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Be the Best Labor Day Party Host

Labor Day is the day we celebrate the modern work-life and hark back to The Industrial Revolution, appreciating those who have paved the way to improving The American Work-life.


The four-day weekend we all look forward to is around the corner, giving you the perfect opportunity to throw an unforgettable gathering in your backyard. Read these party tips to give your guests a great time to make you the best Labor Day party host.


The Ambiance: A backyard gathering in metro Atlanta is likely a hot and sunny day. The best way to get the best of both worlds, summer sun and summer sunset, is by starting your party in the late afternoon so that it can end right around dusk. If you really want to please the party people, put up your best outdoor lights and have “until” as the end time on invitations.


Not the late party host type? Maybe you and your friends have children. In that case, it may be best to plan around their schedule to avoid pre-nap time fussiness. Make the heat tolerable with shading.


We suggest incorporating shade with:

  • Patio umbrellas
  • Awnings
  • Sun shades
  • Pergolas
  • Sail shades


Music is a must! The most convenient way to keep the jams playing without hiring a DJ or band is to use a music streaming service of choice, find a few playlists, create one of your own, and then tap shuffle. You can also enhance the ambiance with citronella candles to keep the bugs away and flowers on the table for color.


Entertainment: Keep your guests entertained with games and intriguing conversations.
Taboo, Uno, Jenga, and Headbands are great table games to play with a group of people. Activities like water balloon toss, slip and slide, Cornhole, and even giant Jenga are classics that the kids absolutely enjoy and get everyone out of their seats.


Make a toast and celebrate the career and business goals accomplished. Speak about the new projects and achievements for the future. Then turn up the music and dance!


Food: Two words, finger foods! Don’t wear yourself out on the grill, after all, it is Labor Day. Finger foods offer a variety of flavors for everyone and don’t cause “the itis.” Guests can enjoy the party and snack on hors d'oeuvres as they please. Try these party-ready finger foods by Better Homes and Gardens.



Labor Day gatherings are a great way to end the summer with family and friends. With these hosting tips, no one will want to miss your next party!

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