The weather is warming, the days are getting longer, and Memorial Day is right around the corner. To kick off your Memorial Day weekend, consider decorating with flags or writing letters to a veteran or two. Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer, and is typically celebrated as such. If you don’t have a clue how to celebrate Memorial Day and soak in a three day weekend, you've come to the right spot! Keep reading for 5 great family-friendly ways to celebrate Memorial Day this year!
1. Host an Outdoor Movie Night
Outdoor movie nights are a great activity and super fun for the kids! Invite a few family friends or even the neighborhood squad for an outdoor movie night right in your backyard. Tack a white sheet to a flat surface like a wall, garage door, etc. and grab a few blankets and a projector. Lay the blankets on the ground, get a bunch of your favorite snacks (don't forget the popcorn!) and start streaming the movie of your choice from the projector. Since the weather is warming up, this is a great activity to do at night and soak up the first sign of summer.
2. Plan a Backyard Barbecue
Barbecues are a Memorial Day staple, and what's better than a group of your favorite people and favorite foods? Invite your family and friends over for a barbecue and get the grill started. Chicken or beef skewers, fruit salads, veggie trays, and macaroni or potato salad is a great place to start. If you’re feeling bold, look up a new recipe to make for the group. Blast some jams and get your drink station set up for a bustling barbecue that may even become a tradition.
3. Visit a Park or Go for a Scenic Drive
Memorial Day is one of the nicest days of the year, when it's not too hot and not too cold. Get outside this Memorial Day and explore your local parks or find a new trail to stroll! If you aren't the hiking type, drive along a scenic route and appreciate the scenery with a nice breeze blowing with the windows down. This is a great opportunity to explore new paths and admire nature on a beautiful day with your loved ones.
4. Plan a Campfire Bash with Tuck-ins
Campfires are one of the best ways to celebrate the spring and summer, especially on Memorial Day. Chill out at night around the campfire with Tuck-ins, your favorite Inside-Out S’mores. These s’mores are like no other, with homemade graham crackers and decadent chocolate all tucked into a fluffy marshmallow. Your family and friends are guaranteed to love Tuck-ins around the fire, and each order even comes with a safety Extender Pieces so the little ones can roast safely with you. Order by May 15th to guarantee shipping in time for Memorial Day!
5. Attend a Memorial Day Parade
We love parades for all holidays, but especially Memorial Day. Seeing people from all around gather to support and celebrate veterans and fallen soldiers is extremely heartwarming. Parades are a great way to celebrate these soldiers and have fun at the same time! Attend your local Memorial Day Parade with friends and family, enjoy the scene, and maybe even make a new friend or two.