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97% of employers allow some of their workers to take Labor Day off. Whether your team will be clocking in the first Monday of September or spending the day BBQ-ing with their families, it’s important to take time to celebrate this historic holiday.

Key Takeaways

  1. Host a festive company event
  2. Schedule a delicious American barbeque
  3. Have a day for team-building lawn games

With a corporate emcee guiding the festivities, you can be prepared to host an enjoyable and patriotic function. With over twenty years of experience as a corporate emcee, I know a thing to two about putting together fantastic events so that your team can truly enjoy themselves!

Keep reading, and I’ll share three intriguing and exciting ways that you can make your company’s Labor Day celebrations meaningful and memorable with an MC.

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#1. Host A Festive Company Event

It’s important to always take time to celebrate holidays as they come and go with your team. Not only is this done in commemoration of the holiday itself, but it also gives you and your team the perfect opportunity to bond and build camaraderie.

From setting off fireworks on the Fourth of July to playing Secret Santa during the Christmas season, the holidays give you the perfect chance to throw together a fun and memorable company event.

And Labor Day is no different!

What Is Labor Day All About?

Labor Day takes place on the first Monday of September every year. So, for 2023, it’ll take place on September 4th.

This day is meant to honor and recognize the United States labor movement and all of the accomplishments that have taken place. A big part of this includes celebrating how American workers were able to raise the standard of living across the board while contributing to economic and political democracy.

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It’s possible (and a great idea) to celebrate your team and the Labor Day holiday simultaneously. And that’s best done by hosting a humorous and entertaining company celebration!

A community event gives you and your workers the perfect chance to come together and share in some genuine laughter and bonding. And with a corporate emcee at the helm, it’ll be easy to make the evening truly notable and memorable.

Whether you want to host a virtual event or an all-inclusive in-person gathering, the right company occasion will help you celebrate the holiday while unifying your team.

Corporate speakers know how to put on a show filled with games, comedy, and interaction. That’s what will make the evening a success!

How To HOST The Perfect Labor Day Event

Putting together the perfect function doesn’t work if you don’t make it work. It’ll take plenty of planning and preparation to bring your creative vision to life!

As a corporate emcee, I’ve had plenty of experience in the planning and execution process of corporate events. I’ve played my part behind the scenes and also guided the festivities from center stage.

There are a few key ways to be sure that your function will end as a successful affair. Let me break down four core principles by using the acronym HOST.

H – Have Clear Objectives

Your Labor Day celebration should have clear goals. This will allow you to reach for the stars and bring your vision to life.

Whether the purpose of your celebration is team-building, a product launch, or celebrating achievements, having clear objectives will guide your planning and ensure everyone’s on the same page.

So, if you want your Labor Day celebrations to go as planned, prepare for it!

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You can’t host events on a whim and expect them to be triumphant. You need to plan and organize ahead of time to ensure its success!

Take time to plan your event with a detailed timeline and ensure all logistics are properly organized. This will help ensure your function proceeds without any hiccups.

S – Stimulate Engagement

No one will enjoy a boring function. You need to infuse it with humor and comedy in order to engage the attendees!

An emcee is a must-have in order to connect your employees to the mission of the event. The right master of ceremonies will know how to stimulate engagement by including interactive elements like workshops, group discussions, icebreakers, and networking sessions.

T – Tailor To Your Audience

The employees who will be attending your celebration are unique, and they should be treated as such. It’s important to take an individualized approach to ensure your event’s success.

Be sure to consider your audience’s preferences, needs, and demographics when planning events. Customize content, themes, and activities to reflect your company culture while resonating with your attendees.

You can’t always run with a one-size-fits-all option!

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#2. Schedule A Delicious American Barbeque

The best way to celebrate Labor Day with your team is by combining two enticing factors: team bonding and food! After all, it’s hard for employees to resist some delicious grub.

One of the most classic ways to celebrate this American holiday is with a backyard BBQ. So it’s well worth your time to bring those festivities straight to your employees!

In 2020, over half of the respondents in a survey reported that they planned to host or attend a BBQ for Labor Day. So this celebration will surely feel familiar and warm to your team.

Though it’s ideal for hosting your BBQ outdoors in the September sun, if you feel anxious about the weather, you can host it indoors instead.

Don’t forget to incorporate decorative elements like chalkboard signs or gingham tablecloths to truly make the venue you picked feel homey and festive.

When it comes to food, you can go a few different routes. You can plan catering for classic BBQ foods like smoked brisket, BBQ ribs, and pulled pork. Or, you can bring in various meal trucks and let your employees have their pick. Lastly, you could have your attendees play a bigger role in the Labor Day celebration and have a BBQ potluck!

people playing a yard game outside at a gathering entire staff family members company picnic table federal holiday invite friends job satisfaction employees feel appreciated all the food hot dogs long weekend fair labor practices labor day weekend hard work ideas employees#3. Have A Day For Team-Building Lawn Games

There’s nothing more comforting and nostalgic than hosting events on a lawn. Whether you want to host a tasty team picnic or play some team-building games outdoors, celebrating Labor Day outdoors in the sunshine and grass is truly the way to go.

This classic Labor Day celebration will be sure to impress your employees and leave them satisfied!

A lawn game day is a fun and casual way to celebrate the Labor Day weekend holiday. You can include any elements you want in order to make your outdoor function personalized and patriotic.

Here are some fun lawn game ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Hide and go seek
  • Archery
  • Escape room
  • Mini Golf

Of course, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Labor Day outdoors with lawn games. Just don’t forget to bring food and drink for your employees to keep them hydrated and fed!

Wrapping Up

Putting together a Labor Day gathering for you and your employees is perfect for both bringing everyone together and celebrating a notable holiday. Whether you want to host a relaxing lawn picnic or an energetic company function with an emcee by your side, it’s bound to be a blast!

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Adam Christing has been called “The Tom Brady of emcees.” He has hosted more than 1,000 company meetings, special events, gala celebrations, and more. He is the author of several books and founder of For more event tips, follow Adam Christing on InstagramFacebookPinterestLinkedIn, and YouTube.