Labor Day Weekend Party Ideas for Your Bar

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Alas, the summer is coming to an end. Soon we’ll be trading in sun-kissed skin and flip flops for cozy sweaters and warm beverages—but not so fast! There’s still a few moments of summer fun in the sun left and that includes the Labor Day holiday!

Don’t let Labor Day pass without a celebration. Just because the summer is almost over doesn’t mean you can’t throw a fantastic end of summer bash at your bar. All it takes is a little pre-planning and some creativity and you’ll have a packed house in no time. Keep reading to learn how to celebrate the end of summer with a labor day party.

1. It’s all in the details

To make this party different than any other party you have at your bar, you’ll need to put a little thought into the details. We don’t just mean dressing the bar area in red, white and blue either. Putting in effort when thinking of the details will inevitably attract more guests. Maybe set up a selfie station complete with a patriotic backdrop made of cloth and matching props from the local dollar store. Or, set your tables with themed decor. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but it should convey thoughtfulness. 

2. Backyard games and entertainment

Supplying backyard games will give your guests something to do and another reason for them to stick around. Lawn games are one of the easiest ways to get guests excited, spending time outside enjoying the last few moments of summer and socializing. Horseshoe, bag-o, bocce ball, outdoor Jenga and ladder golf are classic games that everyone can play.

No outdoor space? Simply take some of the games inside. Games that don’t require anything to be nailed into the ground or that would elicit damage can be played in a large indoor space. Don’t have the room? Try trivia or karaoke.

3. Serve up classic food and beverage

Since Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the summer, you’ll want to think about what will really speak to your guests and celebrate the warm months. Give your food a classic summer edge with burgers, hot dogs and all of the fixings. It’s a simple way to close out the season and something that is universally pleasing.

For beverages, think traditional summer drinks like lemonades and sweet or iced teas. Kick it up a notch with different flavors, like raspberry iced tea and strawberry lemonade. Offer options to spike the drinks, too.

4. Get a great playlist cranking

Believe it or not, there are songs that just sound better in the summer! Get a great playlist going that matches your theme, your guests and the time of day to enhance the energy level of your bar. When you add in custom-made, hand-selected playlists built by music curators who know a thing or two about music, you not only enhance the atmosphere and set the mood, but you get people excited and ready to have another drink and stay a bit longer.

Learn how the power of the playlist can improve your bar and make your Labor Day party one to remember. Click the link below for more information.

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