Fun Marketing Promotion Ideas for May!

May has a variety of special days that can be used to promote any business with fun marketing campaigns. And help you ease into your summer marketing promotions.

I like National Barbecue Month. You can throw a BBQ for your best customers to show how much you appreciate their business.

Monthly Campaigns:

National Barbecue Month – Yummy! Think of the tasty marketing ideas.
National Hamburger Month
National Egg Month
National Salsa Month
Have a Salsa competition – food or dancing!
National Salad Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Strawberry Month
Where’s the whipped cream?

Special Week Campaigns:

May 1-7 National Raisin Week

May 3-9 National Herb Week – Give your clients packets of seeds to grow herbs.
Week 1

May 1 National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 3 National Raspberry Popover Day
May 3 National Chocolate Custard Day
May 4 National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 4 National Hoagie Day
May 6 National Crepe Suzette Day
May 7 National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Week 2
May 12 National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 National Apple Pie Day
May 14 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Week 3

May 17 National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18 National Cheese Souffle Day
May 19 National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 20 National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 22 National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 National Taffy Day

Week 4

May 24 National Escargot Day
May 25 National Brown-Bag-It Day
May 26 National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Have a bake-off promotion?
May 31 National Macaroon Day
Love this day for a promotion

I have an easy recipe to back your own macaroons. You can give them to your customers in decorative gift bags. Or just have them on your counter by the register for people to enjoy. Or have some special where they bring in a coupon and get a free macaroon.

Here’s my recipe for Coconut Macaroons


1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz can)
14 oz bag of Shredded coconut – sweetened or unsweetened
6 tablespoons of flour
1 tsp of Vanilla extract – imitation Vanilla is fine
(optional) 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips – I like the mini chips the best
Parchment paper for cookie sheet.


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix the condensed milk, vanilla and flour in a bowl. Add shredded coconut slowly. I use a hand mixer which is why you want to add the coconut slowly so the mixer doesn’t clog up. Once everything is mixed you can add the cup of chocolate chips into the batch.

Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. If you don’t the macaroons will stick to the cookie sheet and crumble apart when you try to remove them from the cookie sheet.

Drop scoops of cookie mixture on parchment paper cover cookie sheet in sizes you want. I like to use a cookie scoop dropper tool to make it easy to make the cookies.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes depending on how hot your oven cookies. If they start to turn golden brown take the cookies out of the oven.

I like to lift of the parchment paper with the cookies still on it and place it on a wire rack to cool. I put new parchment paper on the cookie sheet and drop more cookie mixture on the sheet. Repeat until mixture is gone and you have a pile of delicious macaroons.