You know what this weekend is! Memorial Day weekend — the official start of summer. No plans yet? No problem! There are so many fun ways to celebrate the holiday with your family and friends. We’ve got some ideas for you: from vacation locations, to DIY crafts fun for the whole family, Smiley360 has got you covered.

Have Fun With Star Spangled Mason Jars

Follow these instructions  to make beautiful Memorial Day decorations that both you and the kids will love.

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Make Star Garland

This one is perfect for the crafty mom! Beautiful patriotic themed star garland is easy to make as all American apple pie. Like this idea? Follow the instructions here!

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Go To Washington DC

What better place to celebrate Memorial Day than the most patriotic place in the U.S.? Whether you catch a parade, or hang out on the National Mall, you’re bound to have a great time.

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Throw Your Own BBQ

Create a patriotic vibe by decorating with red, white and blue tableware and balloons. Keep it simple with the menu. Kebabs, salads, burgers and pasta dishes are great food options for both young kids and grandparents. To keep the kids busy, think of some fun activities such as a scavenger hunt around the backyard or setting up a crafts table!

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Have A Patriotic Picnic

Go on a picnic and enjoy the outdoors! Visit a local park with your family to soak up the sun while enjoying a simple, yet delicious lunch. Bring a basket full of food, drinks and snacks that can withstand some heat so you don’t have to worry about keeping things cool during the trip. Sandwiches are a great option for a lunch that’s easy to pack and take on the go. Enjoy the outdoor weather by playing a game of Frisbee or taking a stroll through the park!

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Attend A Free Concert

Check out listings of local bands that are playing at venues or parks. Make sure that the concert admits all ages if you plan on bringing your little ones. This is a great way to dance the night away while staying on a budget!

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What are your Memorial Day Weekend plans? Tell us in the comments!