Labour Day marks the end of summer and here in the GTA, many new home owners may already have their own traditions in place for saying good-bye to summer. From attending the CNE to closing up the cottage, there are countless ways to take advantage of the last long weekend summer has to offer. But if you’re planning to stay close to home this weekend, why not invite some friends and neighbours over for a farewell summer bash? Here are some inspiring Labour Day party entertaining tips:
A backyard BBQ is a great way to end summer in your new home. Grill up all your unused burger patties which you may have stocked up on at the beginning of summer and pair them with your favourite beer and sides like hearty potato salad or a spicy kimchi slaw.
If you’re planning to have company over to your new home this weekend, give this easy and delicious Summer Fruit Punch a try; perfect cocktail to end off summer. This light and fruity drink is much healthier than other alcoholic beverages and can be made non-alcoholic by simply substituting sparkling cider for the wine. To make a pitcher you’ll need: 2 cups of cubed fruits such as plums, peaches or nectarines, 2 cups of apricot nectar or juice, 2 cups of sweet sparking wine and 1 cup of seltzer. Enjoy!
With sunflowers in full bloom this time of year, use them as your centre piece in a beautifully decorated outdoor table setting. This may likely be the last time you entertain outdoors this year in your new home so why not make it special and bring out the matching dishes, napkins and place mats.
Guiltless relaxation by the poolside can also be a great way to finish off your summer this weekend in your new home. September is a busy time of year with back to school and many changes ahead so taking some time to relax and clear your mind can really help you put your best foot forward in preparation for all the things that is expected from us with the change of the seasons.