1. Unique Lemonades for Poolside Sips

    Fresh Lemonade Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend by Fashionable Hostess

    There’s is nothing better than sipping on an ice-cold lemonade in the hot sun! And while a classic lemonade is nice, these cool and fruity mixes are bound to bring a new level of fun to the pool! So right in time for the long weekend, I wanted to share some of my favorite family-friendly recipes {yes, these are alcohol free!}! Thanks to all the amazing bloggers and websites for these inspiring recipes!

    Hope everyone has a great long weekend! And don’t forget to check out other fun Memorial Day Prep in this post and this post!

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  2. Memorial Day Bar Cart

    Gold Bar Cart Display for Spring with summer drink dispenser and decorative objects on FashionableHostess.com

    Continuing with my Memorial Day weekend prep, I wanted to share a fun bar cart display that I prepared for my girlfriends last week that would make for the perfect Memorial Day Bar Cart!! Nothing todo with the whole “Memorial Day” theme but rather the “let’s hang at the pool and drink delicious cocktails” theme {in case you were confused!}. So bright and fun for guests, and seriously so simple to assemble, this bar cart is a “do” even if you are headed out of town and need to assemble your spread on a side table! All you need is a drink pitcher, acrylic glassware, this cocktail, fruit for decor, and sour gummy candy!

    To create my display I started by filling my Frontgate drink dispenser with a Sparkling Lemonade Cocktail. Because this is meant to be served poolside, I highly recommend all plastic and acrylic glassware. I scored these plastic champagne flutes in-store at Target {similar online here and have more suggestions below}. The real treat though {and what makes your drinks pop!} is a sour watermelon candy that I placed on the rim of each glass.

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    The bottom level of my cart is more for display… I stacked pink lemonades by RIEME and San Pellegrino alongside acrylic glasses {similar} and fruit. Several of you have asked where I buy these pretty Pink Lemonades and my answer is TJ Maxx or Homegoods. If you want to shop online, Amazon or World Market have some good options with pretty bottles and tasty flavors.

    In the summertime I am all about creating large fruit displays on my bar carts, buffets, and dessert table, because they instantly bring tons of color and heights to your display on a great budget! Again, this is great trip for you travelers because you can just pick these up on your grocery run! A large watermelon, pineapple, or even a bowl of lemons do just the trick. Then the last item, which is always necessary for a holiday weekend is something sweet. I took plain vanilla cupcakes and topped with more sour watermelons to tie the whole look together! Cheers to a fun day poolside!

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  3. Memorial Day Pool Party Checklist

    summeressentials for your pool party on fashionable hostess

    The count down to Memorial Day weekend is here and hopefully you are looking forward to a weekend of sunshine, BBQ’s, cold drinks, and sun kissed cheeks. To prep you for your trendiest pool party yet, I created an enviable shopping list with all of my favorite poolside essentials that will have people instagramming all weekend long! From a monogrammed acrylic ice bucket, to flamingo ice cube trays, to preppy paddle boards, to watermelon candles, I can hardly wait for the weekend! Shop my full list below!

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