Thanks for all of your fun comments on my “Why I’m Not Super Woman” post! Y’all make me smile!  Doesn’t it feel good to take off our capes?

I have a confession to make.

I never celebrated Memorial Day until last year.

I didn’t even think about it until last May. I was with Jill, and she asked what our family was doing Memorial Day weekend.

When I shared (besides having a BBQ with Jen), I didn’t know ~ Jill was in shock.

She said, “Cindy, you mean you celebrate EVERY holiday ~ even Groundhogs Day ~ but you don’t celebrate Memorial Day?!”

I guess when you put it like that ~ it is a little crazy! Especially when 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays ~ and I have enough red,white, and blue decorations for our whole street!

Last year I began a quest to come up with a memorable, honoring, fun Memorial Day celebration. It worked so well we’ll be doing it again this year! 

Here’s our New & Improved Memorial Day Celebration Plan

This weekend we will be…..

In case it rains, we can do…..

  • Patriotic crafts ~ideas here or here or here 
  • Coloring Sheets, Word Searches, Mazes ~here or here
  • Of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday without BINGO with red, white, and blue M & M’s ~ here

And for our Memorial Day cookouts, here are some of my favorite simple kid-friendly food ideas I cook up…

  • Red and blue finger jello (star shaped, of course)
  • Cupcakes for the kids (Fun Recipe here and here)
  • Flag cake (Recipe here) Always a huge hit!

Whew ~ now I’m ready to head into this Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

Do you have any tradition or family fun ideas to honor Memorial Day? Share with us please ~ I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have a safe, joy-filled Memorial Day weekend!

Many blessings to you!



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