Can someone please tell me how in the world it’s May already?! I feel like we were just talking about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Resolution trends.
While the year flies by, it’s important to stay on top of what’s trending in the food space! Here are some topics your readers might be interested in this month:
As we mentioned last month, there are a lot of exciting holidays quickly creeping up! Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar:
- National Barbecue Month
- Cinco de Mayo: May 5
- Kentucky Derby
- National Chocolate Chip Day: May 15
- Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Juneteenth: June 19
- Father’s Day
- First Day of Summer: June 21 (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere)
- Canada Day: July 1
- Independence Day: July 4
And while you’re planning content for these upcoming holidays, don’t be afraid to get ahead of the crowd! A lot of people will be browsing Pinterest for inspiration a few weeks ahead of time, and they just might stumble upon your recipe.
Margaritas & Tacos
Now that it finally feels like spring, it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill, line your cups with salt, and have a fun little fiesta.
May marks the month of graduations, so there’s a good chance that your readers might be searching for some fun, delicious graduation goodies. In fact, look how searches for “graduation” spike this month every year:
And when thinking of graduation-related content ideas, don’t be afraid to get creative! Whip together a fun recipe for graduation hat cupcakes, or share some of your best grilling tips for those readers looking to take the festivities outdoors.
Easy festive recipes, gift ideas, and unique ways to celebrate will all be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Last but certainly not least: strawberries! These beautiful red gems start trending this month, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Hey there, favorite summer fruit! 🍓
There are so many ways to incorporate this fruit into your blog posts this month. Try combining strawberries with the other trends we already chatted about — strawberries are perfect for Mother’s Day goodies or Memorial Day feasts.
Summery strawberry-based cocktails, strawberry salads, strawberry-based desserts… there’s so much yum to be had this season!
And for those around the world…
While we are well into spring here in the Northern hemisphere, our friends in the Southern hemisphere are currently enjoying their lovely fall weather.
So if you (or your readers!) are based in the Southern hemisphere, why not share some autumnal recipes on your blog over the next few months? And if you’re wondering what produce to include in your recipes, this great chart shows what fruits and vegetables are currently in season in Australia.
Now let’s chat: How are you changing your content calendar based on the trends we’re seeing this month? Which trends are you most excited about?