10 Things: You Need To Entertain This Labor Day Weekend

Neiman Marcus

August 27, 2014


It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. Labor Day is already here, followed by a busy fashion month of Spring 2015 shows. You might be planning an impromptu getaway or enjoying the holiday at home with friends and family. If you are going for the latter option, you will definitely want to surprise your guests with personal touches that make the last summer outdoor party all the more charming. Start with appetizers, followed by a lunch by the pool and finish off with candlelight drinks as the sun goes down (we have amazing cocktail recipes in our happy hour section). Now, take a look at our list below for some of our tips and favorite items for the best Labor Day celebrations at home.

Ten Things


Oasis Chill & Flavor Beverage Server

Glass Jar

If you don’t own a glass jar already, you might want to consider this timeless beverage server for infused water or ice tea!

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Berry & Thread Margarita Glass

Who doesn’t love margaritas by the pool? We love Juliska’s chic glasses that add a sophisticated twist to an entertaining classic.

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Painted Tile Plate & Bowl

Try to step away from plastic bowls and plates. These painted ones will last for many events, and they add an exotic touch to any food you wish to serve.Try to step away from plastic bowls and plates. These painted ones will last for many events, and they add an exotic touch to any food you wish to serve.

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Four Coral Cocktail Forks

Serve your appetizers with these gold-embellished brass mini forks with coral accents. They bring color and texture to any table set.

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"Bold" Hemstitch Table Linens

Using printed-paper napkins can be great, but having a colorful set of table linen ones is sophisticated and timeless. Plus, you can have them monogrammed!

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The Phillips Collection

Outdoor Beverage Table

This outdoor beverage table not only keeps those bottles cool and chill, but also makes for a great centerpiece in any wooden deck or stone patio.

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Park Hill Collections

Six Mini Blackboards

These mini blackboards are a sweet, personal touch to any event you host at home. Use them as name cards, name your beverage options or place them around the house with fun memos – everyone will remember you for that.

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Rattan Lanterns

Lacquered Arurog Rattan And Recycled Glass Laterns

Charming and tasteful, these rattan lanterns make a candlelight atmosphere that instantly adds the relaxed, breezy vibe of a tropical vacation.

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Gourmet Food

Tart Sampler

If you’ve not yet discovered NM’s Epicure selection, you will be a fan after ordering these yummy tart samples that will please everyone’s taste! #NMyum

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Southwest Appetizer Trio

Who doesn’t love mini appetizers? Add a Southwestern flair to your party with mini quesadillas, roasted corn and green chili tartlets, and our fave Southwest eggrolls.

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