Labor Day signifies the beginning or end of the season, depending on who you are and how you look at things. If you're a student, it could mean the beginning of a new school year. If you're someone who loves summer, Labor Day usually brings a bit of melancholy with the thought of diminishing warm temperatures. No matter what your outlook, this holiday is the perfect time to hang out with friends and enjoy the day. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate.
Get Together Ideas for Busy Friends
One of the biggest problems friendships have today is busyness. People go months without talking or getting together because their schedules are crazy. Labor Day is the perfect way to take a pause from the normal schedule and hang out with your friends instead. Use the day to reconnect with your friends, chat with them, give them hugs, and then remember the feeling you have when you leave them. Use that as encouragement to continue keeping your friendship strong even when you are busy.
If you've got kids, you might want to keep them busy also so you can focus on the conversations you'll have with friends. Print out free Labor Day games and coloring pages, or use some clip art to help make crafts for the picnic table.
Labor Day Recipes
Labor Day is about picnics with great food and conversation, but don't go overboard planning a big soiree that will make you feel like you didn't even enjoy the day. Instead, opt for recipes that are easy to prepare and go a long way. (You never know how many people are going to be at your picnic, after all.) Here are some recipe ideas that are easy to make and serve.
- Labor Day Crockpot Recipes - I use my Crockpot quite often, and on holidays like Labor Day it comes in handy in saving space for the dishes others bring. You can plug in the Crockpot on the counter, and then use it to keep your dish warm.
- Entire Weekend Menu Ideas - Having friends over for the whole weekend? Here are some ideas on serving them all four days of the Labor Day holiday.
- Entertaining on Labor Day - Ideas for making the entire Labor Day celebrate perfect, from the menu to the atmosphere.
Labor Day and Work Friends
Since Labor Day is directly tied to the work world, it also makes it the perfect time to pay special attention to your work friendships. It's not uncommon for work friends to invite each other over to spend Labor Day together, and doing so may be the start of a new friendship. When you spend time talking with your coworkers on a more personal level, it may inspire you to get to know them as friends from that point forward. Lunches, working out, or even taking a class together are good ways to bond with a coworker.
Labor Day is a unique time that honors your hard work and yet encourages you to have a personal life. This combination makes it the perfect time to reevaluate your priorities and make sure you are giving your time to the things that are most important in life.