An Essential Guide to Planning an Outdoor Labor Day Party

Labor Day is the last major holiday of the summer when you can spend a full day with your family before the kids go back to school. If you don’t have a trip or getaway planned for the three day weekend, what better way to celebrate than right in your own backyard? Here are some essentials to throwing a fun-packed Labor Day party.



Create a theme

What separates Labor Day parties and 4th of July parties is the party themes you get to dream up for your guests to enjoy. You can stick to the traditional red, white, and blue theme or get creative. Celebrate the American workforce with a blue denim overall party. Or since people are technically not supposed to wear white after Labor Day, throw an all-white party where everyone wears head-to-toe white. You could even decorate everything in white, though that could be risky with ketchup and other food condiments.

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Feed your guests
Outdoor grilling is such a huge party of celebrating national holidays. Go all-American and throw some sausages on the grill. We love this Hot Dog with Chipotle Cheese Sauce recipe to put a twist on a classic hot dog. Wow your guests with the Cherry Lime Cheesecake Bars recipe. Get some help and encourage your guests to bring a Labor Day themed dish!


Heat it up.
Keep the party going into the night with our infrared series. With their sleek design and energy efficiency, Infratech heaters help keep your backyard warm and cozy without overpowering your outdoor design. Choose the option most popular amongst our architect and designer clients, the SL-Series, for your contemporary outdoor living space. For warming up a larger space, flush mounting, or for tall ceilings, the W or WD-Series heaters are perfect.


Plan fun activities.

Stock up on some pool accessories like floaties and water guns, to keep the kids (and adults) entertained all day. No pool? No problem. Pitch a net, divide your guests up into teams, and play some volleyball. Keep the Labor Day activities interactive so that everyone can have fun!