Our favorite Memorial Day drinks and snacks

By Mikaela Amundson

Memorial Day is fast approaching—time for family get-togethers and barbecues galore! Potlucks are a popular way to dine for summer holidays, with picnic tables piled high with salads and starters, delicious grilled mains, and a dozen different desserts. If you're wracking your brain on what to bring, let us help you figure out how you'll add to the spread.

We've gathered a list of things that are easy (and tasty!) for guests to bring and hosts to have ready for party time.

Snacks

Crockpot Little Smokies

Recipe courtesy of Dessert Now Dinner Later.

No one can resist cocktail weenies, so you know that Crockpot Little Smokies will be a win-win, both easy for you and popular at the party! This recipe has only three ingredients and tastes like you spent hours slaving away—when in reality you mixed the ingredients in and set the timer for two hours.

Black bean corn salsa

Recipe courtesy of Finding Zest.

Chips and guac are always a crowd pleaser, so why not spice up a classic with a unique, easy-to-make black bean corn salsa? It tastes so fresh that no one will ever guess you made it in less than 15 minutes. What makes this recipe extra great is you can customize it to your favorite flavors! Throw in diced avocados or fresh heirloom tomatoes, and call it your signature salsa. Wowing the party? Check.

Herbed red potato salad

Recipe courtesy of COOKIE+kate.

We love this healthy take on the classic potato salad, an American barbecue staple. With no mayo and plenty of fresh herbs, this light herbed red potato salad is sure to be a hit with party guests of all ages. At under 20 minutes to prepare, you'll have plenty of time to make a playlist for the car, take the dog for a walk, or enjoy a cat nap before the festivities.

Drinks

"Punch For a Bunch"

Recipe courtesy of Clover Lane Blog.

When doing party drinks, being able to prep as much in advance is key. This delicious pineapple "Punch For a Bunch" can be customized with other fruits and add-ins. Added bonus? On the recipe page, you can enter in the number of guests you're making the punch for, and it will convert the amounts and measurements for you!

From cocktail to mocktail

Recipe courtesy of Kirbie's Cravings.

Another crowd pleaser with a short ingredient list, this sparkling raspberry lemonade can be transformed from cocktail to mocktail by swapping out sparkling wine for sparkling water! Killing two drinks with one stone, as we like to say.

Bonus idea for hosts

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray Every Day.

We love this creative idea to keep drinks cold—just use balloons! Fill balloons ⅔ full with water and freeze them the day before the party. Day of, place them in your drink buckets for drip-free drinks, some color for your party, and the opportunity for a water balloon fight at the end of the night.


Check out more properties on Glamping Hub to find the perfect accommodation for your Memorial Day party today! See our collections in the Northeast, the Southeast, and California.

Top places to book for a unique Memorial Day

By Jackie Dreyer

Each year on the last Monday in May, we take the time in the U.S. to celebrate Memorial Day in honor of those who have passed while serving the country. Many people take the opportunity to pack up and have a relaxing holiday weekend away—a wonderful way to spend some quality time with family and friends.

If you haven't booked your Memorial Day getaway yet, check out some of our guests' top choices from last year that still have availability for this year!

California

Petaluma

This unique property near downtown Petaluma, California, with multiple Airstream rentals has availability May 24-27.

Idyllwild


This charming cabin rental—complete with a large deck and private hot tub—near Idyllwild, California, has availability May 24-27.

Colorado

Steamboat Springs

This cozy log cabin near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, features views of views of Hahns Peak and has availability May 24-27.

Breckenridge

This stunning A-frame cabin in Breckenridge, Colorado, has availability May 24-27.


New York

Granville

There are four yurts at this glamping property in Granville in Upstate New York, and there is availability in one of the 20-foot yurts, in the 24-foot yurt, and the 30-foot yurt for May 24-27.

Honeoye

This woodland cabin rental in the Finger Lakes region of Honeoye, New York, has availability for May 24-27. (Don't forget to ask about their other cabins and tipi, too!)

Texas

Wimberley

This unique cabin rental by Cypress Creek in Wimberley, Texas, has its own swimming pool and hot tub, and has availability May 25-26.

Round Top

This spacious cottage rental near Lake Fayette in Round Top, Texas, has availability May 24-27—and a swimming pool, too!

Washington

Bainbridge Island

This luxury tipi rental on Bainbridge Island in Washington State has availability May 25-27.

Longview

This simple, creekside cabin rental in Longview, Washington, has availability May 26-27.

Oregon

Coos Bay


This retro-style vacation rental in Coos Bay, Oregon, has availability May 26-27 and will help you get both your woodlands and waterfront fix.

Lakeview

This rustic cabin rental in the Warner Mountains of Lakeview, Oregon, has availability May 24-27.


For even more Memorial Day options, keep browsing on Glamping Hub!