Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Making The Most Of Memorial Day

Alex Newby, Marketing Intern

Memorial Day is coming up on May 28th and as such, students everywhere are gearing up for cookouts, lake trips, and a sunny four-day weekend! Here are some ideas to make the most of your holiday!

The Food:

Websites like Pinterest or My Recipe have all kinds of ideas to help you make a fun and festive dish. Many of the recipes are simple with only a few ingredients, making it fast and cheap. To save more, check the weekly ads for different local stores to see if any ingredients are on sale.  For instance, Kroger has chicken breasts, strawberries, and corn on the cob on sale this week in preparation for the weekend. If you are hosting the cookout yourself, planning ahead and basing the menu on what is on sale will save you time and money. Here’s a few of our favorites:

The Games:

Think about what made cookouts great when you were little, and bring those back! Talk to the neighbors and go-in on a volleyball or badminton net for the backyard. Fill up water balloons or water guns to have a water war or contest. Bust out the twister board and for a fun, messy twist, use washable paint on the colored circles. If you have a pool, make sure its open and ready for people to swim in! Any cookout is going to be what you make of it, so make yours fun!

 Don’t forget to commemorate the holiday! It’s easy to get caught up in cookouts, lake trips, and the beginning of summer, but Memorial Day exists to honor the American soldiers that have died fighting for our country. Whether it’s honoring someone you personally knew or people from your city, it’s important to remember why the day is special.

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