Throw the Ultimate Labor Day Party this Year!
19 Aug, 2014
Labor Day is quickly approaching, and that means it’s almost time to kick back with family and friends at a Labor Day cookout or get-together! We want to help you throw the ultimate Labor Day party this year – without spending too much or taking away from your time to relax. Check out our Labor Day party tips below to plan your weekend.
Send electronic invites
Save money and time by going electronic and sending invitations via email. You’ll get fast RSVPs from your guests and will quickly know how many people to expect. Remember that some guests may bring a friend or two, so make sure to keep that in mind when purchasing food and drinks to ensure you have enough for everyone.
Make it a potluck
Mix things up and ask each guest to bring a different type of dish or drink: appetizer, dessert or specialty drink. That way, you can focus on making the entrée while the guests cover the other parts of the meal. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to throw your Labor Day party!
Fire up the grill one last time
Now that you’ll be cooking the entrée, consider firing up your grill one last time to make a delicious meal. Check out our grilling posts for recipe ideas, grilling tips and frequently asked grilling questions so you can master the grill as summer comes to a close!
Repurpose decorations from your Fourth of July bash
Did you use any of the decoration ideas from our Fourth of July Party post? Labor Day’s colors are also red, white and blue, so consider repurposing your Fourth of July decorations as décor for your Labor Day party.
Get thrifty with Labor Day decorations
If you don’t have many decorations to recycle from the 4th, you can still find inexpensive decorations to complete your party. For example, you could spray paint old folding chairs in a bright color (or red, white and blue) to add some pizazz. Or, purchase tableware in patriotic colors to align with your Labor Day theme. You could even buy a few mini U.S. flags from a discount store and place them around your lawn or in flower pots.
With Labor Day being at a pretty hot and humid time of year, you’ll want to make sure your guests are comfortable at your outdoor event. Set up your party around the backyard, but make sure to add some seating areas under shade or a tent for guests that would like to be out of the sun. Don’t forget about a large-capacity cooler to keep drinks chilled and easily accessible for guests.
If you are planning on doing any shopping this Labor Day, check out hhgregg’s Labor Day Sale online or at a store near you to save big on top-rated appliances, electronics and home furnishings. Happy Labor Day!