Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Top 5 Party Ideas For Your Labor Day Weekend

The weekend is almost here -yea! And it's the ever-welcome, yet sometimes melancholic, end-of-summer Labor Day Weekend!  Don't let it get you down if you're the summer-loving-can't-let-it-go-summer type! Think of this holiday weekend as yet another great reason to celebrate with family and friends!  Start planning some nature-loving outdoor fall activities and it's never too soon to start thinking about your Christmas gift list.  There, now that should keep you busy!

But before you get busy with fall and Christmas planning, celebrate this Labor Day weekend by hosting a BBQ and take advantage of these great ideas from a few of my favorite go-to websites for menu and party planning.  These are my top 5 BBQ ideas for your Labor Day weekend:

Fried pickles - Try this simple recipe from Food Network, and if you're not a fan of frying, you can bake them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Keep them lightly breaded and bake at 375 degrees until crisp.

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Sangria! Depending on if you have a preference for red or white, you can find many versions simply by searching online for Sangria recipes.  This one from Allrecipes is exceptional!

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PB&J ice cream sandwiches - This can be as simple as buying store bought peanut butter cookies, stuffing them with vanilla ice cream and a smear of your favorite flavored jelly and freezing.  Or you can following the official BHG recipe and bake simple peanut butter cookies from a pre-made dough. 
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For table décor, use a combination of orange, yellow, and green décor to celebrate both summer's end and the onset of autumn. 

For your centerpiece, use cut sunflowers in a glass vase filled with lemons and limes for the ultimate seasonal look! 

Have a happy day!

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