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Labor Day party planning tips

Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. To learn more about the holiday and its history, read our post from last Labor Day. Since many people have this day off from work, it's become a day to BBQ and celebrate with family and friends as well as the unofficial last day/weekend of summer. So, to help you prepare for your Labor Day party, we've gathered a few ideas and recipes to make your bash special this year.



If you're looking for something to do the last few days of summer with the kids, why not craft a few decorations for your Labor Day party? I love these up-cycled flower pots painted with stars and stripes.



Simply adding flags to your tables and around the house is an easy way to give your party a patriotic feel as well.

For additional decorating ideas, be sure to check out Pinterest.


Triple B Burgers

Beef, bacon and bourbon sauce. The classic burger with an awesome twist - try this recipe from Guy Fieri and impress your Labor Day party guests for sure.


Black bean and corn salad

This side dish is colorful, delicious and super easy to make. (Note, this recipe calls for Tabasco! And if you're a fan of the hot sauce be sure to apply to host a Tabasco House Party!)

Frozen Sangarita

Margarita + Sangria = cocktail heaven. A perfect drink with which to toast farewell to summer.

For additional recipes that are great for a Labor Day BBQ, check out Food Network.



These ten tunes have been playing all summer long and deserve a spot on any end-of-summer bash.

If you prefer more classic tunes, have a look at the top 30 summer songs of all time.

Decorations, a menu and an awesome playlist - I think you're set for a great Labor Day party! How are you celebrating the unofficial end of summer? Share with us in the comments!

Remembering 9/11

Easy back to school snacks!