Happy Labor Day! Where has the summer gone? Now it’s time for back to school and back to work. But before reality hits, let’s get together and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer!
Hosting a backyard bash is so much fun. Round up your friends, some delicious food, and some party games. Before you know it – and with little expense – you’re having the time of your life.
Check out our ideas for a perfect backyard Labor Day party, then add some of your own.
Set up. Clear out big pieces of furniture or backyard tools. Make sure you create lots of room for your friends to sit, wander, and play. Clean the pool and the house! Both need to be as fresh and sparkling as possible so your guests feel comfortable and appreciated. Rent a long table, if necessary, to lay out all the food and drinks. Lay out beach towels, sunscreen, extra sunglasses, and have plenty of cool water on hand.
The menu. You can’t have a party without great food and drinks. Mix up some fruit punch and fire up the grill. Here are some of our favorites:
- grilled chicken or veggie kabobs
- hamburgers, with and without cheese
- grilled sausages
- fruit salad
As an added bonus, you can pick up a small cotton candy maker and whip up a carnival treat for your friends.
Play time. Regardless of how many adults vs kids will be attending your party, games are a must. Set up a ping pong table and trampoline. Lay out a long rope for tug of war. Leave a football lying around for anyone who’d like to toss a ball around. How about sacks for 3-legged races?
What do you love about Labor Day?