Memorial Day Entertaining

  1. Press fresh herbs or flowers under the glass of a large picture frame to make a unique serving tray.
     
  2. Arrange long flatbread crackers or loaves of bread in a clean enamel pail or child's beach pail.
     
  3. Instead of paper napkins, offer colorful dish towels. For fun napkin rings, slip cookie cutters in the shapes of butterflies or flowers over the rolled towels.
     
  4. Place silverware in small, clean terra-cotta pots.
     
  5. Pour lemonade or iced tea into old clean Mason jars or retro soda-fountain glasses. To frost the glasses, place them in the freezer for a few hours.
     
  6. Serve dips in a hollowed out cabbage or radicchio head, or in a scooped out crusty round of bread.