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Labor Day Barbecue Ideas - Tips And Ideas To Plan A Labor Day Barbecue

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Labor Day Barbecue grillingA good Labor Day barbecue is not just about the food and drinks, it’s the excitement of hanging out with friends, family and enjoying the spirit of the party. If you plan this right, you can make your labor day barbecue an event for people to remember for a long time to come. Here are some great labor day barbecue ideas.


 



Picnic Barbecue


Hosting a barbecue does not mean having to do it in your backyard. Pick a serene spot out at a local park or beach and schedule it there. It may require a little more effort on your part but portable carriers can easily help out. You can carry your own portable grill if you don’t want to use the communal one. With the added space you can have more entertainment options available, carry baseballs and gloves, kites, and other outdoor toys.


 


Camp it Out


 


You can turn the Labor Day barbecue into a 24-hour event by turning your backyard into a small campground of sorts. You can go all out with the campfire, tents, and barbecue pit. Have everyone bring a tent along and make their own little campsite. You can barbecue for lunch and dinner, make the usual, steaks, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potatoes, and mushrooms. For dessert you could always make smores and a strawberry rhubarb pie. Arrange for some games to be played during the day such as potato sack races, wheel barrow races, maybe even a scavenger hunt.


 


 Traditional Barbecue


 


If you do end up doing the barbecue in your own backyard, remember to make sure you have the menu prepared well in advance. Making the barbecue a potluck event makes it easier for you to get the food organized.  Let your guests know what they can bring along. If you have this entire event well planned and organized, the party should go off without a hitch. You could make the invitations yourself at home.


 


Remember to add ice to the bucket or cooler to ensure that you have adequate chilled drinks for the guests, If you are expecting children too as guests, it might be wise to skip alcohol. Get a variety of drinks for the guests to enjoy and invest in a drink cooler with a spout so you can have lemonade for the kids.



Since the weather is usually fine in September, Labor Day is an ideal time to get one last barbecue lunch or dinner in before having to pack the grill up for winter. Have fun with the Labor Day Barbecue and enjoy this time with family and friends.

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23 Comments

Samina.Tapia's picture
Why wait for Labor day? Any weekend and holiday is great to have a barbecue. Do share some good and easy barbecue recipes.
Rashmi Ambadkar's picture
Weekend Barbecue Party - the mere thought swings me into a holiday mood !! Camping out with family and friends, great idea to destress and rejuvinate...
Anonymous's picture
Labor day is yet to come and these days it's the perfect weather to have a backyard barbecue party. Love your tips and ideas, would surely enjoy some interesting barbecue recipes from you.
thot4food's picture
Labor over a barbecue on Labor Day? What a mouthwatering thought! But why only labor day. We can have it during winters I guess. any day would be good enough. what say?
Anonymous's picture
Agreed with Samina, why wait for labor day...We can barbecue our favorite dishes on any day!!
Sanghamitra's picture
Sharing an easy to prepare barbecue flavored ham...an all time favorite for any weekend. 2 tablespoons chopped onions 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup prepared mustard 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 pound cooked ham, thinly sliced and chopped In a skillet with a small amount of oil, fry onions until brown. In a bowl blend together ketchup, water, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Combine this mixture in skillet with onions and ham and simmer until hot, about 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy the dish hot....
oatmeal's picture
BBQs add fun to any party and I just love them.....
Anonymous's picture
I have never tried barbecueing, it would be great if I can have some easy recipes that taste awesome...
Anonymous's picture
Hello, Thanks for the wonderful unconventional ideas for the Labor Day Barbecue. But, I am just curious to know the exact date of labor day and what significance does a barbecue have on that day. Hey wait a minute, I think I just landed up on a related writeup on Labor Day on the site to answer my question. http://www.ifood.tv/network/labor_day.
delicious.bites's picture
First of all thanks for sharing this blog and secondly thanks to anonymous for sharing the link on labor day.
chefgirishparab's picture
Barbecues .....always a good idea on a sunny summer day....
foodietweetie's picture
Your idea of barbque is wonderful. It would be good if you share some easy and yummy BBQ recipes
FitGal's picture
Barbecue is always a good option, especially in a good weather season like the one that is approaching. I plan to use all these ideas when I hold my next Sunday Brunch with my group of lady friends.
Gourmet.lover's picture
Awesome ideas...gonna try some of the ideas this weekend :)
Deez's picture
BBQs complete summers and I love them. Why limit yourself to Labor Day? I say grill and barbeque every chance you get!
barbecue's picture
great BBQ tips
Gossip.Goddess's picture
thank for the BBQ tips
Anonymous's picture
I just love barbecues. Its the perfect way to celebrate labor day! A picnic and barbecue by the river at the end of summer!
FitGal's picture
I just held my last Sunday Brunch and used ideas from this blog. It was really helpful. Thanks a ton!!!
Anonymous's picture
delicous BBQs for a great celebration...
rashi modi's picture
very informative article.
sulakshana nandy's picture
Labour Day barbecue....sounds fun :)
emilyvyomahallaway's picture
these ideas have been pretty useful for organising a weekend bash for my bunch of friends