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Prepare Your Backyard for Labor Day!

It’s hard to believe it, but another summer is almost over, and now it’s time to get ready for fall! Kick the new season off right by having a backyard bash this Labor Day. Celebrate the end of summer, and for your parents out there, your kids going back to school! We wanted to share with you some of the best ideas we came up with to have a successful Labor Day party in your own backyard!

Our Favorite Festive Foods

Whether you’re having a BBQ or a potluck cookout, here are some delicious recipe ideas your guest will love!

Honeydew and Arugula Salad

This salad is refreshing and savory. The sweet honeydew is a perfect combination with arugula for a healthy treat.

American-Style Potato Salad

Every Labor Day party needs potato salad. This recipe uses a mustard and mayo dressing in a salad that includes onions and eggs.

Spicy Lemon Shrimp Skewers

An Asian chile sauce makes this easy dish delicious and spicy. This is a party favorite!

Turkey Burgers With Orange Mustard Glaze

Maybe you’re health conscious, or perhaps some of your guests will be. These burgers are as tasty as beef, and the orange mustard glaze is a marinade you won’t forget.

Flank Steak with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

It’s as good as it sounds. This dish is easy to make, cooks quickly, and will satisfy all the meat lovers out there.

Grilled Pizzas

Make your own pizzas and throw them on your outdoor grill. Margherita pizzas are a company favorite, but any pizza is always a crowd-pleaser.

Festive Outdoor Decorations & Games

These decorations will show your patriotism and make your lawn festive at the same time.

Hang a Flag

This is a national holiday after all! We like seeing an American flag out front when we show up to a Labor Day party. You can even make an American flag out of red, white, and blue balloons and play darts. Each balloon can be filled with a treat for the kids!

Outside Games

Tire those kids out with some fun games. Section off a part of your lawn by hanging red, white, and blue sheets up, and have that area dedicated to fun games like a water balloon relay, outdoor jenga, an obstacle course, bowling, or anything you have at home.

Labor Day Crafts

Have a table in your backyard full of fun, patriotic craft ideas. The kids that aren’t playing games will be able to make something festive while the parents supervise.

Table Decorations

Red, white, and blue tablecloths are a must at a Labor Day party. Put some festive flowers in a vase with flags and pinwheels, have raspberries and blueberries on a skewer, and set the table with matching plates, napkins, and cups.

Keep Mosquitoes Off the Guest List

Nothing is worse than having your backyard party crashed by pesky mosquitoes. One way to keep mosquitoes away from your guests is to light citronella candles around the  yard. This can help repel mosquitoes, but they won’t entire solve the problem. 

In order to truly remove mosquitoes off your Labor Day guest list give the professionals at Natural State a call. Our professional treatments will eliminate the mosquito population around your home. Your guests will thank you when they notice they aren’t constantly itching their skin! Celebrate Labor Day like never before - mosquito free!

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