The Ultimate At-Home Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the official start of summer but this year's festivities are going to look a bit different. Here are some tips to throwing the best at-home Memorial Day celebration.

Family of four celebrating Memorial Day at home

Coronavirus has brought a lot of late-spring and early summer fun to a halt. And while things are slowly opening back up, your annual Memorial Day cook-out is probably going to be a bust this year.

But you don’t have to give up your celebrations up completely. There are still plenty of ways to throw the ultimate at-home Memorial Day celebration. Here are some fun ways you can make the most of your time at home this Memorial Day.

Get festive

It wouldn’t be a Memorial Day celebration without red, white and blue decorations. If you haven’t put your flag up in a while, now would be a great time to put it up.

If you don’t have a flag currently, you can try a pompom American flag craft or some popsicle stick star streamers.

Learn how to make these crafts — along with several others with these roundups:

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Plan your meal

A huge part of Memorial Day comes in the form of the annual cookout. While you can’t really invite the entire neighborhood over without presenting a huge risk to them and you, you can still host a socially-distanced cookout with those living in your home.

If you’re looking for a new recipe, we suggest you check out these deliciouspotato saladsand these funfruit salad recipes.

Not feeling like making a big meal? Might we suggest some Memorial Day carry-out options from local eateries.

Commemorate the day

It’s a bummer, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a Memorial Day parade this year (and by hard-pressed, we mean you won’t).

But you can still pay homage to those lost in pursuit of our country’s freedoms — and there’s no better way to do that then teach the next generation about their sacrifices.

You can do that by reading a Memorial Day book to your kids, researching and sharing your family’s military history or writing a letter to a veteran.

Check out ourroundup for more ideas— just be aware that some may not fit in with the restrictions this year.

Do you have any other fun ideas to help put on the ultimate at-home Memorial Day? Share your ideas with us in the comments.