Host an End of Summer Bash this Labor Day


Summer is coming to a close, and what better way to celebrate the last few days of summer than with a Labor Day party? Whether you’re hosting friends and family in your own backyard or at one of our many community parks, River Islands is the perfect spot to enjoy a day of food and fun! Unsure where to begin? We have compiled a list of fun recipes, themes, and recommendations for the ultimate Labor Day celebration.



Pick a Theme

Themes can be a fun way to centralize your menu, decor, and attire. Celebrate the season’s flavors, and make cooking easy by selecting ONE-POT RECIPES, like seafood and sweet corn on the cob. To make your preparations even easier, get guests involved by hosting a potluck and have everyone bring their favorite summer dish. For attire, if you consider yourself particularly fashion forward, invite guests to wear all-white outfits to the party before they have to stash their summer whites in storage until next spring!



Pack a Picnic

River Islands has BEAUTIFUL PARKS throughout the community. If you are looking for a smaller celebration with friends or family, grab a blanket, PACK A PICNIC, and head to your favorite park. Enjoy fresh salads and fruits and dine under sunny skies.



Have a Classy Backyard Brunch

Are you looking to toast the day but want to host a celebration that’s a little more upscale? THROW A GARDEN PARTY AND SERVE BRUNCH! Flowers and string lights make any outdoor space feel festive and inviting. Lay out a mimosa bar with juices and fruits that use summer flavors like guava or mango. Consider serving a frittata with in-season veggies fresh from the RIVER ISLANDS’ FARMERS MARKET. Finally, invite your guests to dress up in sundresses and seersucker suits.



Movie Night Under the Stars

Grab a screen and projector, and then gather friends and plenty of movie snacks for an outdoor showing of your favorite flick. Lay out blankets and pillows, so everyone is comfortable. Set up long tables and coolers so guests can serve themselves a few “concessions.” Don’t forget to remind folks to bring sweaters and blankets so they can stay cozy when the sun goes down.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, the RIVER ISLANDS COMMUNITY provides everything you need for a lifestyle you love. To explore our community further, take a look around our website!