Memorial Day

Plan for a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend this year full of good food, fun ideas, and family activities that everyone in your crew will enjoy. And don't forget to remind kids about why we observe Memorial Day with ideas for honoring America and its soldiers.

Make a Paper Star

These hanging stars may look store-bought, but they're a cinch to cut and fold. Make red, white, and blue stars for a patriotic front porch display!

Summer Backyard BBQ

Nothing says summer quite like the smoky-sweet flavor of a backyard BBQ. Here are some cool ways to beat the heat and fuel summer fun. It's time to grab your tongs, fire up the grill, and get cooking!

12 Patriotic Things to Do This Summer

Have some all-American fun with these just-right-for-summer ideas.

12 Patriotic Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day With Kids

More than just the day the swimming pool opens or an occasion for summer's first backyard barbecue, Memorial Day is an important holiday for our country. Here's how you can help your kids honor the day.

Lady Liberty

Nothing is more iconic on July Fourth than The Statue of Liberty. Wear this simple headpiece as a badge of honor.

8 Patriotic Recipes for Holiday Parties & Potlucks

Upgrade your classic American fare with these delicious dishes that are perfect for every patriotic holiday! Make the whole menu on Flag Day, 4th of July, or choose one to bring to your next Memorial Day potluck.

Picnic Perfect

Rethink clunky wicker baskets and fussy foods. We've rounded up simple, crowd-pleasing recipes and smart products sure to make your picnic a walk in the park.

Great Recipes for Potlucks, Picnics, and Parties

Take one of these irresistible dishes to a summer gathering or neighborhood party and bring home nothing but crumbs.

Canned Goods Can Toss

Partygoers will have a blast with this fun carnival game, crafted from tin cans. Known as the "rocket toss," each player gets three tries to knock over the pyramid. Let the games begin!

5 Easy Grilled Summer Salads

We'll show you how to create a delicious summer salad that's easy to fix -- plus, your kids will love it!

The Perfect Picnic

We've got tons of delicious ideas for salads and sandwiches that travel well, taste great, and are totally appealing to kids.

5 Creative Hot Dog Toppings

In a summer cookout rut? Put aside that ketchup, mustard, and relish and try your hot dogs topped with these 5 clever combos!

Tips For Gluten-Free Summer Cookouts

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Sizzling Summer Sandwiches

Say hello to the sunny season with our tasty summertime sandwich creations.

Bandana Banner

No celebration is complete without appropriate decor. This holiday garland and matching placemat will kick off your July Fourth feast. Consider these crafts your declaration of independence.

Festive Flags

Show your pride this Fourth of July or Memorial Day with these all-American decorations. Hang homemade wind socks in red, white, and blue, and let your spirit fly!

Fire-cracker Snack

Celebrate Independence Day with this healthy all-American appetizer. Your kids will be clambering for these amber waves of grain.

Holiday Headgear Craft

Before the parade passes by, be sure to dress for the occasion. This cute crown completes the perfect outfit for the celebration.

Stately Symbol

Ignite the holiday spirit in your guests from the moment they arrive. This themed wreath will be great to reuse every year.

Flowery Flags

For a more feminine touch to celebrate our country's forefathers, craft these red, white, and 'bloom' barrettes.

Go for the Glory

Set up a friendly competition with this tossable tic-tac-toe. Perfect for a block party or an afternoon barbeque, the kids will love the life-size version of this childhood classic.

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