Planning a Leafy Labor Day Party

As you’re planning your Labor Day party menu, pay homage to the summer and welcome in the fall with your dishes. Incorporate a leaf theme or autumn theme into your Labor Day party food, but cook with the freshest, summer season produce you can find. During your Labor Day party menu planning, remember to cover all the essentials: appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts.

Here are a few Labor Day party ideas to get you started:

  • Appetizers: Serve small, leaf-shaped treats for your first course. Use cookie cutters from your local home goods store to turn your tried and true recipes into a fun, seasonal shape.
  • Drinks: For easy Labor Day party drinks, serve apple cider from a local farm. This is a wonderful, refreshing beverage that has the sweetness of the summer, but is a flavor associated with the harvest season.
  • Main Dishes: Remember that the weather may still be warm on Labor Day weekend, so don’t give in to traditional, heavy autumn dishes. Serve summery grilled lamb or lobsters, which will still match your autumnal color scheme.
  • Desserts: Molasses cookies are the perfect Labor Day dessert to get everyone excited about the months ahead. They have a beautiful, earthy color and a warm, holiday spice.

Decorate your party venue with a combination of summer and fall colors, and celebrate the changing of the seasons!

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