As I mature I really come to appreciate holidays (where I can stay home) like Labor Day in Houston. You know, the fun ones? I like that it’s all-inclusive, involves food, no presents, and you can enjoy some nice sales without family/patriotic/whatever guilt. So let’s get ready to kick back, relax, and have an awesome day!
When is it?
The first Monday of September (probably your kids’ first school holiday) –
Why is it?
Since 1894 it has been a nationally recognized holiday to honor
American workers and their achievements.
Things to Do
Attend/ Host a Party
Party Like You Have the Day Off!
The most popular past time, for this holiday, is not laboring and this is usually done in the form of the casual gathering and/or hitting some sales (it’s a great time to buy appliances). If you are lucky enough to be invited to a party you get to do a whole lot less laboring but if you enjoy that sort of thing here are some fun ideas for hosting your own party:
Easy Decorating Ideas
Labor Day Menu
- Appetizers: Strawberry Caprese Salad
- Main Course: Sriracha Shrimp Skewers
- Main Course: Beer and Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sliders
- On the Side: Grilled Parmesan Garlic & Basil Corn on the Cobb
- On the Side: Mac and Cheese Bites
- Dessert: Fresh Berry Tart With Sweet Mascarpone Filling
- Dessert: Red, White, and Blue Brownie Pizza
- Drinks: Water, Tea, Lemonade, and Red, White, and Blue Sangria
Activites & Games
- Swimming or Slip and Slides/ Sprinklers
- Straw Fireworks
- Confetti Launchers
- Movie on the Lawn – we like this projector (it has 9500 lumens which will give you a great picture contrast)
- Giant Bubbles/ Water Balloons
For more ideas check out the GHM CELEBRATE: Labor Day! board on Pinterest!
Activities Around Houston
If you are wanting to get “out” there are some great options around town.
COST $150+ TIME 4pm – 8pm LOCATION Moody Gardens | 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554 More Information Galveston Island Wine Festival DETAILS From the organizer: Galveston Island…
COST Free TIME 6pm – 9pm LOCATION Citycentre | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024 More Information Labor Day Live Music DETAILS From the organizer: Sean…
COST Free TIME Fr 7:30pm | Sa 2pm-7:30pm LOCATION | 218 Peach Ave, Cleveland, TX 77327 More Information Cleveland Labor Day Rodeo DETAILS From the organizer: Cleveland Labor…
COST Free TIME 5pm-9pm LOCATION The Woodlands Township | 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381 More Information Labor Day in The Woodlands DETAILS From the organizer: Relax…
Cost time location Included with general admission 11am Lonestar Flight Museum | 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034 Spring Break at LSFM DETAILS From the organizer: Say so…