Summer is quickly coming to an end. All the activities are winding down, the kids are going back to school and your daily routines are soon to be changing or have already done so. Soon you’ll be putting away all the summertime gear. The grill, the lawn chairs and hoses will all be covered or put away for the fall and winter months. Why not have one last bash before fall sets in?

Do you know that Labor Day was started as a celebration of labor? During the labor movement of the late 19th
they were looking for a way to celebrate labor and Labor Day in September slowly came to be. It is a federal holiday and it is also well-known as the “end of summer.” How are you celebrating Labor Day this year?

Here are a few ideas:

Throw a Back-to-School Bash

You could have a back-to-school bash for the kids or a going away-get ready for college picnic for your college freshman. You could have a themed picnic or an end of the summer luau. Make it something fun and enjoyable. Create lasting memories for you and your family.


Throw a Themed Party

Kids love parties so you can use your imagination and be creative. There are all kinds of super-hero themes you can use. The kids will be excited. Since it’s a Labor Day celebration, the party could be geared toward the adults. Invite friends and family. You make the choice.



Everyone loves to get together for a picnic or to just hang out and grill. Get the steaks or hotdogs on the grill, have watermelon one last time. You could host at your home or meet at a park. Whatever you decide to do, have a blast!

Go Camping

One of our favorite things to do during the summer is to go camping. If you enjoy camping, then make the three-day Labor Day Weekend your last get-away. In Alaska, our summers are short so having the opportunity to go camping one last weekend before we winterize our campers or RV is a great idea.

There are many things you can do while camping. You can cookout, make smores, go biking, go to the beach or lake, go fishing, participate in other water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, or boating. You can go hiking or backpacking, view the wildlife, or go on photo shoots of the landscape. You can do any one or combination of these activities while you go camping or whether you stay home. The possibilities are endless.

Go Shopping

Many people take this opportunity to go shopping. Hundreds of stores have Labor Day sales or discounts and a lot of people like to take advantage of those sales for back-to-school shopping. Some people (I’m not one of them) like to take advantage the sales to get ahead of the game and shop for the holidays.

Whatever you decide to do this Labor Day weekend, have fun and be safe. Get out there and make memories and share some good times with the family.

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