Ah, Labor Day. The signal that summer has officially come to an end, and it’s time to usher in a new season. It’s the time for picnics and pool days, and outings on the boat. It’s a most opportune weekend to kick back, relax, and enjoy some quality time with friends and family. If you are looking for specific ways to spend the Labor Day weekend, you have come to the right place. In this post, we are excited to share a few fun ways you can spend the holiday weekend.
What better way to spend the holiday weekend than by taking a mini getaway to a new destination with your favorite girlfriends or the whole family? If you love the idea of taking an end-of-summer road trip, meet with your family well in advance to pitch the idea to everyone and encourage all family members to contribute ideas. You don’t have to make it an extravagant affair either. Just throw a few light travel items in the car, drive to a destination a couple of hours away, and explore a new area you aren’t familiar with.
Speaking of taking road trips and not having to make them extravagant, sometimes the only trip you need for a fun, relaxing weekend is a camping trip. As the weather starts to cool down with the advent of fall, there is something very enticing about taking advantage of the last weekend of summer to spend time in the great outdoors. It’s a low-maintenance and affordable option, too, if you think you don’t have the time or resources for an impromptu getaway. Just pack a tent, your favorite campfire foods, and other supplies and set up camp in a local or nearby campsite.
Picnics are good old-fashioned fun. You can bring the whole family together in the backyard for a private barbeque, or you could extend the invitation to additional family members, friends, and neighbors to make it a more celebratory, community event. Alleviate the stress of hosting it by getting a parking permit where you won’t alone hold the responsibility of cleanup and instruct all guests to bring a dish to pass. Throughout the day and into the evening, you can get up to all sorts of fun: chowing down on delicious picnic food, setting up a bonfire, playing games like cornhole, and even setting up a projector in the backyard for an outdoor movie theater as the night starts to wind down.
Who doesn’t love a boozy frozen beverage, especially in the dead of summer when you need a refreshing cool down? Frozen drinks usually take a long hiatus through the fall and winter seasons, so why not use the Labor Day weekend to have a couple of your favorite frozen drinks? If you want to level up, even more, have fun creating several different frozen drink recipes and Labor Day weekend-themed cocktails. Invite a few of your friends over and make a cocktail creation party of it. You could even have a contest to see who came up with the tastiest frozen cocktail. Afterward, pair your drinks with some of your favorite snacks, play some music, put on a movie, or just wind down on the back patio with your favorite people.
Take advantage of the last weekend of summer by throwing on your swimsuits, packing your beach bag tote with towels, sunscreen, and snacks, and drive to your local lake, beach, waterpark, or pool. If you don’t feel like going anywhere or you have a pool in your own backyard, have some fun in the sun right at home. Even if you don’t have a pool, you could set up an affordable inflatable pool for the kids to splash around in or deck out the backyard with fun things like a slip-n-slide or water balloons.
Sometimes you just need a break from it all: household chores, family obligations, work. When you just need an escape and a good dose of indulgence, who better to spend that time with than your best girlfriends? Get dressed up in a casual yet chic outfit like your favorite tunic or a flattering blouse and high-rise jeans. Schedule a girls’ day over the Labor Day weekend and invite your pals to join you for a day of luxury and fun. Line up the itinerary with things like a spa pedicure, a trip to a vineyard, some boutique shopping, and finish the evening off with good wine and good food. It’s amazing how refreshed you will be after a day of decadent self-care with your best friends.
Loving these ideas? Start planning your Labor Day weekend today!