Memorial Day Inspiration: Featuring the Charlotte Collection

Memorial Day Inspiration: Featuring the Charlotte Collection

By CG Hunter

Creating a memorable Memorial Day table and celebration involves a mix of patriotic elements, delicious food, and a fun, festive atmosphere. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Table Setting Ideas

Patriotic Color Scheme:

  • Use a red, white, and blue color scheme. A classic white tablecloth can be the base, with red and blue accents through napkins, plates, and centerpieces.


  • Flag Centerpiece: Place small American flags in CG Hunter’s Pitcher or Vase and Fill with stones or pebbles for stability. 
  • Floral Arrangements: Red, white, and blue flowers such as roses, daisies, and cornflowers are arranged around the flag decoration.
  • Lanterns and Candles: Red, white, and blue candles or lanterns can add a warm glow to your evening celebration. Try our new Black Candlesticks with blue and red bows for an elevated look.


  • Use CG Hunter’s new Charlotte Collection and add festive ribbon and decor pieces to create your red, white, and blue aesthetic. You can find disposable options with patriotic designs or use solid-colored items in red, white, and blue.
  • Consider using bandanas as napkins for a rustic touch.

Place Cards:

  • Create patriotic place cards using small American flags or stars cut out of red, white, and blue cardstock.

Table Runner:

  • A table runner with stars and stripes or a simple burlap runner for a more rustic feel.

Decoration Ideas

Flags and Banners:

  • Hang American flags, bunting, and banners around the celebration area.
  • Create a backdrop with a large flag or a wall of mini flags for a photo booth.


  • String red, white, and blue fairy lights around your backyard or patio.
  • Use solar-powered lanterns or LED lights to keep the celebration eco-friendly.

Patriotic Balloons:

  • Create balloon bouquets with red, white, and blue balloons.
  • Use star-shaped balloons for added flair.

Food and Drink Ideas

Barbecue Favorites:

  • Grill classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs. Offer a variety of sides like coleslaw, potato salad, and corn on the cob.
  • Create a burger bar with various toppings such as cheeses, pickles, onions, lettuce, and sauces.

Patriotic Desserts:

  • Bake a flag cake with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.
  • Serve red, white, and blue cupcakes or cookies.
  • Make a trifle or parfait with layers of strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.

Refreshing Drinks:

  • Offer lemonade, iced tea, and fruit-infused water.
  • Create a signature cocktail with red, white, and blue layers, such as a layered berry punch or a frozen margarita with blue curaçao.

Snack Station:

  • Set up a popcorn bar with various toppings and seasonings.
  • Offer a mix of red, white, and blue candies, pretzels, and trail mix.

Activities and Entertainment


  • Organize classic lawn games like cornhole, horseshoes, and sack races.
  • Have a water balloon toss or a patriotic scavenger hunt for kids.

Photo Booth:

  • Set up a photo booth with patriotic props like hats, glasses, and signs.
  • Use a backdrop with stars and stripes or a themed banner.

Final Touches

Party Favors:

  • Send guests home with small tokens like mini flags, sparklers, or red, white, and blue candy bags.
  • Create a DIY craft station for kids to make their own patriotic souvenirs.

By combining these elements your Memorial Day celebrations will create an amazing celebratory atmosphere. Utilizing the Charlotte Collection, an array of entertaining essentials, you can blend style and functionality with patriotic flair. This collection features elegantly designed tableware, including plates, cups, and utensils in vibrant red, white, and blue hues, perfectly capturing the spirit of the holiday. Centerpieces and decorative items such as star-spangled lanterns, flag-themed table runners, and festive floral arrangements bring a touch of sophistication and festivity to any gathering. Additionally, the New Charlotte collection includes practical outdoor essentials like versatile serving trays and durable wooden boards, ensuring your Memorial Day event is as seamless as it is stylish. With CG Hunter’s New Charlotte collection, hosting a memorable and visually captivating Memorial Day celebration has never been easier.

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