Throw This Party: Memorial Day Barbecue

Blogger and party-planner extraordinaire Camille Styles shares her recipe for a Memorial Day Barbecue for the books.



Memorial Day Weekend may not be the official start of summer, but as far as we’re concerned, it symbolizes open season for picnics, beach days, and barbecues. To help us kick off our favorite time of year, we tapped blogger and party-planner extraordinaire Camille Styles to share her recipe for an elevated, but not complicated, Memorial Day celebration for the books. Here’s what she suggests.


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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

Grilled Haloumi & Watermelon Salad

Sriracha Street Corn


Boston Tea Party

Fish House Punch

Ice Cold Bottles of Beer & Lemonade



Blue gingham tablecloth

White ceramic vases filled with mini patriotic flags

Galvanized antique tub filled with ice and bottles of sparkling water and lemonade

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American flag place cards

Water-filled Mason jars & floating tea candles



Tune into a happy, carefree mix of 60s favorites for a nostalgic Memorial Day that’ll be a hit with guests of all ages:

“A Summer Song” by The Letterman

“Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is A Season)” by The Byrds

“Good Vibrations” by Beach Boys

“Where Did Our Love Go” by The Supremes

“Happy Together” by The Turtles

Top photo: Kaitlin Madden

Left photos: Camille Styles and Bon Apetit