Top 5 Labor Day Entertaining Tips

As you prepare for a nice long weekend, you may also be prepping for end of the summer grilling and entertaining. It’s the perfect time to get your favorite people together for some outdoor fun. Here are some tips to help you feel stress-free along the way:

Get the right equipment. Now’s the perfect time to stock up on last minute grilling tools and accessories. Throw away that old grill brush and set of thongs in favor of the ultimate in master tools – a Mr. Bar-B-Que 18-piece Oval Stainless Steel Grill Set. Make your grill more versatile with the Cuisinart Non-Stick Grilling Basket , ideal for cooking vegetables and other foods that would otherwise fall through the grate.

What’s even better? All Grills are on sale this weekend at Sears!

Prepare some recipes ahead of time. As Grilling is Happiness guest blogger and lifestyle expert George Hirsch will tell you Smart Grilling & Entertaining includes cooking some dishes ahead of time like his Farmer’s Potato Salad, which you can prepare up to two days ahead of time.

Make a memorable signature party beverage.  Your party will stand out with custom drinks in fun, easy-to-serve glass containers. See some of our designers’ favorites.

Set the table ahead of time.  Whether your personal design style is modern, traditional, or eclectic you can flaunt your hosting skills by setting the table ahead of time. Imagine your guests pouring out onto your patio with a perfect table and seating arrangement. Watch George Hirsch as he demonstrates some of his key styling tips.

Prepare for the weather. Kick off your autumn outdoor style with a new gazebo or canopy. A great way to protect your guests from the sun and any unexpected drizzles! Some gazebos even have built in lighting, like the Garden Oasis Lighted Gazebo. See more of our designer picks and check out more weekly hot deals for outdoor living here!




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