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You’ve worked hard for what you have, so this Labor Day it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a day filled with fun activities and delicious food. Living in a 55+ manufactured home community, it’s likely that you have friends around who want to do the same thing. We have listed exciting party and barbeque ideas to make your Labor Day with friends at your Jacobsen Home unforgettable.

Easy Recipes that will Impress your Guests

A great way to save money and bring variety to your Labor Day party is by hosting a pot luck. Encourage your guests to bring a unique dish so that everyone can enjoy a variety of flavors. That leaves you with the task of creating a delicious entrée and a few side dishes for your friends.

The Main Entrée

While still being a traditional American-style classic, pulled pork sandwiches are something different from the usual hot dogs and hamburgers – and they are super easy to make. There’s a lot of great recipes out there, but this one from Tablespoon is one of our favorites. It’s just 3 ingredients, and you can throw it in your slow cooker and then assemble it quickly later. Oh, and don’t forget that you can get creative with sauces!

Get Grillin’

Labor Day is a holiday that inspires people to fire up the grill. Vegetable skewers are perfect for your Labor Day party because they are not only delicious but easy for your guests to walk around with. Adding a balsamic glaze to them like these from Serious Eats is a great way to take them to the next level. Another fan favorite to try is Mexican street style corn or elotes. This side takes little time to make and will be a guest favorite.

Something Sweet

Since Labor Day is usually a holiday spent outside by the grill, it’s important to provide your guests with a dessert that’s equal parts refreshing and delicious. Delight your Floridian guests with a red, white and blue cheesecake poke cake. It’s the perfect way to end your celebration!

Décor Ideas for your Party

What’s a party without fun decorations to set the mood? Besides the typical red, white, and blue napkins and cutlery, there’s a lot of great ways to prepare your manufactured home for a Labor Day celebration.

Floral Arrangements

Floral arrangements are an inexpensive and creative way to get in the holiday spirit. Using simple items like mason jars and patriotic picks adds that extra touch to your arrangement you’ve been looking for.


One easy and fun craft you can do to add some flare to your party is to make yarn globes in red white and blue. They only take a few steps to create and can even be reused for next year’s Labor Day party.

This Labor Day, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to impress your guests. Use these tips to throw a party at your manufactured home that guests will remember until your next celebration.

If you’re considering investing in a manufactured home or community that can host holiday get togethers in Florida, browse our floor plans and request more information by contacting Jacobsen Homes today.