The unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day, is arriving fast! And that means getting ready to celebrate our All- American patriotic summer holidays! Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Labor Day are holidays that make summer a time to wave our flags and join in the festivities! Don’t let this summer lazily slip by without partaking in some red, white, and blue fun! Here are 1o ways to celebrate summer’s patriotic holidays…
USE RED WHITE AND BLUE DISHES!
Get those pretty Americana dishes out of the cupboards and decorate with them. I know you have some fun dishes that would liven up your summer decor! I love to make a big vignette of red, white and blue dishes on my kitchen table! This is the time of year to use them proudly!
And don’t forget all your red white and blue linens too!
PLAN FAMILY SUMMER GAMES
One of the most fun ways to spend those long summer holiday weekends is with family! Plan some fun events and lots of great food. We love bocce ladder ball, football and a competitive game of “white” croquet on the side lawn! How fun. Ask all adults to contribute to a pot luck so not all the work falls on one person! The main idea is to have a plan! Start now to plan out those special times so they don’t slip by!
Here a picture of white croquet a few Memorial Day weekends ago! I’m not in the pictures, I seem to always be the picture taker!
DECORATE WITH PATRIOTIC THEMED PILLOWS
Salute summer and the All-American holidays! And start by decorating your home with some great themed pillows. Don’t you love the American Flag pillow? Bring a little of our favorite colors into your home using pillows!
Don’t forget to add a stunning patriotic wreath to your front door too!
Make these fabulous, Patriotic stars now and keep them up all summer long. Here’s an easy, step-by-step tutorial! No-sew so, sew easy! What a great way to celebrate summer and all the red-white and blue fun!
SEE A FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Hang your American flags and let them wave proudly! We fly a big flag from our front and side porch. Just remember there is a protocol for handling and hanging our Old Glory so treat it with respect.
GO ON A PICNIC
What is more fun than an old-fashioned summer picnic! Grab some great portable food, some simple yard games and don’t forget the American flags to wave proudly! Celebrate al fresco with family and friends!
GO TO A PARADE
We love parades, especially the ones that are homegrown and local. Make sure you invest in your community by going to a parade! Our local community has the best Memorial Day parade ever! Lots of veterans and remembering those who sacrificed for our country as well as fire engines, civil war reenactors, a queen waving to the crowd, scout troops, local school marching bands, antique cars and all kinds of patriotic marchers! It’s a time of meeting and greeting friends, drinking coffee, buying those little paper poppies and waving our flags proudly!
Don’t miss the slice of Americana in your local community!
MAKE THE BEST SUMMER FOOD
Summer holidays are the perfect time to make some scrumptious, fresh and fun food! No fussing either! We like easy and tasty. Here are 10 BEST 4TH OF JULY RECIPES. Summer holidays are a perfect time to eat right from the garden!
VISIT A NATIONAL TREASURE
Celebrate our nation by visiting a national shrine. We live about an hour away from a National Cemetary (my dad is buried there) and visiting on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day will make you proud to be American! Our country has a distinct and amazing history. It is certainly one to be cherished and celebrated!
So, what do you do on the patriotic summer holidays? Please share!
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