Outdoor Party Ideas for Your Labor Day Bash

by Emma W.R. on August 14, 2014

Are you ready for the end of summer? I am definitely not. Savor that last weekend of bliss with a fun backyard celebration. Labor Day celebrates the hardworking American, so let’s loosen up and have a relaxing break. Here are a few ideas of how to throw a party on this last summer holiday weekend.


Start with photo party invitations. This will ensure family and friends keep this day open to attend your lush bash. Invite everyone to break the rules and wear all white one last time.

This is a celebration of the American laborer, so celebrate in Red,White & Blue. Hang those flags up again and keep it traditional. Red & white tablecloths and an old fashioned BBQ. Use mason jars to serve Sweet Tea & Lemonade. Old jars as vases for the centerpieces and serve an ice cream sandwich cake for dessert. Just stack the sandwiches and add cool whip on top. Keep it simple for you as the host. Throw on some retro music and try these fun games to keep the kids and adults entertained.

  • Scavenger Hunt – Hide things all around the yard and set up clues on index cards.
  • Balloon Toss – Fill up water balloons and make teams to see who can toss it the furthest to each other.
  • Wiffle Ball – Everyone can hit a wiffle ball and it won’t do any damage to your surrounding. Just clear the area from people and food.
  • Hillbilly Horseshoe – Just like regular horseshoe except you use toilet seats to ring around the metal spike.

Fill the backyard with lanterns for a nighttime glow. Keep a few mason jars aside for catching fireflies and start a bonfire. Roast marshmallows and sit back in your chair and put your feet up. It’s your day to relax!


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Candi J. September 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm

I would never wear white to a BBQ. It seems like I’m always wearing whatever I eat. One tip for any kind of grilling, marinate the meat overnight. 24 hours is even better.


Montana April 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm

wiffle ball always gets intense at my family gatherings. the competitive nature comes out in all of us


Natalie August 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I’m with Sonia – by the time I even think to have a party it is usually way to late to invite people and get it all together. This gives me some ideas I could definitely use. Better order some invitations and get my wiffleball bat ready!


Jenna August 21, 2014 at 10:17 am

I usually don’t do anything for Labor Day. My friends/family don’t barbecue and I just keep it low-key. Those are some good ideas though!


Sonia August 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

I always wait until the last minute then don’t have enough time to prepare and another holiday goes by without celebration. So glad you wrote this blog; I am getting started to day by ordering invitations-thanks


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