How to Have a Perfect Memorial Day Cookout!

Gather your family and friends for a Holiday Cookout! Whether you celebrate Memorial Day, or just want to have a fun party, use these table ideas and for your super summer fun event!

The star-stamped drop cloth was made into a tablecloth

Easy flower arrangements with dollar store mini flags tie in the holiday details.

Choose unexpected patterns in shades of blue and red to create a modern elegant look for your table. Star-tipped drink stirrers, bright red ranunculus, and gold tasseled napkin rings are small details that make a big impact.

A make-your-own hot dog station is an easy way to serve your guests. Place hot dogs in a basket, and display condiments on a tiered stand.

No cookout is complete with firing up the grill to make delicious burgers that are sure to please! Be sure to serve a fun colorful dessert and enjoy the pre-start to summer!

Have a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend!

Recipe for Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pie


1 cup graham-cracker crumbs

1 cup ground pretzels

1 cup granulated sugar, divided

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 cups chopped fresh strawberries

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened and divided

11/2 cups vanilla-flavored yogurt, divided

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided

2 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided

1 (3.4-ounce) package instant white chocolate pudding mix

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish: fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries


1 Spray a 10-inch springform pan with baking spray with flour; line bottom with parchment paper, and spray again.

2 In a large bowl, stir together graham-cracker crumbs, pretzels, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Add butter, stirring to combine. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan; freeze for 30 minutes.

3 In the work bowl of a food processor, combine strawberries and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar; pulse until smooth.

4 In a medium bowl, beat half of cream cheese (4 ounces) at high speed with a mixer for 3 minutes or until creamy. Reduce speed to medium, and add 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. Add strawberry mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating to combine. Add 1 (8-ounce) container thawed whipped topping, and beat until mixture is smooth. Spoon mixture into prepared crust, and spread until smooth. Cover, and freeze for 2 hours.

5 In a medium bowl, beat remaining 4 ounces cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar at high speed with a mixer until creamy. In a separate medium bowl, combine pudding mix, cream, vanilla, and remaining 1 cup yogurt. Beat at medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until thick and creamy. Add pudding mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating to combine. Add remaining container of whipped topping, and beat until combined. Spoon mixture over blueberry layer. Cover, and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight. Garnish with fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries if desired.

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