Sharon DeVellis: Inside Scoop

May
15
2013

10 Ways to Celebrate the Victoria Day Long Weekend

Stay At Home Fun For The Whole Family

Victoria Day Long Weekend

1. Flower Power

Make a trip to your local garden centre so you can create a cascade of rainbows in your yard by planting colourful flowers.

2. The Thrill Of The Grill

Throw some burgers on the barbie, haul out the paper plates, and enjoy the company of good friends and good food because food always tastes better when you eat it outdoors.

3. Kaboom!

Get your kids into their pajamas, grab a blanket, and take them out to see a spectacular display as the night sky lights up. Plus your kids will think you’re extra cool for letting them stay up so late.

4. Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See Tonight

Your kids are up late anyway so why not lay on the lawn and do a bit of stargazing. First one to spot a shooting star gets dibs on the lemonade. Which brings me to…

5. Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Even if the weather is cool, encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in your little ones by having them host a lemonade stand.

6. Go For A Hike

What better way to enjoy the warm weather than by getting back to nature and hitting the trails.

7. A Sprinkling Of Heaven

Public pools may not be open but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful watery time. Go old school and bring out the sprinkler for a few hours of play and spray.

8. I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

Start the summer off in a spectacular way by going to a local ice cream parlour for a cone or creating the ultimate sundae at home.

9. Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

Or at least your egg salad sandwiches. If the weather is nice, slap on your sunglasses and sunscreen, pack a picnic basket, and go to the park for a lounge-around under a tree lunch.

10. Just In Case

The weather in May is unpredictable so if Mother Nature decides your day should be filled with a downpour instead of sunshine, head on out to a movie theatre or bowling alley for some indoor fun with the family.

Happy Long Weekend!
 

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