Are you ready for the big Labor Day weekend?! It’s summer’s last hurrah, fall’s unofficial launch, and a perfect opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbors over for one last summery fling. Here’s some Labor Day entertaining inspiration to kickstart the long holiday weekend:
Party Supplies: Our Red Gingham Party Supplies are perfect for Labor Day! Red gingham has a patriotic feel, especially when paired with our True Blue Party Supplies. The gingham print also goes hand-in-hand with picnics and summer, so it’s perfect for the occasion. Check out our Value Pack quantities, which are ideal for feeding large Labor Day crowds. Our Red Gingham Pie Box, Red Gingham Cookie Candy Box, and Red Gingham Cupcake Box are all designed to help you serve your guests sweets on the holiday!
Decor: There’s no need to go overboard on your Labor Day decor. Some flowers from your garden or grocery store arranged in mason jars make simple and inexpensive centerpieces. If you want to take the decorations further, consider Classic Red and True Blue streamers, paper lanterns, tissue pom poms, and tissue fans.
Food: Labor Day is a perfect opportunity to heat up the grill one more time before it cools off and you rely on your stove top and oven. We love the idea of setting up a hot dog bar where guests can add the toppings of their choice to their dogs. You could consider writing classic topping recipes on chalkboards to inspire guests. For example, a classic Chicago-Style Hot Dog, as pictured above, takes a beef hot dog, a poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, chopped onion, tomato wedges, a dill pickle spear, sport peppers, and celery salt. Also have classic summery sides like potato salad and mac and cheese. For dessert, use up the last of summer’s peaches and bake a peach pie.
Activities: The weather’s about to cool off, so take advantage of this last summer day by keeping the party outside. Set up a variety of lawn games like corn hole, horseshoes, croquet, and bocce ball. If you have a pool, invite guests to bring their swimsuits and take one last swim. If you don’t have a pool, you can always set up water games for the kids. As the sun sets, light a bonfire and have marshmallows to roast and ingredients for s’mores. Also use up any fireworks and sparklers left from the Fourth of July!
Happy Labor Day weekend from PartyPail!