Labor Day Family Fun

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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

1. Put two scoops of ice cream and about 2 cups of milk into blender. Bend for about 30 seconds.
2. 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.
3. Pour into tall clear glass.
4. Add whipped cream to the top of the shake.
5. Add some festive sprinkles and top off with a cherry
6. 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?