7 Stylish Essentials for Labor Day Gatherings

Staff Writer
The coolest products to use when entertaining this holiday weekend
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Labor Day is the one day out of the year federally allocated for relaxing, and we couldn’t love it more! Whether you’re hosting family for a backyard barbecue, or are planning on keeping it casual with a low- or no-labor Labor Day party, give your holiday weekend plans a little fresh color and flavor with something decorative on the table or that will make kicking back a bit easier (and a whole lot more fun). Here are some of the new pieces we’re planning to use to help us and our guests relax in style.

 

1. Deck Towel 

If you are lucky enough to be near a beach or for picnicking in the grass, these linen towels are a must! Inspired by cloths that Belgian soldiers might have used in the 1930s, they are made with linens sourced around the world. Machine-washable, the towels are 20 times more absorbent, lighter, and don’t hold in sand, unlike traditional terry towels than terry towels. We can’t wait to get our hands on the Loic (right).

 

2. Bright Beverage Tub

For chilling beer, water, rose, and sodas while you sit in the sun, nothing beats a durable metal tub like this one from Target. We love the bright turquoise color and the under-$10 pricetag. It’s also perfect for holding a whole lot of chips, snacks, candy, and cookies to keep weekend houseguests of all sizes satisfied in between meals.

 

3. Drink Dispenser 

If you want to serve sangria, fresh lemonade, or Arnold Palmers for a crowd, these will save you a lot of time and cocktail-making effort. From metal to glass, and everything in between, there are so many to choose from. Just fill one (or two) up with your signature cocktail, then let your guest help themselves, leaving you free to have fun (left).