Labor Day is the first Monday of September and was created due to the labor movement. The Labor Movement, which happened in Pittsburg on November 15th, 1881, led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired. Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Usually, we spend Labor Day with parades and large backyard bar-be-ques – however, it is a little different this year. Although we have to stay at home for this years Labor Day, that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring! Follow the list below to ensure you have a fun and safe Labor Day!
Turn Your Backyard into a Movie Theater
Wait until the cool of the early evening and when the lighting is just right to set up your stay at home movie theater! Consider adding string lights around an inflatable projector screen to maximize twilight lighting. Throw in some comfortable outdoor furniture or bean bags, grab your popcorn and snacks, gather with your loved ones, and turn on that favorite movie of yours for a lively Labor Day evening!
Throw a Barbecue Cookout
Turn up the flame on that grill and pull out the hotdogs, because Labor Day barbecue is not cancelled this year! Maybe your trying a new and unique recipe this year for your cookout, such as these sweet tea fried chicken sliders from halfbakedharvest.com, or going with something more OG like hamburgers and a side of baked beans. You definitely don’t get more American then a backyard barbecue and celebrating with friends and family!
Organize Your Own Labor Day Parade
Although we have to stay at home this year doesn’t mean we are sequestered to our homes! A fun way to get out of the house is organize a social distanced parade with friends, family, and neighbors. Dress up your kids in fun patriotic gear, make festive signs, and ride around in cars and wagons for a fun and friendly neighborhood parade!
Whatever you choose to do this Labor Day, we hope you have a great one celebrating with friends and family! As long as your staying safe at home, you can still do many things fun and festive this year! If your looking to upgrade your home to better fit your family and friends on holidays like this, reach out to Stephen White Real Estate today! We will make sure to find you a home big enough for future backyard movie nights and barbecues; and of course, a friendly neighborhood for festive parades!