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Posted by Welke's House of Roses on August 29, 2018 | Last Updated: January 9, 2019 Recent News

3 Essentials For The Perfect Labor Day BBQ

It may be the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of fun! A Labor Day barbecue is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy your day off. When you incorporate these three essentials into your backyard barbecue, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon and evening for everyone. As always, buy flowers in Milwaukee from Welke’s House of Roses. For all of your special occasions, backyard barbecue decor, back to school needs and more, we’re here for you.


No evening enjoying the cool weather outside is complete without some backyard games thrown into the mix. Games will be great for entertaining everyone’s kids, but they can be just as much fun for the adults as well!

Cornhole, giant jenga, three-legged races, or potato sack races will be fun for everyone. And water balloons or Twister are always a hit, sometimes especially when you’re older and haven’t done either game in a few years.

A personal favorite of ours for Milwaukee barbecues is an activity that’s not done nearly often enough: eating contests. We’re not saying you need to have your party guests wolf down 30 hot dogs, but it can be fun to bob for apples, eat donuts off of hanging strings, or eat whole pies without utensils. There’s nothing quite like a face full of pie to make you love a good Labor Day barbecue.


There’s no need to hire professional designers or spend a fortune here, but a little decor can go a long way. Table cloths will add character and color, flowers will add color, height, and a natural vibe, and lighting will add, well, light.

Choose a color scheme and stick with it as best as you can. This will create a cohesiveness with all of your decor. From the bowls of food to the flowers you buy online, the color will be noticeable and make a big difference. And when you buy flowers online from Welke’s House of Roses, you’re sure to enjoy freshness, prompt delivery, and lovely arrangements. Our online florist will help you have a great barbecue — we may not be handling the meat, but flowers for decor are still a big part of your event.


Finally — the food. No barbecue would be complete without the grill fired up for meat and the bowls filled up with fresh fruit.

Keep it easy on yourself as best as you can and don’t plan too much extravagant cooking for your event. Simple food can be the tastiest sometimes, especially when it comes to a backyard party. It’s not the end of summer yet, so load up on all the fresh fruit you can find, choose some yummy meats and vegetables for the grill, and have no shortage of cool, icy drinks. You can even make fruit ice cubes for another splash of color.

When it comes to the perfect backyard party, the power is in the details. Buy flowers online from Welke’s House of Roses in Milwaukee today. When you order flowers from our flower shop and do everything else on this list, there’s no way your party won’t be a success.