While you may not take your normal vacation during the Memorial Day weekend this year, you can still make memories from the safety of your home. Use these creative ideas for a Memorial Day celebration the whole family will enjoy.
Turn Your Yard into a Beach
If you’re not able to make it to the beach for Memorial Day, bring the beach to your backyard this Memorial Day Weekend. Fire up the grill, and open up the pool. Get a few sandboxes and sand toys so everyone can sink their toes in some sand! Pull out the hose or sprinkler and let the kids play while you play beach themed music over your speakers from Buydig.com.
Move dinnertime outdoors. Have a picnic style dinner complete with a centerpiece of kid-picked flowers from the garden. Incorporate in-season produce from the local farmers’ markets into your meal.
Play Yard Games
After dinner, keep the family outside by playing yard games. You can’t go wrong with some classic Memorial Day games like badminton, and horseshoes. It’s always fun to start new traditions and throw in some new Memorial Day games like yard-sized Jenga and human tic-tac-toe! Capture some great candid Memorial Day shots of the competitive side of your family with your drone from Buydig.com.
Visit a National Park- Virtually
Get a taste of the great outdoors without leaving home. Many U.S. national parks are streaming virtual visits through their live webcams. You can visit everywhere from icy glaciers to hot deserts all from the comfort of your couch this Memorial Day! Suffer from a little Acrophobia- fear of heights? No worries. Fly over the top of a volcano without leaving your living room floor through a virtual tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Play Outside- Keeping Your Distance, of Course
Memorial Day Weekend is made for getting outdoors. You can enjoy some fresh air with family bike rides or taking a hike- aka neighborhood walk. If you have one close to your home, try visiting a State Park that has reopened for day use only. Of course, wear your Garmin Smartwatch to keep track of your fitness and to keep you on track via GPS.
Backyard Camping “Trip”
Set up camp in your backyard this Memorial Day weekend. Pitch a tent and make s’mores over a contained fire pit. Use this quiet time to do some stargazing with the kids. Show them how to recognize the Big Dipper and Orion’s Belt!
Turn the Backyard into a Theater
Turn your backyard into a movie theater or a Broadway stage! Watch classic beach movies or Broadway hits with the whole family on a projector while lounging on beach towels or blankets in the backyard.
These are just some of the ways you can make the most of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend without even leaving your house!