastal charm, we went the extra mile and incorporated eye-catching crab place card holders. These adorable crustacean-inspired holders not only served a practical purpose but also added a whimsical and playful beach element to our dining experience. We used our Cricut Joy to craft personalized place cards that perfectly complemented the beach theme. The combination of the crab place card holders and the meticulously crafted place cards added an extra layer of creativity and thoughtfulness to our Memorial Day BBQ.
Memorial Day BBQ Idea: Serve the Perfect Wine Pairing with Jordan Chardonnay
Chardon-yay. No Memorial Day BBQ is truly complete without the perfect wine pairing to elevate the culinary experience. We carefully selected a bottle of exquisite Jordan Chardonnay to accompany our delectable feast.
You’re the wine that I want. This crisp and refreshing white wine proved to be an impeccable choice, accentuating the flavors of our meal while adding a touch of sophistication and elegance to our Memorial Day BBQ. You can also purchase Jordan on Wine.com.
Memorial Day BBQ Idea: Start with a Scrumptious Spinach Salad
We beleaf in you. Now, let’s dive into the culinary delights that awaited our guests. We kicked off our meal with a refreshing and vibrant spinach salad that was an absolute crowd-pleaser. Picture this: a generous bed of fresh spinach adorned with juicy pears, crunchy walnuts, tangy dried cranberries, creamy goat cheese, and a mouthwatering homemade dressing.
This delightful salad was not only bursting with flavors but also incredibly easy to whip up. And the best part? Any leftovers could be savored the next day, allowing us to savor the flavors of our Memorial Day BBQ beyond the festivities themselves.
Memorial Day BBQ Idea: Serve Delicious Crab Cake Burgers
Crab-tivating. When it was time for the main event, we couldn’t resist serving our guests mouthwatering crab cake burgers with a kick of spicy aioli. These delectable patties were nothing short of heavenly, offering a delightful blend of flavors and textures that left everyone craving for more.
I’ve got my fries on you. Of course, no burger is complete without its trusted sidekick, and for our Memorial Day BBQ, we paired the crab cake burgers with irresistibly crispy baked fries. This winning combination elevated the meal to new heights.
Oh crab. Now, here’s a time-saving tip: while you can certainly make the crab cake patties from scratch, we opted for uncooked, pre-made patties from Freshdirect. This little hack allowed us to save precious time without compromising on taste. After pan-frying the patties for a tantalizing golden crust, we finished them off in the oven for an additional 5 minutes, resulting in a perfect combination of crispiness and tenderness.
Memorial Day BBQ Idea: End with a Triple Berry Crumble
We concluded our meal with a tantalizing berry special crumble. Bursting with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, this dessert took taste buds on a fruity rollercoaster. The warm and juicy berries, nestled beneath a golden-brown, buttery crumble topping, created a delightful symphony of sweet and tart sensations.
I can sea clearly now. This Memorial Day BBQ idea was pure coastal magic. Of course, you can also add a whimsical beach twist to future celebrations. So, dive into the possibilities! Whether it’s July 4th, Labor Day, or any sunny summer day, infuse your gatherings with seaside wonders. Embrace the flavors, the laughter, and the carefree vibes that transport you to sandy shores. You can also shop this Memorial Day BBQ idea in our Amazon store.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.Robert Charles Winthrop
That’s such a well-arranged table. If I was anywhere in your vicinity, I would have loved to try your service
Wow! I love the table presentation you’ve done here and the food looks so yummy and delicious. Such a great day to remember and honor our brave fallen heroes.
Definitely conducive for eating. I would love to dine there. I’m sure it will be fun.
Oooh this looks fun and all that food looks totally delish!
Super love how vibrant and simple your setup is!!! Happy memorial day…
Looks like you had a fabulous dinner! My husband also loves a good chardonnay so I want to find this wine for him to try!
Great menu and decorations! My family loves crab cakes–we wish we could eat them all the time! Plus they are quick and easy to make.
Wow..it is much amazing..loved the view of place..and the decoration and menu really looks awesome..
what a wonderful setup for memorial day! There are great frozen foods… not everything needs to be from scratch?
Everything looks so pretty and well decorated. This is such a great way to celebrate memorial day.
This is some quarantine home celebration goals! Absolutely loved the table arrangement!
Looks like it was a beautiful Memorial Day out there. I would love it. The crab cakes sound so delicious. I know I would love it.
Wow I love the table set up and home celebration sounds awesome ideas during quarantine Happy Memorial Day.
Wow, what a great idea to celebrate Memorial Day, I love this and even the setup
That’s a very nice memorial table setup, simple and really nice.
All the food looked so yummy. Made my mouth water and wish I was going to a BBQ this MDW.