Essentials for Spending Memorial Day at Home
Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest weekends to kick off summer! So, it's natural to want to celebrate the festive holiday. Sometimes it’s not always possible to travel away for the long weekend. When it’s not, check out these essentials from us at CreditBox to help you have a Memorial Day that you won’t forget.
If the weather's nice, set up some simple games for outdoor fun. You can easily make your own beanbag toss or cornhole games with found items like wood boards and cardboard boxes.
If it rains, head indoors to play charades, cards, checkers, and other board games. You can also enjoy Memorial Day celebrations on TV, like the National Memorial Day Concert broadcast live from Washington, D.C.
As tempting as it may be to set off your own fireworks, it's best to leave this stuff to the pros and enjoy the show from afar. You'll be more relaxed knowing you're in a safe environment and that there won’t be any accidents from being careless with the fireworks.
You'll also avoid creating the loud sounds that make pets all over the neighborhood anxious. Watch the fireworks on TV, or try a safer alternative such as sparklers. If you do go for sparklers, be sure to keep them away from your face and skin!
Don't forget the food. You can whip up plenty of easy snacks that won't bust your budget for Memorial Day. Think about creative, budget-friendly ways you can dress up snacks like chips and dip, veggies, cheese and crackers, and potato salad. The more festive they are, the more fun they are to eat.
Give your food a Memorial Day theme using American flag toothpicks and red, white, and blue napkins, cups, and paper plates. Sweeten the celebration by whipping up a batch of colorful Memorial Day cupcakes. Mix food coloring with white frosting to create red, white, and blue hues, and top the cupcakes with star-shaped sprinkles. Or, arrange the cupcakes into a blue square with rows of red and white to resemble the American flag.
Luckily, when it comes to food, Memorial Day eats are a lot like typical Fourth of July fare. In addition to easy snacks, you can chow down on your favorite classics like hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, barbecue, coleslaw, or macaroni and cheese.
It's easy to make a refreshing and festive red, white, and blue Memorial Day punch for the holiday at home. Fill a clear drink dispenser with cranberry juice. Then add Blue Gatorade Frost, Diet 7-Up, and enough ice cubes to form the white layer of the punch.