Labor Day BBQ Ideas

Labor Day BBQ Ideas

Labor Day recognizes the hardworking men and women of America, but also serves as the unofficial “send off” to summer. Families often use this three-day weekend to take one last getaway before the season send-off, or to have a big backyard bash to celebrate! Traina Foods offers tips for hosting an easy and fabulous Labor Day party.

Keep it Simple — Parties are about having fun, not stressing! So before the planning even begins, vow to keep the party worry- and hassle-free. Speaking of planning, the more that can be done in advance, the better!

Introduce All Guests — Whether a large party or an intimate gathering, don’t assume all the guests know each other. Make sure to do casual introductions between all partygoers.

Create an Easy Menu — Whether going for potluck style or make-ahead items that can be finished up on the day of the party without requiring hours in the kitchen (and time away from guests). 

Serve Memorable Food — Turn up the dial on the main event — the food. Even simple meals can be unforgettable with the right flavors! And what Labor Day BBQ is complete without… well, BBQ! Luckily, Traina Foods new line of BBQ sauces can help “ordinary” Labor Day party fare like burgers and dogs go from drab to fab with two flavors — Sun Dried Apricot and Sun Dried Plum. Instead of sweating over the grill or the stove, consider a one-pot meal, a BBQ Casserole or take a little help from a crockpot or instant pot. Easy dips are another filling and delicious way to get the party started. Traina Foods Easy Crunch Corn-Nut Snack Mix with Seasoned Sun Dried Tomatoes is always a hit, and the Pasta with Anchovies, Capers and Sun Dried Tomatoes is the perfect light side dish. Traina Foods Polenta Crostini with Sun Dried Apricot Topping is a crowd pleaser for the vegetarian and plant-based forward lifestylers.

Keep the Momentum Going — During the party, offer multiple things to do. Whether swimming for the kids, lawn games such as bocce or corn hole, ping-pong, or music and dancing, keep the crowd entertained with activities they can enjoy without the pressure of organized party games. Create plenty of seating areas, too, so guests can take refuge inside from the heat or enjoy a shady spot outside.

Regardless of the type of party, Traina Foods wishes readers a very safe and happy Labor Day. For more recipe ideas, visit