Labor Day is supposedly the day when no one works and everyone takes the day off. However, if you are planning a big party to mark the last days of summer, you may be working a lot more than you expected; cooking, grilling, and cleaning up afterward. That is not much fun, and you really will not be spending any time relaxing and visiting with everyone. If you would rather spend all your Labor Day time relaxing and talking to people instead, here is how you can do just that.
Find out How Many Friends and Family Are Coming "for Sure"
Nobody likes last-minute surprise guests. Tell everyone that you have invited that if they do not tell you a week in advance that they will be at your shindig, you will not count them for food and drinks and they will have to bring their own. Harsh though it sounds, you have your reasons, and one of those reasons is that you will be hiring a pro to provide the food.
Hire a Caterer
Caterers will work almost any event, even a Labor Day party. Catering is your gift to yourself this Labor Day, as you will be able to relax in a lawn chair outside with friends and family while your caterer is preparing all of the food, all of the barbecue on the grill, all of the sides, and all of the desserts. After everyone has consumed this feast, the caterer does all of the clean-up as well, leaving you to continue enjoying the work-free day with friends and family. Just make sure you know exactly how many people are coming so that the caterer is well-prepared with enough food for all.
Consider Renting a Small Dumpster as Well
If you are inviting and expecting more than thirty people, you may want to rent a small dumpster, too. This will make cleanup for the caterer a snap because all of your guests will know exactly where to throw their trash after they have finished eating. The caterer can either throw away any food that is left (if you do not want it) or wrap it up and put it in your refrigerator. If you ask that the caterer throw out what is left, then the remaining food can go in the dumpster as well. The dumpster can be picked up the day after Labor Day.
For more information, contact a company like North Fork Event Catering today.