Hello to a much needed long weekend! Whether your hanging out with family or friends, in a backyard to the lake, there are so many fun ways to celebrate this memorial weekend. Rocking my awesome 70’s Sunnis, a tank and my fun flag shrug- this girl is ready to Celebrate!!!!
Need suggestions on how to celebrate this weekend??? – I got a couple suggestions!!!
1.Grab your favorite bottles of wine and cheese and crackers, maybe some great bread, and go to the park for a nice picnic with your love. I love to keep it classy like this, but sometimes Dave and I like to add more to our picnic. For this memorial weekend, maybe add some chicken salad sandwiches on croissants… Yum! or maybe some amazing fried chicken, coleslaw, and potato salad. And in order to do this, you have to have the cutest little picnic basket… there are so many choices but here are some of my faves!
This is the Canasta Grande Basket. It has lots of space for food and a bottle ( or bottles) 😉 It is also the super cute picturesque basket for a traditional picnic. Here is a similar basket for about $60.
For those that like to travel and go to concerts or hike, this super cute backpack picnic bag is a must for you! Or maybe you’re going to the lake and want a nice picnic on the water!!!! And it has a cooler installed inside to keep your food cool!
Here is a similar backpack picnic basket from Picnic World! Below is one for less than $120. here
Here are a lot of choices from amazon that is under $100: here
More awesome picnic baskets by A Sunny Afternoon!
2. Go to the lake with a couple friends. Air B&B’s are the new biggest thing and you can find some really nice lake front properties that if you all split the cost would be on the cheaper side. Link to Air B&B here And you can also rent some wave runners and boats… Yay!!! Fun in the sun on a boat at the lake… that sounds like an amazing Memorial day weekend!!!
Or if you live near a beach… hello, beach day with your cute bikini, Sunnis, and umbrella for some shade!
3. My favorite thing is to have a backyard BBQ!!! What says memorial day more than being outside and grilling??!!!! Thinking about standing near a grill and smelling all of the wonderful burgers, chicken, and hot dogs on the grill is making me so hungry!
Decorate the backyard with red, white and blue to make it more festive! Here is a cute way to decorate the picnic table!
Looking online for different recipes for Memorial day, I ran across a blog with some amazing recipes!!! I am getting so hungry while looking at all of the wonderful food… Here are some of the great ideas for food! Totally gonna try some of these!!!! here
And if you’re gonna be outside a lot you will definitely have to refreshing drinks!!!
The Red,White and Blue Wine Slushes…. https://www.thrillist.com/recipe/nation/red-white-and-blue-wine-slushy-recipe
or maybe your want to go the non-alcoholic route… One of my favorite drinks is water with lemon and cucumbers… I know, it’s not alcoholic, but it is Soooooo good!!! And why not make it look beautiful in a punch bowl?!!!
Lemon and Cucumber Water!
Here’s another pic with the red, white an blue:
Cheers to an awesome weekend!!! Don’t forget to remember those amazing men and women who have fought to make our country the way it is today and the people in your life who have passed away.
And for desert….. Anything red, white and blue! Aren’t these ice cream cones the cutest?!!! Love the plate under, but we won’t be thinking about that this weekend… enjoy all the food, wine/ drinks, snacks with your friends and family!