5 Ways to Add Candy to Your Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day is next weekend...which means Summer is not far behind! 

If you're planning a BBQ or get together to kick off the season...it would probably be way more fun with CANDY!

Incorporating red, white, and blue candy into a Memorial Day BBQ or get-together is a fantastic way to add a patriotic touch to your celebration while satisfying everyone's sweet tooth. Here are five creative ideas to inspire you:

Patriotic Candy Buffet

Set up a colorful candy buffet featuring an array of red, white, and blue candies. Include classics like red licorice, white chocolate-covered pretzels, and blue raspberry gummies, as well as themed candies like red, white, and blue M&M's or Skittles. Arrange the candies in clear jars or bowls, and provide small bags or containers so guests can create their own custom candy mix to enjoy during the party or take home as party favors.

Festive Dessert Kabobs

Create patriotic dessert kabobs using skewers or toothpicks and an assortment of red, white, and blue candies and fruits. Alternate threading pieces of strawberries, marshmallows, and blueberries with red, white and blue candy favorites These will be loved by guests of all ages! 

Star-Spangled Cupcakes

Bake a batch of cupcakes and decorate them with red, white, and blue frosting and candy toppings. Frost each cupcake with either red, white, or blue frosting, then sprinkle coordinating colored sprinkles or edible glitter on top for added sparkle. Finish by garnishing with patriotic-themed candy!

Frozen Treats with a Twist

Cool off your guests with refreshing frozen treats infused with patriotic candy. Blend together a red, white, and blue slushie using frozen strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and blueberries, then garnish with whipped cream and red, white, and blue gummy candy. Alternatively, make layered popsicles by pouring layers of blended raspberry, coconut milk, and blueberry mixtures into popsicle molds, interspersed with pieces of candy for added texture and flavor.

DIY Candy Ice Cream Bar

Create a DIY candy ice cream bar where guests can customize their own sundaes with an assortment of red, white, and blue candy toppings! Set out bowls filled with chopped-up candy bars,  red and blue candies, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries. Provide a variety of ice cream flavors, including classics like vanilla and strawberry as well as blue-colored options like blueberry or cotton candy. Let guests unleash their creativity and build the ultimate patriotic ice cream creation!


Need some candy? Here's some red, white and blue candy to get you started! 

Red Candy

❤️ Swedish Fish

❤️ Licorice Wheels 

❤️ Cherry Slices

❤️ Strawberry Gummy Bears

White Candy

🤍 White Rock Candy 

🤍 White Sixlets 

🤍 Yogurt-Covered Raisins 

🤍White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels 

Blue Candy

💙 Blue Rock Candy

💙 Blue Raspberry Gummy Bears

💙 Blue Raspberry Rings