Rock Your White One Last Time…
Labor Day is a federal holiday held on the first Monday of September that traditionally honors the economic and social contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Today, it’s become a day of rest, or a time to celebrate the last days of summer. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer. It signals back to school and the beginning of many sports programs. In fashion, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day when it is acceptable to wear white.
So why not plan a final party of the summer…a Labor Day Bash for family and friends. Say good bye to summer with a final summer holiday outdoor BBQ. Make it pot luck if you are feeling a little “back to school” stress. You just do hamburgers, hot dogs, paper products and the drinks. Have everyone bring their favorite summer side dish and dessert. And yes…everyone wear white on the very last day you can!
Think about some games for the kiddo’s like corn hole, badminton or croquet, with back to school supply prizes! Savor summer 2016 and close the evening with a marshmallow roast around a fire pit. Add a few ghost stories after the sun goes down on summer.
Add these work-themed songs to your party playlist:
1. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton
2. “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer
3. “Working for a Living” by Huey Lewis and The News
4. “Money” by Pink Floyd
5. “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner
6. “Working for the Weekend” by Loverboy:
7. “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” by Pet
8. “Back on the Chain Gang” by The Pretenders
9. “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles
10. “Working Class Hero” by John Lennon
And how about some old fashioned Fresh Homemade Lemonade
Ingredients: 2 cups sugar; 2 cups water; 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice; 1 lemon sliced for garnish. Directions: In a small saucepot, combine the sugar and water over low heat to create simple syrup. Stir to combine until sugar melts and is dissolved. Chill completely. In a large pitcher, combine the simple syrup and lemon juice. Chill and serve with fresh lemon slices.