We want to wish you all a really fun Labor Day weekend.
For many of us, this weekend marks the end of summer and the beginning of school or work.
If you’re barbecuing this weekend, check out our barbecue checklist or post on great marinades. For summer drinks inspiration, read our list of fun options that you can whip up easily at home or take to the beach. Create a charcuterie board or cheeseboard to impress your guests.
You could add extra cheese to your party with one of our gift boxes, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Our White Wine Collection and Beer Collection are ideal boxes for a great party. Check our gourmet foods section for snacks to keep you going whilst you go for a hike or simply explore your local area. There are so many options, we know that you’ll find something delicious.
It’s the perfect time to make the most of your yard before fall sets in. Celebrating outside also reduces the need for clean up time and means that you can cook out on the grill.
Involve the kids in the celebration. After all, they will be enjoying this time with you before they head back to school. You could let them pick some of the dishes for the table and even let them help you to create them in the kitchen. For younger children, they can still help with decorations or with simple creations such as a cheeseboard. Getting everyone involved has the added benefit of reducing everyone’s workload. As it’s supposed to be a holiday for us all, everyone pitching in is helpful in making sure everyone gets to enjoy some down time.
For this special occasion, you might want to consider your table settings. Even if you’re not having a sit-down meal, you will probably be creating some kind of buffet spread to share. Adding fresh flowers will bring summer right into the party and a little bit of sparkle in the form of some glitter or confetti would also look great. If you want to stick to a theme, why not go for white table settings? You could even have guests take the last chance to wear summery, white outfits. Just be careful that whatever food you are serving doesn’t have too much potential to stain.
We also love fireworks for a celebration. Stock up for your own display or find out where you can see them in your city. Get a big group together to watch and enjoy a moment of childlike wonder under the bright lights.
However you’re celebrating, let’s also remember that this is a day to celebrate the contribution that workers make to our country and our economy. It’s a moment to be grateful for that and for our family and friends around us. As we say goodbye to summer, remember the good memories of the season and cherish them.
How will you be spending your Labor Day weekend? Let us know in the comments!