Candy treats for Memorial Day parties and parades
Memorial Day parties are a favorite for the Smith family. These Memorial Day celebrations are something the patriotic family looks forward to each spring, from Dad James and Mom Tristene to daughter Addi and son Jace. Memorial Day parades, Memorial Day parties and other Memorial Day celebrations are among the anticipated festivities in the Smiths' community. And all the Memorial Day parties feature their favorite holiday candy gifts featuring Jelly Belly ® jelly beans.
The first of the Memorial Day parties for the Smiths start at Addi and Jace's elementary school the Friday before Memorial Day. The children participate in Memorial Day parades in the school's hallways, where teachers pass out Jelly Belly Tins with Blueberry and Strawberry Jam jelly belly beans to the children as they pass on their way to the gymnasium. The jelly beans are packaged in fun, customized tins designed with a flag design the art the teachers easily created at MyJellyBelly.com
. The holiday candy is savored at the end of the parade as Addi, Jace and their classmates gather in the gym to learn about and honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces.
The next day, the real Memorial Day parades start. One of the Smiths' favorite Memorial Day parades takes place downtown, and the whole family marches in the parade along with their neighbors to pass out holiday candy to excited children lining Main Street. Each year, Tristene orders holiday candy treats from MyJellyBelly.com
— individual cello bags filled with a variety of colorful Jelly Belly beans is always a favorite. These little bags of jelly beans are customized each year with printed phrases like "Veterans are Sweet" and the best thing is, Jelly Belly jelly beans are a peanut-free candy manufactured in a peanut-free facility, so there's no worries about handing the treats to children with peanut allergies.
After the Memorial Day parade celebrations finish, the Smith family and their neighbors head back to their cul-de-sac for the annual neighborhood block party. As far as Memorial Day celebrations go, this event is considered the kick-off to summer, and the families celebrate with hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade and watermelon. The best Memorial Day parties have fun contents and games, and the Smiths' neighborhood party is no exception. And, delicious Jelly Belly jelly beans are always among the prizes given to the winners.