Lots of people try to get outside during Labor Day and having your party outside is a great way to celebrate the day. You can go to the park and BBQ or picnic or you can hold the party in your backyard. If you have a pool this is an extra bonus and guests will flock to your party to eat some BBQ and cool off in the water.
Add a patriotic theme to your Labor Day menu with some red, white and blue fruit salad. Guests, especially the kids will enjoy eating unusually decorative foods on the holiday. You can mix up special colored drinks for the adults and properly themed Kool-Aid for the kids. Decorations can be patriotic pinwheels scattered around the yard and alternating solid red, white and blue tablecloths on the picnic tables. If you hold the party in the evening you can put up electric lights with miniature stars and other patriotic or workplace themes. For an office party theme on Labor Day put up the red tape, literally. Decorate everything, even yourself if you like in red streamers or red duct tape. For party favors it might be fun to give out paper weights for office employees to put on their desks or pencils and pencil sharpeners.
Since this holiday is in honor of the working man, why not invite your co-workers to this backyard feast. It could make a great office party for bosses looking to reward their employees. Or it can simply be a way of getting to know your co-workers and coming up with an instantaneous guest list. Plus they are all in the same place and you don't need to spend money on stamps for the invitations. You can simply hand them out at work. Making use of these ideas should help Labor Day go from being just another holiday to a memorable and important time that your guests will look forward too.