For most people, Labor Day Weekend is our last hurrah of the summer. Which means it’s the perfect time to send summer out with a fantastic party!  And what better way to celebrate the holiday than by throwing a big ol’ cookout with your closest friends and family? But with so many party planning factors to consider – from choosing the best foods to picking out the right music – it can be hard to get everything right. Well, don’t worry! We are here to help. We’ve compiled our top tips on how to make your Labor Day Cookout a smash hit with an awesome photo booth, too!

Choosing your guest list and sending invitations: It's best to invite people you genuinely like and have fun with, and don’t be afraid to mix in people from all areas of your life. The best parties have family, friends, and coworkers that gel well together and will have fun catching up or just getting to know one another! Remember, it's just one day, so don't stress too much. Once you've narrowed down your guest list, send out invitations. You don’t have to worry about sending out formal invitations this late in the game. After all, a cookout is in and of itself pretty casual. Instead, invite your guests via text or post about your event on Facebook so people can rsvp quickly and easily.

The best cookout food for labor day, in my opinion, is the simple grilled hamburger. It's an American classic for a reason! Just grill up some ground beef (seasoned, of course) on your outdoor grill and add it to your favorite burger toppings, such as cheese, onions, pickles, tomatoes, and anything else you like. This will create one awesome burger! If you're looking for more than just burgers on your cookout menu, then keep reading. You can also do hotdogs, grilled chicken, ribs, and pulled pork. The delicious food options are totally endless! If you're looking for side dishes, you can't go wrong with the traditional potato salad. However, if you're looking for something a little different this year, try a warm potato salad instead! Swap out the mayo for olive oil and your favorite herbs and spices for a (little bit) healthier and a (lot) more flavorful twist on the cookout classic!  You can also keep things simple with an array of chips, fruit, and veggies so that all your guests will be sure to find something they enjoy!

Aside from hot dogs and hamburgers, Labor Day cookouts are often a great time for more hands-on activities like cornhole and horseshoes. If you want to keep your guests entertained, think about adding some entertaining games that people of all ages can enjoy. Here are some of our favorite options:

  • Volleyball
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Horseshoes
  • Giant Jenga
  • Water Balloon Fight
  • Frisbee Tic Tac Toe
  • Lawn Yahtzee
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Four Square

Why should you hire a photo booth for your event? The answer is simple: Memories! Capture all the fun with a Snap N Pics photo booth. Not only will you get to enjoy the photos for years to come, but they also make great party favors for your guests! All of your guests will have fun letting their creativity fly while celebrating with your family and friends!  Plus, with a Snap N Pics photo booth, set up, maintenance, and tear down is included in your rental price, so it’s an entirely hands-off and stress-free addition to your event. There's nothing worse than having a fantastic day of family fun and then realizing that you forgot to take pictures! With a photo booth, you and your guests don't have to worry about who will be in charge of capturing the memories on camera because your dedicated photo booth attendants will do it for you. Plus, you don’t need to spend time going from room to room taking group shots – just let your guests use the photo booth instead! Best of all, these photobooths can be customized to fit your needs and color scheme so that it matches the rest of your party decorations perfectly. So if you're planning a labor day cookout this year, make sure to consider getting a photo booth.

Labor day weekend is the last long weekend of the summer. Whether you're celebrating by hosting a labor day cookout, lounging by the pool, or spending quality time with family members this weekend, make sure you enjoy the moment! Soon enough, it will be time to pull out the sweaters and pumpkin spice everything, so make sure that summer goes out with a bang! Have the best time and enjoy your family and friends this Labor Day Weekend!