Summer is here and it’s so lovely to begin it celebrating Memorial Day.  A little history on this holiday: dating back to the Civil War, families would come together to visit fallen loved ones at cemeteries and memorials. On these hallowed grounds they would lay out blankets or tablecloths and gather together with friends and family to eat simple delicious dishes that were transportable and easy to eat in your lap. These “picnic” dinners often followed a religious ceremony memorializing those who died while serving in the Armed Forces.

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Today Memorial Day is a federal holiday in which we remember all who have passed while in service for our country. Please join me in honoring our Heroes by putting together your very own picnic for your loved ones.  Here are some of my Perfect Picnic Picks to share with your family.

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Perfect Picnic Picks

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Huntsman Picnic Basket

De rigueur for any hostess planning to picnic is the basket.  There are a million to choose from but I like this option as it offers so many comforts of home displayed in such an elegant way.  I also love the ample storage space for your delectables.

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Blue Plaid Blanket

A colorful, comfortable foundation for your party is necessary and how fabulous is this option?

Whether you choose to entertain at home or tote your party to a park, these classics are always welcome.

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Patriotic Glassware

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Red Gingham Napkins

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Confetti Melamine Dinner Plate Set

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Plastic Flag Containers

These festive containers are handy for so many applications from silverware to florals to flags!

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Carolina Manuf Bandana

This fetching way to display your silverware is simple and the aluminum bin is the perfect way to tote that dirty silverware back home.

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Wooden Beer Caddy

The perfect hostess gift to bring to the party?  This wooden caddy filled with frosty bottles of ice cold ale.

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Festive Wreath

Show your American pride with one of these beautiful patriotic wreaths. They are perfect for decorating for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or simply just to show your American pride!

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Enjoy your weekend but do not forget the courageous servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe!

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