Weâ€™re all about traditions here at Hickory Farms. After all, weâ€™ve been an American tradition for over half a century!Â But we also love taking traditions and adding fresh flairs to personalize them and make them even more special. So when honoring troops with family and friends this Memorial Day, why not skip the same-old routine, and try to spice it up?
A Memorial Day cookout doesnâ€™t have to be the same every year, instead of the regular routes, try one of these creative alternatives.
Instead of only relying on flags and red, white and blue dĂ©corâ€¦
Incorporate foods and dishes in your Memorial Day menu that show your patriotism. You can also honor a soldier currently overseas by serving up his or her favorite foods.Â
Instead of sticking to only hamburgers and hotdogsâ€¦
Try throwing unique foods on the grill like salad and fruit. This grilled apple salad from Southern Living looks delicious. And in case you missed it, we recently wrote a post on yummy grilled fruit desserts â€“ be sure to check it out!
Instead of an ordinary coolerâ€¦
Try serving drinks in an unexpected way. We love this creative DIY watermelon cocktail keg idea!
Instead of your typical food spreadâ€¦
Create a build-your-own station! It could be a build-your-own drink or build-your-own dessert bar. We love the idea we came across on Design Indulgences for creating a build-your-own fruit pizza bar! Itâ€™s a wonderful way to make food more fun for friends, family, and guests.
How do you plan to spice up your Memorial Day cookout? Share your favorite tips, tricks, and ideas in a comment or on our Facebook page.