Fun Memorial Day Party Ideas to Bring Friends and Family Together
Memorial Day is a time to bring friends and family together in celebration of the men and women who have and continue to serve our country. Not to mention, some awesome barbecues, lots of sunshine and fun games.
Looking for ways to take your Memorial Day celebrations up a notch? The following recipe and activity ideas will help you plan an unforgettable Memorial Day party.
Something Sweet: Tangy Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips Recipe
This healthy Taste of Home fresh fruit salsa and cinnamon chip combo will satisfy your Memorial Day party-goers’ sweet teeth without the added calories. All you need is 20 minutes, a few ingredients and some time.
Make your own cinnamon chips by cutting tortillas into wedges and baking them, giving them a spritz of cooking spray and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Mix your salsa ingredients together, and try not to eat it all yourself!
Red, White and Blue Parfaits
This sweet salute to the flag is a great way to finish off the meal at your Memorial Day party. Skip the whipped topping or substitute the vanilla low-fat yogurt with fat-free vanilla, strawberry or blueberry yogurt for an even healthier twist.
This recipe yields six servings and should take you about 15 minutes — all you have to do is combine some ingredients and add layers of whipped topping and and fruit. Then enjoy!
Patriotic Handprint Wreath
This simple but symbolic paper wreath is a perfect craft to do with younger children, and you can use it for other patriotic holidays like Veteran’s Day, Labor Day and the Fourth of July. Your children (and the rest of the family) can lend a hand to contribute to the creation of this easy red, white and blue paper wreath.
Trace your child’s hand onto the construction paper and cut out the hand shape. Form a circle of your cut-outs, alternating colors, and glue them together to create a wreath. Hang it on your front door or above a fireplace, or use it as a centerpiece on your table.
Tie Dye T-Shirts
Another fun — and kid-friendly — activity to do for Memorial Day is tie dying t-shirts. Get red and blue tie dye and some old white t-shirts, then let your inner artist come out.
Go the extra mile and make tie dye shirts for your party guests. Everyone will be ready to celebrate in red, white and blue.
Volunteer for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is more than just grilling out and kicking off the summer. It’s important to remember what Memorial Day is all about: a day of remembrance, respect and appreciation for our fallen soldiers.
Get involved in your local community and reach out to organizations that support veterans. A site like Volunteer Match can also help you get started.