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Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day seems to be one of those holidays where anything goes as long as it's red, white, and blue. Host a unique Labor Day event where everyone pitches in with picnic blanket stations that offer food, drink, or an activity for all to enjoy.

What to pack

You’ve spent hours in the kitchen getting ready for the perfect picnic, so don’t put a damper on your day by forgetting to pack the essentials!

Serveware: Aside from enough plastic utensils to cover the guests, be ure to pack enough serving spoons and forks for every salad and dish. Toothpicks are a big help during picnics for eating fresh cut fruit and small bites.

And before heading out the door, be sure and check out our 10 picnic basket essentials to ensure your basket is fully packed an ready to go!

The Menu

There's nothing like a spending the day with close friends and family while chowing down on a great meal. Make sure the food is the topic of conversation with some festive dishes that are as packed with flavor as they are pretty.

Dip your crackers into this sweet twist on a popular dip. This strawberry guacamole is a great option to start off your outdoor fun!

You’re going to need at least one leafy-green dish in your picnic basket, so go with a salad that refreshes and hydrates, like this watermelon feta salad.

Potato salad is an American classic, and you can take the patriotism one step further by using red potatoes and a few festive ingredients.

When it's time for dessert, you can bet we've got a few tasty ideas for a sweet celebration like these jarred desserts. Mason jars make it easy to host parties and organize your home, but they are also the ideal serving tool for picnics! You can prep these desserts the night before and travel safely with them.

Sweeten things up with these tequila infused fruit cocktail. Things may be getting a bit messy after knocking down cocktails and beer all day, so snacks on a stick may be a little less messy for both you and the guests!


The light and fruity flavor of this patriotic berry vodka punch is just as pretty as it is delicious. We topped it off with an easy mini berry kabob for a festive touch.

For a family friendly option, this strawberry lemonade with a twist combines two American favorites- lemonades and twizzlers. Serve in an oversized mason jug for easy serving!



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