For Memorial Day (I'm a bit late with my post, aren't I?), we had a few friends over for a casual BBQ. We just threw a few dogs and burgers on the grill and hung out on the deck. I took some pictures to show how a few special touches will turn even a casual gathering into a party.
Some cute cups and straws always jazz things up. Chalkboard labels let everyone keep track of their cup. Put some lemonade in a pretty dispenser and add a few pompoms to a simple cake. (This one is a delicious gluten-free, almond-zucchini cake from Martha Stewart.) Then enjoy your guests! (And save the dishes for later.)