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Labor Day Weekend Ideas

Labor Day Weekend Ideas

A long weekend calls for some moments of fun spruced up with moments of relaxation that will rejuvenate you. This Labor Day, why not indulge in some of the ideas mentioned in this CelebrationJoy article!
CelebrationJoy Staff
The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
It's that time of the year where you can dedicate time to your family and plan outings and fun times before the hectic schedule begins. Labor Day is around the corner, and it is the perfect time to enjoy the best of summer before it ends. Best understood, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to take out your barbecue.

The long weekend that awaits you can be spent in dedication to your family. Get together, have some fun, indulge in activities that will pull you a bit closer to your loved ones, and let go of all that worries you. This weekend is sure going to be so much fun when the whole family reunites and enjoys three days of sheer bliss.
From short weekend getaways to hosting crazy parties, we have something for each of you, for this Labor Day weekend. Let the fun begin ...
Challenge Yourself with Games
compete with family
With hectic and sedentary lifestyles taking up most of our waking life, we hardly have the time to go out and enjoy the outdoors. This weekend, seize the opportunity to indulge in a game of soccer or baseball. You can challenge your neighbors and family to a sport that you are good at.
Be Amused at the Amusement Park
family amusement park
Nothing beats stress like a good bout of screaming on a roller coaster ride. You can take out your frustrations, tension, and every sign of stress by literally letting your hair down. Ensure that you do not have a heart condition though, when riding these rides and screaming your guts out.
Family Cookout
Family and friends having bbq
The gentle breeze of summer is perfect to get the food outdoors and on the griller. Besides, it is the perfect time of the year to get your family and a few close friends around the barbecue, and have an ultimate family cookout. Get your children to participate in the activity too; I bet you will have a swell time cooking together.
Do the Peter Panda Dance
family dance
Hurrah! It's a holiday! Put on your dancing shoes and party hats, and jive to the beat. With everyone in a party mood, you need not head to a discotheque; instead, you can convert your own backyard into a cool dance floor and get grooving. You can further put up party tents and set the mood for friends to join you in the mission of dancing your way to glory.
A Hiking We Will Go
family hiking
Three days is enough to explore a new part of the country. Get out your mountain bikes, load the camper van, and begin your fabulous trip to the wild outdoors. Drive through rough terrain or simply conduct a hike to the nearest mountain or hilltop, and mesmerize yourself with the beauty of nature.
The New Age Superstars
family rock concert
What's that one thing that keeps you together? If it is music that your family enjoys the most, get out your musical instruments and do a gig. Invite family and friends over for a weekend of live music, free entertainment, and yes, lots of good times.
Go Out in the Wild
family safari
In love with wild cats and other wild animals? Experience the wild, up close and personal by venturing out on a safari. You would have to make prior booking with a guide for this activity though. If not a safari, you can simply take the kids out to a zoo or wildlife sanctuary.
Indulge in Extreme Sports
family sports
What is life without a hint of the unknown? Boring, I would say. This weekend, plan to indulge in some extreme sports, and enjoy the thrill that life has to provide you. I bet you will get back refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world after a bout of bungee jumping, skydiving, or water sports.
Smile! You Are on Candid Camera
home movie production
Don't we all like some media attention? Okay, you do not need a cameraman and his crew following every moment of your lives, but a little extra attention is worth it. Get out your video camera or camcorders and shoot your family members as they make their way through the day. Make a home production by following the members around, and then sit together and edit it to your liking. This is sure to get everyone in the house involved in the fun activity.
Soar Like Kites
kite competition
Here's what you do―involve your kids in making kites. Then head outdoors or to the beach, and have a kite flying competition. You can even have a treasure hunt while at home or at the beach with your family.
Catch Up on Movies
Family Watching Television
Too tired to venture out for a weekend destination? Well, you can always stay back home and catch up on movies. If you have a home theater system, you do not even have to head to the theaters to catch up on the latest blockbusters. Simply make yourself comfortable, pop the corn, and watch your favorite movies with your family.
Cook Fresh Mushrooms
mushroom hunting
Hectic schedule and never-ending work demands make us lazy, and more often than not, we forget our basic skills of hunting and searching. Take a day out in the woods, and allow yourself to experience life at the rudimentary level. Go mushroom hunting, fishing, and herb hunting. Before you do go out though, it is better if you learn to discern the edible and non-poisonous mushrooms to avoid any health hazards. Cook yourself a meal out in the woods with the fish and mushrooms, and treat yourself to something that's out of the ordinary.
Camp Under the Open Sky
outdoor camping
Summers are the perfect time for you and your family to go on a camping trip together. You get to enjoy a scenic view, boast of a night under the stars, and some quality time away from pesky gadgets that keep us engrossed. All in all, a great weekend getaway from the din and noise of the city.
Forget Being Civilized
rent a shack
Imagine life without the comforts of a warm bed and a gadget-lined wall. Not quite impossible! All you need to do is get out of home and drive to a place that doesn't have all the comforts that you enjoy. Rent a shack, and make it a weekend of modest living.
Volunteer or Organize a Charity Event
charity volunteer
Set an example for your kids by participating in a charity event. Donate clothes, collect recyclables, conduct an auction, or simply organize a fete in your locale and donate the cash to the needy. It will do both you and the receiver a world of good this weekend.
Since you have the time in hand, you can plan out things for a wonderful staycation; besides, they are cost-effective ways to spend your holidays. I end with the words of Steve Odland, "So take some time during this last summer hurrah to relax, enjoy the family, and enjoy the end of summer!" Have a wonderful weekend.