Create an Outdoor Memorial Day Tablescape with Coca-Cola Share a Coke

This simple, easy and festive party tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #IceColdSummerMoments 

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Memorial day or Memorial weekend is one of the most celebrated holidays here in United States of America. It is a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States. It is also a day when family and friends get together for some outdoor activities, backyard dinner , swimming in the pool or just simply enjoying the time anticipating and looking ahead at summer vacation.

If you have been following my blog, you know how much i enjoy entertaining. So creating an outdoor Memorial theme backyard barbecue is a great idea to enjoy cool summer moments with my family. To make this Memorial theme idea happen, i gathered things that i already have that would go with the theme, preferably something red, white and blue. Those colors signifies the American flag.

After i gathered the stuffs that i already have that would go with the theme, i made a one stop shopping at my nearest Target and found everything i needed for my Memorial Day theme tablescape. I grab some Coca-Cola™ 20 oz Share a Coke Coca-Cola™ 20 oz Share a Coke with my  husband’s name on it.  It’s so cool. You know when decorating for family gathering or parties, fun little details counts. It could be a conversation starter that warms up everyone. This year, Share a Coke is back with 1,000 new Share A Coke names featuring First and Last names. ( Here is a Cartwheel offer of 20% off Share a Coke at Target )

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The Set Up

One of the easiest ways to create a tablescape is by setting the table according to the theme. I wanted to make it simple and easy but also have that patriotic scene around the table to set up the mood. I got most of my stuffs at Target, it was an easy and convenient shopping experience to find everything you need there.

These are :

  1. Red and white squared plates ( Target )
  2. Blue and white stripes table runner ( Target )
  3. Table cloth ( Target )
  4. Flower vase ( Target )
  5. Place mats ( Target )
  6. Straws ( Target )
  7. Patriotic banner ( Target )
  8. Patriotic candle holder ( owned )
  9. Cups ( owned )

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I also wanted to share to you a little step by step graphic tutorial on how to make an Envelope Fold table napkin. It is simple, super easy and it makes your table pretty. Again, it’s the little details.

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The Food

I prepared a backyard barbecue menu which is perfect for a nice summer weather. We enjoyed dining by the patio especially when the sun is starting to set because it creates a nice quaint ambiance. For more summer inspirations go here .

Here’s what i prepared:

  1.  Main dish – Easy Barbecue Chicken Kabobs

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5 from 7 votes

Easy Barbecue Chicken Kabobs

 Simple, easy and delicious chicken barbecue kabobs

Servings 4


  • 8 pcs Chicken thighs ( breast optional )
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pc yellow bell pepper
  • 1 pc green bell pepper
  • 1 pc big red onion
  • barbecue skewers


  1. Cut up the chicken thighs in quarter pieces. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Slice the bell peppers and onion in quarter pieces and set aside.

  2. Mix in barbecue sauce into the chicken thighs. Marinate for 15 minutes or more. Overnight is the best.

  3. After marinating, skewer the bell peppers, onions and chicken. In any order you like.

  4. Grill 15 minutes on each side, until the chicken is done and have reach 165 degrees F inside temp. Baste it with barbecue sauce in between as you turn each side and then baste in again after it's cooked through.

  5. Serve it with your favorite side dish.


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2.  Side dishes – Potato salad, mixed greens salad, corn muffins and corn in a cob.

3.   Dessert – a big bowl of fruits ( strawberries, blueberries and pineapples ).

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The Company

Nothing beats a good companionship  and  it’s always a great feeling to make memories especially with the ones you love. As a mom, creating memories is everything. Every holidays and occasions, i always make an effort to make it something they would look back for the rest of their lives. I’m sure they would remember how i make it extra special every time. It’s not just about the set up, but it’s about the memories you will make. What about you, who will you be sharing an ice cold Coca-Cola with this summer?

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Thank you so much for reading and may you have a great summer!









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  • Reply Nettie Moore

    what a beautiful table! Love your blog! Nettie,

    May 17, 2017 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Samantha Lee

    This is such an adorable set-up! Now I just need to make Memorial Day plans! 😀

    May 17, 2017 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia

    I love coca cola and this is just pure adorableness! Love the vibes! HAVE a Happy Memorial Day!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    May 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah Camille

    Such a pretty place setting for Memorial Day and summer in general. I love the envelope fold tip too – thanks!!
    Cheers, Sarah Camille //

    May 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Kimmy

    Coke is so perfect with every meal we have. The pictures are awesome!

