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Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!

 Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to Summer
[and oh, are we glad it's here!]

For our first Summertime post, I offer you some Patriotic Inspiration
for Red White & Blue table decor...
and a fun way to add something special to your place settings:
use old game boards as placemats!

It's pretty easy to find Scrabble boards (nice because they are red, white, blue, and tan)
and other old game boards at thrift stores
usually, the pieces are missing from games but the boards are still in the box.

If you DO find one with pieces, you can spell out your guests' names!
Don't forget about my tutorial for making Giant Letter Tiles as coasters, too!

shared online:

A Little Claireification | Best of the Weekend

Funky Junk Interiors | Party Junk


  1. This is really a fun idea, and I love the giant letters, too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a clever idea! We're big Scrabble lovers in our house, so I'd love to set the table with Scrabble boards. Then I could wipe the table with my guests. (Can you tell I'm pretty competitive when it comes to Scrabble?)

    Love this idea. Pinning in and heading out to hunt for some Scrabble boards of my own.

  3. I love this idea! I am hosting our family Memorial Day party tomorrow so I don't think I have time to gather the game boards. This will be awesome though for the 4th of July. I'll be hosting that one too since I like to do the patriotic holidays and I am married to a veteran. Thank you for the inspiration since the 4th of July will be here before we know it. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! : )

  4. Cute ideas, but then I always love what you write. I am just getting back into the Blog mode so I will be checking back regularly.

  5. Love these so much! Thanks for bringing them to my "Best Of The Weekend" party - featuring this week. Post will be up later today. :)
    xoxo, Claire