Labor Day is this coming Monday and if you haven’t put together your Labor Day event yet, know there still is time! Today I am sharing How to Throw a Last-Minute Labor Day Celebration. So get out those invitations and then get to checking off everything on this list!
How to Throw a Last-Minute Labor Day Celebration
First things first, you need to let everyone know you are actually having a last-minute celebration. Whether it’s a barbecue in your own backyard or you are having everyone meet somewhere, you need to let them know. My suggestion is to create a Facebook event and invite your friends to it. For those that are not on Facebook, text the information to them.
Next, you need to have some food. Of course, there is no time to really prepare anything from scratch so buy some pre-made dips, pre-cut vegetables, meat platters, etc. It doesn’t have to be homemade to be delicious! I actually found some delicious new dips and threw together some quick platters. The dips are called Chobani Meze Dips. They feature real veggies, herbs and spices blended with creamy Greek Yogurt in a shareable 10oz container and come in 4 different flavors (Roasted Red Pepper, Three Pepper Salsa, Chili Lime, and Smoked Onion and Parmesan). Plus, these dips also have 80% less fat and 65% fewer calories than the leading hummus making them a delicious and nutritious choice for guests.
I made one tray with fresh vegetables and another tray with pieces of bread. Both are going to be absolutely amazing at our celebration on Monday.
Don’t forget something to drink! You have a mixture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks of your choosing. It most likely is still quite warm where you live so make sure you also stock up on water to keep guests hydrated. I suggest placing several coolers around your celebration with a variety of drinks and of course, don’t forget the ice!
Snag something for the kids too! If you are planning a last-minute Labor Day party, then it’s likely people will be bringing their kids. Make sure you have things to keep the kiddos entertained. Things like small water guns, bouncy balls, poppers, and even glow sticks (for when it gets dark) are all inexpensive items that will keep the kids entertained.
Get the basics. It’s usually goes without saying that you need something for your guests to eat on but it’s easy to forget. You need to remember to snag plates, utensils, cups and napkins. Some would even argue that basics can also mean quick decorations. Red, white, and blue are pretty easy colors to find decorations in and a few can go a long way.
Utilize those sales and coupons! Every grocery store near you is more than likely having some sort of Labor Day sale right now. My suggestion is to find somewhere with the most deals on the items you need so you are saving money but only having to shop one place. I love shopping at Target because they always have what I need at a great price. If you plan on purchasing the Chobani Meze Dips I mentioned above, you can download and print this coupon to save money on those!
So now you have a quick to-do list that will help you pull together your last-minute Labor Day Celebration! Don’t forget to snag Chobani Meze Dips to make them part of something delicious. You can find them at Walmart, Target and Meijer.