15 Tips for the Perfect Labor Day BBQ
Are you getting excited for your big Labor Day BBQ? Great! When you’re ready to start choosing recipes and getting your grill space ready, we can help. Check out our top Labor Day tips for making sure your party is a hit from beginning to end!
Start with a Thorough Cleanup
Get Yourself a Grill Basket
Use Nets, Canopies and Umbrellas for Shade
Choose a Signature Drink
Choose Portable Foods
Protect Your Food
If you are doing a potluck, keep plastic wrap handy to wrap open bowls and platters, and for your own food, make sure it’s covered with a lid or in a cooler until you’re ready to serve. You can also set up the food table just inside the house instead of outside. Remember, this food needs to endure hours of summer heat and bugs – it needs all the help it can get.
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Multiple Food Stations
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Lights and Torches
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Plenty of Seating
Signs and Chalk
Use chalk to write a welcoming greeting on the sidewalk and steps in front of your house. No sidewalk? Draw arrows on the path to your backyard to guide your guests. And leave the chalk out so kids (and adults) can doodle during the party.
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Clear Your Dishes
Prep a Firepit
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Don’t Forget Music and Games
Plus: DIY Hopscotch Game
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