15 Memorial Day Decorations Perfect for a Patriotic Barbecue

Bonus: They work for July 4th, too.

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Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and if you plan to host a cookout, you're going to need some patriotic decorations. As a bonus, all of these picks can double as 4th of July decorations, so you can reuse them at your next summer gathering, too. Plus, some of these decorations, like wreaths and bunting, can stay up all summer long.

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Red White & Blue Tassel Garland
SoireeLove etsy.com
$42.00
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You can't go wrong with a simple paper tassel garland in a patriotic scheme, especially when you pair it with other star-spangled accessories. 

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Hanging Stars
amazon.com
$4.38
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These hanging paper stars in red, blue, and silver can easily work as a wall decoration or be hung on a door or even in a doorway. 

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Patriotic Hanging Paper Fans
amazon.com
$14.99
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This set of paper fans in a variety of patterns look great clustered together, but you can hang them up any way you'd like. 

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Red White & Blue Bunting
grandinroad.com
$49.00
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A simple, straightforward bunting looks patriotic on your porch, and you can totally leave it up all summer. 

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USA Balloon Banner
SoireeLove etsy.com
$21.00
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These silver foil letter balloons spell out USA, and you can also order them in gold or rose gold, too.

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Star Spangled Balloons
girlygifts07 etsy.com
$4.50
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If letter balloons aren't your thing, or you want more balloons in the mix, these simple, star-patterned red, clear, and blue balloons should do the trick. 

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Red White & Blue Star String Lights
amazon.com
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Shimmering colored string lights add some patriotic ambience as your barbecue goes from day to night. 

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Red & White Striped Table Runner
CaysonDecor etsy.com
$13.99
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No patriotic tablescape or barbecue spread is complete without an on-theme table runner, like this red and white striped option.

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Biodegradable Star Straws
amazon.com
$15.00
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Not only are these straws perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July barbecues, they're also biodegradable and much more environmentally-friendly than your standard plastic ones. 

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Gold Star Paper Plates
PostboxParty etsy.com
$8.44
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Instead of the flag-patterned plates, go for gold with these metallic star plates that will look amazing with the rest of your decorations. 

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Memorial Day Cupcake Toppers
StacyMadeDesigns etsy.com
$12.00
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If you're serving cupcakes or other decoration-worthy sweet treats, try these red, white, and blue star cupcake toppers. 

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American Flag Napkin Rings
NapkinKnot etsy.com
$9.99
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Wrap up plastic utensils and napkins with this American flag napkin ring. Of course, you'll need some matching cutlery to go with it, too (you can score a pack of 240—80 each—forks, knives, and spoons on Amazon for $17.99)

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Red White & Blue Koozies
amazon.com
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Sodas and beers will stay cooler (and your hands drier) even on especially sunny barbecue days with these patriotic neoprene koozies. 

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USA Yard Letters
Fun Express amazon.com
$17.99
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If you like decorating your lawn, these flag-themed USA letters will add a little patriotic flair.  

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Patriotic Front Door Wreath
amazon.com
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And last but not least, a beautiful wreath made with red, white, and blue wood curls (though they look like real flowers!).

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