Decorate Your Home for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here and it’s time to reflect on those who have served and sacrificed for our country as well as enjoy family and friends at a picnic or party. Do you have your home styled for this patriotic holiday? Here are some ideas to consider:

Display Your Colors with the American Flag
If you are displaying the flag against a wall (vertically or horizontally), the flag’s stars should be at the top, to the observer’s left. If you display your flag, hanging from a pole, the stars should either be at the peak of the staff or furthest from the building. Flags are never to touch the ground.

Red, White and Blue Flowers
One easy way to decorate for Memorial Day is to purchase flowers in red, white and blue hues and place them in pots. You can add festive ribbons or mini flags to these potted plants if you like.

Planted flower beds with an American red, white and blue scheme look great, too. Here is an interesting article about patriotic-colored flower combinations.

Patriot Garlands
Red, white and blue garlands are available in all price ranges and can drape from outside windows or porch rails. Try, Party City or Oriental Trading.

Patio Mats (Rugs)
Your red, white and blue theme could include a festive outdoor patio mat a porch or patio. Here is one source for this type of item.

Inside Decor 
You can have all kinds of fun decorating the inside of your home for Memorial Day. Pillows, mantle displays, table displays can reflect the patriotic colors. Click here to a Huffington Post story about free, printable Memorial Day decorations and favors!

Pinterest Inspiration
Sibcy Cline has a Memorial Day Pinterest Board with patriotic recipes, decor and entertaining ideas.

Have an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. Remember to show your patriotism with red, white and blue!

Downtown Cincinnati Makes Priceline’s Top 50 U.S. Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend


Downtown Cincinnati is going to be a very busy place throughout Memorial Day weekend. There is so much to do that has ranked it among the Top 50 Destinations for this upcoming holiday. (The list is based upon hotel bookings made through the website.)

What’s happening in downtown Cincinnati May 24-27, 2013?

  • Cubs-Reds Ballgame Series (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) The Beach Boys will be appearing at Sunday’s game.
  • Indians-Reds Ballgame (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Taste of Cincinnati – Read more about activities for this festival from a prior blog post here.
  • Washington Park has a Reggae Culture Splash concert on Friday night ($25)

Which cities made the top of the Priceline destination list? 

  1. New York City – Midtown
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Chicago
  4. Paris

See the entire list of destinations here.

What is New with the Taste of Cincinnati Event – May 25-27, 2013


The Taste of Cincinnati, a huge Memorial Day weekend tradition since 1979, will be held this year from May 25-27, 2013 in downtown Cincinnati. There are three new experiences to enjoy this year when attending this major foodie event:

Dining Area Seating

  • Tasters will enjoy a more intimate dining area with seating
  • Area chefs (from 20 Brix, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Daveed’s, Orchid’s, The Palace, Tano’s and Graeter’s) will be at this site for three-hour time periods each day
  • Enjoy free food samples and cooking demos

Beer Garden
A Christian Moerlein Beer Garden will be erected on Fountain Square. Taste some samples and learn about crafting beer.

Food Truck Alley
Along North Broadway (off Fifth Street) some popular area food trucks will have their food samples

Use the Taste of Cincinnati App
The Taste of Cincinnati has an iphone app as well as a droid app so you can look easily strategize and find your favorite  restaurants, food and entertainment!