Memorial Day Picnic with Kettle Brand

If I’ve learned anything since moving last July, it’s that life in New York City is a pretty unique experience. We are so lucky to have access to amazing parks, famous sites, and beautiful views around the city.

But when it comes to summer, it’s hard to find a way to celebrate in the traditional sense- grassy backyards for grilling are hard to come by around here! So we decided to take advantage of the mild spring weather and enjoy the city for exactly what it is. We absolutely love walking around Battery Park, at the very southern tip of Manhattan. Besides the beautiful grassy lawns, the views of the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom Tower are simply stunning- and the perfect patriotic setting for a Memorial Day Picnic!

Seri and I headed down there to set up pick out of spot, enjoying the setting and the beautiful spring day. Shortly after, Natalie arrived with her friend Rachel, bringing with her some fresh flowers (typical!) and our favorite Kettle Brand Bourbon BBQ Potato Chips- YUM!

Who says you need a grill to enjoy some BBQ flavors?! These savory chips were the perfect pair to our sweet berries and classic ham & cheese sandwiches. They completely satisfied our BBQ craving and we didn’t even have to leave the city to get it. We served them up in our ceramic star bowl- perfect for the patriotic holiday!

And in pure LMP style, everything was coordinated perfectly for Memorial Day. Red, white, and blue, baby! Striped straws, star plates and napkins, a blue tote bag, and red flowers all helped bring the theme together in a stylish way- while still being SO easy to transport on the Subway and easily disposable once we were all finished.


We’re always trying to encourage our readers to remember that each and every day can be a celebration, no matter where you live. In this day, celebrating our lives to the fullest is so important. You don’t need a pool or a grill or even a house to celebrate. All you need is a patch of grass and a great group of pals- so grab your favorite flavor of Kettle Brand Chips, a comfy blanket, and make your own party! Happy Memorial Day!