How To Throw The Ultimate Labor Day Party!
Who’s ready for the long holiday weekend?! 🙋🏻To celebrate Labor Day, Kat and I are giving you all our insider tips to host the ultimate partaaaaay! We’re sharing how to set the scene with cute decor, delicious and simple BBQ recipes, refreshing TIU approved cocktails, and outfit inspo! So invite your girls over and toast the holiday and the end of an amazing summer! Have the best weekend babe!
PS: Let’s all take a few moments this weekend to remember what this special holiday is all about. We’re so thankful for all of the work of those around us and all who came before us. We’re so grateful for all of our opportunities to do what we love every day and to have you in our lives! 💕
Your Perfect Summer Evening ✨
Soak in every last minute of summer at your party! Set the scene outside so your guests can watch the sunset as you chat. We love a low table look with comfy pillows and blankets for a more laidback and relaxed vibe! We chose to do a mix of pillows and bright colors for a summery look. You can mix and match pillows you have at home or grab some at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Home Goods, or Anthropologie (some of our faves!) Re-create this look by the beach, a park, or even your backyard!
Set your tablescape with candles and fresh flower arrangements to really set the scene and the mood!
Cute Party Outfits
If the weather is still nice and warm like it is here in Manhattan Beach choose a flowy jumpsuit or light sundress dress to celebrate in!
I got this dress from Greigh Goods, a boutique in Manhattan Beach, and my necklace from Rewind Jewelry! The dress is so comfy!
If you’re hosting a day party with a pool or by the beach make sure to grab your new bikini at the Tone It Up Boutique! Isssaaa party in the boutique and we’re having a HUGE Summer Sale with up to 45% savings! Get ready to wow!!!
How cute are these bikinis?!
Head to the Boutique to get yours today!
Pop Some Bubbly! 🍾🍓
Have you tried your new Tone It Up kombucha?! We created this delicious and pretty in pink sangria recipe with Bubbly Rose! We love making sangria for get-togethers because you can prep a big batch ahead of time!
Bubbly Rose Sangria
Makes 8 servings
2 bottles Bubbly Rose Tone It Up x Health-Ade Kombucha
1 bottle rosé
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1. Combine all ingredients except soda water in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
2. Let sit in the fridge for 4-6 hours or overnight.
3. Pour in glasses and top off with soda water. Enjoy!
Simple BBQ Recipes
For an outdoor parties we love to keep the menu nice and simple! We always like to grill and have some fresh salads and side dishes for our guests!
Put out a big tray of fresh veggies for your guests to snack on before dinner! They are delicious with hummus or any of these homemade dips below!
Makes 5 servings
1 can chickpeas, drained (save 1/4 cup of canned liquid)
1/4 cup red beets, grated or chopped
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1/2 lemon, squeezed
2 tsp. olive oil
Pinch of salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth!
Makes 4 servings
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 jalapeño, diced
1 lemon, squeezed
Pinch of salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash to combine!
Grilled Summer Chicken Skewers
Fire up the grill girl 🔥🔥🔥
Makes 4 servings
4 chicken breasts, 6 oz. each, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 bunch fresh basil
1 red onion, cut into big pieces
2 zucchinis, cut into big pieces
2 bell peppers, cut into big pieces
Pinch of salt
4 tsp. olive oil
4 wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before use
1. Preheat the grill to medium.
2. Add each ingredient to the skewers. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt. Put on the grill and cook for about 6 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
3. We like to serve it with THIS pineapple pico salsa!
Three Bean Salad
Makes 2 servings
1/2 cup cannellini beans
1/2 cup chickpeas
1/2 cup kidney beans
1/4 cup diced celery
2 Tbsp. chopped red onions
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. chopped rosemary
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
1. Combine all of the below ingredients in a bowl. Mix and it’s ready to go!
We’re getting the party started early in the Tone It Up Boutique! 🎉🎉🎉