5 Things You Need For Memorial Day Entertaining

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Since Memorial Day is all about the outdoor BBQ, you don’t need much to throw a fabulous party. The few things you do need like plastic cups, serving trays and other entertaining staples can really make or break the presentation of your beautifully grilled dinner and icy beverages. Make sure you’ve got these five items in check so you can enjoy the day glamorously.

5 BBQ Entertaining Essentials

Silicone Ice Cube Tray
Crate & Barrel Silicone Ice Cube Tray, $8

Jumbo Ice

Silicone trays make the most perfect jumbo ice cubes you'll ever see! Your guests will definitely want these in every drink, so buy several trays so you're all stocked up on the good ice.

Plastic Tumblers
Williams-Sonoma plastic tumblers, $65 for set of 6

Clearly Chic

Invest in some quality plastic tumblers in bright colors. Your guests will love the upgrade from the standard Solo cup!

Ceramic Plates
Pols Potten Hand Painted Ceramic Plates, $61 for set of 4

Pretty Plates

Flimsy paper plates never seem to fit in at a party with delicous food. Make the executive decision to serve everything on ceramic plates and we're 100% sure the food will taste better (and that your guests will offer to do the dishes!).

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abcDNA Hemp Napkins With Neon Piping, $36

Linen Napkins

It may seem extravagant for a barbeque, but you'll be happy you went this route after you see your neighbors chasing stacks of paper napkins in the wind!

Serving tray
Megan Adams Melamine Serving Tray, $50

Family Style

Grab a stack of melamine trays so you can bring the grilled food right to the table and serve the meal family style. 

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