Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend at Home
Memorial Day Weekend might look a little different this year but it doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate and have fun at home with our families. Here are some ideas to turn your Memorial Day Weekend into a memorable staycation and get you in the summer mood!
Decorate Your Home
Embrace red, white and blue around the home this weekend. Add flags, or red, white, and blue flowers to your garden. Or create a sidewalk mural with your kids with chalk to show your appreciation for the men and women who have served our country. Get inspiration here.
Camp in your Backyard
Sleeping under the stars is a fun Memorial Day activity for adults and kids alike. Set up a tent with plenty of pillows and blankets for comfortable snoozing. Play your favorite games, stargaze, eat s’mores and enjoy the fresh air. Use this guide to get you started.
Explore a National Park
From the volcanoes in Hawai’i to the caverns in Carlsbad, you don’t have to wait to visit these beautiful places. Escape to some of the country’s best national parks right from your couch here.
Craft Your Own Memorial Day Poppy
Come Memorial Day, red poppies are worn as a sign of remembrance and symbolize the sacrifices made by soldiers in WWI and subsequent wars. While you can buy poppy pins, you can also make your own with tissue paper by following this how-to video.
Watch a Movie Outside
Watch your favorite flick from the comfort of your backyard with a DIY outdoor movie screen. It’s fairly easy to set up and you can use it all summer long. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Try a New Recipe
Looking for a tasty new recipe? Although we can’t host big Memorial Day barbecues with friends and family this year, try whipping up one (or more!) of these delicious recipes to kick off the summer.