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    May 18, 2017 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    I think this is a lovely way to honour the fallen and I love the coke centrepieces. The kebabs sound tasty as well!

    May 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Tara Pittman

    You make decorating seem so easy. I cant wait for a summer party

    May 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Crystal Carder

    Love the tablescape for Memorial Day! I’m never this fancy, but maybe one day 🙂 Those kabobs look delicious too!!

    May 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Anupriya Basu

    This post is beautiful! Although I don’t have a big house or a patio, I love buying small things to make my home pretty. Especially, I love having a nice dining experience at home, so the things you bought from target immediately found a fan in me!
    I personally love Target, they have such nice theme-based goodies for all occasions! You are really creative, coz the way you have set your table, it looks amazing! And, it’s important to create great experiences for your kids. I have such good memories from my childhood.

    May 19, 2017 at 1:55 am
  • Reply Anosa

    Ohh this is a nice idea. The decoration adds up good vibes to the simple party. Red is definitely one of the party colors.

    May 19, 2017 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Maria Magdalena

    the colours combination is amazing. my family will love it.

    May 19, 2017 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Terri Beavers

    What a fun and colorful tablescape. I love the red white and blue and this would be great for July 4th as well. Coke is always my choice.

    May 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Liz @ Yes/No Films

    Very pretty decorating. I like those Share A Coke bottles with the names on them, recently I saw Ruth which was my grandmother’s name, which was very surprising as it’s an older name.

    May 19, 2017 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Christina Snyder

    The designer in me absolutely loves this. You created such balance between the colors, while creating unity in the theme.

    May 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Nina

    Awww cute little picnics like this are something I miss about the US. Have fun on Memorial day! I love the whole set up of this. This is very Pinterest worthy!

    May 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Love the theme here! Such a creative use of the bits you’ve used here love it!

    Amanda |

    May 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply TIm B

    Your backyard looks like a great place to relax for a family meal. I love BBQs during the summer time.

    May 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Echo

    Your tablescape is so beautifully perfect and so is your blog. I love it!

    May 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler

    Such a beautiful and patriotic setting for a Memorial Day or July 4th bbq party! It really celebrates Americana, and Coca-Cola is as much of an American classic as anything.

    May 20, 2017 at 5:25 am
  • Reply Elena

    The table looks great and the food looks even better. I just love Coca Cola. It’s my favorite drink of all times and I can say that I’m a bit addicted to it haha.

    May 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Leigh Anne Borders

    What a fun tablescape idea. As someone that loves her Coca Cola, I absolutely love the look and feel of this.

    May 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Josselyn Radillo

    that’s so COCA-COLA!!! Love it the deco and the food looks so delis!!!

    May 21, 2017 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Khushboo

    I just love the spread, the decor and of course Coca Cola! Such a brilliant idea and execution 🙂

    May 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    It would be so nice to create a tablescape this pretty! I love the colors and the decor. It’s definitely perfect when you’re hosting a Memorial Day lunch or dinner!

    May 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Ana Ojha

    I love your table set-up! So excited for Memorial day as it is a great time to reunite with family and celebrate together the spirit of this day!

    May 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Wildish Jess

    Aw, everything looks so cute and festive. Those kabobs look tasty too!

    May 22, 2017 at 4:45 am
  • Reply Andrea

    What a beautiful and fun tablescape, and those kebabs look yummy! I am super excited for entertaining this summer – thanks for the idea!

    May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am
  • Reply Jason

    It is a nice vibrant set up. Apart from everything else the chicken kabobs are absolutely a show stopper

    May 22, 2017 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Blair villanueva

    I haven’t seen a Coca-Cola party thrmrd in a while and you did abgreat job on decorating your al fresco dining. Thumbs up dear!

    May 22, 2017 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Mardene R Carr

    Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me that I do not have to leave my bed on Monday….yup memorial day here I come!

    May 22, 2017 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Yeu Doi

    Great post. Love the colors & coordination. Wonderful ideas!

    May 25, 2017 at 12:03 am
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