22 Food and Party Ideas for Memorial Day, Past and Present


It seems like just yesterday I was wishing for snow, and now summer is upon us here in the top hemisphere. Memorial Day, the day we honor and remember those men and women who fought and died serving in the Armed Services,  is the unofficial marker of summer’s start here in the United States. It’s a day of celebration, of red, white and blue, of picnics and barbecues and joy, fitting for its purpose. (I won’t mention the miles long back-up of cars trying to get to the beach. Or pretend I didn’t.) Thanks to a great suggestion from reader, Heidi, I’m rounding up some Memorial Day favorites from Edible Crafts’ past and linking to some new ones.

Blasts from the past, featured before on Edible Crafts:



Make watermelon pops at Domestic Fits, and a booze-y version at The Shiksa in the Kitchen.

Make stars and stripes pound cake at Big Bear’s Wife.

Make red, white and blue fudge at Taste and Tell.

Find the recipe for rock candy JellO shots at Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.

Make patriotic snow cones (and find lots more red, white and blue food) at Babble.


Make a stars and berries cake at Bird on a Cake.

Make patriotic JellO cookies at Munchkin Munchies.

You’ll find this dip recipe and a jillion other festive ideas at Hungry Happenings.

Find picnic tablecloth cookies at In Katrina’s Kitchen.

Make a robot centerpiece at Spoonful.



Make hot dog cookies at Munchkin Munchies.

Make BBQ marshmallows at my other blog, the decorated cookie.

Make standing ant cookies at The Bearfoot Baker.

Brand your own picnic utensils at tikkido.


Some new ideas for Memorial Day:



Make flag shortbread at Sugar Winzy.

Find links to all these goodies at Gimme Some Oven.

Make a star cookie wreath at Sweetopia.

Made red, white and blue star cookie pops at, um, my blog.

Make DIY Memorial Day goodie bags at The Sweetest Occasion.


And for our Service men and women:


Find the recipe for this fabulous cookies and cream camouflage cake at i heart baking!.

Make camo cupcakes, inside and out, at Crafty Mama.

Make camo cookies at my blog (geez, really, Meaghan? Three?).






  1. says

    These are such wonderful ideas! SO festive and fun! They would also be great for the Fourth of July. I finding decor and games for your party early on in the planning process make the rest of the planning much easier.

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