The Ultimate At-Home Memorial Day Guide

Coronavirus has brought a lot of late-spring and early summer fun to a halt. And while things are slowly opening back up, your annual Memorial Day cookout is probably going to be a bust this year. 

But you don’t have to give up your celebrations up completely. There are still plenty of ways to throw the ultimate at-home Memorial Day celebration. Here are some fun ways you can 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 your flag up in a while, now would be a great time to put it up. 

If you don’t have a flag currently, you can try painted lawn stars or patriotic painted rocks. Learn how to make these crafts and more in our roundup of Memorial Day crafts for kids

Plan your meal 

A huge part of Memorial Day comes in the form of the annual cookout. While you can’t really invite the entire neighborhood over without presenting a huge risk to them and you, you can still host a socially-distanced cookout with those living in your home. 

Not feeling like making a big meal? Might we suggest some Memorial Day carry-out options from local eateries. 

Commemorate the day 

It’s a bummer, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a Memorial Day parade this year (and by hard-pressed, we mean you won’t). 

But you can still pay homage to those lost in pursuit of our country’s freedoms — and there’s no better way to do that than teach the next generation about their sacrifices. Check out our virtual Memorial Day parades and events


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This article originally published on May 17, 2011. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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