Host a Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day Weekend is here and we are so excited to spend the weekend grilling with our family! I have been wanting a new BBQ because we are always entertaining outside, so in honor of the weekend, I went on a hunt for the perfect one!! I ended up finding this amazing Napoleon LEX Grill on Overstock {friends told me Napoleon was the best!}. It’s stainless steel, has a thermometer on the outside for checking the grilling without opening and closing, and the coolest part for sure are the “i-Glow backlit control knobs” {ie. the knobs light up at night!!}, which is great for late-night entertaining! Also, the side shelves are perfect for placing food that’s been cooked or even displaying your favorite outdoor decor!

This Memorial Day I am grilling up hot dog and burgers, as well as strip steaks marinated in fresh lime juice. My sides include a cherry tomato salad and kale pecorino salad, fruit salad topped with mint leaves, and corn on the cob {don’t forget your corn on the cob holders!}. One fun tip – don’t forget to toast your buns!! Open your hot dog and hamburger buns and place them face down on the grill. Watch the buns closely because they burn fast, but grilling them will give just the right amount of crispiness. For drinks I am whipping up a DIY sangria bar {see the display here}!

While we usually entertain on the patio, I wanted to create a cozy and convenient entertaining space near the BBQ. I browsed Overstock and found the Acacia Wood Patio Set, which is perfect for watching the kids in the yard, or eating fresh off the grill in a laid-back way. Mildew and weather resistant, this outdoor furniture set includes a coffee table, two chairs, a bench, and the cushions. I decorated the set by placing these gorgeous navy quatrefoil canisters with bamboo lids on the bottom shelf, and this cool white wooden lantern {which comes with an LED candle inside!} right alongside it.

I also love Overstock’s entertaining accessories to compliment the dinner spread! I used a Galvanized Oval Drink Bin to keep refreshments cold, a set of mix-and-match colorful bowls for fruit, a set of 6 cobalt acrylic goblets {love that they are dishwasher safe!} for drinks, and cotton navy napkins for dinner. We can’t wait to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with our new setup and fab grill!

With summertime practically here, it’s the perfect time to get your outdoor space up and running for outdoor entertaining! has everything you need to get your patio or backyard prepped for summer, and right now, you can find some amazing deals during their Memorial Day Sale happening May 16 – May 29. {And BTW, Overstock’s Memorial Day Sale is one of their biggest events of the summer – so if you’re looking to get your backyard primed for summer, this is a sale you don’t want to miss!}. Head over for discounts on outdoor rugs, patio furniture and accessories, garden décor and more!

Wishing you and your family a great Memorial Day weekend!

Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively Photography

Thank you to Overstock for sponsoring this post.




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