Patriotic Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day


Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial beginning of summer or an extended weekend. In 1968 the last Monday in May was created as a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving and defending our country.

Patriotic Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day

My family usually attends a Memorial Day service at a local cemetery before joining family and friends for a picnic. With so many family members who were in all branches of the armed forces, our gatherings are usually filled with plenty of military stories.

No matter how you enjoy your long weekend, you can add a bit of patriotic color to your day!

Patriotic Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day

Add a Little Color to Your Table with Red, White & Blue

I don’t know about you, but I pin all kinds of really pretty, but ultimately time consuming, desserts. And then I never make them. These tasty treats a quick and practically fool-proof.

Easy Patriotic Trifle!
Easy Patriotic Trifle!
Easy -and tasty!- patriotic display.
Keep cool with fruit filled ice cubes!

Beat Boredom

Whether your festivities are indoors or out, sooner or later someone if going to get bored. Be ready with YOXO, made-in-the-USA toys that fuel the imagination.

YOXO made in the USA toys
YOXO toys fuel the imagination

Drink Festive Beverages

Change up your water with Sparkling Fruit2O Lime Twists. Refreshing flavors like Blueberry Lime, Strawberry Lime, and Cherry Lime have zero calories and add a festive touch to your table. Dip strawberries in white chocolate and add with red, white & blue sprinkles for an extra treat.

Colorful beverages in red, white & blue

Thank the Troops

Though Memorial Day is about remembering the soldiers who have died, there is never a bad time to thank our soldiers who wear the uniform now.

A Million Thanks, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, and Soldiers Angels all have letter writing campaigns to active duty soldiers around the world.

Get more patriotic ideas, recipes, and crafts for celebrating Memorial Day on my Pinterest board.


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