The Ultimate At-Home Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but this year's festivities could keep you closer to home. Here are some tips to throw the best at-home Memorial Day celebration.

You’re ready for the unofficial kickoff to summer, but the forecast reads 62 degrees! Whether your family’s Memorial Weekend plans are impacted by chilly temperatures in 2021 or the coronavirus, there’s no need to give up fun celebrations completely.

From crafts to feels-like-summer recipes to ways to commemorate Memorial Day, there are still plenty of options to throw the ultimate at-home celebration. Here are some fun ideas to help 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 up your flag in a while, now would be a great time to pull it out of storage.

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

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

Plan your meal

A huge part of Memorial Day comes in the form of the annual cookout. Now’s the time to impress your family with a new recipe. From improving the spices in potato salad to food on a stick to cakes with a patriotic theme, we’ve got you covered.

Commemorate the day

If you’re not ready to venture out to a Memorial Day Parade this year, talk to your kids about the origins of Memorial Day and the sacrifices of soldiers.

You can do that by reading a kid-friendly Memorial Day book, researching and sharing your family’s military history or writing a letter to a veteran. Also, discuss a few examples of patriotism if you choose to head to a parade.

Check out our roundup for more ideas.

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.


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