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How to host the perfect end-of-summer party

Labor day partySummer is quickly drawing to a close, and the school year is just around the corner. With Labor Day weekend being the unofficial end of summer for many, it’s time to fire up the grill and light up the tiki torches for one final summer soiree. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for hosting the perfect end-of-summer party this Labor Day weekend!

Host a lawn game party!

What better way to enjoy the final days of summer than by bringing your closest friends and family together for an afternoon or evening of lawn games? Set up your volleyball net, get out the bocce ball and croquet sets, or get creative with these DIY giant Jenga, DIY cornhole game, and DIY Twister ideas.

Treat guests to your favorite summer desserts

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of your favorite summer treats one last time! We love this slideshow of end-of-summer party desserts, including a decadent s’mores icebox cake, key lime pie fudge, and individual pina colada pies.

Decorate, decorate, decorate

There is no better way to get guests in the spirit than by adding some fun, patriotic decor to your end-of-summer festivities! You could get crafty with some of these Labor Day craft ideas, wow guests with beautiful floral centerpieces that highlight flowers grown in your summer garden, or stick to a simple string of twinkle lights to add a magical touch to your evening.

Stick to cookout classics

When it comes to planning the main course and sides for an end-of-summer party, you cannot go wrong with cookout classics. It’s your final chance to indulge in your go-to pasta or potato salad, corn on the cob, summer dips, and your favorite grilled burgers, hot dogs and kebabs – so make it count!

Indulge in summery drinks – one last time

Saying so long to summer with a fun warm-weather cocktail will make it a little easier! You can try your hand at some of these tropical, summer favorites or keep it super simple by trying out these make ahead punches so that you can kick up your feet and relax at your party.

Go out with a bang!

Nothing says summer like sparklers! So why not enjoy them as you say farewell to the long, warm days of summer? You can hand sparklers out to guests and let them do their own thing, or we also love the idea of using solo cups as sparkler stands for a super entertaining end to your Labor Day festivities.

Labor Day is only a few weeks away, and it is time to start your party planning! If you are looking for an easy online store to fulfill all of the sparkler needs for your end-of-summer party, you’ve come to the right place. Our 20 inch sparklers and 36 inch sparklers work perfectly for any event – and will ensure your party goes out with a bang!