Just in time for the most patriotic season of the year, families across America are getting out their American flags and other red, white and blue decorations. The celebrations start with Memorial Day, and are followed closely by Flag Day, Independence Day, and Patriot Day on 9/11. Of course, no one needs an excuse to proudly display their American flag decorations. In small towns with historic and Victorian houses, it is not uncommon to see flags lining walkways and hung from porch columns all year ‘round.
If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up the exterior of your home this spring, why not consider pleated fan flags across your porch railing. Or consider hanging American flag banners around a gazebo or decorative fence. Pair these patriotic decorations with red, white and blue flowers in your garden, and your home will be ready for an all-American style barbecue by Memorial Day.
Looking ahead to the Fourth of July, consider stocking up on extra American flag banners, table covers and streamers, as well as stick flags, sparklers and centerpieces with a red, white and blue patriotic theme. These can also be used later on to decorate your children’s bikes if your town has an Independence Day Parade.
No holiday cook-out would be complete without a patriotic dessert. Why not try a simple sheet cake, iced with whipped topping and decorated with stripes made of strawberries and stars made of blueberries? This American flag cake is always a hit, especially when it is decorated with sparklers!