Today is Memorial Day. Lots of us will be celebrating with parades and other community festivities. In fact, my family attends our annual community Memorial Day parade every year. It’s great fun and our kids love it. The goal of all these festivities is remembrance and honor for those who have died while serving our country.
Memorial Day also signals the beginning of summer for many families across the states. Picnics, parades, swimming — all wonderful activities that traditionally begin on Memorial Day weekend. As such, my kids and I thought it would be really fun to share one of our favorite family traditions — fruit kabobs! Fruit kabobs are super easy to make, really fun to do with kids (or heck, even other grownups), and they’re great for picnics and barbecues.
Hope you enjoy this super simple, really cute and festive “recipe!”
Festive and Fun Fruit Kabobs
- 20-30 strawberries, sliced medium thick
- 30-40 blueberries
- 4 bananas, sliced medium thick
- 24 grapes
- 12 wooden skewers
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)
Rinse skewers and remove any excess wood. Start each kabob with one grape to use as an anchor. Skewer each slice of fruit in order: strawberries, banana, blueberry. Repeat until the skewer is filled up. End the kabob with another grape.
If you’re not serving right away, store flat on a plate covered with plastic wrap. Don’t store too long as the bananas will begin to turn brown. Helpful hint: you can sprinkle the fruit with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to help from turning too soon.
These are great for all the ‘Merican holidays but also awesome for birthday parties, playdates, or as a treat for your coworkers at the office! Plus if it’s not Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day, you can change up the fruits to whatever’s in season or suits your taste.
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What are you making for your Memorial Day BBQ?
Are you attending any holiday parades?
Linking up for Meatless Monday with Confessions of a Mother Runner and The Fit Foodie Mama.