6 New Twists on the Traditional Memorial Day Party

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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 ... more 
Photo by: Thinkstock / The Nest
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. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:57 PM EDT
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