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Labor Day Family Fun

Labor day marks the unofficial end of summer so we wanted to give some family-friendly activities that you can enjoy over this holiday weekend.

Beach picnic – Fill your beach bag with beach toys, sunscreen and towels and head over to the beach for one last summer splash.

BBQ – Fire up the grill and enjoy family favorites like barbecued chicken, hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob and macaroni salad.

End of Summer Scenic Drive - Take advantage of the last days of green scenery before the leaves start to fall and check out some of your local towns or hot spots.

Ice-cream party - While ice-cream can definitely be an all year long treat. It has special significance for summer. “Toast” summer with some fun shakes or an ice-cream bar where your kids can create their own sundaes. Don’t forget to have some fruit as ice-cream toppings.

One of our favorite ice-cream creations :)

What you will need:

  • milk
  • vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • food coloring
  • ice cubes
  • seedless red cherries with stems
  • sprinkles
  • straws


  • Put two scoops of ice cream and about 2 cups of milk into blender. Bend for about 30 seconds.
  • Add a couple ice cubes and a few drops of food coloring and blend for another 30 seconds. Add a little more coloring if you need to.
  • Pour into tall clear glass.
  • Add whipped cream to the top of the shake.
  • Add some festive sprinkles and top off with a cherry
  • Enjoy!

*We like to use frozen yogurt instead of ice-cream and fruit instead of food coloring. It does the trick and is healthier. :)

What fun things are you doing as a family this Labor Day Holiday?

Posted September 3, 2010

by MichelleH

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