Memorial Day weekend plans… what are yours?

Memorial Day is a time for us to remember our fallen service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They gave their lives for us to enjoy the freedom that we have today. As you are looking forward to your three day weekend, gathering with friends and family or whatever else you might have planned, remember those men, women and their families and those who still serve our country today this holiday. 

In the meantime, do you have any fun plans for your Memorial Day weekend? Can you not decide what to do? Well here are some obvious things you can do for the holiday and maybe some not so obvious things. Whatever you decide to do, I’m sure you will have a great time. I’d love to hear about them!  



BBQ’ing – The is one of America’s favorite things to do, especially in the summertime. It’s a perfect time to gather your family and your friends together and have a good old fashioned cook-out. You can barbecue all sorts of things. My favorite things to barbecue are hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and baked potatoes. The options are never ending. Make sure you have plenty on hand to drink. No, it doesn’t have to be alcohol either. Some ice cold lemonade, limeade or just plain water is a great addition to any barbecue! Remember, if you do decide to serve alcohol, drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.



– Rafting or "tubing" can be fun as long as you take the right safety precautions and know the area you are in.  "Tubing" is a very popular activity where I’m from in Northern California. Chico has tons of college students and is quite the party town. People visit the river every chance they get. You can always grab some friends, some rafts or inner tubes and hit the river! Most ‘tubers’ plan with their friends to have one vehicle parked at the end of the floating route. That way when they are finished, they won’t have to walk so far to get to a car. By the time you are done, you are going to be so exhausted, you won’t want to walk. If you don’t have a raft or an inner tube, you can always find somewhere that rents them out. Most rivers will have law enforcement on hand during big holidays for obvious reasons. Drinking before or during your river experience probably isn’t the smartest idea. Don’t tie anything to your body – bad things can happen. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen! 



Bonfires – Bonfires are generally controlled outdoor fires for the purpose of disposing burnable waster material. They can also be used in part of a celebration. Most people create larger bonfires to create an ambiance during a social gathering. Some choose to keep it small with warmth in mind. You can roast marshmallows, cuddle up by the fire or just enjoy the comfort of the heat. Be sure you don’t get too close – that’s an accident that can be avoided. Be sure to check with your city because some areas can only burn on certain days. You may also just need permission to burn period. Have a hose close by – you never know.




  1. I’m in Canada so we’re a week past our May long weekend already. When I saw about rafting though that reminded me that I want to try white water rafting one day. 🙂 It looks like so much fun although I may be too chicken to try it. We’ll see…I’ll add it to my list of “must-tries” one day. Thanks for sharing the fun ideas!

  2. We’re making a picnic supper to take to my grandparents house.

    I’m in charge of dessert and am going to try to make my own Jello for a poke cake for the first time lol.

  3. We have no plans except to ride out the Tropical Storm that is headed right for us….Yay!

  4. Kristyn Martin says:

    We are camping on Carolina Beach for Memorial Day weekend! It is definitely important to remember the reason for the holiday… My brother is a marine and is deployed right now. Thanks for the great post!

  5. I actually have no clue what we are doing this weekends. Hubby has the next 3 days off so we will be winging it.