Labor Day Party Ideas
01 Sep, 2016
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 without spending too much or taking away from your relaxation time. Check out our Labor Day party ideas to plan your weekend.
Send electronic invites
Save money and time by sending electronic invitations via email. You’ll get fast RSVPs from your guests, and you 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 drinks and food.
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. You can even ask your friends to match your Labor Day décor and bring red, white and blue food! 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!
Labor Day party theme: America!
Did you use any of the decoration ideas from our Fourth of July Party post? Labor Day colors are also red, white and blue, so consider repurposing your Fourth of July decorations as décor for your Labor Day party. A patriotic theme is a crowd pleaser that is easy to shop for if you do need to purchase extra decorations.
Thrifty Labor Day party decorations
If you don’t have enough decorations to recycle from the 4th, you can still find inexpensive decorations to complete your party. You could spray-paint old folding chairs in a bright color (or red, white and blue) to add some pizazz, or buy a few mini U.S. flags and place them around your lawn. You could even use red, white and blue pieces of paper to create your own American flag! It is fun to incorporate the entire family and create inexpensive, handmade decorations.
Since Labor Day is a pretty hot and humid time of year, you’ll want to make sure that your guests are comfortable at your outdoor event. Set up your party around the backyard, but make sure to add some seating areas in the shade or underneath a tent for guests that would like to be out of the sun.
If you plan to shop on 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 shopping and happy Labor Day!