Send Summer Off in Style With Our Labor Day Barbecue Tips ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

Labor Day celebrations are a great way to savor the last hints of summer before bottling it up and storing it away for next year. After Labor Day, most schools are back in full swing and fall will be here before you know it. Why not say goodbye to summer with a Labor Day beach barbecue? If you’re staying at one of our beachfront vacation homes or condos, you’re sure to find a grill or two for use! Grab some hamburgers, your favorite pool float, and get ready to have a good time with our Labor Day barbecue tips!

  • Keep your recipes simple – nothing is better than some tender, fall-off-the-bone barbecue with a good sauce. However, don’t be afraid to put your own twist on it! Whether you jazz up the flavor or the presentation, your guests will surely be impressed. Don’t be afraid to dress up your sides either: go for the gold with a watermelon and feta salad, or an apple and poppyseed coleslaw.
  • Set the tone with music! There are certain songs out there that invoke that summer feeling no matter when you’re listening. Everyone loves a feel-good mix of classic rock and old school pop! Compile your playlist, set up your speakers, and let the music flow! Everyone will be dancing in no time. Just remember to be thoughtful of nearby guests if you’re using a community picnic area.
  • Be sure to break out the yard games! Cornhole, bocce, potato sack race, washer toss – these fun games will bring out even the most laid-back person’s competitive side! Enjoy all games on a pool deck or balcony, but potato sack races and bocce are even more fun when enjoyed in the sand.
  • Don’t forget dessert, either! This is a party staple and should absolutely not be forgotten at any beach barbecue. Just as you should keep your barbecue simple, dessert should be the same. When the barbecue is winding to a close, retire to the beach for a bonfire (our Southern Perks Partners can help!) and cook some s’mores! This is a fun summer treat that’s sure to please. To dress it up, add a DIY station with M&Ms, sprinkles, nuts – you name it!

Labor Day is just around the corner, but there’s still time to book your spot on the sand! If a Labor Day vacation is on your mind, then view our available vacation homes and condos in Destin, Pensacola, Gulf Shores, and more. We’ll see you on the beach!

Labor Day Barbecue Tips