Labor Day, which began in the late 1800s, is intended as a day of fun and relaxation, so make your Labor Day party easy for everyone, including you!
Here are a few tips that can help:
Comfortable seating: Regardless of venue, make sure there’s a good supply of lounge chairs and lawn blankets. Throw in a few pillows for good measure.
Ask guests to participate: Whether your party’s at your pool, the beach or a local park, get guests involved in helping from the get-go. If there are small children, figure out in advance whose going to oversee them and set up a schedule. Ditto if you’re doing a barbeque.
Go for an easy menu: Labor Day marks the end of summer, but there’s still plenty of summer produce around. Watermelon, fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob are all easy to prepare and delicious. Hamburgers and hot dogs with plenty of condiments, potato salad and refrigerator cookies or a DIY sundae bar can round out the meal.
Set up some music: This can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. Just make sure the music is something everyone will enjoy.
Taking these few steps will ensure that your Labor Day party is enjoyably restful.