So Long, Summer
Labor Day is often a poignant farewell to the long days and slow pace of summer, but it's also a day of excitement about the coming cool of fall, festivals and football. Enjoy one last summertime hurrah with our ideas for a kids' Labor Day bash.
Labor Day rests at the intersection of summer and fall, so it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy the best of two worlds. Round up your kids for summer-inspired snacking and games, and then round out your bash with an outdoor movie night that makes the most of cooler fall air.
Set the scene
Plan your bash for the warmest part of the day, so the kids can enjoy one last splash of summer without the risk of feeling too cold if they get wet. You'll want to prepare the games and food in advance, and set up your outdoor movie theater before the sun sets. Before your guests arrive, make sure you:
Start the games
Kids are happy with pretty much any game, but since it's still technically summer, make the most of the heat by offering a variety of water games:
Relax into movie night
Once the kids have filled their bellies and dried off or changed clothes, it's time to relax into a movie night with a classic summer film. We like the movie Sandlot because it's a hit with kids and parents alike.
Lisa over at Prairie Hive executed her movie screen beautifully, and you can copy her by hanging a white sheet and covering the ground with blankets and pillows to make a cozy atmosphere.
Reveal the popcorn bar with all kinds of sweet and savory toppings, and you can even provide sodas and movie-theater candy for a perfectly inspired evening.
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Image credits: Pen N' Paperflowers; It Will Change Your Life; Prairie Hive
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