August 23, 2006

Labor Day Party Games

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and Labor Day is just around the corner. Alas, all good things must come to an end, or so they tell us.

Why not make the end of summer one to remember for you, your friends and family? Why not have a party to say farewell to lazy day activities and welcome in the fall season?

Here are some great tips for having a fun at your Labor Day Party. Try out some of these games. Most of them are for kids, but even adults like playing them sometimes!

* Have a water balloon fight. Not only cools everyone off, but kids and adults can both enjoy it!

* Guess how many candies are in a jar. Winner is the person who guesses closest to the actual amount. You can have a prize for the winner and another prize for the person who is the farthest off from the amount of M&Ms.

* Have bubble gum available and have a bubble-blowing contest.

* Have a stomp rocket or water balloon challenge - highest, farthest, slowest, etc...

* Have a paper airplane contest.

* Have a 3-legged race.

* If you have a pool, play Marco-Polo.

* Get a net for your pool, stretch it across the width and play water polo.
Play limbo. How low can you go?

* Play "keep away" with anything that you can throw (providing it's not something that would hurt you) like a plastic water bottle or a water balloon.

* If you are near a large enough area, play "Pickle". Everyone loves pickle!

* Another field-type game would be "Kick the Can" - an old favorite of mine from childhood.

If you think back, there are so many childhood games that can be taken out, dusted off and played with great delight. Think back to your own childhood, I'm sure the games you grew up with will come to light.

In the event that it's raining (oh no!) Get cozy with a bunch of fun and easy appetizers and play card games. There are two many to list here, but we all know a few. Cards bring people together and create a lively atmosphere - particularly if it's a competitive group.

Want to be the brain of the group? Read up on how Labor Day got started and impress your friends with your historical knowledge.

Have a great Labor Day celebration!

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