Labor Day Recipes: Appetizers, Drinks, Desserts for Your Party

Nicole Fallon

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The end of summer is just around the corner, and you want to celebrate by having family and friends over for a barbecue. Your only problem? You have no idea what to put on your Labor Day party menu. 

Once you decide on a delicious entrée to grill up, we're here to help you out with ideas for crowd-pleasing appetizers, drinks, and desserts. Below are a few yummy recipes your guests will love this Labor Day.


Set the stage for your main course with these easy Labor Day appetizer ideas.

Grilled Fruit

Who said eating healthy can’t be fun? Grilled fruit is a delicious and refreshing summer snack that’s easy to make and ready in minutes. Whether its bananas, peaches, or mangoes, fruit plus the grill equals a whole new world of flavor.


Foods that are easy to pick up and eat are a must for any outdoor party. Serving up food on skewers means your guests can easily mingle and chat while enjoying a delicious appetizer. Skewers are also the perfect snack to test your creativity. You can go with a traditional meat and veggie skewer, or try a refreshing watermelon and feta kabob drizzled with a balsamic glaze. If you’re feeling a little fancy, skewer some figs with mozzarella. The possibilities are endless!

Savory Cups from The Cookie Cups

The Cookie Cups isn't just about dessert – our mouthwatering savory cups will be a hit at your Labor Day BBQ. Order some of our delectable, bite-sized creations for your appetizer table to complement your main meal. Your guests will love customer favorites like Mac & Cheese, Taco, Pizza, and Meat and Potato cups.


For the adults at your Labor Day gathering, whip up some of these refreshing cocktail recipes from Town and Country Magazine

Watermelon Sling

This drink is the perfect summer cocktail. A combination of Troy and Sons White Whiskey, watermelon juice, and sprinkle of rosemary will be the refreshing life of the party.

Cloud 9

Soak up the last days of summer with this tropical drink. With 2 ounces of gin and 3 ounces of soursop (guanabana) juice, your taste buds will transport you straight to an island beach.

Chili Chili Bang Bang

This drink will pack a punch! Mix tequila with passion fruit liqueur to ignite your party and keep it lively until the fireworks go off.


End your meal on a sweet note with these satisfying dessert ideas.

DIY Ice Pops

These are the perfect treat to cool off any outdoor party. With their playful colors and low calorie count, ice pops can be enjoyed by both children and adults – and they couldn't be simpler to make. With a simple ice pop mold and some popsicle sticks, you can create a variety of flavors to suit anyone's tastes. You can go with simple juice-based pops like orange, cranberry, grape, and apple, or get a little fancier with raspberry coconut creamsicles or banana cream pie pops.

Cookie Cups

If you want to serve cookies at your party but don't know which flavors your guests will enjoy most, your best bet is a variety pack from The Cookie Cups. Our extensive flavor list of mini cupcake-shaped cookies includes classics like Chocolate Chip, Cookies & Cream, and Red Velvet Chip, as well as unique flavors like Apple Pie, Strawberry, Banana Chocolate Chunk, and more. Ordering from The Cookie Cups allows you to offer your guests a wide range of dessert options without spending the entire day baking! 

Want to get your Labor Day party menu from The Cookie Cups? Check out our catering page or contact us to place your order!

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