5 Creative Ideas For Your Memorial Day Event

5 Creative Ideas For Your Memorial Day Event

Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to stop and recognize our fallen heroes, while spending some quality time with friends and family. For many businesses, the holiday also provides an opportunity to spread brand awareness at community gatherings. If you're thinking of hosting a local event this year, consider the following creative Memorial Day party ideas.

  1. Host a southern-style barbecue. If you live in the southern United States, this idea is a given. If you live elsewhere, however, you may not have given it much thought. Instead of serving up hamburgers and hot dogs, replicate a traditional southern-style cookout by treating your guests to some pulled pork, ribs or brisket. You may even be able to partner with a non-competing barbecue restaurant in your community.

  2. Provide personalized Memorial Day party favors. Whether you're hosting a barbecue, music festival or casual get-together with key clients, you should consider investing in branded promotional party favors, such as party cups, koozies, water bottles or candy. Personalized sunscreen and hand sanitizer are also great options for connecting with guests. If you're looking to build goodwill with important clients, consider offering custom wine gifts, golf accessories or barbecue sets.

  3. Organize a craft beer tasting. Consider working with a non-competing local micro-brewery to organize an event that will attract craft beer enthusiasts. You can draw a lot of guests by showcasing a selection of fruit beers, summer brews, or session ales. Even if your business has nothing to do with craft beer, you can still leverage the occasion to connect with potential customers by offering branded craft beer glasses that showcase your company's logo.

  4. Set up a hot dog bar. Many businesses shy away from hosting holiday events, because they worry about the cost. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a fortune on catering to throw a successful Memorial Day event. Simply grill up some quality hot dogs and provide a comprehensive array of toppings. A creative hot dog bar is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to fuel engagement and please picky palates.

  5. Serve fruit-filled ice cubes. In most regions, Memorial Day weekend involves hot temperatures. It's a good bet that your guests will be looking for ways to cool off at your event. You can raise eyebrows by combining fresh fruit and ordinary ice cubes for beverages. Be sure to add a nice assortment of options, including raspberries, strawberries, cherries, limes, lemons and watermelon.

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