Memorial Day Soirée

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It’s time guys. Summer is here and the parties are starting. We’ve been leading up to Memorial Day for a few weeks here on WGC and today it’s the cherry on top! A few incredible recipes that you can make and take to any party and be the star of the show!

Memorial Day Soirée from (@whatsgabycookin)

This year I’m teaming up with Anthropologie to put together the most epic Memorial Day spread you’ll ever see. The menu was simple but perfect, the setting couldn’t have been more beautiful and I’m officially obsessed with everything about this story. I want to live in Anthropologie and I need to figure out a way to make it happen. Or at least re-do my living room with all these gorgeous pops of color.

As usual I teamed up with my most favorite photographer Matt to capture all the beauty that was happening. Adam, the food stylist of my dreams, made sure all my recipes were gorgeously plated and styled. Amy rocked the set with all props from Anthropologie and NAILED IT!! Ugh, you guys are going to freak for the pics. One of my favorite friends from college, Marissa from Blonde Buds, did the flowers and I created all the recipes which I then demolished until I needed a nap 🙂 Can someone teach me how to show some self control when it comes to ice cream sandwiches?

Memorial Day Soirée Cheese Board from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s the perfect California girl Memorial Day soiree with a menu of:

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
Summer Cheese Board
Grilled Chicken Panzanella
Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches

Memorial Day Soirée Sparkling Lemonade from (@whatsgabycookin)

Keep on scrolling for more pics and inspiration for your own Memorial Day feast, click the links below for printable recipes and hop on over to the Anthropologie site for more details on EVERYTHING in this post! If anyone buys the poufs, can you invite me over so I can sit on them forever and ever? And that rug. Dying. They are both speaking my language!!

Memorial Day Soirée from (@whatsgabycookin)

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Memorial Day Soirée from (@whatsgabycookin)

Memorial Day Soirée from (@whatsgabycookin)

Memorial Day Soirée from (@whatsgabycookin)


  1. These pictures are so incredibly beautiful Gaby! I can’t wait to jump to Anthropologie and see more!

  2. Oh, Gaby! These photos ARE the party! Spectacular! Delicious! Beautiful (especially YOU)! The dessert photo is adorable – gotta try those “cookies”. YUMO

  3. I want to live there too. I swear, I could just move in and be as happy as a clam. These photos are gorgeous!

  4. You look gorgeous, as does everyone in these beautiful photos! I want to party with as much style as you 🙂

  5. I’m crying because you’re exactly who I want to be. Also was everyone required to dress in chambray, because it’s so fucking cute.

  6. Love this Gaby!! It ooks beautiful and I adore Anthropologie. Everything always has great texture and color.

  7. Gaby, this is amazing! Also, slightly(!) unrelated to food, but what lipstick are you wearing? I’m obsessed.

  8. Oh my gosh I so want to live in Anthropologie too!!! I’m habitually filling my online cart with everything I want from there and then abandoning it 80% of the time. But that green tray is coming home to me! Loved watching you, Matt, and Adam snap the shoot.

  9. Looks like the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day – love all the food and those glasses!!

  10. You and me, girl. We have the same eating habits. It must be a California thing! I’m loving all the Anthropology party gear!

  11. I am busy planning my birthday party for next weekend and there are so many great inspirations here I hardly know where to start! Do you feel like spending next weekend in Seattle and throwing this gorgeous get together with a NW twist? 🙂

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