Party Like You Have the Day Off!
Updated for 2022 fun!
As I’ve matured I am really coming to appreciate holidays like Labor Day. 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
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.
What is Houston Restaurant Weeks? "Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest annual fundraiser for America's largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank. The now month-long charity dining extravaganza features specially priced lunches, brunches and dinners at restaurants from The Woodlands to Galveston, Texas. Participating restaurants make donations based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they sell during the event, diners are not solicited for donations. The event includes restaurants located in Harris, Galveston and Montgomery counties." - HRW When is It? Many cities have 'Restaurant Week' but everything is bigger in Texas and Houston's has expanded to be a month (plus) long celebration. It
From the organizer: Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor at Waterway Square on Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music, children's activities, strolling entertainment, pie eating contests and fireworks! Event Schedule5 p.m. - Live Music by Leslie Lugo Band (Latin/Variety) 6:35 p.m. - Youth Pie Eating Contest 7:45 p.m. - Adult Pie Eating Contest 9:05 p.m. - FIREWORKS* *Time approximate and weather permitting. Free craft activities while supplies last, and complimentary face painting and balloon art! A beverage booth will be available to purchase a variety of beverages. Please consider supporting local restaurants before or after attending the event.View Pie Eating Contest Rules HERE. Coolers, picnic