The lazy, hazy days of summer are coming to a close and now we’re gearing up for the popular Labor Day weekend filled with barbeques and pool parties – allowing people to savor the last remaining bits of summer!
If you’re planning on hosting an end-of-summer party, here are 5 tips to ensure your bash will be one to remember.
Create a DIY Drink Station – A self-serve station is a great way to take the pressure off and allow guests to go ahead and help themselves at their convenience. Set up the station with all ingredients for guests to make their own drinks. Ice Tea and Lemonade are always great options, especially on a hot day. In addition to the ingredients, make sure to have some alcohol set up so if people want a spiked beverage, they’re welcome to it.
Set Up Some Games! – Interactive games like Horse Shoes and Ladder Ball are fun to play in teams. Or, if you’re hosting a pool party, how about a game of poolside bowling? Use pool noodles as lanes, grab some plastic bottles for the pins and use a beach ball as your bowling ball. Strike!
Always have a backup plan. Things happen. Especially here in New England when it comes to the weather, so you may want to consider renting a tent, if you don’t already have one - just in case in rains! Also, make sure to keep some bug spray on hand because as the day winds down, some no-so-fun critters like to come out and play.
Keep the décor simple. Create one central focal point that makes a statement. Does dessert have a special place in your heart? Go for an over-the-top dessert fondue station. Seafood lover? Host a Lobster Roll showdown! Grab (or make) a few different types of Lobster Rolls and have guests vote for their favorite. Looking for something a little more edgy? Try one of our faves - a DIY Flash Tat Studio. Again, it’s all about creating interactive, fun things for your guests to enjoy beyond the company!
Have a happy and safe Labor Day!