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The Ultimate Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day is a great weekend to end the summer. It's the best time for weekend getaways, cookouts and pool parties with family and friends. End the summer with a bang with these ultimate Labor Day party ideas!

Labor Day Party Theme Idea

Labor Day is celebrating patriotism and an All-American theme should be the highlight. Here are some patriotic-themed ideas:

Red, White and Blue theme

Incorporate the American flag color and make it the theme for your decorations. Don’t forget the iconic flag. Look for food and candy in those colors, put together a phenomenal snack platter and spread. Ask your guests to wear theme colors.

Fun Outdoor Activities

For cookout or backyard Labor Day party, opt for fun team games like tug of war, football or volleyball. If there are kids in the party, prepare some activities such as arts and crafts table and toys to entertain them.  For a more elegant evening party and if your budget allows, hire a band to entertain your guests and let your guests dance the night away.

Easy Food Recipes

Hosting a Labor Day party at home is challenging. Amaze your guests with these easy and delicious food recipes.

Grilled Corn with Garlic and Parmesan

This grilled corn is great for a cookout or BBQ party and will surely be a hit. This is an easy to cook and savory side dish for a summer feast. Just grill the corn, brush with garlic butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and minced parsley and serve.

Summer Fresh Fruit Dessert

This summer fresh fruits slices are perfect for summer and Labor Day party! Just toss some apple slices, blueberries and strawberries together for a healthy and delicious summer dessert.

Burger & Fries in Foil

Serving: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Here's what you need: 

  • Cooking spray - for foil
  • Ground beef - 1 lb.
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce - 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp.
  • Kosher salt
  • Cheddar cheese - 4 slices
  • Pickles 
  • Sliced tomatoes 
  • Ketchup 
  • Mustard 
  • A bag frozen fries - 1 lb. 

Here's how to prepare it: 

  1. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. Prepare 4 sheets of aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and season with salt and pepper. Make four patties.
  4. Put each patty on each aluminum foil with fries and fold up each foil pack.
  5. Grill each pack for10 minutes, and then open each pack and top patties with sliced cheddar cheese. Cover foil packs and grill to let the cheese melt for 2 minutes.
  6. Top patties with pickles, tomatoes, ketchup, and mustard.
  7. Serve.

Labor Day Cool Drinks

Say "Sayonara" to summer with these simple Labor Day refreshing fruity drinks. 

Piña Colada Cocktail

Beat the heat with this Piña Colada cocktail! Get the recipe here Piña Colada Cocktail


Strawberry Daiquiri

This fruity frozen cocktail will surely please your friends, especially during summer.  Get the recipes here Strawberry Daiquiri 


Watermelon Lemonade

This is the most refreshing summer/Labor non-alcoholic drink ever. This fruity beverage is perfect for everyone, especially for kids.

Servings: 12

Prep time: 15 minutes

Here's what you need:

  • White sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Frozen cubed watermelon - 4 cups
  • Coldwater - 3 cups
  • Fresh lemon juice - 1/2 cup
  • Ice cubes – 6 cups

Here's how to prepare it: 

  1. In a blender, puree the frozen watermelon until smooth. 
  2. Strain the pureed watermelon with a fine-mesh sieve.
  3. In a saucepan, boil sugar and 1/2 cup water over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves for 5 minutes. 
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat. 
  5. Mix 3 cups of lemon juice and 3 cups of cold water. 
  6. Distribute the ice cubes into 12 glasses, and put 2 to 3 tablespoons of pureed watermelon over the ice, and top with lemonade. 
  7. Stir gently before serving.

Patriotic Wine Charms

Decorate your wine glasses and Mason jar for cocktails and lemonade with these fun collections of red, white & blue best wine charms. They are perfect for Labor Day BBQ and pool parties.  

Labor Day is a great weekend holiday and a summer end, it should be a feast! Burgers, corns, fresh fruits, and cocktails - just name it! These Labor Day party ideas and summer feast will surely be a hit!!



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