How to Have the Ultimate Labor Day Cookout

Every year, on the first month of September, occupants of the United States gather with family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the American labor movement. Take advantage of the last summer days of the season, and celebrate Labor Day with a BBQ-fueled cookout filled with festive foods, patriotic treats, and of course – red, white and blue décor!

Labor Day BBQ Invitations

All great parties start with great invitations. Make sure you provide all necessary details –date, time, location – on your Labor Day party invitations. You may even choose to include a short day-of itinerary so guests who are with small children or have other engagements that day can plan out their day accordingly.


Labor Day Cookout Setup

What to Buy
From toothpicks to toppings, make sure you cover all the rounds when shopping you’ve your Labor Day party. If your party is outdoors, be sure to pick up table clips in case of wind and keep sun block on hand so guests can stay protected from the sun.

Pre-plan your activities and prepare all of the props and supplies you need beforehand. As for the groceries, check out our printable BBQ shopping list for an extensive list you can bring along to the store!

How to Decorate
Stick with the colors red, white, and blue when picking out your decorations for a simple yet festive party-ready look. has some DIY patriotic party ideas  that’ll really wow guests.

What to Serve
Your outdoor Labor Day event calls for BBQ. Throw your favorite burgers, hot dogs, steaks, and veggies on the grill and set up a DIY toppings bar so guests can customize their dish to their liking.


Add a patriotic touch to your foods with American flag food toppers, star-shaped treats, or by getting creative like we did with our Stars, Stripes, and Bacon burger.

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