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5 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day



Labor Day is almost here which means summer is winding down. Don't let summer end on a boring note, though. Celebrate Labor Day and have a blast doing it! Even if you don't have a lot of money to celebrate, you can still do something memorable on this extended weekend.

Have a Picnic

A picnic is a fun and easy way to celebrate any weekend. Gather up your friends and family, pick a spot that you all love, and picnic for the holiday. Be sure to pack foods that are easy to transport and eat while outside, like fruit kabobs and bottled drinks. If you are going to a destination, keep things simple so that you don't get bogged down with too much picnic gear. If you can't leave home, make an extravagant picnic under the stars in the backyard, complete with pillows for lounging and candlelight to make the mood perfect.

Get Your Chore List Done

Okay- this doesn't seem like fun, but it can be! Get the whole family in on it and play some of your favorite tunes. Dance around while you clean the house, or make a relay race out of cleaning the yard. You can have fun and get projects knocked off the list- just in time for Fall!

Go Swimming

Many public pools and lakes close after Labor Day, so get in one last swimming trip. Go every day during the extended weekend, or just choose one day to get next to the water as early as you're allowed and stay until they kick you out! Bring along snacks, a good book, your favorite music, and have fun soaking up those rays (safely, of course... don't forget the sunscreen!)

Have a Backyard BBQ

Invite the neighbors and have a BBQ cooking or eating contest. Make it a whole neighborhood block party and party all day and night. If you live in an area that allows it, when the sun goes down light off some fireworks. Labor Day celebrates the working force, so do it your way!

Have a Spa Day

Pamper yourself, even if it is at home. Massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures are all fantastic ways to unwind as you enjoy a long weekend. Can't you just feel the stress melting away? Good! When you return to work on Tuesday you will feel renewed and rejuvenated, which is what a holiday weekend is supposed to do for you.

What do you do to celebrate your Labor Day? 




Annmarie John
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  1. So needed this and trying to come up with some fun activities for the girls this week before we do go back to school next week. So totally appreciate you sharing and am hosting the Wonderful Wednesday Bloghop over at my blog today, please come and link this up when you can :)

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  2. Some years we have a cookout, but this year I think we are going to hit our local Ren faire. It's opening weekend and I want to go while the weather is nice.

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  3. I would love to take the spa day approach but I have to work this Labor Day.

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  4. I love to do the backyard BBQ thing on Labor Day. It's like one last hoorah! However, this year I'll be flying home all day, so I guess it's not happening.

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  5. What some lovely ideas - sounds like a real family time for you all as well :) x

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  6. We are going on a canoe trip with a beautiful picnic on Sunday and on Saturday we are headed to my SIL house for her birthday. Weekends are family time!

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  7. Excellent post! My favorite one is BBQ. Thanks for sharing :D

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  8. I like the spa day :) I'm not sure yet what (if any) plans we have for this labor day weekend. I am glad that my hubby will be off work though.

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  9. these are all great tips for labor day, we definitely plan on water activities and yummy food all around

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  10. On Labor Day we stay home and rest and cook out. We were going to go camping but hunting season starts the next day.

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  11. Oh, I forgot that Labor Day is so close, thank you! And I have no plans - I guess I need to remedy that LOL

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  12. We are all about the backyard BBQ on Labor Day. But this year we have an added birthday party to attend too.

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  13. Love the idea of a BBQ more than any! Great way to spend time with family and friends and eat delicious food.

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  14. My favorite is having a BBQ, I feel like it's a great thing to do to spend time with the family.

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  15. One last hurrah before the big bad winter comes. Yay. Amber N

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  16. Good ideas! We usually just hang out at home, go swimming and cookout :)

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  17. Labor Day usually does mean a barbecue or picnic but I think I like the spa idea best!

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  18. We don't really do much here, but I would love to have a bbq or something! I too like the spa idea ;)

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  19. I can't believe it's time for Labor Day celebrations. We'll be grilling out and enjoying the weather if it's nice.

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  20. Wow I can't believe Labor Day is in 5 days. Time surely does fly. I'll be enjoying the Labor Day parade in Brooklyn and we'll be having a bbq this weekend as well. It's the one thing we do well on Labor Day.

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  21. These are great ideas! We will go to the parade and then hang out on the lake.

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  22. It will probably be our last weekend in the pool. We might as well grill some fajitas too. I definitely hope to be able to relax this weekend.

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  23. We are celebrating with my son's birthday party! One backyard bbq coming up!

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  24. It's our turn to host the family bbq, so I will spend my weekend getting our house cleaned for company. We will also catch up on a little sleep with the 3 day weekend.

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  25. Ah, Labor Day is just around the corner. That means Abe will have a big rack of ribs, some chicken, and hamburgers on the Big Green Egg! We'll have food all week!

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  26. Those are fabulous tips:) We are heading to Ottawa for the long week end to spend it with family and send off our last week end of summer in style:)

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  27. Labor Day for us is always pretty much of a winding down type holiday and we always spend it at home. We will grill out and watch movies and get some errands done.

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  28. I can't believe it's already almost here.
    We will have house guests this weekend and then do the town parade and a BBQ on Labor Day itself.

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  29. We will be getting our chore list done. We moved into our new house a week ago so that list is really long. My son is also entering his first year of college so we are going to be preparing for school as well.

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  30. Here in Trinidad, our Independence Day is this weekend. We are planning on going to the beach and also seeing the Fireworks. :)

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  31. When I was younger and lived in the USA we would go to the beach on Labor day. Since moving up here I simply spend the day relaxing, nothing special!

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  32. We always get the whole family together for labor day. Fire up the grill, hop in the pool, and I'm good.

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  33. In our country, it's so rare that we celebrate it - but we always enjoy the day off, lol.. relaxing, etc.

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  34. Ooooooooohhhhhh! I love your idea of celebrating it with a spa day. I'll have to file that away for the next holiday! Love it.

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  35. This was a really great post. We had a bbq and we went to see the Labor Day celebration. I hope you had a great time enjoying your own Labor Day

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