Planning a Memorable Labor Day Party

Whether you want to admit it or not, summer is winding down. Which means you’ve got to start planning your Labor Day party now … so close out the hottest season with a bang!

Send Save the Dates for Your Labor Day Party

The Labor Day holiday fills up quickly. You want to get to your friends and family before someone else does, so start a Facebook event or send a “save the date” text and tell them to mark their calendars. Because your shin-dig is going to be pretty epic (right?).

#nailedit Pinterest Style – Labor Day Party Themes

If you really want to impress your guests, plan a beyond-barbecue theme for your Labor Day Party, such as:

  • Industrial — In honor of all the hard workers that brought forth the industrial revolution and those that continue to work in blue-collar jobs, go urban. Use tin cans for center pieces and cinder blocks for drink tables by lawn furniture. Keep drinks in an old metal sink, stack glasses and dishes on a ladder turned table, and string some Edison light bulbs for a “factory” motif.
  • Luau — Let’s face it, we’d all rather be on the beach in Hawaii than grilling in the backyard for one measly extra day off work. But, since that’s not in the cards, plan a luau! Get fun Hawaiian decorations, roast a pig in your Big Green Egg, and paint some pineapples as center pieces.

Engage Guests With Labor Day Party Games

Break out the horse shoes, ladder ball or corn hole games. If you’re looking for some non-traditional but nostalgic games to bring out the kid in your guests on their day off from work, build a giant Jenga set, buy a giant Connect-4 game, or take a cue from any of these great backyard game ideas. Of course, you can do some thematic games, such as limbo for the luau.

Your Maax Spas hot tub can provide some entertainment through games too — or didn’t you know that? How about:

  • Hot Tub Hockey — Divide the hot tub into two teams who must use only the water (waves, etc) to try and get a rubber duckie to touch the other team’s wall.
  • Ping Pong Panic — Someone outside the tub adds five ping pong balls to the middle of the tub. No one in the tub can touch a ping pong ball with any part of their body and their feet must stay in the water at all times. If a ball touches you, you’re out of the tub! One ball is added every 10-15 seconds until one player remains.

Of course, don’t forget to plan your Labor Day party menu, which should include grilling! Keep it simple and provide the meat and have everyone else bring a side dish or dessert. Then you can put all your effort into all the other great aspects of your summer send-off bash!