Labor Day may be viewed by many as simply a day off of work, but it's so much more than that and it's important that we recognize that! American workers like you and I deserve this day off, because we work around the clock to make sure society runs as it should. With summer coming to a close and autumn revving it's engine, it's a hectic time preparing kids lunches and taking them to school and practices, and that's why taking the time to rest and spend time with family is crucial. Whether you're spending this Labor Day binging movies, hosting a hefty BBQ for the neighborhood, enjoying a family picnic at the St Pete pier or visiting Disney Springs for a shopping trip - you're definitely going to want to check out these ideas for the perfect Labor Day weekend celebration.
DELICIOUS HOR D'OEUVRES
You're already firing up the grill, but your guests (and your) taste buds will need to be satiated before the burgers hit the heat. First off, bacon-wrapped anything is loved by everyone, especially here in the South. That makes it the perfect beginning bite for Labor Day. Incorporate some healthy eats in between and add in a variety of different flavors, and you're on the right track. I know I'll be trying some of these delectable appetizer ideas as summer comes to a close!
Spinach & Artichoke Dip Platter | Antipasta Salad Kabobs | Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers | Italian Antipasti Platter | Shrimp & Honey Nachos | Carrot Hummus | Pesto Caprese Skewers | Bacon Jalapeño Bites with Brown Sugar Bacon
CELEBRATE AT HOME
Remember when I mentioned that you might be spending this Labor Day binging movies? (At least one of my Labor Day weekend days will definitely be dedicated to the couch). Whether you're streaming Netflix with the family or starting a Harry Potter marathon, you're probably not going to want to take a cooking break. Given that we're in Florida, we want to offer you the utmost Southern hospitality. And enjoying a homestyle Southern meal that you don't even have to cook will surely be the highlight of your staycation! Order our Southern Family Meal and have it delivered directly to your doorstep - all you'll need to do is hit pause to heat it up before continuing your movie marathon.
Close out this summer with a cookout that has some southern-bound flair! Although Florida is known for our beaches, our southern comfort and welcoming demeanor matches the South, and that's shown during each and every neighborhood cookout. Incorporate some farmhouse style rustic decor on your table or food displays and remind your family and guests why we call Florida home!
Every party that's easy for the host begins with a platter. It takes some of the pressure off and feeds everyone for a while, even though it isn't the main course. It's also the one thing that everyone will definitely go back for seconds on. I specifically wanted to share these six platters because they're perfect pairings with a homestyle southern meal or a BBQ cookout. Meaning, this Labor Day is the perfect time to order!