“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summers best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” Helen Hunt Jackson
For most people, Labor Day is the end of summer, a long weekend that gives a reason to enjoy pool parties and barbecues with friends & family. True that! It’s the right occasion to bask in the summer heat for the last time! There’s nothing wrong about enjoying Labor Day with our loved ones. However, unlike other national holidays, Labor Day is considered to be a red-letter day and holds profound importance in the history of America. Whether you’re a student or work in corporate, it’s important for you to understand that Labor Day is a token of gratitude for all the American workers who’ve had and who are still contributing in the social and economic development of America in some way or the other.
Labor Day History: How did Labor Day Come About?
Earlier, during the 1800s, American workers were exploited and treated like scum. They used to work day-in and day-out at their master’s beck and call in highly unsafe conditions without even having basic necessities. To be honest, it was the darkest phase for labors in the American history. But as they say, ‘Every dark cloud has a silver lining’ the workers decided to fight against this injustice. In protest, thousands of labors took unpaid time off and marched from City Hall right to Union Square in NY on the 5th of September, 1882. This revolutionary movement is observed as Labor Day in the United States till now. This year, Labor Day will be celebrated on 3rd of September 2018.
Labor Day Celebration Ideas
We’ve got some really interesting ideas lined up for you to celebrate the end of summer aligned with Labor Day 2018. Watch the space below:
1. Whiteout Themed Party
Labor Day is the perfect occasion to flaunt whites. Who says the ‘White Rule’ of Labor Day is a thing of past? While it’s not considered a faux pas today, the golden rule of not wearing white after Labor Day is still cherished across America. If you too believe in the white rule, toss a whiteout themed party for your friends. Begin the preparations by adorning your home with accessories such as white balloons, eye-catching white vases, and Umbra Hatton White Panel. These white accessories for Labor Day are sure to brighten up your home. In addition to this, request your guests to dress white from tip to toe and paint the town white!
2. Fabulous and Fuss-Free Menu
It’s time to say goodbye to old boring chips and dips. Let your freak flag fly by cooking something mouthwatering for your guests. Confused, what to cook? Here is a complete menu comprising of savory recipes you can try your hands on.
- Spicy Grilled Chicken/Vegetable Kebabs
- Hatch Pineapple Salsa
- Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Garlic
- Grilled Lobster with Lime Butter
- Mini Portobello Burgers
- Mushroom and Fig Salad
As Labor Day celebration is all about BBQs, these hot-grilled dishes would be finger-lickin’-good! The meal alone won’t be sufficed; you’ll need to pair it with a good wine for quenching the thirst of your guests. Why not mix up your meal with sweet white wines? Made from a blend of white grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Rieslings, will definitely get you off to the right start. Be it a casual dinner or party night, the pocket-friendly and highly durable Waterford Young White Wine Glasses are perfect for every occasion! Jazz up your end of summer celebration with these glasses and get ready to receive tons of compliments from your wine lover guests!
3. Plan Activities to Delight Your Guests
Want to upgrade the Labor Day Party? Plan some exciting activities for your guests! If you’re planning a rollicking get-together with your friends, you can play the music and ask your friends to show some killer moves. If there’ll be kids along with them, you can play team games such as tug of war or even set up a craft corner for them. There are a lot of amusing games that can step up your preparations, find something that appeals to your party ambiance.
4. Quick Flashback to Labor Day
Endings are equally important as beginnings. Right? So, you must do something that your guests will remember even days after the party. How about giving a presentation on the significance of Labor Day? No, we aren’t talking about a long nerdy presentation. We’re talking about a small 10 minutes power point presentation that quickly sums up the history and importance of Labor Day. Your guests will most likely go gaga over it!
5. Bring a Smile on Everyone’s Face
Let your guests know how much you enjoyed their company by giving them a memorable takeaway. In case you’re looking for something astounding yet affordable, all you need to buy is the Patriotic Minnie Figurine from Enesco. This one-of-a-kind Minnie figurine dressed in red, white, and blue, waving the American flag is just the ideal fit for Labor Day. What are you waiting for? Buy this adorable figurine and hit the bull’s eye! We bet your guests especially, the kids will be chuffed to bits on receiving this cute gift.
Labor Day marks the last summer holiday, so why not bid adieu it in a special way? Embellishing home with patriotic-themed accessories is one such special way that can lift the spirit of Labor Day. You can buy the above-mentioned accessories exclusively on Lijo Decor and avail 15% off along with free shipping by applying the code “Decor15”. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you keep the patriotic feel intact. We wish you a great Labor Day!