I usually steer clear of talking about anything related to work at NewlyWoodwards, for obvious reasons.
However, I recently put together a spread at work with items from the Gatherings website, that is perfect for Memorial Day, so I felt that it was my duty to share. If you have a picnic coming up on Monday, these are some great treats for patriotic holidays. And, I hope that the red, white and blue set-up will give you some ideas for patriotic decor without spending an arm and a leg.
Pretzel sticks, dipped in white chocolate bark and sprinkles.
And, this is Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie. Please make this. You will love it. It’s truly delicious and quite simple. I rarely make cheesecake, but this is really simple. (I used a ready-made graham cracker crust and used fresh strawberries instead of strawberry jelly.)
And, for something more substantial – Patriotic Pasta (with red tomatoes, white pasta and bleu cheese, along with green onions and a creamy dressing). This is a great side for a potluck.
And, everything in the table decor was taken from my home or office.
The bunting hangs on my fence in the summer, the tin star is usually at home in the guest bedroom, the lanterns were borrowed from the front porch and all the fabric came from my stash. (I was inspired by Michael to wrap the base of the mums in fabric. With the baker’s twine I received from him.)
Hope you have a wonderful, patriotic Memorial Day with friends and family!
(And, in the interest of full-disclosure, I work for the organization that runs Gatherings, the site mentioned above. I wasn’t asked or paid to write this post. I just really enjoy the site – especially the grocery list tool – and have used and liked the recipes.)