Labor Day Party Time! 13 Ideas For The Best Bash Ever.

Labor Day is kind of like summer’s last hurrah—it’s all cooler temperatures and back-to-school from here! Why not celebrate while you can and put together the best dang Labor Day party on the block? I’ve gathered some tasty menu suggestions that take full advantage of the summer produce currently in season to help get you started. Dust off your patio set, mail out some invites (don’t worry, got that covered too), and get ready to send your summer off in style.

 

  • Labor Day Dinner 1 of 13
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    Setting a both beautiful and simple table like this allows for plenty of good conversation and fun. I love the blue plates and vases! 

    Inspiration via Revel Blog

  • Printable Invites 2 of 13
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    These awesome invitations are perfect for your Labor Day bash!

    Get your free printable here from Martha Stewart

  • Drink Bucket 3 of 13
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    Keep drinks cold and refreshing by placing them in sealed Mason jars in an ice bucket like this. Such a genius idea and perfect for this kind of party!

    Inspiration via Active Rain

  • Strawberry Limeade 4 of 13
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    Fill those Mason jars with iced tea or how about a yummy strawberry limeade? Give this recipe a try!

    Recipe here from Make Life Lovely

  • Tomato Mozzarella Sandwiches 5 of 13
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    Tiny sandwiches, hooray for party food!

    Get the details here from Martha Stewart, of course

  • Fresh Tomato Bruschetta 6 of 13
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    One of my top favorite foods, bruschetta is so good! Especially when you can make it with juicy tomatoes that are finally in season! 

    Recipe here from Martha Stewart

  • Orange and Thyme Grilled Shrimp 7 of 13
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    Shrimp are the perfect party food, they cook up so fast and always impress. These citrus thyme marinated skewers look especially tasty!

    Recipe here from Martha Stewart

  • Chicago Style Hotdogs 8 of 13
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    I know, hotdogs, but oh wow these look so good! Take the whole "backyard bbq" thing up a notch by making them Chicago style.

    Recipe here from Martha!

  • Grilled Corn With Herb Butter 9 of 13
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    Grilled corn with herb butter, a total win! Stop off at your favorite farm stand and grab a few ears. Fresh corn is my favorite!

    Recipe here from Delish

  • Broccoli Grape Bowtie Salad 10 of 13
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    I love a good summer salad like this, so perfect for a Labor Day party.

    Recipe here from What2Cook

  • Peach Cobbler 11 of 13
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    Peach season is in full swing! Grab a bag and put together a fresh peach cobbler for dessert. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and end your meal on a sweet note. 

    Try this recipe from Food Network

  • Mini Cherry Pies 12 of 13
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    Bite size cherry pies are another great dessert option, adorable and so delicious!

    Details and recipe here from An Adventuress Soul

  • Glazed Lemon Bars 13 of 13
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    Okay, one more dessert. But I had to post these glazed lemon bars because they look so delicious. Plus, bars are always so easy for barbecues and parties. 

    Recipe here from Cookbook Confessions

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