Top 7 Memorial Day Essentials You Will Need This Weekend

It’s (almost) time for summer, as we’re hours away from Memorial Day weekend! The weekend forecast of the weather may not look too sunny, but that isn’t going to dampen our spirits, or our celebration! We’ve got top seven things you’re gonna need for an awesome weekend-long party, from picnic baskets to the best BBQ rub and lots of ice cream. You’re welcome. 

Windsor Picnic Basket 


Photo: Amazon

Whether you’re adamant to enjoy your weekend outdoors, or heading over to a friend’s place for a BBQ party, make like a picnic and pack all the yummy food with this gorgeous picnic basket from Amazon. It might be English in design, with its navy corduroy lining and sturdy willow construction, but the scrumptious dishes you’ll pack are all American! The picnic basket comes in a complete set of tableware and cutleries, so you’re all set for your (indoor) picnic!

Apple Chipotle BBQ Bath Brine 

Had a busy week, and completely forgot to marinate your chicken breasts, pork tenderloins and steaks? All you need is the Sweetwater Spice Company’s BBQ Bath Brine! The flavor is sweet, and slightly smokey so it’s perfect for the family and kids. This brine will give you all the juiciness and tenderness you want from your meat! We love that you only need 30 minutes to season and tenderize your meat with this brine! Also, it’s Paleo friendly. Best BBQ Essential Ever.

Balloon Confetti Bombs

Fireworks are magical, especially in July. This doesn’t mean this weekend can’t have some fun! Dress up any party space with balloon confetti bombs, and set it off indoors. It’s really easy to make, and it’s super festive! Get the full instructions here. 

Did Someone Say Ice Cream?

What’s a long weekend without satisfying a sweet craving? If you want something a bit more sinful than fruit pops, then Tipsy Scoop is perfect for you! Just think of the gorgeous marriage of artisanal ice cream and the ultimate cocktail. We’re still obsessed with their Blood Orange and Campari Sorbet! With 5% alcohol per serving, we’re ready to dive into this boozy delight!

Best Ice Cream Pie Recipe Ever 

There’s no better time than this weekend to indulge in the easiest, best ice cream pie recipe ever. Jeni Britton Bauer, author of the cookbook Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts has a great tip for us. Fake the ice cream pie! Buy pre-made graham-cracker pie crust, fill with your favorite ice cream and top with loads of fresh whipped cream. Perfect for a celebratory weekend, or to enjoy on your own! 

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats 

Another Memorial Day essential? Nothing says indulgent and celebration and all things American like crispy rice, marshmallows, sprinkles and butter! It’s colorful, it’s fun and it’s really really good. For a full recipe, click here! 
Sergeant Sake

Worried about all the calories you’re going to consume this weekend? Let the celebrations roll with a guilt-free, gluten-free cocktail! Sergeant Sake will only require Ty Ku sake and some grape juice, so you don’t have to hold back!

Here’s to an awesome Memorial Day weekend, and to all the brave men and women who protect this great nation!

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