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Memorial Day Essentials For The Best Long Weekend Ever

Pool Memorial Day Essentials

We know Memorial Day is over a week away but we just want you to be all set up and the most prepared you can be.

Whether you’re off for a long weekend away, hitting up a BBQ with friends and family or staying poolside we wanted to give you all a roundup of our Memorial Day Necessities.

In this post we’re going to go over our favorite cocktails and mocktails, recipes that are perfect for a crowd, how to stay safe in the sun and beat the heat. Let’s get into it.

Memorial Day Essentials:

♡ Mocktails

+ raspberry pear spritzer

+ kombucha

+ Ollipop or Poppi (pour over ice with a suitable garnish and a fun straw for a vibe)

+ iced SporTEAwith a lemon wedge (more on why Lauryn loves it here)

+ Topo Chico with fresh squeezed lemon, lime or grapefruit juice

♡ Cocktails

+ skinny marg, with or without a jalepeño, half rim of Tajin

+ Spritz Society sparkling wine – perfect to take to a party (listen to the founder on The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER Show)

+ Dry Farm Wines (but only if you DON’T WANT A HANGOVER)

+ if you feel like showing off, invite some friends over and impress them with this cocktail smoking cloche

+ la piscine de Champagne, aka a huge wine glass with Champagne, but the trick is to keep adding ice so you stay hydrated. It’s THE drink in the South of France

Cocktail Memorial Day Essentials
wine glasses
strawberry sheet cake
watermelon jerky

♡ Bites

+ peach habanero salsa with Siete chips

+ homemade sourdough bread bowl filled with spinach and artichoke dip

+ watermelon jerky

+ cauliflower thins pizzas

+ super cute strawberry sheet cake

♡ Sun Safe Style

+ long sleeved swim suit

+ Eric Javitz visor (an investment but so worth it)

+ BOUGIE driving gloves

+ big ass sunglasses (Lauryn just got these, but here’s a dupe and her other ride or die sunnies)

+ SPF !! We love Elta MD, Glowscreen and Coola, but check out our other recs here

Memorial Day Essentials For The Best Long Weekend Ever
Lauryn swimwear selfie

♡ Other fun things

+ cool float if you’re poolside or beaching it

+ chic beach towel

+ HOT MESS ice roller (hot tip: keep it an ice bucket beside you)

+ cooler bag

+ Evian facial spray (your friends will beg you for a little misty mist)

We hope this post gives you some fun ideas for your Memorial Day weekend. And if you’re in need of some outfit inspo, stalk Lauryn’s recent St. Barths looks here. Let us know if there are any new recipes you’re trying, we’d love to get some more ideas.

x, The Skinny Confidential team

+ check out the benefits of milk ice cubes for your face.

++ how to go from blonde to brunette.


  1. Recipe idea! Just had this at a restaurant near me. cucumber melon bruschetta. Toasted crostinis, spread of whipped honey ricotta, and the bruschetta is cantaloupe, honeydew melon, cucumber, red onion. I believe thats it!!! SO good and refreshing for outdoors/ poolside!!! Hope you try it!

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