MAY 25 2022

Tips for Your Memorial Day Barbecue


If there is one day to enjoy outdoor living and dining, it’s Memorial Day. Although it’s serious in origin, and certainly still the time to remember fallen soldiers, it has also become a time of national celebration as the beginning of summer. And what better way to celebrate summer than with an outdoor barbecue? Whatever your barbecue preference—hot dogs, brats, burgers, chicken, ribs, veggies, even brisket—there is no better place to enjoy your meal than on your Highwood USA furniture.

If there is one day to enjoy outdoor living and dining, it’s Memorial Day. Although it’s serious in origin, and certainly still the time to remember fallen soldiers, it has also become a time of national celebration as the beginning of summer. And what better way to celebrate summer than with an outdoor barbecue? Whatever your barbecue preference—hot dogs, brats, burgers, chicken, ribs, veggies, even brisket—there is no better place to enjoy your meal than on your Highwood USA furniture.

 

If you need seats for the whole clan, there is nothing like our National Picnic Table. It’s perfect for “family”-style dining where plates of barbecue, coleslaw, potato salad, are the order of the day. Built to last and four-season strong, it’s just like having your own private park in your backyard.



If you seek a bit more comfort and flexibility at your table, consider one of our Weatherly, Adirondack Hamilton, or Lehigh dining sets. Each set includes six comfortable armchairs, and a 42” by 84” table complete with umbrella hole.

 

Whether you choose a picnic table or dining set, this isn’t no time to spare the imagination. Instead, Memorial Day is the time to bring out your creative side with pops of red, white, and blue. Try a patriotic runner; red, white and blue table mats, napkins, plastic cups, plates and silverware; or a centerpiece of flag-hued flowers.

Firegazing

If sitting around the firepit is more your holiday style, check out the Classic Westport Adirondack Fireside Set. With an abundance of seating—including six Classic Westport Adirondack Chairs, three Classic Westport Side Tables, and three Folding Ottomans, everyone will have a place to set their drinks and plates to talk about their coming summer plans while enjoying the glow. Then, as the fire dies down, bring out the chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, because no holiday celebration is complete without s’mores.


Happy Hour

Perhaps you’re celebrating Memorial Day with a Happy Hour on your balcony. You might serve a signature Memorial Day drink, such as blueberry lemonade with a shot of your choice. Or stay with the basics, like a decorated water pitcher and fresh slices of cucumber, orange, or a handful of berries. Your guests will raise their glasses to your creativity!

 

As for the setting, you and your guests will appreciate our Lehigh Bar Height Balcony Sets, with three or six pieces. The Lehigh 3 Piece Bar Height Balcony Set is elegantly designed for small spaces and looks perfect against a wall or railing. It includes a Leigh Bar Height Balcony Table, 41” tall, and two Lehigh Bar Height Stools, and it can be expanded with additional pieces should you have more room in the future. The Lehigh 6 Piece Bar Height Balcony Set includes twice the number of pieces. Enjoy the flexibility! Depending on the size and configuration of your space, you can place the tables end to end if you have a long balcony railing or place them together so that guests can face each other. Whatever your arrangement, you’ll have a Memorial Day cocktail party to remember.



A Modern Twist

Finally, if you’d like a modern twist on your tradition, consider our Italica Modern line. Pieces like the Italica Modern Adirondack Chair combine contemporary squared angles and oversized back slats with just enough homage to the past to make your Memorial Day memorable.



Italica is the perfect complement to a modern environment; and with so many pieces to choose from, you can design your own setting. Enjoy the Italica Modern Adirondack Chair, the Italica Modern Double Wide Adirondack Chair, the Italica Modern Adirondack Ottoman, or a coffee or side table; or choose the Italica Modern Adirondack Conversation Set, which brings everything together. Best of all, in a special nod to the spirit of the holiday, all Italica pieces come in Red, White and Federal Blue. They make great statement pieces and you can share your patriotism year-round.

Like all your Highwood-USA seating, you can add colorful cushions and pillows to enhance the theme. And, of course, to add a bit of additional comfort as the sun goes down on your barbecue success!


Are you going to host a Memorial Day BBQ this year? We want to hear about it in the comments below!