Labor day weekend is here again, and that means summer is officially coming to a close! Here’s to one last weekend to enjoying all that summer has to offer, so it’s time to start planning your last party of season.
The History of Labor Day
Over the last several decades, Labor Day has become a national holiday that is celebrated with parades and large gatherings.
The summer holiday dates back over 100 years when government officials decided to create a day of rest to acknowledge all of America’s workers. Labor Day was first proposed in 1884, and the next year several industries across the country celebrated the holiday. In 1894, Congress passed an act that officially made the first Monday of September a national holiday in every state!
A Time to Celebrate with Great Friends and Good Food
Labor Day is never complete without a good old family gathering, especially since it’s the last hurrah before the school year is in full swing.
You may be a little over hosting parties, so make your party planning easier by assigning all your friends and family different items to bring! This way you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen or spend a lot of money at the store.
Just make sure to ask everyone to bring something different, so there isn’t just a lot of pasta salad with no entree to go with it. An easy way to do this is to send out a mass email to all your guests with a list of items to bring and let them choose! This way your guests can choose an item that is in their price range and is something they would like. You don’t want to ask a vegetarian to bring hamburger meat to your party!
After dinner, gather everyone around a small bonfire and enjoy some s’mores. Delysia Chocolatier’s crackling Pecan Cayenne Chocolate Bark is the perfect way to spice up this summer staple. Spicy, salty, and sweet all work together in this creamy chocolate bark. Match it up with a toasted marshmallow and a crumbly graham cracker for a one-of-a-kind treat that will wow your guests.
Labor Day is a great time to relax and spend time with family or enjoy the different events your town has to offer! Just don’t forget that it’s your day off, so make sure to spend it however you would like!