While many people take advantage of the Memorial Day Monday off to head out of town, others have less-fancy plans on the pipeline. Nonetheless, we’re all busy! Planning a picnic or small get together for the holiday weekend but crunched on time? Here are seven homemade items you can purchase and rush ship.
Baked goods are a general crowd pleaser, so you can’t really go too wrong with cookies. Give them the extra holiday edge with coordinating national colors in these red, white and blueberry cookies. $10 for a box of 12, these sweets are shipped right after baking and arrive fresh from KE Cookies in California.
Or make your own: 12 Yummy Cookie Recipes
Planning on grilling out this weekend? Why not take a flavor shortcut with this pack of six gourmet dry rubs. The BBQ sampler is just $12 and includes herb and spice blends like “Adobo-licious,” “Catch of the Day” and “Classic Creole.” Ships from CraigsMarket in Boca Raton, Florida.
Into the sweets idea but want to try something more exciting than cookies? Try out the ever-trending cake balls trend. These bitty cake bites are decorated to holiday perfection and ship in batches of a dozen. $13 from Bitty Bliss Bakeshop.
See also: 5 Decadent Vegan Desserts
Got the food portion covered but interested in a little panache for your alcohol? This container of cocktail rim sugar is perfect for martini and margarita glasses. $29 for 75 glasses from Dell Cove Spice Company.
More drink ideas: 7 Tasty Fruit Cocktails
Need something cutesy for the kids? Try these patriotic chocolate lollipops. They’re also perfect as a party favor for guests! $35 for 24 from TrishZDelishZ.
Another fun treat: Healthy Homemade Popsicles
Okay, so I already featured some awesome cookies. But! Look how cute these are! These gourmet shortbread cookies are decorated in vanilla royal icing and feature all the right colors for your holiday gathering. $30 for a dozen from Fancy Lady Gourmet.
While less likely, perhaps your holiday plans for Memorial Day just include brunch or some afternoon tea. In that case, why not pick up a package of these red sugar stars for your tea or coffee? $7 for 36 sugar dots from Wishingwell Art.