Summer is the perfect time for fun gatherings with friends and neighbors. Luckily, there are still a few weeks remaining. Plus, the upcoming Labor Day weekend offers a great reason to celebrate end of summer with a stylish party! We believe it’s how you live that matters and love seeing our residents make lasting memories.
It’s time to start planning that fabulous end of summer celebration and here are our top hosting tips:
What to Eat: Food is often the center of most parties. Fresh, seasonal dishes can really take a party to the next level. We love an idea from Chowhound to create food and beverage stations. No need to pre-set a table or keep all the food in one place. Spread food and drinks around to encourage guest to mingle. This approach also allows guests to nibble at their own pace.
How to Decorate: Summer offers so many seasonal décor possibilities and you can add even more with a red, white, and blue Labor Day theme! Marth Stewart has a ton of great decorating ideas for your end of summer celebration. We especially love the seersucker napkins. Plus, don’t forget to weigh down your tablecloth if you’re celebrating outside!
What to Bring: Even if you’re not hosting an end of summer party, you can still contribute as a guest. What should you bring to a Labor Day celebration? Get creative! Food & Wine has great twists on your typical summer party menu items. For example, think about gourmet popcorn instead of chips or make sangria instead of bringing of bottle of wine. Check out all their recommendations!
We hope these helpful tips get you excited to host or attend an end of summer celebration! If you have your own tips, please share them on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear them!