Memorial Day is a special day. A day set aside to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty, protecting our country; it is a great day to be with friends and family. Many businesses are closed on Memorial Day and red,white and blue are worn proudly. No loss has been in vain, we remember especially on Memorial Day the weight of sacrifice many people gave for their countries. On the same token, it is a great day to celebrate the freedom we do have as Americans! We think it’s a great day to open your doors, invite over friends, family and neighbors and celebrate freedom in an uplifting way!
With life so busy, it’s hard to find the energy to plan a get-together, but we have 3 simple ways for you to plan your Memorial Day party. Just think: Freedom, Food and Fun!
- FREEDOM. This is most important when planning your party. We have so much freedom as Americans, it’s a great day to bring out all things Red, White and Blue! American flags (or Texas flags!), red and white bandanas for placemats, red, white and blue balloons at the front door. Traditional flag decor is festive. Think freedom first! It’s the point of the day.
- FOOD. Food is often the most important element of the party. This does not have to mean you cook all day to make this happen. In fact, let us simplify it for you with these 4 words: Scorchin’ Hot Texas Tub! This tub will satisfy many bellies with very little preparation from you! Perfect!
The Scorchin’ Hot Texas Tub includes:
- Authentic Texas Tortilla Chips (6 oz.)*
- Salsa Ranchera (8 oz.)*
- Texas Firecrackers (baked snack crackers with a spicy kick! (1.5 oz.)
- Boot Stompin’ Peanuts (3 oz. in shells)
- Cowboy Snack Mix (2 oz.)
- Padre’s Popcorn (2 oz.)
- Texas Sized Cinnamon Jelly Beans in Texas Shaped Box (4.5 oz.)
- El Paco Seasoned Tortilla Chips (2.5 oz.)
- Butter Shortbread Cookies (2/pkg)
- Wild West Peanut Brittle (6 oz.)
- Texas Flag Pralines (2 – 1 oz. chewy pralines in a Texas Flag box)
- Armadillo Eggs (12 oz. cherry sours)
- Beverage Napkin and Plate
3. FUN. Don’t forget the fun! Grab a bunch of small American flags, red, white and blue streamers, confetti, and a willing crowd and have a Memorial Day parade. If you’re feeling extra proud, take your parade up and down your neighborhood streets singing “America, the Beautiful.” Why save all the neighborhood singing for Christmas carolers? If you’re not feeling so bold, your backyard or a parade through the house can be just as fun!
We salute our fallen soldiers this upcoming Memorial Day and offer many thanks to the families that carry their honorable legacy.