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How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

If you’re like us, you’re probably asking yourself, “where did the summer go?” Labor Day is in fact just around the corner, but don’t fret! Here are some simple tips for hosting an end of summer gathering like a pro.

How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

You Bring It, We Grill It

There’s no reason you have to plan 4-course gourmet menu for the evening. A potluck is a great way to try new foods and relinquish some of the stress of hosting. If you’re not completely comfortable with this option, you can always make it a BYOB celebration and just ask friends and family to bring their favorite drinks.

How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

Summer Rosé Sangria

No summer soiree is complete without a refreshing cocktail. And as we just happen to LOVE both rosé and sangria, this recipe delivers the best of both worlds. Using a rosé wine and mixture of berries and stone fruits instead of the traditional red wine and citrus slices makes this the perfect choice for a summer evening.

1 bottle (24 fl. oz./750 ml) Provençal rosé wine
1 1/2 cups (10 fl. oz./310 ml) white cranberry juice
1 pint (8 oz./250 g) raspberries
1 pint (8 oz./250 g) blackberries, or 2 cups (12 oz./375 g) pitted cherries
1 nectarine, pitted and thinly sliced
1 white or yellow peach, pitted and thinly sliced
Ice cubes

In a pitcher, combine the rosé, cranberry juice, raspberries, blackberries, nectarine, and peach. Stir well. Refrigerate until the sangria is chilled and the flavors have blended, about 2 hours.

 

How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

DIY Cornhole Game

There’s no better way to amp up your end of summer hurrah than with a little friendly competition. Yes, we’re talking about lawn games! Learn how to make your very own cornhole game courtesy of Brit + Co.

How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

Wear White

Some still believe that you can’t wear white after Labor Day so you might as well get your fix while you can! If you’re feeling ambitious, impose an all-white dress code.

How To: Throw A Last Minute Labor Day Bash

Kickin' Side Dish

The conclusion of the summer season means the end of fresh corn. Turn up the heat with this zesty chipotle lime corn on the cob recipe from Uncommon Designs.