What You Should Serve at Your Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served our country. It is also the unofficial start of the summer season. To celebrate both, many of us hold Memorial Day parties with our friends and families. While many guests will bring snacks and drinks of their own, it’s important to have a wide array of food and drink choices available. Here, we list some ideas to get you started:

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Your guests will need something to wash down all that delicious food. Water, soda, and lemonade are excellent options for the kids and for the adults who don’t want alcohol. But of course, a Memorial Day party isn’t the same without a nice cold beer or even a cocktail. To drive home the American theme, you can color your cocktails with red, white, and blue.


Guests should always have something to snack on while you’re getting the main course prepared (see below). When it comes to snacks, you have plenty of options. Chips and dip are always a staple, and a veggie platter will offer a healthy option for anyone on a diet. Pretzels are also a great party snack. You can pair these pretzels with various dips to keep things interesting.

Main Course

While snacks and drinks are delicious, you should always serve a main course. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to fire up the grill. As such, you can cook hot dogs, hamburgers, fish, or even different types of beef and steak if you want a true BBQ. If any of your guests are vegan or vegetarian, make sure you have a few options for them such as corn on the cob or veggie burgers.


A delicious dessert is the best way to top things off. For Memorial Day, we recommend a patriotic theme with different types of pie. Apple pie is an American staple, but you can also provide blueberry or cherry pie. Don’t forget some ice cream and whipped cream to add on top!

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