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6 New Twists on the Traditional Memorial Day Party

Add a few unexpected twists (and a fun game!) to your standard backyard party routine.

Twists On Memorial Day

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Tradition: Classic American Theme

Twist: Yes, it’s Memorial Day -- but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to Americana and go crazy with flags and red, white and blue colors. Pick any theme and just incorporate some American pride elements. Want to have a southern BBQ? Serve spiked sweet tea with festive drink stirrers. A California picnic? Think avocado and sprouts on a flag tablecloth. Or even a Hawaiian luau -- just incorporate island native President Obama’s favorite nuts, like pistachios and almonds, into the menu.

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