10 Things To Do For The Long Weekend


family of five holding hands in a field | 10 Things To Do For The Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend will be a lot different this year as many of our favorite spots we all normally head to are either closed or operating at limited capacity. But like everything else we’ve all been doing for the past two months, we’ve overcome these stay-at home orders and will do the same this weekend. As things start to open up a bit more this weekend, there’s not really THAT much to do. If you’re comfortable going out, we’ve rounded up a few different things to do with the family here. But if your’e not ready to venture out here, here are some things to do this long weekend:

  1. Make some boozy popsicles and sit out by the pool (even if it’s your kid’s inflatable). Try one of these recipes here (and let us know if you made them). You can also make ice cream in a mason jar for the kids so that they don’t try to sneak into the fridge for your adult popsicles.
  2. Grill outside. The weather in So Cal is going to be perfect this weekend, meaning you can give your kitchen a break and cook outside! Many local restaurants are still offering takeout kits for you to prepare at home.
  3. Have a picnic outside. Head to your favorite park, find a shady area, throw down a blanket and have a family picnic. Make it a special meal that your kids love (drive through or curbside pickup) and surprise them! Take some family games since the playground equipment might still be off limits, some balls and, of course, bubbles.
  4. Bake! If you haven’t gotten around to finally trying out that baking recipe you’ve bookmarked on Facebook, now’s the perfect time to try it. Give your inner Betty Crocker a chance to shine and have your kids help.
  5. Go for a walk. Wake up and head out with the kids for some fresh air and enjoy the sites. Have a scavenger hunt for even more fun.
  6. Read that book you’ve been wanting to finally read!
  7. Take a nap. Make it a restful weekend by taking a 30-minute nap. If your kids are big, give them their iPads or game for some non-interruption time or sleep when your littles sleep!
  8. See your beastie while still practicing social distancing by having a driveway get-together (if you’re comfortable, of course). Get some chairs, your own ice chests and sit on either side of the driveway and finally catch up in person (while still 6 ft. apart).
  9. Plan a date night with your partner. See some ideas here.
  10. Camp in the backyard. Pop up the tent that’s been collecting dust in the garage and pretend you’re at your favorite campground!

What are you doing for Memorial Day, drop a comment below!


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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kristie moved to Corona six years ago after her husband accepted a position in a neighboring city. Since then, she’s been able to create quite an extraordinary life in this wonderful city she calls home. As a work-from-home mom of three littles (Mason 4, Kingston 3 and sweet baby Juliette 3 months), Kristie is one busy momma! Life is non-stop for this momma, but she wouldn't have it any other way. The UCLA graduate is a writer/journalist/social media and communications coordinator by trade, but a momma and wife 24/7. When she’s not working and has a much-needed break from her kids, she enjoys reading, writing, wine, fitness and living life to her fullest! You can catch up with her everyday life on IG @therealmommychronicles!