Summer is officially ending, and Labor Day weekend is upon us. That means the days are getting shorter and the nights a little cooler. Even though summer plans may have been altered because of COVID-19, we can still be thankful for the memories we made with friends and family.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and love fun reasons to create lasting memories. If you’re ready to start planning a Labor Day celebration, check out these hosting tips:
- The Time: The ideal time for a summer cookout or party is later in the day or at night when the temperatures cool down. Hosting at night also gives you tons of fun ways to make the evening special! Chowhound recommends scattering blankets and using candles and tiki lights to set the mood. Make it a full-blown soiree by offering sparklers to your guests!
- The Food: Food is a big part of any gathering, and luckily the summer offers many fresh and tasty options. When planning your Labor Day party menu, keep it seasonal and easy. Delish has nearly 50 recipes perfect for all ages that incorporate grilling and summer produce. There are even make-ahead recipes, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends!
- The Decor: To really WOW your guests, consider including fun decorations that celebrate both summer and Labor Day. Martha Stewart suggests several ways to pay tribute to the season with striped sand candles, star-topped s’more sticks, and pom-pom napkin rings.
Whether you’re staying close to home or venturing out over the long Labor Day weekend, we hope you have a lot of fun. Spending time with friends, neighbors and loved ones is what matters most. Happy Labor Day!