Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to have friends and family over. As one of the last holidays of the summer, it is a great opportunity to enjoy sunny cookouts, refreshing pool parties, and great company. Here are some ideas that will help you plan a fun and memorable gathering.

Choose a Theme

Labor Day is a little unusual because it does not have an obvious theme like most other holidays. Many people go with a generic red, white, and blue theme since the holiday is meant to celebrate American workers. Another fun option is a white party. Old-fashioned rules dictated that wearing white after Labor Day was a faux pas, so many people like to celebrate by wearing all-white outfits for the event. Many people also enjoy a generic summer, beach, or cookout theme. Whatever you pick, the theme is a good way for them to plan the rest of the event.

Add Some Festive Decorations

Any Labor Day event is improved with fun decorations. Depending on your theme, you may want to hang streamers, add balloons, or drape decorative lights around your beautiful outdoor patio and summer kitchen. Other good ways to add décor include making centerpieces for tables, selecting cute dishes and drinks, or building a photo booth for guests.

Provide Plenty of Tasty Foods and Drinks

For most guests, the food and drinks will be the highlight of the party. Of course, Labor Day is one of the biggest cookout days of the year, so classics like burgers, steaks, coleslaw, and corn on the cob are always favorites. Some other tasty options to consider include:

  • Chipotle lime shrimp skewers
  • Barbecue pulled pork
  • Crawfish boil
  • Sweet potato wedge fries
  • Watermelon feta salad
  • Charcuterie cheese board
  • Chips and guac
  • Key lime pie
  • Fresh fruit pies

Plan Some Activities

Of course, it is fun to just sit back and chat with friends and family, but the best Labor Day events usually include some other plans. If you have a refreshing pool, swimming is the obvious choice. Some other entertaining options include cornhole, bocce ball, and other lawn games.

For the best and safest Labor Day weekend in 2021, it is important to have a spacious and free-flowing indoor-outdoor living area. LifeStyle Homes designs Florida homes perfect for entertaining. Call today or fill out the online contact form to learn more.