gather at home :: backyard memorial day

This Memorial Day Weekend most of us with be nestled at home, tending to our gardens, just being with our families, and not venturing out too much, which means it’s a great time to elevate our smoked ribs, bbq, and ice cream!

One of the simplest ways to make an ordinary dinner feel like a party is by dressing your table in a plain white table cloth and using linen napkins. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it just gives that feeling of polish instantly!

Photos by Katie Parra for Valley & Company Events and Pottery Barn

Use what you have at home to set the stage: freshly cut flowers from your yard (or the grocery store), a game of horseshoes, and greenery sprigs on each table work perfectly!

Serve up ice cream sandwiches on silver trays to bring in that bit of nostalgia!

How will you be spending Memorial Day weekend? Have a safe one!