We’re not trying to set any trends nor are we opposed to any tradtional holiday traditions but we have a habit of doing some non-traditional things for holidays. For Martin Luther King Jr. Day we usually go bowling (How to Celebrate Civil Rights Leaders). The week before Thanksgiving we made a gingerbread haunted house (90%-off after Halloween).
So for Presidents Day we went to Costco for lunch (no patriotic symbolism there, but I can feed the whole family for $9.66 at the snack bar). Then we came home and decorated gingerbread men/women (90%-off after-Christmas, full of that much preservatives and food coloring we decided to pass on eating them).
The rest of the day was spent playing hair salon, “Zombie War” (running around chasing each other), watched the “Bee Movie” and we wrote thank you letters to our troops (sounded kind of like something one would do on Presidents Day). Not sure which one of these activities will carry-over to next year or become a Rasmussen tradition but we had fun. Next Holiday? Easter. (Decorating gingerbread Valentine hearts, of course.)