Labor Day gives us an excuse to send off summer in style! We can enjoy those fresh cut flowers, juicy fruits, and BBQ grill marks one last time before the autumn weather hits us. (everywhere, that is, besides California where there is just summer and “a little less” summer!) Here are a few ideas that require minimal work on your part so you can keep your Labor Day extravaganza as Labor-Free as possible!
Summer Colors Get One Last Hurrah!
We all know the rule “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” That means you should definitely have your guests come dressed in summer whites head-to-toe! Decorate your surroundings with bright summer colors you’ll end up putting away come fall. If you have trees in your yard, paper lanterns are a great way to create ambiance and a fun pop of color!
Take Advantage of Summer Fruit
Use fruits that are in season such as plums, nectarines, cherries and pineapple as edible centerpieces. You can find these fruits discounted right now and they make great snacks for guests of all ages!
Round Up the Whole Gang
Host a neighborhood barbecue potluck so that you’re not doing all of the work. Your neighbors have been perfecting their summer BBQ recipes all season long, now put them to the test!
Or, you can declare a theme (such as a chili and cornbread cook off) or let guests choose their most appetizing creation. Have the kids be the judges, as they always seem to be the pickiest eaters anyway! Check out 12 Chili Recipes Sure to Win Your Next Cook Off! from Brit + Co.
How do you plan to celebrate Labor Day? Let us know in the comments below!