Labor Day Activities

The first Monday in September is just five days away. This means it’s time to start planning how you want to spend your Labor Day this year! For those of you who are looking for new ways to enjoy Labor Day, here’s a list of some activities to try. 

  1. Try a New Recipe

We all have our go to recipes, and when we’re busy, we don’t take the time to branch out and try new things. If you have this Labor Day off from work, take some time to make that recipe you’ve been dying to try. 

  1. Set up an Outdoor Movie

If you’ve ever been to an outdoor movie, you know how much fun it can be to just relax outside while being captivated by a movie. You can get this same experience at home with just a projector, pillows, and blankets. If you don’t have a projector, pull up a movie on your laptop instead! Even if you don’t have Labor Day off this year, you can still end your day with an outdoor movie. 

10 Fun Ideas For An Outdoor Movie Night

  1. Have a Cookout

Having a cookout is always a good way to spend a day off. You get a great Labor Day meal and amazing leftovers for the rest of the week! This is also a great time to try out that new recipe we mentioned earlier. 

  1. Picnic 

Having a picnic is the perfect activity for any day. You get to choose the location and what food you want to bring. It can be as fancy or laid back as you want it to be, it could even be right in your front yard! Whatever you choose, you won’t regret spending that time outside. 

  1. Hike 

Hiking is a great way to truly enjoy the outdoors while also getting some exercise in. There are plenty of hiking trails near Lake Geneva, some of which we listed in a previous blog. This Labor Day, put on your hiking shoes and try out one of these trails! 

Hiking Trails Near Lake Geneva

Fourth of July Activities

It’s that time of the year again, the time where we all get together to celebrate this country while enjoying some fireworks. Though we all have our traditions, it’s never a bad idea to add on some new Fourth of July activities. Here’s a list of activities to consider incorporating into your Fourth of July this year. 

  1. Get crafty 

Making crafts for the Fourth of July is a great way to express your creative side while decorating your house. Homemade centerpieces and wreaths will put you and those around you in the holiday spirit. 

Fourth of July DIY ideas

  1. Grill out 

A Fourth of July staple for many families is the annual cook-out. From burgers to brats to corn on the cob, everyone will find something they like and leave full. If you haven’t partaken in this activity in past years, then this might be the year to experiment in the kitchen! 

  1. Have a picnic

If grilling out isn’t your cup of tea, try having a picnic instead! Not only do you get to enjoy a nice meal, but you also get to enjoy the outdoors at the same time. The food options are endless when it comes to picnics, but since it’s a holiday, try making your meal red, white and blue themed. 

  1. Sparklers

If your local fireworks are canceled this year, have fun at home with some sparklers. These little fireworks are easy to find and make for some great pictures. 

  1. Backyard camping 

The best way to spend your Fourth of July night is under the stars. You can make a bonfire and have some smores, or just relax and enjoy the outdoors. Either way, watching the stars and fireworks will make for the perfect night. Just make sure to check your weather forecast beforehand!