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8 Tips You Need to Know Before Hosting a Labor Day BBQ

By August 25, 2014 April 15th, 2018 General Updates

One of the best things to do on Labor Day is to celebrate your day off with a BBQ. Here are some tips for help ensure that your Labor Day BBQ is a hit!

1. Guest List

Invite a diverse crowd to add fun and spontaneity to the group. Guests who generally may not socialize together often find parties a great opportunity to step out of their comfort zones.

2. Lighting

If you’re hosting outside, plan to keep it well-lit with lanterns, tiki torches, etc. Depending on where you live, also consider citronella bug candles!

3. Menu

Keep in mind the dietary restrictions of your guests and plan your menu accordingly. If there are guests that don’t drink alcohol, make sure you buy some alcohol-free beverage options

4. Invites

Although barbecues tend to be casual, send your invitations a week or two in advance.

5. Ask for Help

If you put everything on your shoulders, you’re going to stress out. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to help you out.

6.  Prepare

Start what you can a night or two before the party. By hanging decorations and prepping a few dishes the night before, you’ll save yourself time and stress the day of the bash.

7. Host

Accommodate your guests and make them feel comfortable. Introduce those who may not know each other, and talk to your guests about common interests.

8. Relax and Have Fun

Parties can be stressful, but the purpose is to have fun and to spend quality time with your friends and family.

No matter what you do on Labor Day weekend, we hope you have a fun and stress-free Labor Day!