7 Memorial Day Party Foods

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.

Or try: 5 Marinades for Grilled Vegetables

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.

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Kay M.
Kay M4 years ago

memorial day isn't supposed to be a party.

Sheri P.
Sheri P5 years ago

party foods? i think that's a stretch! i like the daisy cookies, though.

Silas Garrett
Silas Garrett5 years ago

Hmmm... I was really expecting more to find recipes than links to online vendors....

Harshiita Sharma
Harshita Sharma5 years ago

Thank You.

Nicole Gorman
Nicole Gorman5 years ago

While I love a new food find as much as the next person (and have been known to spend way more money than I should on such things) I personally think that $1 for some red white and blue sugar sprinkles to put on homemade cookies that can be sent to our troops or brought to your local veteran's hospital is a much better way to spend your money and time this year.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for sharing

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez5 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

Thank you to ALL veterans and First Responders and to ALL that gave up their life for us

Bruce H.
Bruce H5 years ago

This is not what Memorial Day is about. Memorial Day is about remembering those who gave us the freedoms we have. Many gave us their blood and their lives and left their families to do without them present.
Make your own stuff. My day is just sitting on the porch, yes, a real porch, and enjoy the day our Creator gives us. My brothers and sisters who gave me this freedom are much appreciated by me. Today is a day to slow down, think, and take time to offer Thanks to those who gave us everything they had.
I'll see you at the cemetery putting flags on the graves of our veterans and active duty who sleep there.