Looking for some fun things to do over the Memorial Day weekend? Many of us look forward to a day off from school or work and an opportunity to salute our military men and women. Family cookouts are as customary as parades, trips to the beach, heading off with the camper and pools opening for the season! Horseshoes, badminton and volleyball go together with burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob at your backyard barbeque. Hometown parades are a great way to celebrate Memorial day and to get your community involved. Is there a bike decorating competition or a local high school band marching? If the beach is your destination, maybe just dipping your toes into the ocean is all you get now however, your imagination of what this summer will be like and how in a short time, you will be boogie boarding and jumping the waves. Break out the camping gear and gather around the campfire for s’mores and singing. Everybody knows the words to the folk song Kumbaya! Let’s hear it! Wherever you go or whatever you do, your American Girl doll will be right there with you. That’s what makes doll play so wonderful. The creativity of dressing your 18 inch doll and accessorizing them to be part of your current or imaginary place. DRHTS-RT is a 2 piece 18″ doll shorts set perfect for anything from a cookout to a Main Street Parade. The summer floral print shorts are accented with a self tie green satin bow which coordinates with the front ruffle detail on the pale blue blouse. Colors are fresh and cool, perfect for warmer weather activities. Each piece of the shorts outfit for American Girls has a hook and loop closure in back. Yellow 18in doll espadrilles, STES-YL make this doll outfit pop and are included with the purchase. So no matter what you and your 18 inch doll do this Memorial Day weekend, be safe, be happy and be together with family and friends.
If you have been shopping for 18 inch doll clothes lately, there are lots and lots of bathing suits ready and waiting! Everyone is ready to update their 18″ doll swimwear and head to the beach. The winter doldrums are quickly fading into sunny spring days. No doubt, everyone is anxious for summer and swimming. DRRG-BB is a bold, colorful 2 piece suit for your 18 inch dolls. If you are headed out for Memorial Day or just planning for your summer vacation, this 2 piece swim set for 18 inch dolls would be something you would want to pack. Aqua print bikini bottoms have self ties that detail the sides and the long sleeved magenta swim shirt is trimmed in silver. A contemporary graphic is printed in silver on the front of the 18″ swim shirt. A invisable zipper closure provides a taylored fit on your 18in doll. With all the mix and matching of swimwear, this set could work with other bathing suit bottoms in your American Girl clothes collection. Pink and white stripe flipflops are included with this set. These 18″ doll sandals STFF-WP are unique with their thong design and clear elastic strap so your American Girl can slip them off and hit the waves! This 18 inch doll 2 piece swim set is sure to make a splash at the beach this summer.
The upcoming holiday allows many of us an extra day to be home with family and friends. Here are some fun activities to do with your children to help celebrate Memorial Day. If your town is having a parade, (I know that our town does,) here is a quick, easy and fun way to display the American flag in windows or on cozy coupes, wagons or tricycles! Since picnics are also customary for Memorial Day, how about an easy recipe for a healthy, All American Parfet!
Here is a list of what you will need to make your flag:
- construction paper (white, red and blue)
- silver star stickers (no more than 50!)
- scissors and a glue stick
I used one piece of white construction paper as the background for my flag. On the red paper, I marked 1″ lines which will form my stripes. I made 5 stripes. Using the blue paper, I cut a rectangle 3″x4.5″. An adult might be needed to cut the construction paper, however, if your child can use child scissors, it is great practice if cutting lines are drawn. Using the silver stars, decorate the blue paper sticking stars in lines. Depending on the size of the stars, you might or might not be able to get all 50 on! Now it is time to assemble your flag! Take a red “stripe” and apply the glue stick to the back. Attach it to the bottom of the piece of white paper. Keep adding stripes about 1″ apart which will allow your last red stripe to be at the top of the paper. Apply the glue stick to the back of the blue paper and attach to the upper left corner, aligning the bottom of the blue paper with the bottom of the second stripe from the top. Now everyone can show their patriotism with their unique American flag.
Here is a list of what you will need for your All American Parfet:
- Vanilla yogurt
- Red and blue berries (strawberries, raspberries, pitted cherries, blueberries, blackberries)
- Clear glass or cup
This is easy and as much fun for kids to assemble as it is to eat! Just layer the ingredients in the cup or glass. Begin with berries and alternate with the yogurt.. Here’s where you can be creative! Mix the berries or layer them by color, add granola or even some whipped cream! Anyway to make these, they will be a “patriotic” dessert that everyone will enjoy!
Soon, American girls will be celebrating Memorial Day with parades, picnics and a day off from school! This is a special opportunity to honor those who have served in our military. Our town holds a parade where everyone lines the streets to watch local marching bands, scout troops, sports teams and military professionals. Houses are decorated with flags and Red, White and Blue is everywhere! Spectators all wear red, white and blue and your favorite 18″ doll can wear her Red, White and Blues with DRUSA-RN. This 18″ doll dress features stars and stripes in red and navy. Stars on the top and stripes on the bottom, this sleeveless summer dress fits many 18 inch dolls like American Girl. There is even a red and navy tulle hair accessory which can even be worn on your doll’s wrist! Included with the purchase of this patriotic red and navy 18″doll dress are a pair of white slip on 18in doll shoes. SUB-WH are white patent leather flats with a bow on the toe! So now that your American Girl clothes include something patriotic, this would be an easy 4th of July dress for American Girl dolls too. Enjoy your Memorial Day and please be sure to thank those military folks you see for their service to the USA.
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