Labor-Free Labor Day Celebrations for Busy Fashionistas

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

--By Jen W.

How great of a holiday is Labor Day??? Not only do we celebrate it by having a day off of work (cheers to that!), but it is as though it is expected of us to have a day of rest and parties. Now that’s my kind of holiday!

Planning a party, however, is not always "restful." But your Labor Day party can be fun and restful if you incorporate the theme into your party! Simply have your guests help out by sharing the labor.

Labor-free Farewell Summer Fete: Think progressive party, but you don't travel anywhere. Assign yours guests one course, i.e. an appetizer, an entrée, a side dish, etc. You just provide the location and cocktails and the food comes to you – how labor-free is that!

For a simple, labor-free cocktail for your guests to toast the end of summer (and the end of wearing white) try the Bacardi Hand-Shaken Daiquiri – serving it only requires these four easy steps:
Step 1: Moisten the rim of a tall glass then dip in sugar to rim the edges
Step 2: Pour Bacardi Hand-Shaken Daiquiri over ice
Step 3: Garnish with a lime wedge
Step 4: Cheers!

Prepping for Labor Day Party

Labor-free Beach Bash (or Park Party): Thinking of heading to the beach or to the park to celebrate with friends? You can easily incorporate this theme into your adventures. Follow the same guidelines as above, but have guests move from one blanket to another as they enjoy each course. This will lessen your post-party labor since you won’t have to clean your house, and guests can show off their celebratory style by bringing their own blankets and decorating around them.

Labor Day Shopping Party

The "Goodbye White" Girlfriend Gala: Of course, some of us would rather say goodbye to wearing white by replacing those white items in our closets with new colorful ones. Labor Day always promises great sales, both in the store and online (be sure to check back here at Stiletto Jungle for the online deals!). So grab your girlfriends and take your progressive party shopping! Each friend can pay for a snack in between stores – first stop: coffee, then a snack, followed by a light lunch, and then an afternoon treat. In between you can shop for those new shoes you have been coveting…it will be a daylong event of good friends and hopefully good sales!

Please remember to drink responsibly and always have a designated driver.

This summer, rediscover the daiquiri. Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiri is the perfect addition to any summer get-together — fun, delicious, and ready to pour. Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiri is made with Bacardi Superior Rum, tangy lime and sugar. It is a perfectly balanced cocktail that is not too sour and not too sweet.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and compensation was provided by Bacardi via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Bacardi.

Jen W.
Jen W. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jen escaped the practice of law to enjoy life as a university professor in Chico, California, where she revels in the fact that the nearest decent shopping is an 88-mile drive away. Jen's must-haves include Lancôme sunless bronzer, her favorite True Religion jeans, and a raspberry cosmopolitan at happy hour.