Plan the perfect picnic with these Memorial Day Picnic Essentials! Your party will be a beautiful patriotic affair! 

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With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s about time to get ready for a great Memorial Day picnic.

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Here are a few Memorial Day Picnic Essentials that would make for a great party:

Daisy Lids for Mason Jars – I mean, how cute are these? Plus they help keep the bugs out of your drinks! (You might have seen these in my mango coconut water smoothie.)

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Mason Jars, of course! These pint-sized ones would be perfect for beverages. (They’d also be great for a Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad.)

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And I know I’m completely predictable, but how ’bout some fun patriotic straws to go with the mason jars and lids?

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I’ve been really into galvanized trays, drink dispensers, etc. lately. I think they are a great rustic balance to all the bright red, white and blue. Love this simple tray – it could be used for serving appetizers, drinks, or anything! There are some great fancier tiered trays too, but this one is super functional.

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This bunting is such a classic look – if you have a deck or porch, this would look great on it. Can’t go wrong.

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These paper fans are so cute too – I’m picturing them hung in trees to continue the patriotic theme throughout the yard.

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Another bunting idea – this burlap version is very fun and continues the rustic look that you started when you broke out that galvanized tray.

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What is a party without cupcakes? I love this liner and pick set from Wilton.

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But you also can’t go wrong with these flag cupcake picks – they’d be great for appetizers too.

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And what is a cupcake without sprinkles? (That makes me think of If You Give a Cat a Cupcake…)

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These. Because, why not.

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