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May 26

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A Patriotic Party

Another epic Bertone bash… we kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a patriotic party and 70+ friends celebrating with us.  I hope you enjoy our Patriot’s Palooza party decorations and food, and also get some ideas for your 4th of July party.


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Planning a party of this magnitude took quite a long time, and I ran out of time to make some of the finishing touches like banners.  That being said, I still used a lot of patriotic decorations.  I also included the DIY Patriotic Hero Mason Jar and made some Freedom Drops.


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Firecracker cupcakes were the centerpiece.


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We also had Firecracker Twizzlers.


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The beverage station was decked out in red, white, and blue.


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The Great American Wine Company is supporting the USO with proceeds from this special wine. (You must be 21 or over to enter their website).


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The fallen soldier tribute was part of our patriotic decorations.


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Patriotic bunting greeted our guests at the front door.


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We also had a Missing Man Table to honor our missing and fallen POW/MIA’s.


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We encouraged our guests to show up empty handed and instead make a donation to our favorite military charity – the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.


We also celebrated online with a Patriot’s Palooza Linky Party and Patriot’s Palooza Pinterest Board.


Happy Memorial Day to all of our Veterans and their families and God Bless America.


Love, hugs, and proud to be an American.




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  1. Cindy Eikenberg

    Holly, everything for the party looks amazing and I just know that all of your guests must have had the best time! Love every one of your ideas – thank you for sharing with us. Have a great day!! xo

    1. Holly

      Hi Cindy – I hope you can make it in person to our party next year! Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

  2. Lisa

    Wow! Everything looks fabulous! I love those blue polka dot straws!

    1. Holly

      Hi Lisa – Thanks so much! I think I picked them up at Michaels. Hugs, Holly

  3. lisa@hooplapalooza

    WOW! just beautiful Holly!!! :>D Happy Memorial Day!

    1. Holly

      Hi Lisa – Thanks so much and thank you for joining us! Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

  4. Lisa | A Merry Mom

    Looks like a wonderful party. So festive, but also so thoughtful to include the missing man table, fallen soldier tribute, and donations to the military charity. Sounds like the perfect observance of Memorial Day!

    1. Holly

      Hi Lisa – Too many people forget about the real meaning and just focus on the burgers and fun. We tried to do both. Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

  5. Allie

    Love all your decorations! Just love them! Tried inviting you to my Patriotic Pinterest Board but since you don’t follow me it won’t let me invite you. I follow you though :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Allie – So sorry I’m following you now – thought I had been! Can’t wait to pin with you! Hugs, Holly

  6. Jenn @TheRebelChick

    I love everything you included in your party! I am pinning so that I can use some of your great ideas for our Fourth of July party!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jenn – How wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Holly

  7. Diane Roark

    I love everything Red, White, & Blue. I just featured this post at:

    Thanks for linking up with Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.

    Diane Roark

  8. Kimberlee

    Very nice – love the firecracker cupcakes. I like the wine labels on the wine bottles, too. Everything looks great!

  9. Kristina & Millie

    Looks like a super fun party Holly :) You are probably the party queen for sure! You always have all the details covered! I love all the red, white and blue and the care you put into the Missing Man Table.

    1. Holly

      Hi K&M – Thank you for your kind words and I do hope you can make it to DC to join us in person next year! Hugs, Holly

  10. Amy McLean

    This makes me want to say the Pledge of Allegiance :) VERY NICE Love the boot and flag display

    1. Holly

      Hi Amy – Thank you for your sweet comments. I love being patriotic! Hugs, Holly

  11. Meghan Gray

    Wow! That’s some Star Spangled Glory right there! The wine is a particularly nice touch, in my opinion.

    Stopping by from the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday Hop… and I did love it! Thanks!

    1. Holly

      Hi Meghan – Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Holly

  12. Dorky Mama

    There are so many cute things in this post! Although I am patriotic and a military wife too lol I should like patriotic themed things more than I do, but there are certainly a few ideas here that I will be using for our 4th of July. I just love the straws! Have a great weekend :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Dorky Mama – Thank you so much for visiting and sharing and hopefully you can get some ideas for the 4th. Hugs, Holly

  13. Jodee Weiland

    Looks like you are ready to party! Love your ideas and will definitely be using a few of them…thanks for sharing!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jodee – Just in time to prepare for the 4th! Hugs, Holly

  14. All Grown Up Parties

    How cute! Looks like you had a lot of details and food items. These would be fun for Fourth of July. I don’t normally do anything, but it would be fun to plan for!!

    1. Holly

      Thanks so much for visiting! Come back again soon. Hugs, Holly

  15. Sue

    Like another reader I too adore the polka dot straws. It looks like such a fun party theme.

    1. Holly

      Hi Sue – I think I picked them up at Michaels. They do look cute together. Hugs, Holly

  16. Joyce

    Lovely party! And your photos are so fantastic that I feel like I’m sitting right there, ready to snatch a firecracker Twizzler and join the fun!

    1. Holly

      Hi Joyce – What’s stopping you… reach through the computer and grab one! You won’t be the first one, trust me! Hugs, Holly

  17. Bobbi

    Wow, you went all out! Bet your house was awesome to party at! And how sweet to think of soldiers…that’s what it’s all about. My son is a vet, served in Irag 3x. So it’s much appreciated from me.

    Thanks for sharing all these cool ideas too!!

    1. Holly

      Hi Bobbi – We really did try and ensure that the true meaning of Memorial Day was all over the party. Please thank your son from us for his service. Hugs, Holly

  18. Laura

    I love the party. I have been so in to bringing some patriotism into my home. I posted this week about a patriotic craft I did with my one of my best friends. So fun!

    1. Holly

      Hi Laura – Oh how wonderful! I hope you are enjoying preparations for the 4th of July. Hugs, Holly

  19. ARod

    wow 70 ppl what a fabulous party i especially like your fallen solider display very touching

    1. Holly

      Hi ARod – It was quite an event! Hugs, Holly

  20. Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

    So pretty and festive! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Holly

      Hi Kathryn – You are too kind, thank you so much for the feature! Hugs, Holly

  21. Pauline Molinari

    Fabulous ideas! Thanks for adding this to the Monday Funday Party!

    1. Holly

      Hi Pauline – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  22. Jayne

    Everything looks so festive! I think I’m like everyone else and love the straws! You can always put the banner up for the 4th! Now I’m excited about decorating for the 4th! Getting started as of now!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jayne – Something so simple as a fun print on the straws, really makes it, eh? Happy getting ready for the 4th! Hugs, Holly

  23. Adrienne

    I love your patriotic partyscape! Very festive, with great touching details. Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. Tiful link party. Pinning :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Adrienne – Thank you for your kind words and thank you for pinning! Hugs, Holly

  24. Kathy

    Wow, this is fantastic Holly – love it! I do appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    1. Holly

      Thanks so much Kathy! Hugs, Holly

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