Labor Day was created for hardworking Americans to take the day off and chill. The only trouble is if you want to throw a party, planning and preparing can be harder than a full day at the office. Don't worry; here we'll tell you how to throw an awesome Labor Day party without needing to set down your drink.
Slow Brew Summertime Tea
It's the end of the summer, but the weather is still blistering outside. Maximize your outdoor chill by sipping on some summertime tea.
First, choose a few flavors you and your guests will enjoy; peaches and blueberries with black tea and pineapples and strawberries with rooibos are just two favorites. After purchasing the tea and fruits, collect one mason jar for each person coming to your Labor Day party. Put one tea bag into each mason jar, cutting off the string if necessary. Then pour cold distilled water into the jars, leaving 1 ½" of space from the top. We'll need that room to insert the fruit later. Attach the lids, then set the jars in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours. After that, put the appropriate fruits inside the appropriate jars, screw on the tops, and take them outside to the cooler.
Water Balloon Chillers
Instead of breaking your back lugging around giant bags of ice to keep your drinks cool, start your preparation for your Labor Day party the night before. All it takes is a packet of water balloons to keep all your beverages chill.
Fill up as many water balloons as you need with water straight from your faucet; just make sure you leave enough room to tie up the end in a knot. After they're tied, transfer them to the freezer. Let them freeze while your summertime tea is brewing. Then when you wake up, not only will your tea be fully brewed, but they'll stay super chill throughout your whole Labor Day party.
Just make sure the water balloons are thawed before you start throwing them!
Even though you don't want to exert yourself, you still got guests to feed. Shall we suggest busting out the slow cooker? Tossing in three lbs of two-inch cuts of chuck roast, four cloves of minced garlic, a small, finely chopped white onion, two chopped chipotles in adobo sauce, and whichever spice mixture you can concoct will yield a tender barbacoa recipe perfect for tacos and burritos. Cook it for 6 to 8 hours, the same amount of time you're brewing the summertime tea.
You can also slow cook spinach and artichoke dip for your Labor Day party. Just like the barbacoa, toss in one cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, six ounces of Neufchatel cheese, ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese, a minced clove of garlic, one can of drained, rinsed, and finely chopped artichoke hearts, eight ounces of trimmed spinach leaves, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. After that just set the slow cooker on high and come back in two hours to stir the dip and serve.
The Main Attractions
Now that we've reached our peak chill point, it's time to inject some thrills into your Labor Day party. Slide out of the summer heat with the 15' Wet/Dry Slide from Space Walk. Or take off running and skid along your belly across the Rainbow Slip N Slide, splashing your guests along the way.
If you just want to feel the open air as you bounce away the afternoon, our Open Top bounce house is what you want at your party. And the best part? We deliver and set up our inflatables, so you can stay lounging on your beach chair, sipping your summertime tea as you scarf down another barbacoa taco as your waterslide inflates.