Backyard Party Ideas for a Great Labor Day Celebration

Labor Day is not only aBuilding New homes for nearly 30 years great way to celebrate the American labor movement and current workforce (and yourself!), but also a fitting way to observe the end of summer. As such, there are few things more enjoyable for Labor Day than hosting a backyard party, either with your own family, with extended family, or with neighbors and friends. This Labor Day, put your new home to work with the following backyard party ideas. Labor Day is not only a great way to celebrate the American labor movement and current workforce (and yourself!), but also a fitting way to observe the end of summer. As such, there are few things more enjoyable for Labor Day than hosting a backyard party, either with your own family, with extended family, or with neighbors and friends. This Labor Day, put your new home to work with the following backyard party ideas.

Set Up Yard Games
Labor Day Backyard GamesNo BBQ or outdoor cookout is complete without yard games, especially when the end of summer (and perhaps the end of so much time to play games and hang out outside) is here. There are dozens of easy, inexpensive, and super fun yard games that you can set up in your home’s backyard. These range from a make-your-own bowling game, to obstacle courses, to the full list of yard games provided by Tosso.com (horseshoes and ladder golf to name a couple). If your party is being hosted for both kids and adults, make sure you have age-appropriate games for all. Adults may also enjoy other games that aren’t yard specific, like card or board games.

Choose a Theme
If you’re hosting a backyard Labor Day party, why not make it a themed party? For example, nothing says “American” like a pair of blue jeans, and blue jeans are a symbol of the American blue-collar worker, so why not set a denim blue dress code? Denim shorts are “in” right now.

Make Something Special
A great party, indoors or out, needs great food and drink. Plus, what better way to make the most of your new Hayden Homes’ kitchen? Try the following delicious food ideas:

  • Artichoke dip;
  • Summer sangria;
  • Lemon pepper BBQ chicken;
  • Greek chicken tacos; and
  • Lemon-lime pound cake.

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Want to take some of the pressure off? Tell guests that you’ll prepare the main dish, but ask for them to bring some sides, salads, or desserts to share.

Great Backyard IdeasGet Your Yard in Good Shape
For an outdoor party, you’ll need to make sure your yard is in good shape. If your home is brand new, you may not yet have all of the flowers and greenery that you’re hoping for, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t ready for hosting! Trim the grass, fill a few flower pots, and dust off the patio furniture. You can also hang outdoor lights, or place solar lights around your yard. Outdoor citronella candles can add ambiance and help to keep the bugs away.

Have a Great Labor Day!
This Labor Day, we hope you have a day that is full of relaxation, fun, and preparation for the fall. For a party that you won’t forget, incorporate the advice above, and don’t forget to have a backup plan for bad weather, too.

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