5 Labor Day Entertaining Tips From HGTV’s Thom Filicia

Want to spice up your soiree this Labor Day weekend. Thom Filicia, HGTV personality and acclaimed interior designer, shares his top five tips for hosting a fabulous alfresco fete.

Use Lots of Color
While red, white, and blue fit with the Labor Day theme, don’t be afraid to add plenty of other hues to your décor. Try colorful candles and floral arrangements to spice up outdoor table settings for this last holiday shindig.

Kick Back and Relax
Add color, texture, and patterns to your outdoor space. Roll out beautiful, colorful cotton rugs or place big comfy floor pillows outside. Invite your guests to relax on their well-deserved day off in this casually stylish setting.

Get Functional Trays
Use trays instead of placemats so that you can easily carry food and drinks.

Serve Iced Beverages
Iced coffee and iced tea are staples for many people during the summer months. Stand out with Brew Over Ice K-Cup portion packs for your Keurig Brewing Stystem and make refreshing iced coffee and iced tea at home. Show your guests how quick and easy it is to brew delicious iced beverage.

Set Out Summer Snacks
Before summer comes to a close and you have to pull out the recipes for fall seasonal ingredients, enjoy one last party with your favorite summer treats. Serve a variety of summer fruits to give guests healthy snack options. Watermelon, peaches, and blueberries are always a hit.

Create an Ambiance
An outdoor fireplace can be a wonderful addition to any evening party – especially during Labor Day weekend when the summer is winding down and it starts to cool off at night. They’re easy to find an can help extend your party outside from day to night – plus, who doesn’t love a s’mores.