How to throw the perfect Labor Day party

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Does the upcoming Labor Day weekend have you thinking about a party on the patio? We at Mother Rucker’s Sweets have a few tips to make sure you’ve got all your Labor Day party details covered.

The Invite
Word of mouth gets the job done for little get-togethers, but if you’ve got a bigger bash in mind, be sure to get your invitations out at least a week ahead of the party. A one-two punch of social media invites along with hard-copy invitations is better for making sure you online and offline friends know to come.

Be sure to let guests know what to bring and what’s on the agenda so they can prepare. Do guests needs to bring a bathing suit and overnight accommodations, or is it a potluck or BYOB event? Should everyone expect to leave by 11:30 PM? What do your guests need to know?

Accommodations
Make sure you have plenty of tables and chairs, and rent extra if you need to. Think of a decor theme and coordinate plates, napkins, cups and tablecloths to really bring everything together.

The Entertainment
Sure, your MP3 player with a good sound system should suffice for mood-setting music. But for big parties, think about hiring a DJ or even a band. As a bonus, they serve as a sort of master of ceremony to keep the night lively.

The Food
Build a complete menu: appetizers, main dish and sides. It’s Labor Day, so think about doing barbecue or grilled meats one last time before fall kicks in.

If you’ll have 20 guests over, be ready to feed 40. Nothing ends a party like running out of fare. Stock up on condiments, too. You can never have enough ketchup and mustard at a burger affair, or tartar sauce at a fish fry. There’s probably no amount of guacamole that’s excessive, either.

Round out the provisions with plenty of sweets, like Chocolate Chippes, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, Deluxe Brownies and Cookie Brittle. In fact, order extra for goody bags and send them home with your guests when they leave. Contact us early and we can get your order started right away.