22 DIY Ways to Throw the Best Labor Day Party EVER
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22 DIY Ways to Throw the Best Labor Day Party EVER

Where, oh where, did summer go?! While the end of our favorite season may be in sight, that’s all the more reason to enjoy one last hurrah. In honor of Labor Day, we can’t think of anything more appropriate than a backyard BBQ party. Gather the friends and fam, while putting these 22 DIYs to use for the most unforgettable shindig of the season.

1. Summer Fruit Garland: Not so fast — while it may be Labor Day, summer ain’t over! This fruity garland (popsicles not included) will be a fun addition to your outdoor party scene. (via The Style Files)

2. Giant Jenga: The only thing better than regular Jenga is super-sized Jenga. (via A Beautiful Mess)

3. Pool Party Movie Night: Who says that the party has to move inside once dusk sets in? Set up your very own outdoor movie theater and entertain guests with a fun summer flick. (via Oh Happy Day!)

4. DIY Cornhole Game: It’s NOT a backyard party until you partake in a rousing round of this classic tailgating game. Sew up some bean bags (in true Brit + Co colors!) and make your very own cornhole board! (via Brit + Co)

5. Watermelon on a Stick: Labor Day is synonymous with the end of summer and summer is synonymous with watermelon… Need we say more? Yum. (via Style Me Pretty)

6. DIY Watercolor Table Numbers: If you’re planning on throwing an epic backyard bash, then these spray-painted table numbers may come in handy. Or, at the very least, they sure are pretty to look at! (via Almost Makes Perfect)

7. DIY Pineapple Table Runner: Yup, it’s happening. A DIY pineapple tablescape is pretty much inevitable since we still can’t get pineapples off our mind. (via Studio DIY)

8. Signs for Each Dish: To distinguish between all the dips, side salads, dressings and condiments, simply create mini signs to indicate exactly what everything is. (via One Charming Party)

9. Fruit Ice Cubes: For a backyard party, these fruit ice cubes will be a colorful way to add some flair to everyone’s drink of choice. (via Design Love Fest)

10. Sliders Party: It’s not a BBQ party unless sliders are involved! The best thing about these bite-sized hamburgers is that they can be customized with all kinds of different toppings and sauces. Note to guests: come with an appetite! (via Design Love Fest)

11. DIY Color Blocked Wooden Cutlery: If you’re a hostess with the mostess, then you already know that color block cutlery is everything. (via Studio DIY)

12. Frozen Water Balloons: Some people use coolers to keep their drinks chilled, we prefer a bowl of frozen water balloons. (via A Subtle Revelry)

13. Sparkler Stands: Who would have thought that red Solo cups could double as awesome sparkler stands? For a pretty grand finale, line these bad boys up at the center of the table and light ‘em up! (via A Subtle Revelry)

14. DIY Twister: Too old for Twister? Never! The beauty of making your own Twister is that you get to pick the color scheme. (via Design Sponge)

15. Printable Popcorn Boxes: Naturally, an outdoor movie calls for fancy-schmancy, striped popcorn boxes (and maybe a bag of M&Ms). (via Minted)

16. Ribbon Tassel Lights: Trust us, for your Labor Day BBQ, the more lights the merrier. Surely, one more strand of ribbon tassel lights couldn’t hurt… perhaps strewn across your wooden fence this time?! (via Brit + Co)

17. Patio Table Turned Ice Box: Okay, this customized ice box is a bit harder to make, but if you have the time and skills, it’s worth it. (via Remodelaholic)

18. Painted Horseshoes: Drink in hand, these sorbet-colored horseshoes make for one Instagram-worthy shot. Can anyone say #bestBBQpartyever? (via Design Love Fest)

19. Gnome Lawn Bowling Game: Surprise your guests with this DIY gnome lawn bowling set and they’ll never want to leave. (via Make)

20. DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers: Be it a fruity cocktail or homemade lemonade, these gumball (!!!) stirrers will make you savor every sip. (via Studio DIY)

21. DIY Food Picks: Oh my colorful life! These tasseled food picks created from toothpicks and crepe paper are the definition of fun-tastic! Use them for mini sandwiches, a cheese platter or even as dessert toppers. (via Studio DIY)

22. DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game: Now, here’s a game that both grown-ups and kidlets can enjoy. And, no worries if you’re running a tad behind schedule — everyone will be too busy matching lemons to lemons to even notice! (via Studio DIY)

Which DIY will you be incorporating into your backyard party? Leave a comment below!