For instance, as Memorial Day approaches, everyone’s been daydreaming about long afternoons on their favourite busy beaches and big backyard blowouts with all of their friends. Nobody’s doing any of these activities this Memorial Day weekend due to vital social distancing guidelines, but that doesn’t mean no fun.
Read on for some social distance-safe ideas for what to do over the long weekend.
Mix Up A Summery Cocktail
Festive beverages can still flow even if you won’t be able to hit up your favourite outdoor bar. You could try your hand making frozen drinks, and if crafting a cocktail’s too much, a chilled bottle of rosé’s enough to make you feel that authentic summer vibe.
Bring The Barbecue Inside
This weekend, by all means, if you have a grill in your backyard, break it out. Sadly, some people quarantining don’t even have yards attached to them where a grill could go conceivably.
For anyone in that camp, you could consider recipes that’d guide you through creating cook-out staples in the kitchen, or you could opt investing in a countertop grill. Pair your meal with side dishes – potato salad, watermelon slices or any staple of your choice. Top it all off with warm-weather desserts like boozy popsicles or homemade ice cream.
One of the best things about summer is more opportunities to connect with nature, so spend some time outside if you have a yard. You could take your time with mother nature or just chill in the sunshine. You can also go and check to see if your campsites, hiking trails or local parks are open. If you happen to choose that route, always keep in mind to follow social distancing protocols – while in public areas, stay at least six feet from others and be sure to wear a mask.- Advertisement -
Throw A Virtual Party
Throwing a virtual party doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be your birthday. You can still hang via Zoom or another video conferencing app, while gathering with a large group of friends IRL may be off the table. Change your Zoom background to a photo of a backyard space or the beach if you and your friends really want to bring the spirit of a summer party to your virtual hang.