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In The Community, News Published May 20, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Sometimes unforeseen things happen when planning a Memorial Day Weekend trip. Maybe something unexpected comes up- couldn’t get time off work, global pandemics, car breaks down. In any way, it can be really disappointing to the family, but just know, not all is lost!

If you are going to be at home this Memorial Day Weekend, here are a few fun activities and ideas brought to you from your friends at PuroClean of Hillsboro for the whole family to enjoy whether you are in a house or an apartment.

Backyard Picnic

Gather a blanket and your favorite food and find a spot in the back yard or, if in an apartment, the living room or balcony if there is room!

Backyard Camping

If the weather is permitting, backyard camping is great for adults and kids! The feel of the outdoors and the convenience of home all wrapped into one! Put up the tent, grab your flashlight and sleeping bags, and stay up late telling campfire stories to each other.

If you are in an apartment- or the weather is bad- you could set up a fort with sheets in the living room or one of the bedrooms (unless there is room for a tent in the living room). Color and cut out stars to hang from your fort ceiling, roll out your sleeping bags and sleep together under the stars.

Patriotic Fun Foods

Cook and enjoy food together! Here are a few family friendly and fun recipes with some red white and blue themed treats!


  • Create an obstacle course in your back yard or inside your home! If you are in an apartment, just make sure that your activities will not be disruptive to the neighbors below or above you.
  • Paper Plate Tennis with balloons- it can be played inside and outdoors.
  • Board games to fit the ages of adults and children in the house.

General activities

  • Write a letter to a soldier stationed overseas
  • Learn and talk about the history of Memorial Day
  • Tie-Dye t-shirts or tank tops in red, white, and blue

There are so many activities to do while staying safe during the Memorial Day Weekend. While you are at home having a great time, remember PuroClean of Hillsboro is here for your needs 24/7 and even open on holidays. We are ready to help you.

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