The summer's end is unofficially marked by Labor Day weekend. Make the final days of summer count by planning some fun and festive Labor Day weekend activities for your family.
From BBQs to hitting the beach there are an endless amount of things to do Labor Day weekend with your family, friends, and neighbors. Pick one fun activity to do each day of the weekend or decide to have one big celebration on the day of the holiday. Just remember that soaking up the final carefree days of the season before everything gets busy again is most important!
Here are Labor Day weekend activities you can plan to say goodbye to summer:
- Host a Backyard Cookout: This is a traditional Labor Day weekend event that is great for large families or neighbors to get together one last time before the fall. Make the party planning for the event less stressful by making it a potluck. This will give all of your guests a chance to contribute to the final summer celebration. Create a summery menu with fresh ingredients. Incorporate grilled veggies, steak and chicken kabobs, strawberry salad, and delicious white peach sangria.
- Plan a weekend getaway: The best way to take advantage of the warm weather while it lasts is to enjoy some time by the water. Whether it is a lake or beach, they are both perfect locations for a weekend getaway with family or friends. Make sure you bring all the essentials for the weekend such as beach chairs, towels, sunscreen, toys, snacks, and drinks. If your family prefers to be more active, look into water-based activities such as kayaking, white-water rafting, river tubing, or jet skiing.
- Have a Picnic: Summer is all about eating outdoors, so for Labor Day weekend pick a nice afternoon to have a picnic at a local park. This is a great activity for new families or couples. Pack sandwiches, desserts, and some cool refreshing drinks, like a refreshing white wine or iced tea. Bring a Frisbee or a ball to toss around when you are done eating so you can take full advantage of the outdoor space.
- Plan a Movie Weekend: Labor Day is big weekend for new movie releases so catch a flick with a spouse, the kids, or a friend. See the new movie on opening night, then plan an backyard movie night for the following night. Set up a screen in your backyard and project one of your favorite movies in the comfort of your backyard. Bring out some beanbag chairs, snacks, and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the night sky. Who needs the drive-in?
Regardless of how you decide to spend Labor Day weekend, make sure to savor the feelings of summer. Pretty soon everyone will be back into the swing of things and summer will be but a memory.