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Memorial Day Celebration Ideas

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

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Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of summer activities! From swimming and barbecuing to beach trips and camping, there are many ways to enjoy the sunshine. Enjoy this long weekend by planning something fun with family and friends. Whether you stay close to home or go on an adventure, have a blast celebrating the start of summer!


Bring out your inner patriot - Decorate with plenty of red, white, and blue! You can hang up the stars and stripes, set out decorations with a historical theme, or even dress up in your favorite patriotic colors. 


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Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those that have served and ar serving our country. So why not add fun and creativity to your Memorial Day celebration this year?

Here are some great ideas for giving a special tribute to the occasion: 


Send a care package to a vet you know or even a specific troop. Organizations like SupportOurTroops.org and OperationGratitude.com have made it easy to build a box to send or order a premade package www.herocarepackages.com





Put together a picnic - Enjoy classic outdoor activities like horseshoes, Volleyball, or cornhole! And to make it special, why not serve all the traditional Memorial Day BBQ favorites? Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad…and a red, white, and blue trifle.



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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fat-Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I use Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Greek Yogurt)

  • 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries

  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries

  • 2 Tablespoons Walnuts

  • Mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Wash blueberries and strawberries and let dry.

  2. Dice strawberries and set aside.

  3. Chop walnuts and set aside.

  4. In a mason jar, scoop ¼ cup Greek yogurt into the bottom and smooth out.

  5. Add 1/8 cup blueberries, 1/8 cup strawberries, and ½ tablespoon walnuts.

  6. Scoop ¼ Greek yogurt on top of the berries and smooth out.

  7. Add 1/8 cup blueberries, 1/8 cup strawberries, and ½ tablespoon walnuts.

  8. Garnish with fresh mint on top.

  9. If storing in the refrigerator, cover the trifle with a lid. The yogurt will stay fresh for 2 days.

Notes

If storing in the refrigerator, cover. The yogurt will stay fresh for 2 days. Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition is calculated using the Weight Watchers calculator. NUTRITION: Serves 4, ½ Cup Per Serving- (3 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 110 FAT: 2.5 SATURATED FAT: 0.2 CARBS: 10.5 FIBER: 5.3 SUGARS: 4.1 PROTEIN: 11.6


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Memorial Day weekend is all about remembering our heroes who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. So why not spend it with your family and catch some flicks that celebrate our nation's history in a fun, hilarious way? Learn about the bravery, grit, and determination of our service members with these movies on Netflix and Amazon. Laugh your heart out with comedy classics like Stripes and Sgt. Bilko, or sing along to Yankee Doodle Dandy if you feel patriotic.


No matter what you decide to do, Memorial Day will surely be a memorable experience for everyone! So get creative and make it an event that honors the sacrifices of those before us.  


Happy Memorial Day! 


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