What kind of date do you want to have for Labor Day? Do you want an intimate barbeque for two? Do you want to have fun and be outside? Do you want to barbeque-hop with your date? The following are some dating activities for Labor Day: Barbeque for two with s’mores and champagne; fun baseball or volleyball game with friends; picnic in the park with her favorite foods; ride around on cruiser bikes and barbeque-hop; playful paddle-ball, badminton, or bocce ball in the park.
You have a day off work, so make it a day of play! And acknowledge what we are celebrating today in some special way, whether you say a speech to give thanks or simply give cheers our country.
Always have a Plan B, no matter what the weather. For example, you can still roast marshmallows over a candle and have s’mores and champagne on a blanket in your living room.
Easy Guidelines on Party Size:
- Dating less than one month = a barbeque for two
- More than one month = meet the friends
- More than two months = meet the family!
How to Prepare for the Parties:
Does your date involve meeting new people? Will he be meeting the family? Give him a run-down of who’s who and any fun, eccentric personality traits; such as, Uncle Charlie cheats at cards and my parents like to bear hug everyone who walks through the door.
Teach him any card games your friends and family usually play at the holiday, so he can join in. Buy flowers for him to give to the hostess, just in case he is nervous and forgets. And simply ask him what would make him more comfortable.
How to Be the Best Date:
Give your friends and family a big hug, then immediately introduce her. Make an effort to make the rounds; do your best to introduce her to everyone at the party. Stay by her side. Many women are secure and self-confident in social situations … and stick around until everyone is easily mingling. Make her feel comfortable; even if she says something a little quirky because she’s nervous, laugh with her. Be a gentleman; get her drinks or walk with her when she gets a drink.
How to Be the Best Guest:
Make an effort to meet everyone. Bring a little something for the hostess from flowers to a bottle of booze. Unless the invitation says “potluck,” don’t bring any food, for fear of insulting the chef and “grill master.” (Exception: if you have food allergies or are a strict vegetarian.) Ask him what little gift his mom/hostess may want. Guys sometimes don’t know; flowers are foolproof.
Have a Good Time!
Even if you’re meeting “the family” for the first time, have a good time and everyone will get along. Even if you’re shy, you can still be engaging. Think of a few conversation starters just in case; such as, How do you know [your date]? What are you looking forward to this summer? What is a funny story you can tell me about [your date]? Not their date, your date. Everyone likes an embarrassing story and it gets people laughing.
What Could go Wrong?
Nothing. If you simply set the intention to be open and have a good time, nothing will go wrong. The flowers could die from the heat; you could put your foot in your mouth with his mom; you could spill your beer in the beans. What people will remember is the good time they had that day and that you were a part of it.
I wish you a Happy Labor Day!
It is my pleasure to serve you in love.
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